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Flights to Costa Rica in 2021

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, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£435Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip from£365From London to Costa Rica
One-way from£7One-way flight from London to Costa Rica

Cheap flights to Costa Rica in June, July 2021

The best prices found for SJO flights for June, July
18 Jun - 16 Jul
£398pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Iberia
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Iberia
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
25 Jun - 27 Jun
£401pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Iberia
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Iberia
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
18 Jun - 20 Jun
£401pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Iberia
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Iberia
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Costa Rica 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica found for this year
5 Nov - 18 Mar
£341pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Iberia
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Iberia
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Sep - 24 Sep
£355pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air France
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Air France
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Sep - 24 Sep
£357pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air France
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Air France
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Last minute flights to Costa Rica

Late deals on return flights to Costa Rica, departing today and this week
25 Jun - 23 Jul
£398pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Iberia
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Iberia
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
25 Jun - 27 Jun
£401pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Iberia
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Iberia
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
25 Jun - 25 Jul
£409pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Iberia
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Iberia
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Costa Rica right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Costa Rica at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Costa Rica citizens and travellers alike and are as follows: Costa Rica has restricted the entry of all travellers who are not nationals and residents of Costa Rica. Travellers who left Costa Rica before 25 March 2020, or after 30 April 2020, and have permanent or temporary residence, special category (Categoria Especial), or non-resident sub-category stay (No Residente Subcategoria Estancia) may still enter the country. All of the above travellers must self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon arrival. Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom may still transit through the country.. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

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Cheapest prices for Costa Rica flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Costa Rica found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£539
February
£551
March
£555
April
£479
May
£436
June
£473
July
£757
August
£507
September
£444
October
£417
November
£485
December
£483
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Costa Rica is currently October; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Costa Rica?

Average San José Juan Santamaria Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LON - SJO
Price
£417 - £890
SJO
Temperature
28 - 30 °C
SJO
Rainfall
8 - 290 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?

The cheapest flights to Costa Rica are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

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

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Costa Rica. Flights at midday are usually the most expensive.

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.

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How popular are flights to Costa Rica this year?

Flights to Costa Rica have seen a 54% decrease in demand compared to the previous year.

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