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Liberia airport transportation services by LIR Shuttle

LIR Shuttle provides Liberia Airport (LIR) transportation services that operate 24 hours a day and meet all flights. To request an airport shuttle, please fill out our quote request form. We will then send you pricing and booking information for your consideration.
Because we are a small company, we recommend getting in touch with us as soon as your travel plans are final to ensure availability. But we can also accommodate last-minute requests if necessary (subject to van and driver availability). In either case, it will always be the same price we quote you.

Where to find us at the Liberia Costa Rica Airport (LIR)

Our drivers will meet you outside the arrivals terminal (after you have gone through immigration, have claimed your luggage, and have cleared customs). They will be holding signs reading “LIR Shuttle” and the name on your reservation. If you have difficulties finding our drivers at the airport, you can call +506 8302-2524 for assistance. 

Liberia airport transportation reservations, modifications and cancellations

When to book

We recommend booking our airport shuttle services at least seven days in advance. But have the flexibility to arrange transportation up to 2 hours in advance for shuttles originating at Liberia Costa Rica Airport. If you are at the airport and need a shuttle, you can call us at +506 8302-2524 for immediate assistance. However, please note that in this case availability is not guaranteed, but we will do our best to meet your needs.

Reservation modifications

Modifications can be made up to 3 hours in advance and carry no penalties or additional re-booking fees. Our rates include unlimited waiting time in case of flight delays, so no modifications are necessary in case of flight delays.

Reservation Cancellations

You can cancel your reservation by phone or email up to 24 hours before your scheduled pick-up with no penalty at all. Failure to cancel your service within 24 hours of your airport shuttle service will incur a $15 fee. No shows will incur the full charge amount of the first shuttle service.

Car seat, pets and luggage policies

Car seats

By Costa Rica transportation law, all children under 36 kg and 145 cm must use the appropriate car seat. We can provide up to two car seats per Liberia Airport shuttle service. The cost is $6 per car seat or booster. However, we recommend that you bring your own car seats. Our drivers can assist with your car seat installation, but you must be familiar with the installation. Please note that not all vehicles have 3-point seat-belts, so plan on installing your car seat with only lap belts. Costa Rica regulations do not require 3-point seat-belts in all seats, only front seats.

Please use the following pictures as a guide to decide which car seat is most appropriate for your child:

Liberia Airport Shuttle car seat policy.

Traveling with pets

Traveling with pets is allowed in all our airport shuttles. For safety reasons, pets must travel in their pet carriers. You can always request stops to let your pet out of the shuttle if it needs to. Our drivers will be happy to accommodate your pets’ needs as you see fit. There is no extra charge for pets traveling in our shuttles.

Baggage allowance

Technically, we do not have a maximum baggage allowance in our airport shuttles. You can bring as many bags and luggage as you can physically fit in the vehicles. We do ask that you let us know in advance if you will be traveling with excess (more than two large suitcases per person) or oversized (surfboards, boxes, bikes, or strollers) luggage. We need this information to choose the right vehicle for your shuttle service.

About our fleet

Operating hours

Our airport shuttles meet all flights, both private and commercial, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including local and foreign holidays.

Passenger capacity

Our fleet ranges in capacity from 5 to up to 50 passengers per vehicle – luggage space included. Our goal is to provide vehicles that will accommodate you and your luggage with plenty of space, and comfort.

Type of vehicles

All our Liberia Airport shuttle services are operated in our fleet of SUVs, vans, minibusses, and coach buses unless otherwise noted. All our vehicles are 2018 or newer and are air-conditioned for your comfort. They also meet or exceed international safety standards and are meticulously maintained to guarantee safety and comfort.

Our fleet consist of the following types of vehicles:

Liberia Airport Shuttle for 1 to 3 passengers (RAV4)

Toyota Rav4 | 1 to 3 passengers

Liberia Airport Transportation

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado | 1 to 3 passengers.

