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How to find cheap flights to San Jose?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were C$309 and C$292 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*
MIA San Jose 8 Aug. - 15 Aug. C$309
ATL San Jose 10 Sep. - 15 Sep. C$463
YUL San Jose 5 Sep. - 19 Sep. C$496
LAX San Jose 11 Jul. - 20 Jul. C$539
EWR San Jose 10 Jul. - 16 Jul. C$595
EWR San Jose 10 Jul. - 16 Jul. C$595
JFK San Jose 25 Jun. - 2 Jul. C$598
*Prices include taxes and fees
Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
JFK San Jose 25 Jun. - 2 Jul. C$598
JFK San Jose 25 Jun. - 2 Jul. C$598
YUL San Jose 27 Jun. - 12 Jul. C$638
EWR San Jose 25 Jun. - 2 Jul. C$697
*Prices include taxes and fees

Your guide to flights to San Jose,

Copa fly to San Jose, so use Travelocity to search, find, and compare some truly tempting deals from the 2 airlines—that way you can be sure you’ve found the best deal for you. A flight to San Jose currently costs between C$309 and C$697. Prices vary, but for the best fares, travel in July when prices are at their lowest.  

Top tips for finding cheap flights to San Jose  

The cheapest flight for a round trip to San Jose is currently C$309. When you search for flights to San Jose, enter your preferred travel dates then click on ‘flexible dates’ to compare cheap flight tickets to San Jose for nearby days.  The cheapest month to travel to San Jose is October from our list of deals available.  

But if you’re flexible about when you travel, you can find great deals on flights across the year. If you’re planning a vacation, you can save more on Travelocity when you bundle flights with car rental and hotel bookings, too. Many airlines currently offer flexible booking options, so look for flights offering no change fees.   

How to cancel flights to San Jose 

We know plans change, that’s why at Travelocity, we make it as easy as possible for you to cancel or amend your plane tickets. Go to My Trips, enter your itinerary number, then follow the instructions. Many airlines let you cancel flights online free of charge if you booked it in the last 24 hours. Visit Customer Service for more advice.  

Why you should book your flight to San Jose with Travelocity 

We have top deals on plane tickets even for last minute flights to San Jose, so you can simply type in your travel dates and compare our best prices. Booking with Travelocity means you get flexible cancellation options, 24/7 support, and, thanks to our Price Match Promise, if the airfare drops after you book, you can get a refund! Whether you’re planning a business trip, weekend getaway, or a family vacation—let Travelocity get you to San Jose for less. 

Flights to San Jose: Customer Reviews

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FAQs about San Jose Flights

Can I catch a flight to San Jose at the moment?

Before making concrete plans to fly to San Jose, be sure to check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor to find out if there are any current travel restrictions or quarantine requirements.

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 San Jose, please visit our Customer Service Portal.

What airport is best to fly into San Jose?

You'll find two airports in San Jose. If you jet into Tobias Bolanos Intl. Airport (SYQ), you'll be 6 kilometers from the center of town. The second option is Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport, 16 kilometers from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area.

Where to stay in San Jose

There's nothing quite like hopping into bed after an epic day of sightseeing. With 649 accommodations in San Jose, you can have your pick of the cushiest of them.

You should book in advance if you'd like to stay close to San Jose. The Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton is the only property within a short drive of the center.

Places to visit in San Jose

So many things to do and so little time. If you want to discover the best of this city, add National Theater, and Gold Museum to your travel itinerary. If you have an extra day to spare, try to get to Jade Museum, and National Center of Art and Culture as well.

Feel the electric atmosphere while watching a game at Costa Rica National Stadium. Want some more ideas? You won't need to leave the city to enjoy the fresh air and natural atmosphere of parkland spaces. Sabana Park awaits visitors and locals alike. But that's not all. Morazan Park is a leafy green oasis. It's always an ideal spot to read a magazine and take in the outdoors.

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

These useful tips about airport security procedures will save you lots of time and energy on your way to San Jose:

  • Airport security staff will ask to see your boarding pass and travel ID upon arrival. Put them in a convenient place, so they're ready for inspection.
  • You'll need to pause the tunes for a little while. Headphones must be taken off and placed in a tray for X-raying. The same applies to items such as heavy jackets and belts.
  • Laptops and other electronic devices must be placed in a tray to be X-rayed.
  • Toothpaste, deodorant and other toiletry items in gel, liquid or cream form need to be stored in containers smaller than 3.4 ounces (161 kilometerslliliters). They must also fit in a 1-quart (1-liter) clear resealable bag.
  • Loosen your shoelaces before approaching the body scanner. Depending on what sort of shoes you're wearing, security may ask you to remove them.
  • Put any pocketknives or other pointy items inside your checked luggage. Airport security won't permit these on the aircraft.

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.

How to find cheap flights

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Airfares offered on Wednesdays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2020. Purchasing your airfares on a Thursday or Friday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.


What are the cheapest days to fly?

Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average. Airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2020 were most expensive for Saturday departures.


How far in advance can you book a flight?

Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2020 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2 weeks to 3 months prior to their travel dates.


How can I save money on airline tickets?

We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2020 saved close to 60% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

*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.