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California to Costa Rica

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to Costa Rica?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 5% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 17 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from California to Costa Rica 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $393, or $422 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to Costa Rica?

October is one of the best times of the year to fly to Costa Rica from California. Prices for October average $404 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $205. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a October flight can save you 42% on your journey compared to booking in October

Cheap flights from California to Costa Rica in September, October 2020

The best prices found for California to Costa Rica flights for September, October
15 Oct - 13 Nov
$251pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Oct - 30 Oct
$257pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Oct - 11 Oct
$258pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Costa Rica 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from California found for this year
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$243pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 8 Nov
$248pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
7 Nov - 10 Nov
$250pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Costa Rica from California

Save time with California to Costa Rica direct flight deals
3 Mar - 8 Mar
$428pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Mar - 7 Mar
$437pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
27 Dec - 26 Jan
$445pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to Costa Rica

Late deals on round-trip flights to Costa Rica from California, departing today and this week
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$332pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Sep - 15 Oct
$363pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$373pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Costa Rica from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Costa Rica
4:15 pm - 8:18 am
JetBlue
1 Stop
14h 03m
LAX - SJO
JetBlue
12:25 pm - 7:40 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
17h 15m
LAX - SJO
Spirit Airlines
$157
Kiwi.com
8:49 pm - 7:40 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
33h 51m
LAX - SJO
Multiple Airlines
$160
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Flight FAQs

From California to Costa Rica

Are flight prices decreasing from California to Costa Rica due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both California and Costa Rica for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from California to Costa Rica for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Costa Rica for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $243, but on average you can expect to pay $259.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Costa Rica for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Costa Rica under $500. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Costa Rica is less than $474.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Costa Rica for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Costa Rica within the next 7 days for less than $400.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 202 users have taken a look at flights from California to Costa Rica.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to Costa Rica?

When booking a flight from California to Costa Rica, you may want to consider flying on Interjet, Major Airline or Endeavor Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from California to Costa Rica?

While some choose either San Francisco - San José Juan Santamaria Intl or Los Angeles - Liberia, Los Angeles - San José Juan Santamaria Intl is the most popular route from California to Costa Rica.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to Costa Rica?

Looking for the cheapest flight from California to Costa Rica? While on average our users pay $428, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $179. The most popular route (Los Angeles - San José Juan Santamaria Intl), is priced around $243.

How long is the flight from California to Costa Rica?

Airlines like JetBlue, Major Airline, and Lufthansa fly from California to Costa Rica in about 5h 20m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 50m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from California to Costa Rica round-trip?

Currently priced at $251, Spirit Airlines will fly you from California to Costa Rica and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on British Airways for as low as $256.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to Costa Rica one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $97. Spirit Airlines is not the only option available. At the moment, JetBlue is another option, for $131.

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