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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To San Jose?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were $168 and $69 for one-way flights to San Jose for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
JFK San Jose May 17 - May 23 $192
JFK San Jose May 17 - May 23 $192
EWR San Jose Apr 9 - Apr 16 $198
BOS San Jose Apr 25 - Apr 30 $199
ATL San Jose Mar 16 - Mar 20 $200
MIA San Jose Mar 13 - Mar 24 $212
DEN San Jose Apr 13 - May 7 $214
LAX San Jose Apr 19 - Apr 26 $217
SFO San Jose Apr 10 - Apr 23 $312
YUL San Jose Apr 4 - May 8 $379
*Prices include taxes and fees
Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
MIA San Jose Mar 6 - Mar 21 $212
ATL San Jose Mar 6 - Mar 11 $217
LGA San Jose Mar 7 - Mar 23 $228
LAX San Jose Mar 7 - Mar 14 $280
BOS San Jose Mar 6 - Mar 17 $283
JFK San Jose Mar 7 - Mar 14 $311
SFO San Jose Mar 7 - Mar 8 $327
EWR San Jose Mar 7 - Mar 14 $356
DEN San Jose Mar 6 - Mar 12 $470
*Prices include taxes and fees

Flight Review

Mar 12, 2020

Excellent service

Mar 1, 2020

This Delta flight is one we take every couple years.

Feb 19, 2020

On time.

Feb 15, 2020

Very happy with the fly and services

Feb 12, 2020

Plane was delayed but they were pleasant about it and got us off as quickly as possible

Feb 6, 2020

all went well, time of arrival on schedule and good service

Jan 30, 2020

Disappointed there wasn't a sandwich like i have had on several other flights with United

Jan 29, 2020

Food must be more healthy... too much sugars and simple carbohydrates

Jan 28, 2020

Comfort but old plane. Lack of tomato juice.

Jan 27, 2020

Friendly crew!

Jan 22, 2020

These are small planes that take you from place to place in Costa Rica. This is adventure travel and not for the timid or fearful traveler.

Jan 20, 2020

We waited over an hour after boarding, I think something in the cockpit had to be fixed

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San Jose Flight Information

Traveling toSan Jose
Lowest Price$168
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines ServingSpirit Airlines
Number of Daily Flights
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FAQs about Flights to San Jose Airport

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I change my booking to a later date?

For more info about changing your flight to Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport, please visit our Customer Service Portal.

What airport is best to fly into San Jose?

Before you book your flight to San Jose, consider where you're planning to stay. This might help you decide which airport would be best to fly into. Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) is 10 mi from the city center, while Tobias Bolanos Intl. Airport (SYQ) is around 4 mi from all the hustle and bustle downtown.

Where to stay in San Jose

With 577 superb properties in San Jose, you're spoilt for choice. But don't wait around. The sooner you book, the sooner you can start looking forward to your adventure!

Seeking a taste of the good life on your vacation? Book a plush room with fancy extras at the Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica. If you'd prefer to be more economical with your accommodations, consider a budget option like the Hotel Kekoldi Garden.

How to get through airport security fast when traveling to San Jose

Your journey to San Jose begins as soon as you've completed the security checks. Here is a list of tips and pointers to make sure you get through quickly:

  • Airport security will expect to see your boarding pass and travel ID upon arrival. Tuck them away in a convenient place, so they're all ready for inspection.
  • Wallets, USB sticks and mobile phones must be placed in a bin for X-raying. If you enter the body scanner with any one of these items, you'll be requested to turn back and remove them.
  • Make sure your laptop, phone and other electronic devices are easy to reach. These items need to be put through the X-ray machine in separate tubs.
  • Toothpaste, lip balm and other toiletry items in gel, liquid or cream form need to be stored in containers no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). They must also fit in a 1-quart (1-liter) clear resealable bag.
  • Give some thought to the type of footwear you want to travel in. Slippers are awesome because they're a piece of cake to take off when you're at the security checkpoint. Try wearing a pair on your next journey!
  • Some countries have stringent quarantine laws. Think about where you're headed to and whether or not you're permitted to fly with fresh fruit and meat.

