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Santa Ana to San Jose

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Santa Ana to San Jose

We plan to stay in Santa Ana as our base during our 3 day stay in San Jose area. We want to spend one day in SJ, can we take a local bus? Any idea as the cost of a taxi? We prefer not to have a car.

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1. Re: Santa Ana to San Jose

TAxi from downtown Santa Ana to San Jose...about $ 25.00 each way...

Local bus will be around $ 3.00 per person even less...a lot of buses...running to San Jose from Santa Ana..maybe one way by taxi the other by public bus!

They run about every 15 minutes...two choices by Escazu that is the old way...or by the new road...27th,,,


Edited: 8:21 pm, October 04, 2012
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2. Re: Santa Ana to San Jose

We want to stay in Santa Ana for 4 weeks whilst we work in San Jose at the Hospital Nacional de Ninos. We have been looking into getting the bus daily to and from hospital, however we are slightly concerned about Coca Cola Bus Station as we have heard it is really dangerous for toursits and so wouldnt want to be going there twice a day for four weeks!

Will the bus to San Jose terminate here, or is there any other way around it?

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3. Re: Santa Ana to San Jose

I don't think you really need worry about the Coca Cola station. Most of the problem there is petty theft and pickpocketing. So as long as you are careful with your "stuff," you shouldn't have a problem. I'm assuming you will have some kind of daypack? Just keep it with you and don't put anything in any kind of overhead bin. Maybe put your cash and cards and passport in a money belt. Wear your pack in front so no one can get behind you and take stuff out. You will be fine.

Another possibility is to get off the bus somewhere before the Coca Cola station and flag down a taxi.

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4. Re: Santa Ana to San Jose

I took the public bus a few times from/to Santa Ana. Never went to the Coca Cola Station. Just get off in town before the terminal.

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