Cheap flights from New York (NYC) to Costa Rica

NYC — SJO
Feb 4 — Feb 111

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

Find a great deal and save up to 13% by booking at least 48 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from New York to Costa Rica within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $524.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Costa Rica?

March can be a great time to fly to Costa Rica from New York with a flight ticket averaging about $461. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as $189. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Costa Rica (NYC - CR)?

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

Cheap flights from New York to Costa Rica in January, February 2023

The best prices found for NYC to Costa Rica flights for January, February
Feb 2 - Feb 5
EWR

Newark

LIR

Liberia

1 stop

17h 54m
LIR

Liberia

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 01m
$337

United Airlines

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Feb 4 - Feb 9
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LIR

Liberia

2 stops

18h 29m
LIR

Liberia

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 03m
$341

Multiple Airlines

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Feb 5 - Feb 13
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LIR

Liberia

2 stops

20h 14m
LIR

Liberia

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 03m
$342

Multiple Airlines

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New York to Costa Rica 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from New York found for this year
Apr 27 - May 6
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

13h 47m
$278

Volaris

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Apr 22 - Apr 29
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

13h 47m
$282

Volaris

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Apr 22 - Apr 27
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

13h 47m
$283

Volaris

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Cheap Volaris flights from New York to Costa Rica

Apr 27 - May 6
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

13h 47m
$278

Volaris

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Apr 22 - Apr 29
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

13h 47m
$282

Volaris

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Apr 22 - Apr 27
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

13h 47m
$283

Volaris

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Cheap Volaris Costa Rica flights from New York to Costa Rica

Apr 22 - Apr 24
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

13h 47m
$309

Volaris Costa Rica

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Apr 17 - Apr 29
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

13h 47m
$310

Volaris Costa Rica

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Apr 17 - Apr 20
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

13h 47m
$312

Volaris Costa Rica

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Non-stop flights to Costa Rica from New York

Save time with New York to Costa Rica direct flight deals
Apr 22 - Apr 27
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

7h 09m
$324

Volaris

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Apr 22 - Apr 27
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

7h 09m
$325

Volaris

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Apr 22 - Apr 27
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Nonstop

7h 07m
SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

7h 09m
$329

Volaris

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Last minute flights from New York to Costa Rica

Late deals on return flights to Costa Rica from New York, departing today and this week
Feb 4 - Feb 9
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LIR

Liberia

2 stops

18h 29m
LIR

Liberia

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 03m
$341

Multiple Airlines

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Feb 5 - Feb 13
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

LIR

Liberia

2 stops

20h 14m
LIR

Liberia

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Nonstop

5h 03m
$342

Multiple Airlines

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Feb 4 - Feb 5
EWR

Newark

LIR

Liberia

2 stops

22h 00m
LIR

Liberia

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

5h 01m
$342

Multiple Airlines

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One-way flights to Costa Rica from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Costa Rica
May 10
LGA

New York LaGuardia

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

27h 18m
$101

Frontier

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Feb 6
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

18h 10m
$128

Copa Airlines

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Mar 13
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

SJO

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

1 stop

18h 17m
$129

Copa Airlines

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Reviews of Airlines Servicing Costa Rica

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

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

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Delta
8.0
Very good
2,019 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

JetBlue
7.7
Good
373 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,157 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Sun Country Air
7.6
Good
71 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Food

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

They lost my luggage on my way to NY and then again on my way to SF, horrible

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New York to Costa Rica flights.

If you need a change of scenery from the busy streets and cool climate of New York City, book a flight to beautiful Costa Rica for an unforgettable tropical getaway. While the Central American country may be a little further than some of the more tourist-heavy warm-weather destinations, the unspoiled beaches and lush rainforests are well worth the trip. Find your cheap flight from New York City to Costa Rica, and start planning your vacation today.

How long is the flight from New York City to Costa Rica?

A direct flight from New York City to San Jose lasts around five hours, and a flight to Liberia is about the same. Keep in mind that your trip can get a few hours longer if you book a flight with a connection in another city.

Which airlines operate flights from New York to Costa Rica?

You can find direct flights to Costa Rica from next-door Newark via United Airlines, although other major airlines such as American, Delta, jetBlue and Aeromexico offer flights from New York City with a single layover.

How frequent are flights between New York City and Costa Rica?

Direct flights to Costa Rica from John F. Kennedy International Airport are hard to come by, but Newark usually offers at least one direct flight per day and more frequent flights on weekends.

Which airports serve New York City to Costa Rica?

John F. Kennedy International Airport is New York's major airport handling international flights, but you can find more direct flight deals from neighboring Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Most flights from New York City land in Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose, the largest airport in Costa Rica. Liberia International Airport in Guancaste is another option for booking international flights, although options tend to be more limited.

Which direct flight route between New York City and Costa Rica is cheapest?

You can find the most affordable nonstop flights running from Newark Liberty International Airport to Juan Santamaría International Airport. For even lower prices, book your flight during the off season from May through mid-November. NYC offers some of the best metropolitan entertainment on the planet, but none can deny that the unspoiled tropical forests of Costa Rica are just as impressive. Temperatures hover in the 70's and 80's F year-round, perfect for a relaxing beach vacation. Unlike the concrete jungle of New York City, the blend of mountains, rainforests and sandy coastlines offers a tranquil getaway. On the other hand, if you're looking for adventure, ruin exploration tours, hang-gliding and zip lines abound, and the vibrant cities such as San Jose offer restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Be sure to pack lightweight, breathable clothing, some bug spray and walking shoes for exploring the countryside. Costa Rica may seem worlds away, but a short flight over is closer than you think. Try out our smart search engine to find the perfect flight for your Costa Rica vacation.

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

United Airlines, JetBlue, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from New York to Costa Rica for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Costa Rica for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Volaris for just $278, but on average you can expect to pay $309.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Costa Rica for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Costa Rica under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Costa Rica is less than $339.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Costa Rica for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Costa Rica within the next 7 days for less than $400.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $101. Users have also found prices from $128 and $150 on Copa Airlines and Volaris, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from New York to Costa Rica?

The most popular route from New York to Costa Rica is New York John F Kennedy Intl - San José Juan Santamaria Intl. You may also consider New York LaGuardia - San José Juan Santamaria Intl or New York John F Kennedy Intl - Liberia.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from New York to Costa Rica?

Interjet, American Airlines and Aeromexico are the most popular airlines when flying from New York to Costa Rica.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Costa Rica?

On average you can expect to pay $1,247 for a flight from New York to Costa Rica. The cheapest flight overall is $160 while the most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - San José Juan Santamaria Intl) is currently priced at $307.

Destination points for flights from New York to Costa Rica

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Top 10 airlines flying from New York to Costa Rica

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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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JetBlueCheapest$141Average$576FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$144Average$576FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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AeromexicoCheapest$144Average$295FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$145Average$639FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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AviancaCheapest$168Average$441FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$196Average$740FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Volaris Costa RicaCheapest$199Average$376FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Copa AirlinesCheapest$210Average$507FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$214Average$452FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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