Flights To San Jose

Flights to San Jose, Costa Rica are the perfect way to put you in the middle of a trifecta of fun. Spend the day exploring the Spanish-colonial capital of this Central American sovereignty. Work your way through the lush rainforest on an exciting eco-odyssey. Or, take a day trip to either the Pacific or Caribbean coast for some of the best sun, sand, and surf on the planet. When adventure calls your name, whatever you do, don’t ignore it. Here at Travelocity, we’re dedicated to helping you give into that magnetic sense of wanderlust. You’ll discover our vast selection of the best flights to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) which make it easy for you to embark on an unforgettable trip. Whether you’re venturing out to the city on your own or treating your family to an unexpected vacation, a trip to Costa Rica offers just the escape you had in mind. As soon as your San Jose, Costa Rica flights land, explore the city’s most famous spots and search for its hidden gems. Dive into the local scene, as you relish the cuisine and dabble in the art, music, and cultural attractions.

Transportation from SJO

If you saved a bunch of money on cheap tickets to San Jose, Costa Rica, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of affordable transportation options to get you from SJO to your hotel that keep that frugal spirit alive. Formally known as Juan Santamaría International Airport, SJO is easy to maneuver through. Many nearby hotels and resorts offer courtesy shuttles that can be boarded outside of the baggage claim exit. Just inside that same doorway, you’ll find rental car company courtesy counters where you can pick up the keys to your temporary set of wheels. The government-authorized Taxis Unidos can be found just outside the arrival terminal exit, and are easy to locate thanks to their bright orange color. Should you prefer to pinch your pennies, you can find public transportation options leaving SJO every five minutes.

Hotels Near SJO

Unless San Jose is a temporary stop on your way to one of Costa Rica’s amazing beach towns, you are probably going to stay at a hotel in town. If that is the case, here are our favorite hotels near SJO:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari: San Jose Costa Rica – Located just five minutes from SJO and a short walk from golf courses and shopping areas, the DoubleTreeCariani is in an optimum spot for corporate or pleasure travel. Hacienda-style architecture and well-appointed guestrooms make it appealing to vacationers, and the 14,000-square foot event space allows for business meetings to be held on the property with ease.
  • Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center: With 4 outdoor pools, lush gardens, and elegant native-wood décor throughout, the Wyndham makes for an ideal retreat. If you need to sprinkle in a little bit of work into your stay, the on-site business center, free Wi-Fi, and nearly 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space can certainly help you out.
  • Barcelo San Jose Palacio: The tranquil tropics meet contemporary cool at this chic hotel. Enjoy a cocktail on the deck by one of their outdoor pools after a long day of exploring San Jose. When hunger hits, select from four on-site eateries featuring an international buffet, traditional Japanese, a casual grill, and local snacks.
  • Hotel Presidente: Situated in the heart of downtown, the Presidente puts you in a perfect place to experience San Jose like a local. The completely renovated historic hotel is an upscale, modern destination that is just steps away from some of the city’s most popular landmarks. Cap off your day with a relaxing evening watching the sun set from the unique green roof—a verdant oasis of local flora coupled with breathtaking views of the cityscape and surrounding areas.

Things to Do Near SJO

Surely, your trip to San Jose will be filled with gastronomical delights, jungle tours, and day trips to the beach. But, here are some must-do attractions close to Juan Santamaría International Airport that should be added to your Costa Rican itinerary—even if you are only here for a quick layover:

  • Recreo Verde Hot Springs: The thermal and mineral pools at Recreo Verde may be the best thing we’ve discovered to help soothe your body after a long international flight, leaving you ready to take on everything Costa Rica has to offer.
  • Doka Coffee Plantation: If you prefer rejuvenation over relaxation, perhaps a trip to the Doka Coffee Plantation will be a better post-flight experience than the hot springs.
  • VolcanPoas – At almost a mile across, the sunken volcanic crater in Poas National Park is a Costa Rican attraction that should not be missed. The well-maintained hiking trail out will help to work the knots out of your legs from the flight, too.

Explore San Jose

Travelocity is here when you’re ready for adventure. Browse through our selection of cheap flights to San Jose, Costa Rica to scoop up deals within your price range. We know you want to spend more on your adventures and activities and less on your travel, so take advantage of our exclusive mobile app deals. You can save a suitcase full of cash when you bundle your airfare to San Jose, Costa Rica with your hotel reservations. What are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to embark on a getaway in this captivating Central American city.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.