Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Costa Rica

LAX — SJO
Jan 31 — Feb 71

Cheap Volaris flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica

Apr 13 - Apr 23
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

23h 28m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 45m
$216

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Mar 1 - May 24
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

21h 06m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

9h 57m
$217

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Apr 14 - Apr 23
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

20h 47m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 45m
$220

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Cheap Volaris Costa Rica flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica

Apr 17 - Apr 23
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

23h 28m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 45m
$266

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Apr 15 - Apr 24
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

23h 28m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

9h 57m
$268

Volaris Costa Rica

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Apr 15 - Apr 22
LAX

Los Angeles

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

23h 28m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

24h 04m
$270

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Reviews of Airlines Servicing Costa Rica

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The line to get in took 2 hours. When I finally got to the gate they had a computer issue and could not read my boarding pass which for once (never again) I had not printed out. Despite the fact that I had checked in the night before and had my confirmation they would not let me board. No assistance from Alaska whatsoever I was forced to walk back to the agent, wait in a huge line and miss my flight. They were not able to get me on another flight until 10 hours later. I received a $10 food voucher which barely got me a cup of coffee.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The line to get in took 2 hours. When I finally got to the gate they had a computer issue and could not read my boarding pass which for once (never again) I had not printed out. Despite the fact that I had checked in the night before and had my confirmation they would not let me board. No assistance from Alaska whatsoever I was forced to walk back to the agent, wait in a huge line and miss my flight. They were not able to get me on another flight until 10 hours later. I received a $10 food voucher which barely got me a cup of coffee.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,142 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The line to get in took 2 hours. When I finally got to the gate they had a computer issue and could not read my boarding pass which for once (never again) I had not printed out. Despite the fact that I had checked in the night before and had my confirmation they would not let me board. No assistance from Alaska whatsoever I was forced to walk back to the agent, wait in a huge line and miss my flight. They were not able to get me on another flight until 10 hours later. I received a $10 food voucher which barely got me a cup of coffee.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,666 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The line to get in took 2 hours. When I finally got to the gate they had a computer issue and could not read my boarding pass which for once (never again) I had not printed out. Despite the fact that I had checked in the night before and had my confirmation they would not let me board. No assistance from Alaska whatsoever I was forced to walk back to the agent, wait in a huge line and miss my flight. They were not able to get me on another flight until 10 hours later. I received a $10 food voucher which barely got me a cup of coffee.

Avianca
7.2
Good
581 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The line to get in took 2 hours. When I finally got to the gate they had a computer issue and could not read my boarding pass which for once (never again) I had not printed out. Despite the fact that I had checked in the night before and had my confirmation they would not let me board. No assistance from Alaska whatsoever I was forced to walk back to the agent, wait in a huge line and miss my flight. They were not able to get me on another flight until 10 hours later. I received a $10 food voucher which barely got me a cup of coffee.

Spirit Airlines
6.9
Okay
707 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Reviews

1 / 10

The line to get in took 2 hours. When I finally got to the gate they had a computer issue and could not read my boarding pass which for once (never again) I had not printed out. Despite the fact that I had checked in the night before and had my confirmation they would not let me board. No assistance from Alaska whatsoever I was forced to walk back to the agent, wait in a huge line and miss my flight. They were not able to get me on another flight until 10 hours later. I received a $10 food voucher which barely got me a cup of coffee.

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Useful info, stats and facts about Los Angeles to Costa Rica flights.

One of Central America's true treasures, Costa Rica is small in size but huge on culture, sightseeing and adventure. Hop a flight from LA to Costa Rica to experience the natural beauty of over 20 natural parks and biological reserves - be sure to check out the sea turtles nesting at Tortuguero National Park. Looking at majestic waterfalls is awe-inspiring, but if action is what you crave, book a rafting or kayaking experience. Or, simply relax and unwind at a posh Costa Rican resort. Whatever you crave, Costa Rica can deliver.

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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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$20FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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LATAM AirlinesCheapest$112Average$628FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$114Average$384FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$116Average$384FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Volaris Costa RicaCheapest$156Average$351FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$161Average$542FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Copa AirlinesCheapest$161Average$459FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$183Average$556FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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AviancaCheapest$196Average$477FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$202Average$492FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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