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How to find the cheapest flight from
Costa Rica to Panama

All the information you need to plan the best null to PTY flight in 2021: compare Costa Rica to Panama flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Panama.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Costa Rica to Panama?

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Panama from Costa Rica. Users have commonly found prices around $281 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $233. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Costa Rica to Panama (CR - PA)?

When flying from Costa Rica to Panama, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

To save up to 20% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 48 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 $316 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $370 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Costa Rica to Panama in December, January 2022

The best prices found for Costa Rica to Panama flights for December, January
15 Jan - 22 Jan
$135pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
15 Jan - 22 Jan
$136pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
15 Jan - 22 Jan
$138pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Costa Rica to Panama 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Panama from Costa Rica found for this year
24 Dec - 8 Jan
$185pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
24 Dec - 8 Jan
$196pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
24 Dec - 8 Jan
$201pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
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
15 Jan - 22 Jan
$135pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
15 Jan - 20 Jan
$136pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
8 Feb - 15 Feb
$138pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
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
10 Dec - 24 Dec
$233pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
10 Dec - 17 Dec
$234pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
14 Dec - 17 Dec
$261pp
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
PTY
Panama City Tocumen Intl
Wingo
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
8:58 am - 8:59 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
11h 01m
SJO - PTY
Spirit Airlines
$143
SmartFares
5:19 am - 7:42 am
Wingo
Nonstop
1h 23m
SJO - PTY
Wingo
$152
Wingo
3:21 am - 5:44 am
Copa Airlines
Nonstop
1h 23m
SJO - PTY
Copa Airlines
$154
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Flight FAQs

From Costa Rica to Panama

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

Copa Airlines, Avianca, and Air Panama 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Costa Rica to Panama for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Wingo for just $135, but on average you can expect to pay $168.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Costa Rica to Panama under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Costa Rica to Panama is less than $173.

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.

What days are nonstop flights available from Costa Rica to Panama?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Saturday.

How popular is this Costa Rica to Panama flight route?

This flight path from Costa Rica to Panama was viewed by 432 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Costa Rica to Panama on average per day?

4 flight departures from Costa Rica to Panama per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Costa Rica to Panama?

Airlines like Wingo, Copa Airlines, and Avianca fly from Costa Rica to Panama in about 1h 23m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 21h 36m. The distance from Costa Rica to Panama is about 336 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $72 on Wingo. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Avianca from $83 and Copa Airlines from $101 one-way.

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COVID Restrictions

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Costa Rica to Panama

Most visitors from Costa Rica need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Panama.

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 Panama.

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - All travelers are required to complete an Electronic Affidavit (sworn statement) before boarding their flight to Panama. After filling up the document, travelers will receive a QR code that must be shown on their smartphones.


Do I need a test to fly back to Costa Rica from Panama?

Returning to Costa Rica from Panama

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Panama must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Costa Rica.

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

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Destination points for flights from Costa Rica to Panama

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Destination information for Panama

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Costa Rica to Panama.
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Flight duration from Costa Rica to Panama
1h 21m

Airports servicing

El Progreso Drake Bay (DRK)
La Fortuna (FON)
Golfito (GLF)
Limon (LIO)
Liberia (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 flying 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
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.

Copa Airlines
$188 $329 No cancel fee 70%
Avianca
$198 $311 No cancel fee 71%
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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