Car Hire at San Jose Airport

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

Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or comparable
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EC Rent a Car
£ 19.89 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Mini
Chevrolet Beat or comparable
Chevrolet Beat
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AmiGO Rent a Car
£ 20.06 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Compact
Chevrolet Beat or comparable
Chevrolet Beat
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flexways
£ 25.51 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Intermediate
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Finalrentals
£ 31.72 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Economy Elite Monospace
Nissan Versa or comparable
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 36.29 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Full-size
Nissan Sentra or comparable
Nissan Sentra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 40.21 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Standard SUV
Mitsubishi ASX or comparable
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Payless Car Rental
£ 42.57 / per day
Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Special SUV
Toyota Rush or comparable
Toyota Rush
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 44.47 / 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 18:49 on 2024-04-12.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, English, Creole
Currency
CRC
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+506
Average car hire price
£ 33 per day
Average car hire length
12 days
Speed limit within city centre
25 - 50 km/h or 16 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
60 km/h or 37 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.26 per litre or £ 4.77 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.14 per litre or £ 4.32 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.71 per litre or £ 6.48 / 1 gallon

Airport information

Score
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 8.4
  • Check-in and departures 8.7
  • Facilities and services 8.1
  • Wi-Fi 8.0
  • Dining and car hire services 7.2
  • Lounge 7.2

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

  • IATA: SJO
  • ICAO: MROC
  • Name: Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport) (SJO)
  • Distance from the city centre: 1.9 miles / 3 km

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In which month is car hire at San Jose Airport the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at San Jose Airport fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at San Jose Airport
£ 53.11
January
£ 56.08
February
£ 55.12
March
£ 30.72
April
£ 26.75
May
£ 24.82
June
£ 39.99
July
£ 32.59
August
£ 23.67
September
£ 21.61
October
£ 31.39
November
£ 59.36
December
The best month to hire a car at San Jose Airport is October — when the average price for a hire is £ 21.61 per day. This is 43% less than the yearly average and 64% less than hiring a car in December (when the average price is £ 59.36 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

What’s the usual hire length for renters at San Jose Airport?

Car hire lengths differ depending on the time of year: in January, the average hire length is 13 days, while in February, it is only 11 days.
Average number of hire days at San Jose Airport
13
January
11
February
11
March
12
April
12
May
11
June
13
July
12
August
11
September
12
October
12
November
11
December

Which time of year sees the highest demand for car hire at San Jose Airport?

Given the number of users searching for a car at San Jose Airport, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car at San Jose Airport in December in comparison to hiring a car in in October.
Monthly searches at San Jose Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
124%
January
130%
February
105%
March
91%
April
64%
May
76%
June
101%
July
123%
August
74%
September
60%
October
102%
November
151%
December

Car Hire Information

Popular suppliers MEX RENT A CAR, AmiGO Rent a Car, Economy rent a car, Flexways, Avis
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Large cars, Medium cars
Lowest price £ 20 per day
Cheapest supplier EC Rent a Car

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Economy rent a car Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
MEX RENT A CAR Suzuki Jimny 3 1 SUVs
AmiGO Rent a Car Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR Hyundai Creta 4 2 SUVs
Avis Nissan Kicks 4 3 SUVs
AmiGO Rent a Car Chevrolet Beat 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Hyundai Venue 5 2 SUVs
AmiGO Rent a Car Toyota Rush 5 2 SUVs
AmiGO Rent a Car Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
Flexways Suzuki Jimny 3 1 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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Jimny
20 March 2024
Everything was amazing in different ways.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Tucson 4WD Aut.
14 March 2024
Car was very good and robust around Costa Rica. Check in and return were simple and not problematic.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Tucson
6 March 2024
Costa Rica is an amazingly beautiful country. We visited the OSA peninsula, Manual Antonio, Tamarindo, Monteverde, Arenal and Tortuguero.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Jimny
5 February 2024
We went to four locations - San Jose, La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. Had a great time. It took some time to get used to the driving conditions in Costa Rica.
United Kingdom
Toyota Rush
23 January 2024
Great time in national park and down on the coast.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Grand i10
17 January 2024
The people, the scenery, all the animals and birds we saw.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Vitara
30 October 2023
National parks were fantastic and wildlife was brilliant
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
25 October 2023
Manuel antonio is a Must for nature
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Beat
6 March 2023
We drove 2000km over three weeks spanning both coasts and the middle of Costa Rica. Brilliant. Be ready for lots of unfinished roads in some places.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Jimny
3 March 2023
We had a great boat trip from Uvita. Our week in the OSA Peninsula was both relaxing and lots of fun. Horse riding along the beach and through the forest meant we could see more wildlife than when we went on foot through Corcovado, although that was really good too. Monteverde was obviously a lot colder but abundance of humming birds was a highlight to a very enjoyable stay. The Martino
United Kingdom
Toyota Rush
2 March 2023
Our SUV got us to everywhere, over 2,500 kilometers, though rivers, seas, mountains, mud tracks and survived the pot-holes!
United Kingdom
Hyundai Creta
9 February 2023
We drove more than 1600km covering a lot of Costa Rica from the Caribbean coast near Panama to the Pacific coast near Nicaragua. We saw lots of wildlife, stayed at some fabulous places, ate great food, met lots of wonderful people and had a fantastic time.
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
Hyundai Grand i10
14 June 2022
A shuttle was ready and waiting to pick up us up from the airport. Once we arrived at the office, we were in and out within half an hour- the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. When returning the car we were in a hurry to make our outgoing flight, and they were very helpful expediting the closure process.
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
Nissan X-Trail 4x4
5 March 2022
Costa Rica is a great country. Driving is difficult at night due to poor lighting and roads. leave plenty of time for Car hire collection they are not at the airport and lots of paperwork to fill in. Arenal is fabulous so is Quepos. Double check that you are charged the right amount when you pay and that you are charged in the right currency. don't attempt to drive in rush hour.
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
Alamo
9.1 / 10
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Lowest rated company
Avis
5.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
146
Total rental companies
24
Average daily price
£ 32.59
Lowest daily price
£ 19.89
Total cars available
479

