Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Costa Rica

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Costa Rica

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to SJO flight in 2021: compare Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

To save up to 25% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 59 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Los Angeles to Costa Rica from $471 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $541 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to Costa Rica (LAX - CR)?

When flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Costa Rica from Los Angeles. Prices for August average $443 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $223. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 57% on your journey compared to booking in August

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LAX to Costa Rica flights for October, November
3 Nov - 9 Nov
$200pp
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
2 Nov - 10 Nov
$201pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Nov - 13 Nov
$203pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Costa Rica 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from Los Angeles found for this year
3 Nov - 9 Nov
$200pp
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
2 Nov - 10 Nov
$201pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Nov - 13 Nov
$203pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Costa Rica from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Costa Rica direct flight deals
20 Apr - 28 Apr
$239pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
9 Mar - 17 Mar
$240pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Volaris
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Mar - 10 Mar
$243pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Volaris
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica

Late deals on round-trip flights to Costa Rica from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
3 Nov - 9 Nov
$200pp
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
2 Nov - 10 Nov
$201pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Nov - 10 Nov
$206pp
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

One-way flights to Costa Rica from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica
10:43 pm - 7:05 am
Volaris Costa Rica
1 Stop
7h 22m
LAX - SJO
Volaris Costa Rica
$97
Gotogate
10:10 am - 7:50 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
19h 40m
LAX - SJO
Spirit Airlines
$110
mytrip.com
6:50 pm - 4:15 am
Avianca
1 Stop
7h 25m
LAX - SJO
Avianca
$111
mytrip.com

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Costa Rica

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

Most people fly from Los Angeles (LAX) if they book a flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica. Los Angeles is conveniently located just 9.4 mi from Los Angeles’s city center.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Delta, Alaska Airlines, and Volaris Costa Rica flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $176, but on average you can expect to pay $192.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica is less than $254.

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

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

How popular is this Los Angeles to Costa Rica flight route?

The Los Angeles to Costa Rica flight path was viewed by 202 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $69. However, be on the lookout for offers from Volaris Costa Rica and Avianca, as they are both options that can get you from Los Angeles to Costa Rica for a low price.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

The cheapest flight price from Los Angeles to Costa Rica is $139. On average you can expect to pay $720. The most popular route, (Los Angeles - San José Juan Santamaria Intl), can usually be booked for $193.

What are the most reliable airlines from Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Los Angeles to Costa Rica on time: United Airlines (90%), JetBlue (56%), Delta (53%).

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

The most popular airlines flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica are Interjet, Major Airline and Endeavor Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

A nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica takes about six hours or slightly less. If you book a flight with stops (such as in Panama City or Guadalajara), add a few hours or more to your total trip time.

Which airlines operate flights Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

Travelers flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica are fortunate to have a generous selection of airlines, including major North American carriers United, Delta, Spirit, Alaskan Airlines, American and jetBlue. Other international airlines traveling between LA and Costa Rica include Copa, Aeromexico and Avianca.

How frequent are flights between Los Angeles and Costa Rica?

The selection of nonstop flights from LA to Costa Rica is sparse; expect about two per day. However, dozens of flight paths per day can get you to Costa Rica if you don't mind a layover or two.

Which airports serve Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the undisputed king of airports in the LA area, and it's one of the busiest hubs in the United States. The largest and busiest airport in Costa Rica is Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in Alajuela; Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR) in Liberia is the country's other international airport and is convenient for those staying in the northwest region of Costa Rica.

Which direct flight route between Los Angeles and Costa Rica is cheapest?

Direct flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica cost around $600 to $800 (round trip, before tax) on the low end. You can book a round trip flight with stops as low as $500, so being flexible can help your budget. Also, keep an eye out for special packages or other deals that can save you money on airfare. If you're planning on leaving LA for Costa Rica, one thing to keep in mind is that you're leaving a mostly dry climate for a tropical one, meaning there will be bugs. While your options for packing mosquito repellent are limited due to TSA regulations, at least plan on stocking up when you get there. Driving in Los Angeles is...a unique experience not for the impatient; however, you at least have signs and clearly marked intersections - not so much in many parts of Costa Rica. If you must rent a car, be prepared for a new experience. Otherwise, it may be smart to arrange other transportation options. Lastly, prepare yourself for a laid-back pace in much of Costa Rica. Life in Los Angeles is fast and furious at times, so treat yourself to a break from it all in Costa Rica. Escape from LA for a week of untouched natural beauty, cosmopolitan nightlife and jungle adventure. Use our smart search engine to find the best deals on flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica.

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COVID Restrictions

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Los Angeles to Costa Rica

Most visitors from Los Angeles can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles from Costa Rica?

Returning to Los Angeles from Costa Rica

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Costa Rica must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

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

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Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₡617.98
Flight duration from LAX to Costa Rica
5h 53m

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles 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
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.

Spirit Airlines
$174 $394 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$178 $350 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$180 $551 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$181 $479 No cancel fee 71%
Volaris
$186 $420 No cancel fee 79%
Delta
$198 $527 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$199 $635 No cancel fee 75%
Copa Airlines
$205 $414 No cancel fee 70%
Interjet
$251 $354 No cancel fee 68%
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