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Travelers usually depart from Juan Santamaría International, San José - Tralapa, San José Bus Stop, or Tobías Bolaños International when they travel from San José to Tamarindo. The distance between San José and Tamarindo is 179 km. The most popular airline for this route is Sansa Air. San José and Tamarindo have 13 direct flights per week.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San José to Tamarindo?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San José and Tamarindo takes around 0.83 hours.
What is the flight distance between San José and Tamarindo?
The flight distance between San José and Tamarindo is 179 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San José and Tamarindo?
Several carriers operate flights between San José and Tamarindo. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Sansa Air.
What are the most popular routes to and from San José?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San José and London, Toronto, Cancún, Dublin, Tambor, Liberia, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Puerto Jiménez, Calgary, Quepos, Vancouver, Bahía Drake, Panama City, Sydney, Halifax, Montreal, Bogotá, Paris, Tallinn.
What are the most popular routes to and from Tamarindo?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Tamarindo and Mexico City, Bristol, New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Bogotá, Dallas, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Cancún, Houston, San Juan, Washington, D.C., Dhaka.
Which airports are there in San José?
San José is mainly served by Juan Santamaría International. But there are other airports nearby, including Tobías Bolaños International.
What airports are near San José?
The main airport in San José is Juan Santamaría International. It is also served by Daniel Oduber Quirós International, Tambor, Quepos La Managua, Limón International, Tortuguero, Fortuna Arenal.
What airports are near Tamarindo?
The main airport in Tamarindo is Tamarindo. It is also served by Daniel Oduber Quirós International, Tambor, Tamarindo, Nosara.
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