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Book a shared shuttle or private car
from Manuel Antonio to San Jose

  • Door-to-door in 2 h 57 min from ...
  • World-class customer service
  • Safe, licensed driver
  • Up to 70% less emissions

Daytrip offers a perfect solution for every budget and travel style - a shared shuttle departing five times a day with a small group of up to 10 passengers, or a private car where you're in charge of the itinerary and schedule. Both options will get you from Manuel Antonio to San Jose, door-to-door, in about 2 hours 57 minutes in unmatched safety and comfort.

Trip Information

Meet-and-Greet at your accommodation in Manuel Antonio
Comfortable, air-conditioned car or van with a professional, English speaking driver and complimentary bottled water
Drop-off at your accomodation in San Jose
World-class, English-speaking customer service team at your disposal
  • 2 h 57 min
  • 172 km
  • door-to-door

Optional sightseeing itinerary

Private service only

Stops available with a private car

Rainmaker Forest

Rainmaker Forest

A winding hiking trail complete with rope suspension bridges works through this pristine mountain forest, which is home to over half of Costa Rica’s indigenous species. Wet and Wild 

Mirador de Jaco

Mirador de Jaco

An unmissable sign with unmissable views. Colors of the Coast 

Crocodile Bridge

Crocodile Bridge

Dozens of crocs congregate on sunny river banks right below one of Costa Rica’s main highways. The Croc Stop 

Los Chorros Waterfalls

Los Chorros Waterfalls

Feel the power of these two powerful cascades roaring in the lush jungle. The Jets 

Museo Historico Cultural Juan Santamaria

Museo Historico Cultural Juan Santamaria

Costa Rica’s history, and especially the life of its national hero, is detailed in this fascinating free museum. A Hero’s History 

Britt Coffee Tour

Britt Coffee Tour

How is coffee made and why is Costa Rica's so delicious? Find out on a fun and informative tour at this eco-friendly plantation. The Magical Fruit 

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Good to know

Traveling with children

If you're traveling with children, please let us know in the booking so we can get the appropriate child seats or boosters ready.

Pets and service animals

While pets are not allowed on the shared shuttle service, they can generally be accommodated on our private service from Manuel Antonio to San Jose. For inquiries about service dogs, please contact us before booking.

Tips

Gratuity isn’t included or required, but if you really enjoyed your trip, you can show your driver your appreciation with an optional tip (10% is sufficient).

Tickets & cancellations

Private trips can be changed or canceled up to 24 hours before departure.

For shared shuttles, we offer a range of ticket types to suit every traveler's needs (and budget).

Super-flexible: You're covered in case of train/plane delays or any other unexpected changes; reschedule (subject to availability) or get a full refund up to 15 minutes before departure!

Flexible: Change or cancel up to 24-hours before departure, but you won't receive a refund if you miss your pick-up.

Non-refundable: No changes or cancellations, and you won't receive a refund if you miss your departure.

Luggage

  • Big luggage
  • 29x21x11 inches
  • 74x53x28 cm
  • Small luggage
  • 22x14x9 inches
  • 56x36x23 cm

Each passenger is allowed to have one checked bag and one carry on. If you're traveling with more bags or oversized luggage, take a private car.

Booking and payment

Ride availability is shown in real-time and bookings are confirmed instantly. Pay securely online with your major credit card.

You can also purchase tickets directly from the driver in cash if seats are available.

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