"Buy tickets (boletos) in advance for long-distance travel...  "

Moon Travel Guide

"Buses to popular destinations often sell out ...."


 Costa Rica Domestic Bus Tickets Online

Purchase your domestic bus ticket online, pay via PayPal, and have your ticket waiting for you when you arrive. Buses do fill, and, as travel advisors suggest, having your seat reserved by purchasing your ticket in advance is the best way to go. Without a pre-purchased ticket, you may have to wait for another bus, travel another day or ride standing up.

"The only way to assure a seat, especially at busy times, is to buy your tickets in advance "


"If your are travelling during high season, buy your ticket in advance."


"An excellent way of avoiding the hassle of public buses is to book your onward travel through A Safe Passage ...it’s possible to land in San José, and then be shuttled right to your departing intercity bus.

The Lonely Planet


A Safe Passage gives you options for purchasing a ticket. We can pick you up at the airport, take you to your bus stop and get you on your bus, or you can do it on your own. If you’re traveling north or west, we can arrange for your bus to stop near the airport so you can avoid San Jose. By catching your bus en route, you will save time, and you may be able to continue your travels the same day you arrive.

  • Pick Up and Delivery - We pick you up at the airport, take you to the bus stop and get you on your bus.

  • Ticket Only - We leave your ticket at “Will Call” or your Alajuela hotel.

  • HomeBase - We arrange lodging the night you arrive, provide ground transportation, and take you to your bus.

Pick Up and Delivery

Pick up - transfer to San Jose - reserved seat

Jaco - Quepos - Nosara - Nicoya -
Samara - Tamarindo- Monteverde
Santa Cruz - Playa del Coco

$45 per person /$75 per couple

Tickets Only 'Will Call'

Ticket left at “will call” or Alajuela hotel

Jaco - Quepos - Playa Flamingo
Nosara - Nicoya - Samara - Tamarindo- 
Playa de Coco - Monteverde

$25 per person /$40 per couple

Bus Service

Local bus stop - seat not reserved

Arenal/La Fortuna - Punterenas - Liberia - Los Chilies* - Peines Blancas* - Santa Teresa* - Mal Pais* - Montezuma*

 $45 per person / $75 per couple

The Caribbean Coast

Pick up - transfer to San Jose - reserved seat

Cahuita - Puerto Viejo - Manzanillo - Sixaola (Gateway to Bocas del Toro)

$55 per person /$90 per couple 

Southern Costa Rica

Pick up - transfer to San Jose - reserved seat

San Isidro - Palmar Norte - Golfito - 

Puerto Jiménez - Paso Canoas -

$55 per person /$90 per couple

You can check your bus schedules here. However, bus times change, and, if your bus leaves at a different time than listed, we will let you know.

My Experience:  A Client's Perspective

"When my flight arrived in San Jose I was not sure what to expect at the Juan Santamaria Airport. As soon as I got through security, John was there before I even stepped outside. He was dressed in professional attire and had my name printed out on a board with his company name.  I felt relieved when I saw John through the all the chaos outside of the airport. I had several taxi drivers aggressively come up and ask if I needed a taxi and try to carry my luggage. Once they saw that I was with A Safe Passage they moved on to the next person.

John got me to my destination quickly and easily. A traveler can simply avoid all the stresses of San Jose and Coca Cola Terminal by going through A Safe Passage. I highly recommend A Safe Passage to anyone traveling to Costa Rica."

Lindsey K. Ohio

A Safe Passage

The safest, fastest and easiest way to get from the airport and to your Costa Rica destination.

Since 1999


Costa Rica Bus Tickets

Email: rchoice@racsa.co.cr

Telephone: 011.506.8365.9678  / 2440.2414

970.439.5446 - USA