Cheap flights to Costa Rica

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Flights to Costa Rica in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£482Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from£437From London to San José Juan Santamaria Intl
One-way from£246One-way flight from London to Costa Rica

Cheap flights to Costa Rica in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SJO flights for May, June
1 Jun - 15 Jun
LGW

London Gatwick

LIR

Liberia

Nonstop

10h 55m
LIR

Liberia

LGW

London Gatwick

Nonstop

10h 15m
£357

TUI Airways

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Deal found 17/5/22

8 Jun - 15 Jun
LGW

London Gatwick

LIR

Liberia

Nonstop

10h 55m
LIR

Liberia

LGW

London Gatwick

Nonstop

10h 15m
£362

TUI Airways

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Deal found 18/5/22

15 Jun - 22 Jun
LGW

London Gatwick

LIR

Liberia

Nonstop

10h 55m
LIR

Liberia

LGW

London Gatwick

Nonstop

10h 15m
£367

TUI Airways

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Deal found 17/5/22

Costa Rica 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica found for this year
18 May - 1 Jun
LGW

London Gatwick

LIR

Liberia

Nonstop

10h 55m
LIR

Liberia

LGW

London Gatwick

Nonstop

10h 15m
£347

TUI Airways

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Deal found 17/5/22

18 May - 1 Jun
LGW

London Gatwick

LIR

Liberia

Nonstop

10h 55m
LIR

Liberia

LGW

London Gatwick

Nonstop

10h 15m
£352

TUI Airways

View Deal

Deal found 18/5/22

1 Jun - 15 Jun
LGW

London Gatwick

LIR

Liberia

Nonstop

10h 55m
LIR

Liberia

LGW

London Gatwick

Nonstop

10h 15m
£357

TUI Airways

View Deal

Deal found 17/5/22

Last minute flights to Costa Rica

Late deals on return flights to Costa Rica, departing today and this week
24 May - 14 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

2 stops

20h 39m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 55m
£461

United Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

26 May - 19 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

14h 15m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

35h 05m
£465

Air Canada

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Deal found 16/5/22

25 May - 8 Jun
LGW

London Gatwick

LIR

Liberia

Nonstop

10h 55m
LIR

Liberia

LGW

London Gatwick

Nonstop

10h 15m
£466

TUI Airways

View Deal

Deal found 19/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Costa Rica?

The cheapest ticket to Costa Rica found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

£534

February

£550

March

£574

April

£551

May

£547

June

£581

July

£688

August

£548

September

£524

October

£550

November

£604

December

£654

Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Costa Rica. Flying to Costa Rica in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Costa Rica?

Average Costa Rica flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

LON - SJO

Price

£523 - £932

SJO

Temperature

18 - 21 °C

SJO

Rainfall

0 - 300 mm

Peak Season:

The dry season from late November to late April is the best time to book flights to Costa Rica. The weather is extremely pleasant for exploring the forests or laying on the beach. Flights to Costa Rica are more expensive between these months as it’s the main tourist season, so expect big crowds and more expensive hotel rates. If you book your flights to Costa Rica early enough you can sometimes find deals.

Off Season:

Winter is considered between May to November, which is also the rainy season in Costa Rica. However the temperatures are generally mild and pleasant unless you’re up in the mountains. You can find the cheapest flights to Costa Rica during the winter, and you’ll find much cheaper accommodation too. Avoid flights between September and October as they are the rainiest months and some hotels shut down, although you will find cheap flights to Costa Rica.

When is the best time to book a flight to Costa Rica?

The winter offers cheap flights to Costa Rica, so if you book a month or two in advance you can save a lot on your flight tickets. During the summer is a lot more expensive for flights to Costa Rica, especially if you want to visit the main tourist destinations. If you can be flexible with your dates then you’ll find cheap flights to Costa Rica without too much trouble, and although the rainiest months are the cheapest, you will find some hotels closed. Sitting on either side of the plane should reward you with spectacular views of lakes and beaches, however this is dependent on the weather.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Costa Rica?

Wednesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Costa Rica. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Costa Rica?

Costa Rica flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Costa Rica?

Flights from London (All airports) to San Jose, Costa Rica – 13 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Costa Rica – 15 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to San Jose, Costa Rica – 10 hours 45 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Costa Rica – 18 hours 30 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Costa Rica?

British Airways, Air Canada, Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines all operate flights to Costa Rica. Depending where you want to fly to will depend on who your airline will be. British Airways offer complimentary food and drinks throughout the flight so you can take advantage and get the best value for your money if you request several beverages. The best bet is to compare each airline for fees for checked in baggage etc and then decide which is the most beneficial for you.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

San Jose, Costa Rica:

The airport is located around 17km from the city of San Jose, and there are a couple of different methods to transport between the two. Outside of the airport you can get a local bus directly downtown and there is storage under the bus for luggage. It’s the cheapest option to get downtown and you can get a taxi from downtown if you need to get elsewhere. When getting a taxi, make sure you agree on a fee before getting in as a lot of taxis charge up to twice the normal amount to tourists, so finding out an average price beforehand is helpful.

Daniel Oduber Quirós, Costa Rica:

Also known as The Liberia International Airport, Daniel Oduber is located just a few miles away from the closest beach and only 12km from the city of Liberia, making it convenient for your flights to Costa Rica. Airport shuttles are the easiest way to travel to the city, with the added benefit of taking you directly to your hotel or destination, as opposed to the public buses which are restricted on exactly where to drop you off. Due to legislation, if you want an airport shuttle you must reserve it in advance, so once you’ve booked your flight to Costa Rica it’s advisable to arrange a shuttle as soon as you’ve organised your accommodation.

What is good to know if travelling to Costa Rica?

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How popular are flights to Costa Rica this year?

There has been a 94% increase in demand for Costa Rica flights over the last year.

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