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    Car Rental at Juan Santamaria International Airport - SJO

    Juan Santamaria International Airport is the primary point of entry into Costa Rica and the main airport servicing San Jose. Located in Alajuela (12 miles west of San Jose), the airport bears the name of Costa Rica's national hero. For many years Juan Santamaria Airport was the nation's only international terminal but today there is also an international terminal in Liberia. Both airports offer direct flights to North and Central America as well as to destinations in Europe. The main difference between Costa Rica's two major airports is that SJO provides service to South America and the Caribbean.

    Auto Europe is a leading provider of rental cars in Costa Rica and with a large fleet of vehicles in like-new condition we are well equipped to help you find the perfect vehicle for your trip. If you are planning to travel to another destination from SJO we have you covered, with 8,000 car rental locations Auto Europe should be your first and only choice for global travel.
    Alajuela Airport Car Rental

    General Information

    General SJO Airport Information

    SJO is the largest airport in Costa Rica and it is also the busiest. Boosted in recent years by a surge in eco-tourist traffic, the airport has seen a steady increase in passenger traffic since it opened in 1958. Juan Santamaria Airport offers two VIP lounges (the VIP Santamaria and the Copa Club) and boasts two terminals. Terminal D accommodates domestic travel via Sansa Airlines and Terminal M accomodates all international flights.

    As a large international airport, the San Jose terminal is used to accommodating a steady flow of tourist traffic. Juan Santamaria offers travelers a streamlined, efficient customs and immigration process. While there are plenty of taxis and a bus stop outside the airport, the most cost-effective option is to book a private rental car or to consider Auto Europe's chauffeur and transfer services. This usually costs about the same amount as a taxi but it's safer and much more comfortable. If you're renting a car in Costa Rica you'll also enjoy an easy drive to San Jose.

    Hotel Accommodations

    While Auto Europe has earned an international reputation for our price-match guarantee, you may not know that our commitment to top-notch travel service now includes discounted hotel bookings in Costa Rica. Travelers interested in green travel should read our sustainable travel tips and consider booking a room at one of our top 3 eco-tourism resorts in Costa Rica.

    If you decide to book with Auto Europe call us toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 and we'll be happy to quote you the lowest available rates, while also providing the award-winning customer service we are known for.

    Contact Information for SJO

    Telephone: +506 2437 2400

    Location: Juan Santamaria International Airport is located in Alajuela (12 miles west of San Jose).

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