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How to find the cheapest flight from
Costa Rica to Panama

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

To save up to 10% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 53 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Costa Rica to Panama from $725 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $799 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Costa Rica to Panama?

Our data shows that September tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Panama from Costa Rica. Users have commonly found prices around $680 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $282. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from Costa Rica to Panama in November, December 2020

The best prices found for Costa Rica to Panama flights for November, December
19 Dec - 21 Dec
$232pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$241pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
22 Dec - 29 Dec
$274pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Costa Rica to Panama 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Panama from Costa Rica found for next year
19 Dec - 21 Dec
$232pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
11 Dec - 13 Dec
$241pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
22 Dec - 29 Dec
$274pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Non-stop flights to Panama from Costa Rica

Save time with Costa Rica to Panama direct flight deals
22 Dec - 29 Dec
$274pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
26 Dec - 12 Jan
$275pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
21 Dec - 28 Dec
$278pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Last minute flights from Costa Rica to Panama

Late deals on round-trip flights to Panama from Costa Rica, departing today and this week
4 Dec - 6 Dec
$290pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
30 Nov - 4 Dec
$293pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
 
1 STOP
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
1 Dec - 20 Dec
$296pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Copa Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl

One-way flights to Panama from Costa Rica

The cheapest one-way flights from Costa Rica to Panama
12:05 pm - 9:35 am
Avianca
1 Stop
20h 30m
SJO - PTY
Avianca
$147
FlightNetwork
12:16 pm - 10:48 am
Wingo
1 Stop
21h 32m
SJO - PTY
Wingo
$177
Kiwi.com
8:52 am - 8:59 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
11h 07m
SJO - PTY
Multiple Airlines
$180
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Costa Rica to Panama

Are flight prices decreasing from Costa Rica to Panama 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 Costa Rica and Panama 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.

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

Avianca, Air Panama, and United 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 Costa Rica to Panama for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Costa Rica to Panama for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Copa Airlines for just $232, but on average you can expect to pay $282.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Costa Rica to Panama under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Costa Rica to Panama is less than $294.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 432 users have taken a look at flights from Costa Rica to Panama.

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

Air Panama, American Airlines and Aeromexico are the most popular airlines when flying from Costa Rica to Panama.

What are the most popular routes from Costa Rica to Panama?

While some choose either San José Juan Santamaria Intl - David Enrique Malek or Liberia - Panama City Tocumen Intl, San José Juan Santamaria Intl - Panama City Tocumen Intl is the most popular route from Costa Rica to Panama.

What are the cheapest Flights from Costa Rica to Panama?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $146. While the most popular route (San José Juan Santamaria Intl - Panama City Tocumen Intl) can be booked for $285 on average our data indicates $291 when flying from Costa Rica to Panama

What are the most reliable airlines from Costa Rica to Panama?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Costa Rica to Panama are Air France (100%), KLM (87%) and Iberia (87%).

How long is the flight from Costa Rica to Panama?

A quick flight from Costa Rica to Panama can take about 1h 10m. Avianca provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $274. All flights are typically nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Costa Rica to Panama round-trip?

Currently priced at $232, Copa Airlines will fly you from Costa Rica to Panama and back. In addition to Copa Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Avianca and Spirit Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $274 and $315, respectively.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Avianca, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $131. However, be on the lookout for offers from Copa Airlines and Spirit Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Costa Rica to Panama for a low price.

Destination points for flights from Costa Rica to Panama

Destination information for Panama

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Costa Rica to Panama
Today's exchange rate
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Flight duration
1h 20m

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing

Puerto Piña Bahia Pinas (BFQ)
Panama City Panamá Pacifico (BLB)
Bocas del Toro (BOC)
Changuinola (CHX)
David Enrique Malek (DAV)
Jaqué (JQE)

Top 7 airlines from Costa Rica to Panama

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Costa Rica to Panama 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
Avianca
$198 $311 No cancel fee 71%
Copa Airlines
$188 $329 No change fee 70%
Air Panama
$168 $426 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Panama. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$308 $481 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$1,145 $1,491 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$2,411 $4,475 No cancel fee 71%
British Airways
$2,764 $5,944 No cancel fee 70%
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