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Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport), San Jose, Costa Rica
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Chevrolet Beat or comparable
Chevrolet Beat
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AmiGO Rent a Car
£ 19.94 per day
Standard
Mitsubishi Lancer or comparable
Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NUCarrentals
£ 36.05 per day
Compact
Chevrolet Beat or comparable
Chevrolet Beat
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flexways
£ 45.84 per day
Economy
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
EasyCar
£ 60.70 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Intermediate
Mitsubishi Outlander 2WD Aut. or comparable
Mitsubishi Outlander 2WD Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 69.01 / per day
Full-size
Nissan Navara or comparable
Nissan Navara
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
£ 130.20 / per day
Special
Toyota Rush or comparable
Toyota Rush
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 152.03 / per day
Premium
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or comparable
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
£ 235.62 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 03:01 on 2022-07-25.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish,
English
Currency
CRC
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Dialing code
506
Budget car hire price
£ 63.21 / per day
Average car hire length
10 days
Speed limit within city centre
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
40 - 60 km/h
25 - 37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.02%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.18 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.57 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.02 / 1 liter

Airport information

Score
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 7.3
  • Check-in desks 8.0
  • Facilities and services 7.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.8
  • Dining and car hire services 7.0
  • Lounge 6.4

Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport) (SJO)

  • IATA: SJO
  • ICAO: MROC
  • Name: Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport) (SJO)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Flights per year: 87,771
  • Passengers (per year): 4,595,355
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 8 Destinations around Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)

  1. San Jose La Uruca starting at £ 179.39 per day
  2. San Jose San Pedro starting at £ 60.70 per day
    3.6 km / 2.3 miles away
  3. San Jose-Hotel Ramada Herradura starting at £ 95.03 per day
    6.3 km / 3.9 miles away
  4. America Free Zone starting at £ 35.88 per day
    6.9 km / 4.3 miles away
  5. San Jose Belen starting at £ 95.03 per day
    7.5 km / 4.6 miles away
  6. Papagayo Secrets Costa Rica Resort & Spa starting at £ 149.79 per day
    183.2 km / 113.8 miles away
  7. Playa Conchal/Westin Resort starting at £ 58.92 per day
    191.6 km / 119.1 miles away
  8. Tamarindo JW Marriott Hotel starting at £ 137.10 per day
    192.8 km / 119.8 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at San Jose Airport?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at San Jose Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at San Jose Airport
£ 33.22
January
£ 46.30
February
£ 33.62
March
£ 24.19
April
£ 25.51
May
£ 27.65
June
£ 46.73
July
£ 29.53
August
£ 35.19
September
£ 32.35
October
£ 26.58
November
£ 28.85
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at San Jose Airport is April with prices starting at £ 24.19 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is July with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 46.73. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 32. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular hire length at San Jose Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at San Jose Airport keep them for an average of 11 days during in December, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length at San Jose Airport
10
January
9
February
9
March
10
April
10
May
10
June
10
July
10
August
8
September
6
October
10
November
11
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at San Jose Airport?

Though Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport) is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in December. June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
70%
January
58%
February
42%
March
35%
April
41%
May
30%
June
37%
July
37%
August
174%
September
227%
October
216%
November
232%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Avis Nissan Kicks 4 3 SUVs
AmiGO Rent a Car Chevrolet Beat 4 2 Small cars
AmiGO Rent a Car Toyota Yaris 4 1 Medium cars
AmiGO Rent a Car Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Avis Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
AmiGO Rent a Car Toyota Rush 5 2 SUVs
AmiGO Rent a Car Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
AmiGO Rent a Car Toyota Rush 5 2 SUVs
NUCarrentals Suzuki Jimmy 3 door 3 3 SUVs
Flexways Renault Duster 4 5 SUVs

