As soon as you step out and start soaking up the Puerto Rican sun, you’ll want to start exploring. If you plan on staying in the San Juan metro area, you can get around by taxi, Uber, bus, and Tren Urbano (light rail). A rental car could be extremely advantageous if you are exploring other parts of the island, and for those traveling with families or large groups. All your transportation options will be waiting for you right outside the baggage claim area.
Major rental car companies are waiting for you right across the arrivals terminal. If out of airport, they will usually have shuttles to and from their establishments and the airport, readily available at the arrivals terminal. (Quick note to drivers: using your phone while driving in any way other than following a map is not allowed. Bring your hands-free device along.)
Once outside, you’ll immediately see a line of taxis waiting for you. Helpful staff will let you know the taxi rate to your destination in advance and will usher you to your cab.
If on a schedule, be aware of traffic variances and plan ahead. Over two million cars in such a small island are sure to cause some heavy traffic in the mornings, around lunchtime, and in the evening.