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How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Costa Rica

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to SJO flight in 2021: compare New York 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 New York to Costa Rica?

Find a great deal and save up to 9% by booking at least 25 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 $415.

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.

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

August can be a great time to fly to Costa Rica from New York with a flight ticket averaging about $410. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $171. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from New York to Costa Rica in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NYC to Costa Rica flights for October, November
14 Nov - 18 Nov
$160pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
14 Nov - 18 Nov
$161pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
10 Nov - 18 Nov
$166pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to Costa Rica 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from New York found for this year
14 Nov - 18 Nov
$160pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
14 Nov - 18 Nov
$161pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
2 Dec - 9 Dec
$166pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Non-stop flights to Costa Rica from New York

Save time with New York to Costa Rica direct flight deals
4 Dec - 12 Dec
$181pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
17 Jan - 31 Jan
$182pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
11 Feb - 23 Feb
$183pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from New York to Costa Rica

Late deals on round-trip flights to Costa Rica from New York, departing today and this week
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$175pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$175pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
4 Nov - 11 Nov
$179pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

One-way flights to Costa Rica from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Costa Rica
7:21 am - 3:35 am
Frontier
1 Stop
21h 14m
EWR - SJO
Frontier
$74
CheapOair
2:59 pm - 7:45 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
17h 46m
LGA - SJO
Spirit Airlines
$75
Hotwire
11:40 am - 4:15 am
Avianca
1 Stop
17h 35m
JFK - SJO
Avianca
$77
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Flight FAQs

From New York to Costa Rica

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

United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Costa Rica for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $160, but on average you can expect to pay $168.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Costa Rica for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Costa Rica under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Costa Rica is less than $191.

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

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

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from New York 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 $54. Users have also found prices from $63 and $67 on Frontier and Avianca, respectively.

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

Interjet, Major Airline and American Airlines 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 $775 for a flight from New York to Costa Rica. The cheapest flight overall is $152 while the most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - San José Juan Santamaria Intl) is currently priced at $181.

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 Newark - San José Juan Santamaria Intl or New York LaGuardia - San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

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.

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COVID Restrictions

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from New York to Costa Rica

Most visitors from New York can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York 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 New York from Costa Rica?

Returning to New York 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 New York.

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

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Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New York to Costa Rica.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₡616.36
Flight duration from New York to Costa Rica
5h 10m

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Airports servicing

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

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
JetBlue
$161 $543 No cancel fee 62%
Volaris Costa Rica
$164 $364 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.

Delta
$175 $588 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$176 $556 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$181 $400 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$185 $618 No cancel fee 69%
Volaris
$208 $396 No cancel fee 79%
Copa Airlines
$210 $497 No cancel fee 70%
Air Canada
$244 $720 No cancel fee 67%
Interjet
$262 $646 No cancel fee 68%
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