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Jimny
12 September 2022
The car allowed us to visit multiple locations in Costa Rica including the volcano at LaFortuna, the cloud forests at Monteverde, the rain forest at Rio Perdido and the Pacific Coast where we spent 4 enjoyable nights
United Kingdom
Toyota Rush
18 June 2022
An SUV would be ideal for the roads if you are planning on staying from the highways. Many roads are uneven with potholes spread across them. The SUV helped navigate these with ease.
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
8 April 2022
You really need a 4 x 4 if you want to properly travel Costa Rica as may roads are unmade and with large potholes when travelling in land or off the main roads. Don't bother hiring a GPS or downloading google maps as Waze is the most accurate way of navigating.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Creta
27 March 2022
Crazy driving in CR as all drivers use full beam almost all the time and they do not switch them off making driving very dangerous at night. It’s like this is not regulated at all in CR. Overall we have enjoyed the experience and the car. Thank you
United Kingdom
Mitsubishi Lancer
21 February 2022
we did a lot of driving the roads are poor you need a 4 x 4

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Adobe Rent a Car
9.28 / 10
Lowest rated company
Avis
6.68 / 10
Total number of reviews
13
Total rental companies
19
Average daily price
£ 63.21
Lowest daily price
£ 11.15
Total cars available
186

Top 19 Hire Companies at San Jose Airport in 2022

Adobe Rent a Car
Adobe Rent a Car
Remarkable 9.3 / 51 reviews
+50625424848 / +50624422422 / +50624412219
1.4 Km Al Este Alajuela 20109, Alajuela, Río Segundo
£ 64 - £ 191
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.1 / 48 reviews
+50622427907 / +50622427733
La Asunción De Belén, Calle Don Chico, Belen, 40703
£ 95 - £ 254
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7 / 34 reviews
+50624313803
Oficentro Plaza aeropuerto C3
£ 59 - £ 401
National
National
Outstanding 8.6 / 4 reviews
+50622427911 / +50622427878
500 Meters East And 200 Meters South Of Hotel Costa Rica Marriott, San Jose
£ 104 - £ 264
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6
22427800
La Asuncion De Belen
£ 102 - £ 246
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.5
50640020713
Juan Santamaria Intl Apto.
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.5 / 3 reviews
+50650640023857
Carretera Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaria, Shuttle Service
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
EasyCar
EasyCar
Outstanding 8.4
+50625424848 / +50624422422 / +50624412219
1.4 Km Al Este Alajuela 20109, Alajuela, Río Segundo
£ 61 - £ 182
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.4
+50650640023857
Carretera Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaria, Shuttle Service
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Payless Car Rental
Payless Car Rental
Outstanding 8.4
+50624304647
Alajuela Province, Rio Segundo, San Jose
£ 68 - £ 93
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.2
+50624432950
Alajuela Province, Alajuela
£ 80 - £ 171
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8 / 97 reviews
+50640367431 / +50640367400
3, Rio Segundo, Provincia de Alajuela, Alajuela, 20109
£ 86 - £ 339
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Budget
Budget
Great 7.9 / 20 reviews
+50624362010
Juan Santamaría International Airport, Alajuela CR 20101, Alajuela Province, Río Segundo
£ 85 - £ 105
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
AmiGO Rent a Car
Great 7.8 / 137 reviews
+50624428585
From Juan Santamaría Airport, 1 Km E, 50 Mts N., San Jose
£ 20 - £ 106
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.7 / 46 reviews
+50624426000
Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
£ 36 - £ 83
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Flexways
Flexways
Great 7.5 / 43 reviews
+5491152599877
Aeropuerto Internacional Santamaría, Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
£ 46 - £ 55
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Great 7 / 99 reviews
+50622992000
Arrivals, Alajuela Province, Alajuela
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Good 6.9 / 16 reviews
+50687733000
500 meters East Casino Fiesta, Rio Segundo, Provincia de Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Working hours
Mon:06:30-19:30
Tue:06:30-19:30
Wed:06:30-19:30
Thu:06:30-19:30
Fri:06:30-19:30
Sat:06:30-19:30
Sun:06:30-19:30
Avis
Avis
Good 6.7 / 192 reviews
+50622932222
Juan Santamaria Intl Apo
£ 103 - £ 224
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:30
Tue:05:00-22:30
Wed:05:00-22:30
Thu:05:00-22:30
Fri:05:00-22:30
Sat:05:00-22:30
Sun:05:00-22:30
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