Cheap Flight Deals From New York (NYC) to San José (SJO) Starting at $108

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Airfares from $108 One Way, $240 Round Trip from New York to San José

Prices starting at $240 for return flights and $108 for one-way flights to San José were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To San José from New York

Route Information for Flights from New York to San José

Origin Airport IATA Code NYC
Destination Airport IATA Code SJO
Distance 2211 mi
Direct Flight Airlines JetBlue Airways, SA AVIANCA
Earliest Flight Arrival 1:30PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 2:41AM UTC

Travel from New York to San Jose

When you're ready to plan your Costa Rican vacation, can help you find flights from New York to San Jose that fit your travel budget. The website searches multiple flight combinations and availability at local hotels to find deals on airline tickets, hotel accommodations and more.

Flying Out of New York City

New York City is serviced by three international airports-LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. All three of the airports are located within 20 miles of Manhattan and all have flights to San Jose. Nine airlines offer flights from New York to San Jose, including American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and JetBlue.

If you need to leave your car at the airport while you travel, all of the airports have long-term parking options. If you're flying out of JFK or Newark, you'll pay $18 per day to park. If your flight leaves from LaGuardia, you'll pay $66 for the first two days you park and $18 per day after the second day. The NYC Airporter offers shuttle service from Manhattan to JFK and LaGuardia. You can take the shuttle to JFK for $15.75 and to LaGuardia for $12.75. Taxicabs also service all three airports. Cab fare costs between $30 and $50, depending on your origin and destination airport.

If you want to get something to eat before your flight, you'll find a wide variety of food at all of the airports in New York. If your flight leaves from LaGuardia, you can choose from restaurants like MexiJoe's or Five Guys Burgers & Fries. JFK International Airport features choices like Eat & Go Istanbul and New York Hot Dog & Coffee. The Newark Liberty International Airport has a food court with numerous selections, including Cheeburger Cheeburger, Villa Pizza and Subway.

San Jose, Costa Rica

Surrounded by mountains and volcanoes in central Costa Rica, San Jose is a city with breathtaking scenery. From some of the finest museums in Central America to the open-air markets on the Plaza de la Democracia, there's something in San Jose for everyone to enjoy.

Exploring San Jose

Flights from New York arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport, which is located 12 miles west of downtown San Jose. You can get from the airport to San Jose via bus, taxi or rental car. Public buses running between San Jose and Alajuela stop at the airport. Bus tickets cost $1 per person. Taxicabs line up outside of the airport terminal. The cab ride into San Jose takes about 30 minutes and costs approximately $20. If you want access to your own vehicle, you can reserve a rental car using The airport has on-site rental car desks, making it easy for you to pick up your car as soon as your flight lands.

The average temperatures in San Jose range from the mid-60s to the low 80s throughout the year. The rainy season lasts from the beginning of May until mid-November. The weather can also get extremely windy. The wind lowers the temperature, so it's important that you pack clothes that you can layer.

San Jose is a great place to experience nature. You can see volcanoes at the Volcan Poas, go hiking at the Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo or make reservations with Costa Rica Fun Adventures for a guided boat tour down the Sarapiqui River. Other area attractions include the National Museum, the Gold Museum, Ruinas de Ujarras and the Jade Museum.

Plan a San Jose Vacation

Daily flights from New York to San Jose make it easy to plan a Costa Rican vacation. When you use to plan your trip, you'll find deals on flights, hotel rooms, rental cars and vacation packages. In fact, you can use the website's tools to plan every detail of your trip.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from New York to San Jose now?
The Covid-19 Travel Advisor will help you with questions about travel restrictions and quarantine when flying from New York to San Jose.
Are there non-stop flights from New York to San Jose?
Yep, United Airlines flies direct from New York to San Jose, so you’ll be embarking on your fantastic adventure in no time at all.
What is the shortest flight from New York to San Jose?
Jetting from JFK Airport to San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) will take a minimum of 5 hours and 37 minutes. Enjoy a beverage and read a few magazines — it’s a golden opportunity to kick back and unwind.
What airlines fly from New York to San Jose most frequently?
United Airlines is the most frequent flyer along this route. This reputable carrier operates 47 flights from New York to San Jose every month.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to San Jose?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to San Jose have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to San Jose with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Jose without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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