Cheap flights from Illinois (IL) to Costa Rica

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Illinois to Costa Rica

All the information you need to plan the best null to SJO flight in 2022: compare Illinois to Costa Rica flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Costa Rica.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Illinois to Costa Rica?

Our data shows that September tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Costa Rica from Illinois. Users have commonly found prices around $413 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $292. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Illinois to Costa Rica, book at least 53 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 22% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $403 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $497.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Illinois to Costa Rica (IL - CR)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Illinois to Costa Rica as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Illinois to Costa Rica in January, February 2022

The best prices found for Illinois to Costa Rica flights for January, February
9 Feb - 17 Feb
$178pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Feb - 17 Feb
$189pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Jan - 1 Feb
$192pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Illinois to Costa Rica 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from Illinois found for this year
15 Mar - 29 Mar
$176pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Feb - 17 Feb
$178pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 May - 11 May
$180pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Costa Rica from Illinois

Save time with Illinois to Costa Rica direct flight deals
21 Apr - 1 May
$468pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Apr - 1 May
$474pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 Feb - 6 Mar
$516pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Illinois to Costa Rica

Late deals on round-trip flights to Costa Rica from Illinois, departing today and this week
29 Jan - 8 Feb
$193pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Feb - 8 Feb
$197pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Jan - 2 Feb
$205pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Costa Rica from Illinois

The cheapest one-way flights from Illinois to Costa Rica
11:47 am - 9:48 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
23h 01m
MLI - LIR
American Airlines
12:30 am - 7:43 am
Spirit Airlines
3 Stops
31h 13m
STL - SJO
Spirit Airlines
$158
mytrip.com
8:25 am - 8:17 am
Frontier
1 Stop
24h 52m
ORD - LIR
Frontier
$185
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Flight FAQs

From Illinois to Costa Rica

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Illinois to Costa Rica have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Copa Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Illinois to Costa Rica for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Illinois to Costa Rica for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $178, but on average you can expect to pay $193.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Illinois to Costa Rica under $500. A good price for a nonstop flight from Illinois to Costa Rica is less than $688.

Are there last-minute flights available from Illinois to Costa Rica for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Illinois to Costa Rica within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $109. Users have also found prices from $120 and $158 on American Airlines and Delta, respectively.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Costa Rica from Illinois?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Illinois to Costa Rica

Most visitors from Illinois can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Illinois are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Costa Rica.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Illinois are not required to quarantine after entering Costa Rica.

Documents
Epidemiological Health Pass Form - The Health Pass can only be completed within 72 hours of arriving in the country. One form must be completed per person, including minors, without exception.

Health Insurance - Tourists may get an insurance from Costa Rican insurance companies that are registered and authorized by the General Superintendence of Insurance of Costa Rica.


Do I need a test to fly back to Illinois from Costa Rica?

Returning to Illinois from Costa Rica

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Costa Rica must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Illinois.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Costa Rica are not required to quarantine after entering Illinois.

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Destination information for Costa Rica

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Illinois to Costa Rica.
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Airports servicing

Bloomington (BMI)
Champaign (CMI)
Decatur (DEC)
Moline (MLI)
Marion (MWA)

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines flying from Illinois to Costa Rica

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Illinois 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
JetBlue
$148 $337 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$179 $394 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$203 $673 No cancel fee 69%
Interjet
$262 $393 No cancel fee 68%

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

Air Canada
$271 $563 No cancel fee 67%
American Airlines
$276 $693 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$283 $695 No cancel fee N/A
Copa Airlines
$292 $410 No cancel fee 70%
Avianca
$326 $692 No cancel fee 71%
Aeromexico
$421 $644 No cancel fee N/A
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