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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To San José?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were $250 and $97 for one-way flights to San José for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply

OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
EWRSan JoséMarch 5 to March 8$262
LGASan JoséFebruary 8 to March 3$262
ATLSan JoséFebruary 12 to February 16$263
MIASan JoséJanuary 11 to January 18$312
JFKSan JoséFebruary 5 to February 9$328
BOSSan JoséFebruary 8 to February 17$361
SFOSan JoséFebruary 21 to February 22$386
LAXSan JoséFebruary 12 to March 16$401
DENSan JoséJanuary 30 to February 6$420
YULSan JoséDecember 7 to December 19$449
*Prices include taxes and fees
OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
LAXSan JoséDecember 2 to December 17$342
EWRSan JoséDecember 4 to December 18$343
EWRSan JoséDecember 4 to December 18$343
MIASan JoséDecember 3 to December 13$345
JFKSan JoséDecember 2 to December 20$353
SFOSan JoséDecember 2 to December 6$392
YULSan JoséDecember 4 to December 20$409
BOSSan JoséDecember 2 to December 20$449
ATLSan JoséDecember 4 to December 18$520
DENSan JoséDecember 4 to December 20$568
*Prices include taxes and fees

San José Flight Information

Traveling to San José
Lowest Price $250
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines Serving Frontier Airlines, Volaris
Number of Daily Flights
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Amazing San José Accommodation Deals

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

2.5 out of 5
Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Del Teatro Municipal 200 m. al Este, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20101
The price is $53 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$53
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (489 reviews)
"It’s actually better in person! They may need updated photos. The pool area has a cool covered outdoor living space to enjoy rain or shine. The exterior of the building is painted a light yellow and green and looks nice. Front desk/all staff was friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was good, I liked ..."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Hotel El Maragato

Hotel El Maragato

3 out of 5
Ave Central, between street 1 and 3, San José, San Jose
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in San José. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (462 reviews)
"Very reasonably priced and the location was excellent."

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Hotel El Maragato
Hotel Luisiana

Hotel Luisiana

3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose, 506
The price is $59 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
$59
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Santa Ana. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Friendly staff"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Hotel Luisiana

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Posada Canal Grande

Posada Canal Grande

3 out of 5
Piedades, Santa Ana, San Jose (province), 84-6150
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Santa Ana. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free ferry terminal shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (994 reviews)
Great place at a great value, limited wifi
"At first they asked us if we wanted ground floor, and w said yes and got placed in room 4. It was a total nightmare with a rattling door and a shower with no edges. We asked if we could move, they said yes, and we moved to room 7, which was amazing. Clean, great shower, lots of space, a separate ..."

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Posada Canal Grande
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Our Top San José with Airport Shuttles

Barceló San José

Barceló San José

4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San José, San Jose, 458-1150
The price is $74 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 30
$74
per night
Dec 29 - Dec 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San José. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,074 reviews)
Loved this hotel!
"Great staff. Loved our stay here. The reception staff is super nice and friendly. The check-in and check-out was smooth. They accommodated all our requests for last minute laundry, extra day of stay, medication. The chef was so sweet, she made us amazing vegetarian pasta at 4 in the evening. Overall ..."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Barceló San José
La Riviera Hotel B&B

La Riviera Hotel B&B

3 out of 5
100 mts south of Cemetery, San Antonio de Belen, Heredia
The price is $84 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$84
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Antonio de Belen. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (757 reviews)
"Beautiful location with lush greens landscaping and pool, free airport shuttle, staff was very friendly and helpful there. The restaurant there is very good. Breakfast is all included which is nice. The only con was the room was little dirty, the sheets and towels were thin and some stained. The ..."

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

La Riviera Hotel B&B
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas, 3 Miles South of Intl Airport, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia, 71880 1000
The price is $68 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
$68
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Ciudad Cariari. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,003 reviews)
"It was amazing, and the workers we're very friendly."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

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Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20109
The price is $110 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
$110
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,003 reviews)
"As expected for a Marriot property"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Luxury Hotels in San José

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall

5 out of 5
Prospero Fernandez Higway, In Front of Multiplaza Shopping, San Rafael, San Jose, 1000
The price is $236 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
$236
per night
Dec 2 - Dec 3
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in San Rafael. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (532 reviews)
"Excellence"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
Barceló San José

Barceló San José

4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San José, San Jose, 458-1150
The price is $74 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 30
$74
per night
Dec 29 - Dec 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San José. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,074 reviews)
Loved this hotel!
"Great staff. Loved our stay here. The reception staff is super nice and friendly. The check-in and check-out was smooth. They accommodated all our requests for last minute laundry, extra day of stay, medication. The chef was so sweet, she made us amazing vegetarian pasta at 4 in the evening. Overall ..."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Barceló San José
Studio Hotel Boutique

Studio Hotel Boutique

4 out of 5
50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana, San Jose, 1982-2100
The price is $94 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
$94
per night
Dec 2 - Dec 3
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Santa Ana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,005 reviews)
"Very clean, lots of art work."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Studio Hotel Boutique

