Monteverde Transportation by LIR Shuttle

Among the many natural wonders in Costa Rica, the Monteverde Cloud Forest stands out as one of the most visited and most popular with both local and international travelers. Located approximately 125 kilometers southeast of the Liberia Airport, Monteverde Costa Rica is privileged to have one of the most pristine cloud forests in the world. That, plus year-round temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 C (59 to 77 F), and a wide variety of nature and adventure activities in its lush forest, makes Monteverde a must-see destination for thousands of nature and adventure travelers each year. Our new, daily Liberia Airport to Monteverde transportation service now connects the Liberia Costa Rica Airport with this amazingly lush natural attraction in Costa Rica.

Getting from Liberia Airport to Monteverde

LIR Shuttle offers daily private and shared services between Liberia Airport and Monteverde. Our goal is to make this exciting destination more accessible once you land at the Liberia Costa Rica Airport.

Private Transfer

The private transfer between Liberia Airport and Monteverde departs as soon as you exit the airport terminal. Travel time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes and the service drops you off directly at your hotel, Airbnb, or vacation rental in Monteverde.

Stops along the way are possible if you wish to take a break, grab something to eat, or take pictures of the scenery as you climb the Monteverde mountains. Simply ask your driver and they will be happy to stop for you.

Rates for the private transfer between Liberia Airport and Monteverde start at $129 USD one way.

Request a private transfer quote.

Shared Shuttle

Another option to get to Monteverde from the Liberia Costa Rica Airport is our daily shared shuttle service. This service runs daily and offers door-to-door drop-off and pick-up in Monteverde. Travel time is approximately 3 hours with one rest stop for travelers to stretch their legs and use the restroom is needed.

The rate per person for the shared shuttle is $39 USD per person, one way. This rate includes VAT and all applicable fees. Reservations and payment for the shared shuttle to/from Monteverde must be made at least 48 hours before your trip date.

Shared Shuttle Schedule

Departs Monteverde Departs Liberia Airport
8:30 AM3:30 PMCheck availability

Additional ways to get from Libertia Airport to Monteverde

Besides transportation services provided by LIR Shuttle, there are other ways for you to get from Liberia Airport to Monteverde. Here are a few:

Airport Taxis

One of them, if you do not have a reservation, is hiring an airport taxi onsite. Taxis are available 24/7 at the airport and rates vary from $169 USD to $189 USD, depending on demand. Here is the link for the official Liberia Airport taxis.

Public Transportation

The most economic way to get from Liberia Airport to Monteverde is to use the public bus system. There are 2 options for getting to Monteverde by public bus:

Option 1

  • Liberia Airport to Liberia City
  • Liberia City to La Irma, Las Juntas. Here you will catch the bus that goes from Puntarenas to Monteverde once a day. The bus will be at La Irma between 1:45 pm and 2:30 pm. Plan accordingly if your flight arrives after 11:00 am.

Option 2

  • Liberia Airport to Liberia City
  • Liberia City to Sardinal de Puntarenas. Here you will catch the bus that goes from San Jose to Monteverde. The bus will be at Sardinal between 3:45 pm and 5:00 pm. Plan accordingly if your flight arrives after 12:00 pm.

Liberia Airport to Monteverde Map

Liberia Airport to Monteverde Map

Liberia Airport to Monteverde Shuttle FAQs

Can I bring pets on the shared shuttle?

No, pets are not allowed in the shared Liberia Airport Shuttle. If you are traveling with pets to Monteverde, please request a private transfer quote.

Does the shared shuttle wait if my flight is delayed?

If your plane lands on time the shared shuttle will wait if the delay is caused by immigration or customs. If your plane is delayed past the shared shuttle depart time (3:45 pm) we will be happy to assist you with a private transfer to Monteverde. We will apply your shared shuttle fee to the cost of the private transfer.

If I book a shared shuttle from Monteverde to Liberia Airport, what will it be the latest time I will arrive at the airport?

The shared shuttle between Monteverde and Liberia Airport departs daily at 7:00 am, and we aim to be at the airport by 9:30 am. However, delays on the way to Liberia Airport might occur, especially during the rainy season. So we recommend you use either a private service from Monteverde to Liberia Airport is your flight departs anytime between 11:45 am and 1:00 pm, or you can catch the shared shuttle the day before and spend the night before your flight in Liberia City.

What is the luggage allowance on the shared shuttle?

Luggage allowance on the shared shuttle to/from Monteverde is 1 carry-on + 1 piece of luggage per passenger. If you are traveling with excess luggage please request a private transfer quote.

Are facemasks required to ride in your vehicles?

Yes. The use of facemasks is mandatory for both private and shared shuttles. Facemasks cannot be removed during the duration of your trip when inside our vehicles.