How to Reach San Juan - The Easiest Way to Reach San Juan


  • By Air: Luis Munoz Marín International Airport serves San Juan and is located 5 kilometres south east of the city. US Airline flights are aplenty and serve major cities like Madrid, Frankfurt, Toronto, Washington D.C., Manchester and many others.
  • By Ferry: You can catch a ferry from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It is operated by Ferries del Caribe. Vehicle transportation can also be availed on the ferry.


  • By Car: Renting a car is the most convenient way to get around San Juan. However, have a map or GPS handy as the road signs are in Spanish and some of them aren’t properly marked. If you get spooked easily, we should warn you that natives do not have a placid driving style.
  • By Train: Tren Urbano is the rapid transit rail line that serves San Juan, however it only connects it to the towns of Guaynabo and Bayamon. If you’re interested in tourist attractions, you’d rather skip this mode of transportation.
  • By Bus: The most inexpensive way to travel around the city. But remember, you’ll have to flag down one because San Juan buses don’t care about people who don’t put in some effort to get a ride. Timings may be unpredictable.
  • By Taxi: You can find cabs around hotels and Old San Juan. They are metred so don’t let the cab driver fleece an ignorant tourist. Load up on tourist information and look up fares before travelling.
  • By Ferry: The Catano Ferry crosses the San Juan bay every half hour. It served Old San Juan and Catano.

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Modes of Transportation in San Juan

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in San Juan. The most preferred mode of transport in San Juan is Car.

Average distance: 18.66 km Average time: 38.42 min

  • Car 89.47%
    Driving 39.59 min Overall average time for 20.29 kms 39.59 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 5.26%
    Bus 20 min Waiting 5 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 4.83 kms 30 min
  • Walking 5.26%
    Walking 25 min Driving 2 min Overall average time for 4.83 kms 27 min

How to Reach San Juan from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Guaynabo to San Juan 4.82 km 4 mins
Bayamón to San Juan 8.87 km 8 mins
Carolina to San Juan 15.6 km 15 mins
Toa alta to San Juan 17.38 km 17 mins
Guayama to San Juan 21.37 km 21 mins
Rio grande to San Juan 29.43 km 29 mins
Luquillo to San Juan 41.55 km 41 mins
Ponce to San Juan 61.07 km 1 hour 1 mins
Arecibo to San Juan 72.22 km 1 hour 12 mins
Isabela to San Juan 103.37 km 1 hour 43 mins
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