Flights to San Jose

How to find cheap flights to San Jose

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San Jose Airport

Flights to San Jose arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), located in the city of Alajuela, 20 km west of downtown San José, the capital of Costa Rica. You can travel to your destination from the airport by bus. A single fare to San Jose costs ¢ 540 or $1.00, and the journey time is 35 minutes. Cabs are waiting outside the terminal 24 hours a day. If you wish to rent a car, compare car rental options on Skyscanner car rental.

When to go to San Jose?

The temperatures in San Jose are warm and stable with over 25 degrees year-round, and it doesn’t play a big part when you plan your trip to Costa Rica. The region has two distinct season - dry and wet. The dry season lasts from mid-December to mid-April. That’s the best time to search cheap flights to San Jose. However, it’s very popular with tourists from all over the globe, so prices may be higher. If getting wet doesn’t scare you, visit between May and November and enjoy the lowest prices.

What to see and do in San Jose?

Book cheap flights to San Jose and discover the capital of Costa Rica, the most cosmopolitan city in Central America. San Jose is not usually a destination that travelers linger in for too long. Known for its grittiness and lack of aesthetic appeal, it may not be the most beautiful city, but San Jose does offer a glimpse into the lives of Josefinos, the inhabitants, and the real Costa Rica.

San Jose has excellent markets and a nightlife that can be as sophisticated or as decadent as you want it to be. Fantastic bars will be happy to accommodate you, and there are plenty museums and galleries to explore. Looking for a unique trip? Take a bus trip to a local volcano for great walks or the La Paz waterfall gardens where you can walk through the rainforest and see beautiful wildlife.

Mercado Central is a very old market in the center of San Jose and is the best place to try delicious local food from tortillas to shellfish, corn-based dishes, and cinnamon ice-cream. Whatever you may hear about San Jose, don’t dismiss it. Its lack of popularity just means fewer tourists and more evocative experience. If you are planning your big trip to the Americas, San Jose is a must. After you have found cheap flights to San Jose, it’s time to search a great hotel. Compare prices on Skyscanner Hotels and save more money with us.

This information is correct as of February 2018

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Airports near San Jose

Frequently asked questions

There are 2 airports in San Jose: San Jose Juan Santamaria and San Jose Tobias Bolanos.
Delta, KLM, Volaris, Equatorial Congo Airlines, Viva Aerobus, Interjet, Spirit Airlines and Alaska Airlines all fly non-stop to San Jose.
The cheapest month to fly to San Jose is May.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.