Top 24 Suppliers at San Jose Airport in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1 / 100 reviews
+50622427733
Juan Santamaría International Airport
£ 35 - £ 172
EasyCar
EasyCar
Exceptional 9 / 152 reviews
+50625424848 / +50624422422 / +50624412219
1.4 Km Al Este Alajuela 20109, Alajuela, Río Segundo
£ 40
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
Adobe Rent a Car
Adobe Rent a Car
Exceptional 9 / 96 reviews
+50625424848 / +50624422422 / +50624412219
1.4 Km Al Este Alajuela 20109, Alajuela, Río Segundo
£ 44
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
National
National
Very good 8.9 / 16 reviews
+50622427911 / +50622427878
De Belen, C. Don Chico, Heredia, Belén, 40703
£ 38 - £ 105
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8.5 / 155 reviews
+50625424860
Plaza Mango, Local Lc-103, Radial Francisco J. Orlich,
£ 26
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
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.5 / 88 reviews
+50624313803
Oficentro Plaza Aeropuerto C3, Juan Santamaría Int. Airport
£ 42 - £ 274
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.5 / 11 reviews
+50622427800
500 E And 200 S From Marriot, Heredia Province, Belén, 40703
£ 37 - £ 83
Flexways
Flexways
Very good 8 / 151 review
+5491152599877
Aeropuerto Internacional Santamaría, Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
£ 26 - £ 68
EC Rent a Car
EC Rent a Car
Very good 8 / 55 reviews
+50670040090 / +50670040091
Casino Fiesta 180 Meters East, Rio Segundo, Alajuela
£ 20 - £ 61
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:30
Tue:06:00-22:30
Wed:06:00-22:30
Thu:06:00-22:30
Fri:06:00-22:30
Sat:06:00-22:30
Sun:06:00-22:30
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Good 7.7 / 412 reviews
+50624300629
500 mts East from Casino Fiesta, Rio Segundo
£ 67 - £ 140
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:06:30-20:00
Sun:06:30-20:00
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
50640369513
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
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.6 / 69 reviews
+50640522000
Arrivals, Alajuela Province, Alajuela
£ 61 - £ 145
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
Good 7.6 / 53 reviews
+50624304647
Alajuela Province, Rio Segundo, San Jose
£ 32 - £ 62
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
AmiGO Rent a Car
AmiGO Rent a Car
Good 7.5 / 503 reviews
+50624428585
Autop. Bernardo Soto, Provincia De Alajuela, Alajuela
£ 20 - £ 78
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
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.5 / 1 review
+50670040090
200 meters from Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Rio Segundo, Alajuela
£ 32 - £ 63
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.1 / 77 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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.1 / 69 reviews
50624426000
FRONT OF HAMPTON INN & SUITES
£ 37 - £ 91
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
Budget
Budget
Satisfactory 6.7 / 24 reviews
+50624362010
Juan Santamaría International Airport, Alajuela CR 20101, Alajuela Province, Río Segundo
£ 42 - £ 70
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
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Satisfactory 6.3 / 276 reviews
+50622992000
Arrivals, Alajuela Province, Alajuela
£ 51 - £ 97
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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Satisfactory 6.3 / 85 reviews
+50621016579
Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, 500 M Este Del Casino Fiesta, Rio Segundo, Alajuela
£ 47 - £ 145
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
Europcar
Europcar
Satisfactory 6 / 8 reviews
+50650640023857
Carretera Aeropuerto Internacional
£ 42 - £ 522
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
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Poor 5.5 / 37 reviews
+50670040090
200 Meters East From Fiesta Casino
£ 67 - £ 118
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Poor 5.4 / 289 reviews
+50622932222
Juan Santamaría International Airport Baggage reclaim area Alajuela Alajuela CR 20101, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
£ 36 - £ 108
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
Keddy
Keddy
Poor 5.4 / 13 reviews
+50624409990
Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
£ 27 - £ 174
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
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