Cheap Flights To San José (SJO)

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Cheap Flights to San José from $96 One Way, $258 Round Trip

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San José Flight Information

Traveling To San José
Destination Airport IATA Code SJO
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines Frontier Airlines, Volaris, Spirit Airlines, United, JetBlue Airways, Delta, American Airlines
Flight Price $258
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Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to San Jose?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor includes everything from up-to-date info on travel advice reports to the latest quarantine policies. Be sure to check it out before securing your flight to San Jose.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
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Which airlines fly to San Jose?
With 20 airlines to choose from, finding the best flight to match your budget and plans will be a piece of cake. Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) is a major gateway to San Jose and where you’re likely to be disembarking. These popular international airlines will get you there:

  • Copa Airlines - 124 flights to San Jose per month
  • Avianca - 100 flights to San Jose per month
  • Volaris Costa Rica - 70 flights to San Jose per month

What is the best airport to fly to in San Jose?
Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO). It’s the city’s main airport and is situated around 10 miles northwest of the downtown area. You’ll be unpacking your belongings and discovering the best of San Jose shortly after flying in.
How much is a flight to San Jose?
Loads of fantastic deals were on offer this week, with round-trip flights to San Jose ranging between $258 and $348. But it was travelers departing from San Francisco (SFO) who scored the top bargains. One-way fares to San Jose started at a low $96.
How to book the cheapest flight to San Jose?
With some of the biggest and best flight deals around, you’ll get more for your money with Orbitz. The following pointers will help you score cheap flights to San Jose — and leave you with more money in your pocket:

  • Consider nearby airports to cut costs. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points in the form fields, then select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list any available options.
  • Similarly, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to compare the fares on days around your chosen departure. You may be able to pick up cheaper flight deals if your itinerary is flexible.
  • Hit ‘Show options’ to fine tune your search results. You can choose your preferred seating class and airline here. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even specify whether you’d like to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • Lock in your airfare as soon as you’ve sorted your travel dates. While you can get lucky now and then, tickets rarely get more affordable as your departure date nears.
  • Combine your flights, hotels and car rentals into a competitive package deal. Save your hard-earned cash for things that really excite you, like exploring San Jose.
  • Flying during peak season means higher airfares. Try to avoid traveling over popular periods, such as Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and Easter.

How long is a flight to San Jose?
The answer depends on where you’re starting your journey. This list of common domestic routes to San Jose and their flight times will give you an idea of how long you’ll be in the air for:

  • Tambor (TMU) to Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 27 minutes
  • Quepos (XQP) to Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 27 minutes
  • Puerto Jimenez (PJM) to Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 50 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to San Jose?
Generally speaking, the cheapest time to reserve a plane ticket is January. This is followed by February then August. When seeking a cheap flight to San Jose, make sure you’re ready to book. Cheap deals pop up in an instant and don’t hang around!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to San Jose?
Get a great flight deal by booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. These are typically the best days of the week to score cheap airfares to San Jose.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to San Jose?
You can grab cheap flights to San Jose by taking to the skies on a Monday, according to Orbitz data from 2020. Tuesday is also more affordable, while Saturday has the most costly airfares. Whether you prefer to save money or start your trip on whichever day is convenient, you’ll always find a fabulous deal with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest month to fly to San Jose?
If you have some wiggle room with your travel dates, consider jetting off during August. Orbitz data has found that this is generally the best month to take off if you want cheap flights to San Jose. As you might imagine, airfares climb in June and flights book out fast.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Flexibility is more important than ever, that’s why Orbitz lets you search for carriers that won’t hit you with a fee for amendments to your reservation. Fill out your departure and arrival points, then select “Filter by flexible change policies.” We’ll show you all the options that include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking and no change fees.
What do I need for the flight to San Jose?
From onboard entertainment to travel basics like hand sanitizer, there are a few things a seasoned flyer won’t leave home without. To ensure you’re organized for your trip, have a look at this handy list:

  • Travel paperwork such as visas and some identification are a must. To avoid any unwanted delays at check-in, make certain your booking is under the exact name, birth date and gender as listed on your current ID.
  • A well-stocked carry-on bag is a must for any lengthy flight. With at least a few hours up your sleeve, you’ll need something to keep you amused on your trip to San Jose. We recommend a good book or magazine, and something to munch on.
  • Plane cabins are often quite cold. Even if you’re traveling during the height of summer, be sure to take an extra warm layer with you.

How many direct flights are there to San Jose?
At the moment, there are 190 direct flights each month to San Jose. When it comes to airlines that will take you there, you have plenty of options. SANSA Regional, Costa Rica Green Airways and Copa Airlines are among the most sought-after. AVIANCA, Volaris Costa Rica and American Airlines are other respected carriers offering nonstop services.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to San Jose?
If you think a business or first-class ticket is out of your reach, you may want to think again. Here are just a few tips to help you find a premium flight to San Jose for a whole lot less:

  • Flexibility isn’t confined to yoga. Leave some room to move around your travel dates so you can snap up cheaper airfares when a sale comes along.
  • A lot of low-cost airlines nowadays have superb business or premium-class seating for a wallet-friendly price.
  • Make the most of your airline’s loyalty program and use points to upgrade your seat. You can also bid for an upgrade in an online auction.

How to get into San Jose from the airport?
To get into San Jose from Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO), you may prefer to drive. Stroll off the tarmac and make your way to one of the many car rental agencies, such as Alamo, Budget or Economy. When you’ve picked up a Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) car rental and are ready to kick off your San Jose city road trip, head 10 miles southeast. Your other option is to take public transportation or a taxi to travel downtown, then rent a vehicle from there. San Jose car rentals has a wide range of fancy wheels at unbeatable deals.
What is the best time to go to San Jose?
You’ll have tons of fun whatever time of the year you visit San Jose, but are when this place is at its busiest. Like to pack your schedule with warm-weather activities? Plan your getaway around June 20. This is when the summer season starts in the Northern Hemisphere. Expect the mercury to drift between 60undefined and 75undefined at this time of year.
Travel tips for San Jose

  • Downtown San Jose has plenty of terrific attractions. Gems like National Park and Museum of Costa Rican Art will keep your feet moving and your adventurous soul full.
  • You’ll discover rewarding day trip adventures a short commute from the hustle and bustle. Head for La Paz Waterfall Gardens first and if you have time, Braulio Carrillo National Park.
  • Jump into the driver’s seat and find out what else makes San Jose Province a hit. Organize a car rental with Orbitz and experience all the action of two other enticing cities — Baru and Páramo.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.