Transportation from San Jose City Center to San Jose Airport
Buses going in the direction of Alajuela from the TUASA Terminal in San Jose city center also carry passengers to the airport located on their route. The journey from the city center takes an average of 35 minutes. The ticket office in the terminal or the bus driver sells the bus ticket. Since the airport is not the last stop, you need to carefully follow the announcements made on the bus.
Another option for this trip is to take a taxi. You can request a taxi from the reception of your hotel to your hotel, or you can take a taxi from any center where taxis are busy. When using a taxi, be sure to agree with the taxi driver about your destination, travel time and cost.
If you don't want to run a taximeter, get out of the taxi or insist on the taxi driver to turn on the meter. There are boards on average taxi fares at certain points in the city. You can get information about estimated distance and taxi fares from these points.
You can also use the Uber application in order not to struggle with tourist taxi tension or to experience stress. Uber service is also widely used in the city of San Jose.
You can also reach the airport from the city with a shuttle that you have booked from the tourism agencies in the city or online.
Transportation from Montevideo Airport to Montevideo City Center
Montevideo Carrasco International Airport is located in the Carrasco Neighborhood, 25 km east of the city centre. Although the airport is connected to the city center by a big four-lane road, it can take up to 1 hour to reach the center.
The most economical way to go from Montevideo Airport to the city center is by bus. You can find a 24-hour bus to the city center just outside the airport. Buses depart approximately every 15 minutes between 06.00 in the morning and 23.00 in the night, and take off every 30-40 minutes between 23.30 at night and 05.30 in the morning.
You can reach the city center by any bus labeled Montevideo from the bus stop located outside the arrivals terminal, and the fare is paid in cash upon boarding. It might be good to indicate to the driver that you will get off at Terminal Tres Cruces, Montevideo's central bus stop, because this is not the last stop of the bus. The last stop, Rio Branco Terminal, is also very close to the city center. It takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour to reach Montevideo city center from Carrasco Airport, depending on traffic.
Another popular means of reaching the city from Montevideo Airport is minibuses. If you are traveling alone, you can go to your hotel by minibus much more economically than a taxi. You just have to wait for the minibus to fill up for a bit. You can get information about these minibuses from the office on the arrivals floor or call (+598) 091 370 143.
Taxi is the most comfortable and fastest option to reach Montevideo city center after your flight. You can find a taxi from Montevideo Airport 24/7, but the price and travel time will vary depending on traffic. Also, some taxis may charge an extra fee for luggage. Since there is a safety screen between the front and the back seat of the taxis, there is a possibility that the area you will sit in is narrow.
By the way, taxi fare can also be paid in US dollars. Another mode of transportation similar to a taxi is Uber. Uber prices in Montevideo are close to normal taxi prices.
Although it is very expensive to buy a private airport transfer from your hotel, some companies offer special prices to tourists coming to the city. You can take a look at the offices at the airport for opportunities.