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Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center

4 out of 5
Autopista General Canas, 3 Miles South of Intl Airport, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia, 71880 1000
The price is $68 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
$68
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Ciudad Cariari. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,003 reviews)
"It was amazing, and the workers we're very friendly."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center
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Family Friendly Hotels in San José

Hotel Robledal
Great for families

Hotel Robledal

3 out of 5
400mts Oeste De La Iglesia de El Roble, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20104
The price is $102 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$102
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (380 reviews)

Families like: Kids pool, free breakfast for the whole family, free airport shuttle, laundry

Travelers say...
"Gracious and informative hosts, good location close to airport. Beautiful grounds and clean room. Slightly noisy from traffic and planes."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Hotel Robledal
Hotel Luisiana
Great for families

Hotel Luisiana

3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose, 506
The price is $59 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
$59
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Santa Ana. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)

Families like: Kids pool, playground, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs

Travelers say...
"Friendly staff"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Hotel Luisiana
Trapp Family Country Inn
Great for families

Trapp Family Country Inn

3 out of 5
400m west of soccer field, San Antonio del Tejar, Alajuela, Alajuela, 70-5655
The price is $98 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
$98
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
Stay at this 3-star inn in Alajuela. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (586 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, laundry

Travelers say...
"Beds were very comfy! Nice hot shower. Continental breakfast was delicious. The gardens and grounds surrounding hotel are beautiful."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Trapp Family Country Inn

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Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel
Great for families

Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel

3.5 out of 5
100 metros oeste Hotel Wyndham Herradura, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
The price is $90 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
$90
per night
Dec 2 - Dec 3
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Ciudad Cariari. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (157 reviews)

Families like: Indoor tennis courts, laundry

Love Terrazas de Golf
"Outstanding boutique hotel providing exceptional services to guests! Have stayed here twice. 5 stars is not enough! Convenient to both the airport and city center. Easy walking distance to restaurants/grocery store. Do yourself a favor - stop searching for hotels - stay here!"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Terrazas de Golf Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Best San José Flight and Hotel Packages

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Frequently asked questions

Can I catch a flight to San Jose at the moment?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor is the place to go for up-to-date information about travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for flight passengers heading to San Jose.
Which airlines fly to San Jose?
20 airlines advertise flights to San Jose, making it one of the world’s largest airline hubs. Most seasoned travelers recommend these leading carriers:

  • AVIANCA
  • Costa Rica Green Airways
  • Copa Airlines

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?
San Jose is serviced by one airport, which makes booking your flight here straightforward. Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) is around 10 mi from the downtown area.
Where to stay in San Jose
Start making your dreams about San Jose a reality by reserving your accommodations through Travelocity. With at least 736 options at your fingertips, we know you’ll find the ideal place to catch some Zs.The Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica or the Hotel Grano de Oro should be suitable for those travelers looking for first-class service and soft, high thread-count sheets. If you’d prefer to spend your vacation budget on memorable San Jose experiences, book a room at the Hotel Kekoldi Garden or the Hostel Casa Colon.
Places to visit in San Jose
So many things to do and so little time. If you want to experience what the city has to offer, add National Theater, and Jade Museum to your travel schedule. If you have an extra day, visit National Center of Art and Culture, and National Museum of Costa Rica too.Check out the schedule at Costa Rica National Stadium, where you can see an exciting sports match. Need some more options? Sabana Park is an idyllic urban oasis. It’s the ideal place to take a tranquil walk and simply enjoy the fresh air. But there’s more. Visit Morazan Park, an urban oasis, and make time to simply enjoy basking in the sun and appreciating your green, leafy surroundings.
How to get through airport security fast when traveling to San Jose
These useful tips about airport security will save you plenty of time on your way to San Jose:

  • Make sure you know the location of your passport and boarding pass. You don’t want to hold up the line when you’re asked to produce them.
  • Coins, belts and power banks are to be placed in a tub for X-raying. If you pass through the body scanner with any of these items, you’ll be turned back and instructed to remove them.
  • Electronic items such as tablets, laptops and phones are always sent through the X-ray machine separately. Be sure they’re easily accessible.
  • When you approach the security checkpoint, you’ll be asked to put all creams, gels and liquids in a separate tray for scanning. Make sure they’re all stored in containers smaller than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and sealed in a clear zip-lock bag.
  • The airport security will likely tell you to remove your shoes in preparation for entering the body scanner. Pick a pair that slip off easily. There’s nothing worse than having to do your laces up again and again.
  • Stash any multi-tools or other sharp metal items inside your checked luggage. Airport security won’t permit these aboard the aircraft.

How to find cheap flights

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Airfares offered on Friday tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2021. Purchasing your airfares on a Thursday or Saturday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Wednesday or Sunday. Our data shows that those two days have the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals.

 

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Frequent travellers may already know this, earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Monday are the cheapest of the week. Since flights towards the middle of the week tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise. This is why, on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2021 were most expensive for Wednesday 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 2021 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2-4 weeks prior to their travel dates.

*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Flights To San José

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.