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Cheap Flights to San Jose from $58 One Way, $146 Round Trip

Prices starting at $146 for return flights and $58 for one-way flights to San Jose were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

San Jose Flight Data

Destination Airport IATA Code
Destination CitySan Jose
Number of Airlines Serving
Flight Price$58
Popular Airline

Flights Review

Mar 1, 2020

We have never flown Jet Blue and are very impressed! Can’t wait to fly again with them

Feb 19, 2020

Pay for the upgraded seat!

Jan 31, 2020

Even got a small snack for an hour long flight.

Jan 30, 2020

Smooth flight. Helpful friendly staff. Well organized.

Jan 27, 2020

Everthingnis good

Jan 24, 2020

They gave free food

Jan 18, 2020

I must say it was a very delayed flight, we had 5 hours delayed because of an engine problem in the plane, we had to stay 5 hours inside the plane before we can take off plus the 8,5 hours the flight take from Amsterdam to Newark. I must admit all the crew was worried and they were VERY helpful and kind with all the people there. We all lost all connections, in my case next direct plane to Costa Rica was 24 hours after, so United Airlines payed a very comfy room in an hotel and food for me. I can say the company made all they can to try to compensate for all the delays

Jan 6, 2020

online check in easy, efficient, fast. Food was terrible.

Dec 30, 2019

This airline is the BEST for international travel. I love the new $5 baggage fee for bags that weigh under 25 lbs. The service is great. Usually, the flight attendants aren't so " chintzy" with the snacks. Other than that, another perfect flight! Thanks JetBlue!

Dec 29, 2019

AA always whines about my bags but they always fit in the sizer!

Dec 20, 2019

It is a Short direct flight to Costa Rica..Nothing is fancy, just meet our need

Dec 17, 2019

The connection was on time, good communication, etc. VERY happy with my trip,.., will travel again with United Airlines. Thank you,

Cheap Flights to San Jose

For many a flight to San Jose is simply a stepping stone into the rainforests, volcanoes and verdant pleasures of Central America’s ‘rich coast. Yet, hang around, and there’s plenty to enjoy before you head on – gastronomic delights, renovated neighborhoods, a thriving art scene, a clutch of wonderful museums and a vibrant but welcoming nightlife.

When to Book Flights to San Jose

Undoubtedly at least part of your flight to San Jose will be to explore Costa Rica’s pristine landscapes – so weather is going to be a major factor in your considerations.

The dry season in Costa Rica runs from late November to May. During this time, you’ll find the conditions perfect to discover the rainforests or to simply relax on the beach. Flights to San Jose are more expensive during this popular time, but those who book early enough should still be able to track down a deal or two.

The Costa Rican winter stretches from May to November. It’s not particularly cold but it is very rainy, particularly in September and October. There are many cheap flights available in the winter. Our advice is that if you don’t mind a spot or two of rain – and avoid the wettest period of September and October - then you can enjoy cheap flights and miss the crowds. It’s a great time to visit!

How to Find the Best Flight Deals to San Jose

Use our ‘Nearby airports’ option, under your chosen departure and arrival airport when your search results are returned, to explore deals available from alternative locations. These could be alternative airports in the US or alternative Cost Rican airports.

Another great way to bag a bargain is to be flexible on the dates of your flight. Check the ‘My dates are flexible’ tick box as you search to see the cheapest flight to San Jose across a range of dates.

US Departures to San Jose

Optimal flight times from the US to San Jose are:

Main Airports in San Jose

San Jose’s airport is located around 12 miles from the capital city. Regular buses or taxis can take you into the heart of the action.

If you’re flying in to Costa Rica with the beach or the nature of Puntarenas Province as your main destination you may wish to consider looking for direct or connecting flights to Liberia International (just a few miles from the surf and sand) or Quepos La Managua (bordering the Manuel Antonio National Park).

Which Airlines Fly to San Jose?

Carriers offering direct services from US airports to San Jose include:

  • Southwest Airlines
  • United
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Delta
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • JetBlue

How to Get Around in San Jose

Car hire is available at San Jose Airport – in such a small country with such varied landscapes it offers a very attractive option. Costa Rica has invested in its transport infrastructure so you can travel in comfort by car.

Within the city taxis are widely available and the bus network is also reliable for short hops or longer journeys.

What Are the Must-Sees in San Jose?

Within San Jose itself there’s plenty to detain you for a few days of your Costa Rican adventure. Historic neighborhoods, such as Barrio Amón, contain colonial mansions that now house elegant art galleries. There are also a fascinating couple of museums devoted to the role of jade and gold in Central American history.

Head out to Barrio Escalante, for a fine array of fine dining options, stroll with the locals in Parque La Sabana or rub shoulders with them on the dance floors of San Jose’s vibrant club scene.

Tips for Traveling in San Jose

If you are flying between July and October, Tortuguero National Park is a real treat. Here the marshy islands are home to howler monkeys, Amazon kingfishers, blue herons, toucans, otters and caiman. At this time of year, the park's shoreline also welcomes green, giant leatherback, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles, which haul themselves up the beach to lay their eggs.

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