About San Juan
Puerto Rico’s capital city is also the largest city in the state. This is the ideal place to explore and experience real Puerto Rican history and culture. Whether you’re interested in history, tradition, vibrant nightlife, or beaches and resorts, any San Juan tourist will find some places that will charm them.
Things to do
Old San Juan is a part of this city that you will certainly find fascinating, especially if you like history and colonial architecture. It is a cobblestoned area ornamented with numerous colorful colonial buildings and several landmarks from the 16th century, such as Castillo San Felipe del Morro and La Fortaleza. Somewhere between these two fortifications is located San Juan National Historic Site where you can see more forts and old city walls.
There are a lot of places for those who just want to relax and have fun. If you want to visit some nightclub, bar, or maybe casino, you should go to the Isla Verde Resort Strip or La Placita, for those who love salsa music. San Juan beaches are also a great place for relaxation and recreation. If you’re interested in snorkeling and scuba diving, go to Playa El Escambrón, Isla Verde Beach, or Condado Beach. Take a walk through Plaza Colón where you can find some great restaurants and shops.
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
This joint-use international airport, conveniently located about 3 miles away from downtown San Juan, is the busiest airport in the entire Caribbean region. It serves more than 4 million passengers every year. The airport code is SJU, and it got the name after the first democratically elected governor. It is also referred to as Isla Verde International Airport and San Juan Airport.
If you have to spend more time at SJU and wait for your flight, make that time interesting and take a walk through the airport. You can find various shops where you can buy clothes, souvenirs, perfumes, and more. They have several duty-free shops in almost every airport terminal. There are also numerous restaurants and cafes for those who want to grab a drink or have lunch. ATMs, Currency Exchange, internet access, and mobile chargers are available to all passengers as well.
How to get from San Juan Airport to Cruise Port?
After you arrive at SJU, you will have various San Juan Airport transportation options, but it’s much better and safer to book your airport ride in advance. We’ve listed all transport providers and you can choose among San Juan Airport shuttle, Uber, airport taxi, rental cars, and public transportation options to help you book the best deal.
The fastest way to get from San Juan Airport to Cruise Port is via taxi cabs - $21 for a 20-minute drive (depending on traffic jams). Public buses are definitely the cheapest option, you will need only $0.75, but the trip will take much more of your time. Perhaps it is best to find the middle ground, and that is using a San Jose Airport shuttle service, which can be as low as $6.99.
San Juan Airport Transportation - Shuttles
Airport shuttles are usually the most affordable way to get to your destination. You can find several providers offering San Juan Airport shuttle, both shared and private. We found the top 3 shuttle transfer companies along with their rates. See all your options below.
GO Puerto Rico Shuttle offers safe and inexpensive 24/7 San Juan Airport transportation to various destinations. Whether you need a private or shuttle ride from San Juan Airport to Old San Juan, Cruise Ship Piers, a Ferry Terminal, or any hotel, they can take you to your destination. See our list below to discover their lowest one-way rates from SJU.
Make an online reservation now and start your journey without worries. If you need additional assistance, call Puerto Rico Shuttle at 787-400-2100. Their working hours are from 6 AM to 10 PM (Atlantic Time).
The pickup location: This shuttle company is allowed to “meet and greet” arriving passengers inside the baggage claim area, so that’s where you’ll find your driver.
Puerto Rico Green Transportation is a great option for everyone who cares about the environment since they offer eco-friendly San Juan Airport transportation. Their services include shared and private airport shuttles, Puerto Rico tours, limousine service, and car/van rentals.
Check out their competitive rates for shared rides from San Juan Airport:
- to Isle Verde Area (on weekdays) - $5.24 per person
- to Isle Verde Area (on weekends) - $7.49 per person
- to San Juan Area (on weekdays) - $6.99 per person
- to San Juan Area (on weekends) - $9.99 per person
This service is available from 6:30 AM to 9 PM.
Listed below are Green Transportation rates for private rides from SJU:
Have more question? Call this San Juan Airport shuttle at 787-918-7748 or visit their website.
Puerto Rico Shuttle Van Services & Tours can provide you with SJU Airport shuttle van service to any hotel or cruise port. They offer modern vehicles and friendly and professional drivers, so you can hire them for some special occasions as well, such as weddings or parties. The airport shuttle service is available at any time of the day.
- Their rate of $55 from San Juan Airport to Cruise Port or San Juan hotels is for up to 5 passengers. The bigger your group, the lower the individual fare. If you plan on traveling with at least 5 more people, your one-way fare will be $10.
If you have any question, call this San Juan Airport shuttle at 787-549-6058 or send an e-mail at [email protected].
If you still haven’t booked any San Juan hotel, we can help you find great accommodation as well. In the list below, there are the top 10 hotels in the area with great guest reviews and airport shuttle service. Almost all of them offer free shuttle rides and various other great amenities and services, such as pools, free parking garage, internet access, etc.
Call a hotel from the list before the flight and check if this service is available.
The only reliable transportation network company operating in San Juan Puerto Rico is Uber. They offer competitive prices, and this is actually a pretty good San Juan Airport transportation option. We’ve listed the top destinations from SJU and found the lowest estimates to give you a glimpse of their prices. See them below, compare with other transfers, and choose the one that best suits your needs.
Uber San Juan Airport
- to Ocean Park: $10.94
- to San Juan Cruise Port: $12.84
- to downtown San Juan: $13.15
- to the University of San Juan: $14.79
Book a ride using their website or phone app after which you will get instructions on where to meet your Uber driver at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.
Taxi cabs are another great San Juan Airport transportation option - they are safe and have fixed rates (flat fee). They are even cheaper than some airport shuttles. You can find them in the following locations on the airport premises:
- Main Station, Arrivals level of Terminal A
- Arrival level of Airport Terminal B
Check out the following list to discover taxi rates from this Puerto Rico airport to the most popular destinations in the area:
To see the rates to other locations, click here.
The AMA bus (Puerto Rico Metropolitan Bus Authority) provides public transport in San Juan and the surrounding areas. They offer frequent and low-cost bus rides from SJU Airport. In fact, this is the cheapest San Juan Airport transportation option, and you can use it to get to various places in the area.
There are 3 bus stops at SJU - all of them in the second level of the airport in terminals A, D, and E. The following bus routes serve the airport:
- Route T5/D53 - San Juan Airport to Old San Juan
- Route T5/D53 - SJU to Isla Verde Avenue
- Route D53 - SJU to Condado and Convention Center
- Route E40 - SJU to Avenida Piñero
All public buses have the same single fare of only $0.75. Students and seniors have to pay $0.60, and handicapped passengers ride free of charge.
SJU Car Rental
Rental cars are an ideal airport transfer solution for all those who want to explore the city at their own pace. You get to pick your vehicle and go wherever you want. Of course, this San Juan Airport transportation is more expensive than airport shuttles and buses, but it is worth the cost. See the list below and call any of these companies for information about rates and locations.