Cheap flights from California (CA) to Costa Rica

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Costa Rica

All the information you need to plan the best null to SJO flight in 2021: compare California to Costa Rica flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in 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 15 days in advance to save up to 7% 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 15 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 $340, or $376 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 $382 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 50% on your journey compared to booking in October

Cheap flights from California to Costa Rica in May, June 2021

The best prices found for California to Costa Rica flights for May, June
2 Jun - 6 Jun
$269pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Jun - 6 Jun
$270pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
7 Jun - 11 Jun
$273pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Costa Rica 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from California found for this year
18 Aug - 18 Sep
$253pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Avianca
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Sep - 8 Sep
$255pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Avianca
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Oct - 9 Oct
$256pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Avianca
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Costa Rica from California

Save time with California to Costa Rica direct flight deals
1 Sep - 12 Sep
$278pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Avianca
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Sep - 12 Sep
$279pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Avianca
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Sep - 25 Sep
$294pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Alaska Airlines
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
22 May - 11 Jun
$285pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 May - 29 Jun
$291pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
21 May - 29 Jun
$292pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Costa Rica from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Costa Rica
7:00 am - 3:10 pm
Alaska Airlines
1 Stop
7h 10m
LAX - SJO
Alaska Airlines
7:40 am - 7:53 pm
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
11h 13m
LAX - SJO
Spirit Airlines
$134
Fareboom
7:15 pm - 1:52 am
Delta
Nonstop
5h 37m
LAX - SJO
Delta
$142
Delta

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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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from California to Costa Rica to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from California to Costa Rica are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from California to Costa Rica have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from California to Costa Rica that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Delta, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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 Avianca for just $253, but on average you can expect to pay $266.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Costa Rica for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Costa Rica under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Costa Rica is less than $305.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Costa Rica for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Costa Rica within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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 Los Angeles - Liberia or San Francisco - San José Juan Santamaria Intl, 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 $720, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $139. The most popular route (Los Angeles - San José Juan Santamaria Intl), is priced around $267.

How long is the flight from California to Costa Rica?

Airlines like Alaska Airlines and Avianca fly from California to Costa Rica in about 5h 27m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 1h 48m. 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 $253, Avianca will fly you from California to Costa Rica and back. In addition to Avianca, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Copa Airlines for as low as $267.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Avianca, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $102. Copa Airlines flights start at $103 while deals on Alaska Airlines start at $132 one-way.

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Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₡604.58
Flight duration
5h 43m

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing

El Progreso Drake Bay (DRK)
La Fortuna (FON)
Golfito (GLF)
Limon (LIO)
Liberia International Airport (LIR)
Nosara Beach (NOB)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to Costa Rica

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Costa Rica choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Interjet
$166 $344 No cancel fee 68%
JetBlue
$166 $373 No cancel fee 62%
Volaris Costa Rica
$142 $384 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Volaris Costa Rica. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Volaris
$186 $420 No cancel fee 79%
Spirit Airlines
$174 $495 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$181 $589 No cancel fee 71%
Aeromexico
$308 $614 No cancel fee N/A
Copa Airlines
$205 $616 No cancel fee 70%
Avianca
$320 $655 No cancel fee 71%
Envoy Air
$379 $656 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Envoy Air. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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