Transportation to and from Turrialba

Conference Transportation

The organization will provide complimentary (free) transportation service to Turrialba. On September 24th there will be five different shuttles going on different locations to pick you up; on September 28th there will be two shuttles taking you back. Reserve your spots at the buttons below.

Shuttle Service to Turrialba (Tuesday September 24th)

Origin Stop 1 Stop 2 Destination
Shuttle 1 Airport (SJO)
10:00 am
National Theater, San José
11:00 am
Central Park, Cartago
12:00 pm
Turrialba
Shuttle 2 Airport (SJO)
1:00 pm
National Theater, San José
2:00 pm
Central Park, Cartago
3:00 pm
Turrialba
Shuttle 3 Airport (SJO)
3:00 pm
National Theater, San José
4:00 pm
Central Park, Cartago
5:00 pm
Turrialba
Shuttle 4 CeNAT
6:00 pm
National Theater, San José
7:00 pm
Central Park, Cartago
8:00 pm
Turrialba
Shuttle 5 Airport (SJO)
8:00 pm
National Theater, San José
9:00 pm
Central Park, Cartago
10:00 pm
Turrialba

Shuttle Service in Turrialba (Wednesday through Friday September 25th-27th)

 

Origin Destination
Shuttle 1 Casa Turire
8:00 am
Conference Site
8:30 am
Shuttle 2 Villa Florencia
8:00 am
Conference Site
8:30 am
Shuttle 3 Central Park, Turrialba
8:00-8:45am
Conference Site
8:15-9:00am

Shuttle Service from Turrialba (Friday September 27th)

Origin Stop 1 Stop 2 Destination
Shuttle 1 Turrialba
7:00 pm
Central Park, Cartago
7:45 pm
National Theater, San José
8:30 pm
Airport (SJO)
9:30 pm
Shuttle 3 Turrialba
7:00 pm
Central Park, Cartago
7:45 pm
National Theater, San José
8:30 pm
Airport (SJO)
9:30 pm

Shuttle Service from Turrialba (Saturday September 28th)

Origin Stop 1 Stop 2 Destination
Shuttle 5 Turrialba
8:00 am
Central Park, Cartago
8:45 am
National Theater, San José
9:30 am
Airport (SJO)
10:30 am
Shuttle 2 Turrialba
9:00 am
Central Park, Cartago
9:45 am
National Theater, San José
10:30 am
Airport (SJO)
11:30 pm
Shuttle 4 Turrialba
10:00 am
Central Park, Cartago
10:45 am
National Theater, San José
11:30 am
Airport (SJO)
12:30 pm

Private Transportation

Private transportation is also an option if none of the shuttles works for you. There are 84 kilometers between the airport and Turrialba, which takes about two and a half hours by car. You can take a taxi or rent a car.

  • Orange Taxis

At the airport. you will see many orange taxis parked outside. Any of them will take you to Turrialba. Prices are between $130-$140.

  • Rent-a-car

There are several places where you can rent a car. Here you can find some links to the most popular ones:

Hertz | Europcar | Alamo | National | EasyCar

Public Transportation

If none of the direct transportation possibilities work for you, local transportation between cities in Costa Rica can be done by bus or car only.  You will need to take a bus to Turrialba. For this, take a taxi at the airport and ask the driver to take you to the Turrialba bus stop (“Parada de Turrialba, por la Corte”).  At the station, go the the ticket seller counter and buy a ticket to Turrialba (preferably on a direct bus as it will take shorter to get to Turrialba). The bus line to Turrialba operates every day from 5am to 9pm (San José - Turrialba), and from 5am to 10pm (Turrialba - San José). It costs ₡1440 ($2,50). The trip is about 65 kilometers long and takes about 1:30 hours. Once in Turrialba, you can take a taxi to your hotel or to the conference. If going to the conference venue just tell the cab driver to take you to “Campus de la Universidad de Costa Rica”