Liberia Airport Shuttle for 1 to 7 passengers (Hiace)

Toyota Hiace | 1 to 7 passengers

Liberia Airport Shuttle for 1 to 10 passengers (Hiace High roof)

Toyota Hiace High Roof | 1 to 10 passengers

Shuttle for 11 to 15 passengers (Toyota Coaster)

Toyota Coaster | 11 to 15 passengers

Shuttle for 16 to 25 passengers (Marcopolo Senior)

Marcopolo Senior | 16 to 25 passengers

Marcopolo Paradiso G7 1050 | 26 to 50+ passengers

Lexus GX | 1 to 3 passengers (for Luxury SUV services)

Liberia airport transportation FAQs

What protocols are you following due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

All our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each service. Also, drivers and passengers are required to wear masks inside our vehicles at all times. Hand sanitizer is available onboard for all passengers and driver use.

Also available is the one-time-service van rental. This service has an additional cost and it locks your vehicle for 12 hours. In other words, no riders in the previous 12 hours before your transportation service begins.

Do you offer Liberia Airport Shuttles to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua?

Yes, LIR Shuttle offers private transfers from Liberia Airport to San Juan del Sur. The rate for 1 to 4 passengers is $189.

What’s the rate for a shuttle from Liberia Airport to Four Season Costa Rica?

The private airport transfer for 1 to 4 passengers from LIR Airport to the Four Seasons Resort is $59, one way.

Can you book your shuttles for early morning pick-ups?

Yes, our shuttles operate 24/7 and will be able to pick up at any time of the day.

Can our airport shuttle make a stop along the way to buy groceries?

Yes. Our drivers will be happy to stop at a grocery store for you. There is no extra cost as long as it is on the way to your destination. If there are no grocery stores on the way to your destination, we can coordinate a stop for you. But please note this will incur an extra charge. Also, we kindly ask you to keep your stop at 15 minutes or less.

How much is a taxi from Liberia Airport to Tamarindo?

LIR Shuttle’s private transfers to Tamarindo start at $39, one way. Taxis at the Liberia Airport range in price, but go from as low as $50 up to $100. Pricing will vary depending on demand.

What recommendations do you have for booking a Liberia airport shuttle service?

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Liberia airport transportation – routes and destinations

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Travel time: ~40 min.

Distance: ~ 42 Km

Liberia Airport to Casa Chameleon

Travel time: ~ 1 hour and 20 min.

Distance: ~ 72 Km

Travel time: ~ 1 hour and 20 min.

Distance: ~ 77 Km

Liberia Airport to El Mangroove Hotel

Travel time: ~ 20 min.

Distance: ~ 19 Km

Travel time: ~ 45 min.

Distance: ~ 27 Km

Liberia Airport to JW Marriott Guanacaste

Travel time: ~ 1 hour and 18 min.

Distance: ~ 74.7 Km

Airport Transfer to La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano)

Travel time: ~ 2 hours and 45 min.

Distance: ~ 143 Km

Travel time: ~ 2 hours and 30 min.

Distance: ~ 125 Km

Liberia Airport to Nicaragua Border

Travel time: ~ 1 hour and 30 min.

Distance: ~ 88.2 Km

Liberia Airport to Nosara

Travel time: ~ 2 hours and 30 min.

Distance: ~ 117 Km

Liberia Airport to Planet Hollywood Costa Rica

Travel time: ~ 33 min.

Distance: ~ 32.5 Km

Liberia Airport to Playa Grande

Travel time: ~ 1 hour and 10 min.

Distance: ~ 64.8 Km

Liberia Airport to Playas del Coco

Travel time: ~ 27 min.

Distance: ~ 26.4 Km

Liberia Airport to RIU Guanacaste

Travel time: ~ 38 min.

Distance: ~ 33.4 Km

Liberia Airport to RIU Palace

Travel time: ~ 38 min.

Distance: ~ 33.2 Km

Airport Shuttle to Samara

Travel time: ~ 1 hour and 55 min.

Distance: ~ 106 Km

Travel time: ~ 20 min.

Distance: ~ 20.6 Km

Travel time: ~ 1 hour and 10 min.

Distance: ~ 66.7 Km

Liberia Airport to W Costa Rica

Travel time: ~ 1 hour and 10 min.

Distance: ~ 62.7 Km

Liberia Airport to Westin Playa Conchal

Travel time: ~ 1 hour

Distance: ~ 60 Km