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    Car Rental at Juan Santamaria Airport - SJO

    Car Rental Juan Santamaria AirportJuan 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. Moreover, we also offer rentals at the nearby Tamarindo Airport

    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.

    Rental Car Suppliers at San Jose Airport

    Thanks to our unique relationships with the most trusted car rental companies like Europcar and Alamo at the Juan Santamaria Airport, we are able to offer special rates you won't find anywhere else (even when renting directly through one of these suppliers). Whether you need an economy car or a versatile van rental in Costa Rica, you can take your pick of the best vehicles available and pay great low prices, compare rates today!

    Europcar Car Rental Desk at Juan Santamaria Airport Europcar at San Jose Airport
    Mango Plaza 1km North Of Juan Santa,
    San Jose, Costa Rica 760-1007

    +506 2519 9308
    Europcar Hours:
    Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Alamo Car Rental Desk at Juan Santamaria Airport Alamo at San Jose Airport
    La Asuncion De Belen, Calle Don Chico,
    San Jose, Costa Rica 11111

    +506 2242 7878
    Alamo Hours:
    Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    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.

    Alajuela Airport Car Rentals with Auto EuropeHotel Accommodations Near Juan Santamaria Airport

    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.

    Rent a Car at the San Jose Airport

    Juan Santamaria Airport
    Juan Santamaría International Airport
    Alajuela, Costa Rica, 20102

    IATA Code: SJO
    ICAO Code: MROC
    Latitude: 9.993889
    Longitude: -84.208889

    General Information: Juan Santamaria International Airport is the primary airport serving San José, the capital of Costa Rica. The airport is located in the city of Alajuela, 20 km (12 miles) west of downtown San José. It is named after Costa Rica's national hero, Juan Santamaría, a courageous drummer boy who died in 1856 defending his country against forces led by US-American filibuster William Walker.