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

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of October. Prices to Costa Rica from Los Angeles average $382. You can even find prices in October for less than $382, as users have found deals to Costa Rica from as low as $205. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Costa Rica from Los Angeles. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 50%.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica in February, March 2021

12 Mar - 21 Mar
$235pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
12 Mar - 15 Mar
$237pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
12 Mar - 19 Mar
$238pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Costa Rica 2021 flight deals

10 Sep - 18 Sep
$154pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Aug - 24 Aug
$204pp
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
11 May - 18 May
$205pp
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

30 Mar - 18 Apr
$249pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
12 Jun - 15 Jun
$254pp
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
11 May - 18 May
$258pp
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 Los Angeles to Costa Rica

2 Mar - 5 May
$252pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
5 Mar - 8 Mar
$253pp
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
5 Mar - 13 Mar
$256pp
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

One-way flights to Costa Rica from Los Angeles

8:49 pm - 6:43 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
32h 54m
LAX - SJO
Multiple Airlines
$103
SmartFares
9:40 am - 6:00 pm
Avianca
1 Stop
7h 20m
LAX - SJO
Avianca
$113
mytrip.com
7:25 pm - 1:55 am
Delta
Nonstop
5h 30m
LAX - SJO
Delta
$117
Delta

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Costa Rica

Are flight prices decreasing from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Costa Rica to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines and Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $204, but on average you can expect to pay $220.

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 $275.

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

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

How popular is this 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 most popular airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Costa Rica?

Consider Interjet, Major Airline or Endeavor Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Los Angeles to Costa Rica.

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

On average you can expect to pay $708 for a flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica. The cheapest flight overall is $140 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - San José Juan Santamaria Intl) is currently priced at $204.

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

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica consider choosing United Airlines (100%), Alaska Airlines (98%) or Delta (83%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

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

For as low as $259, Alaska Airlines can have you in Costa Rica from Los Angeles in 5h 35m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Los Angeles to Costa Rica round-trip?

Currently priced at $205, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Los Angeles to Costa Rica and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Los Angeles to Costa Rica are Spirit Airlines ($85), Avianca ($106), and Alaska Airlines ($111).

Destination points for flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica

Destination information for Costa Rica

Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₡600.11
Flight duration
5h 56m

Airports servicing Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles to Costa Rica

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
JetBlue
$178 $350 No cancel fee 62%
Interjet
$251 $354 No cancel fee 68%
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%
Copa Airlines
$205 $414 No cancel fee 70%
Volaris
$186 $420 No cancel fee 79%
American Airlines
$181 $479 No cancel fee 71%
Aeromexico
$308 $494 No cancel fee N/A
Delta
$198 $527 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$180 $551 No cancel fee 69%
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