Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San José (SJO)

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The best prices from Los Angeles to San José Juan Santamaria Intl are usually found in August or May, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to San José (SJO)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to SJO flight in 2021: compare Los Angeles to San José flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San José.
LAX - SJO
Price
$324 - $698
SJO
Temperature
64.4 - 69.8 °F
SJO
Precipitation
0 - 11.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$324

From Los Angeles to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

One-way from

$106

One-way flight from Los Angeles to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province (LAX - SJO)?

When flying from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 20% versus a flight in the evening.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 59 days in advance to save up to 25% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 59 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $471, or $541 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province?

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San José, San José Province.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province?

Flights from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $223.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to San José in December, January 2022

The best prices found for LAX to SJO flights for December, January
22 Jan - 10 Feb
$196pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Jan - 2 Feb
$197pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
26 Jan - 4 Feb
$198pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to San José 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San José from Los Angeles found for this year
4 Dec - 11 Dec
$234pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Dec - 23 Feb
$238pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Dec - 12 Feb
$243pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to San José from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to San José direct flight deals
24 Jan - 7 Feb
$242pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Avianca
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
5 Mar - 13 Mar
$249pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
12 Feb - 19 Feb
$251pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Avianca
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to San José

Late deals on round-trip flights to San José from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
11 Dec - 24 Dec
$282pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Dec - 12 Dec
$284pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Avianca
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Avianca
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Dec - 24 Dec
$287pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Juan Santamaria Intl from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to San José
3:25 pm - 7:59 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
14h 34m
LAX - SJO
Spirit Airlines
$106
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8:55 am - 4:15 am
Avianca
1 Stop
17h 20m
LAX - SJO
Avianca
$114
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7:41 pm - 6:00 am
Volaris Costa Rica
2 Stops
8h 19m
LAX - SJO
Volaris Costa Rica
$115
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to San José

What airports do I use to fly from Los Angeles to San José?

To fly from Los Angeles to San José, you need to book a flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Juan Santamaria Intl (SJO). Nonstop flights to San José Juan Santamaria Intl from Los Angeles take 5h 34m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 3 outbound flights from Los Angeles to Juan Santamaria Intl offered by 14 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Los Angeles to San José Juan Santamaria Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Los Angeles to San José Juan Santamaria Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Delta, Volaris Costa Rica, and Avianca. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Volaris Costa Rica for just $169, but on average you can expect to pay $193.

Are there nonstop flights from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province is less than $258.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province?

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

How popular is this Los Angeles to San José, San José Province flight route?

Within the past month, 202 users have taken a look at flights from Los Angeles to San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

How many flights depart from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province on average per day?

On average 1 flight departs from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province?

Airlines like Volaris Costa Rica fly from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province in about 7h 22m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to . The distance from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province is about 2738 mi.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province is Volaris Costa Rica. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $169 on this airline. Volaris Costa Rica is 61% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $70 on Avianca. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Spirit Airlines from $88 and Volaris Costa Rica from $103 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province?

The most popular airlines flying from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province are Interjet, Major Airline and Endeavor Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province? While on average our users pay $544, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $96. The most popular route (Los Angeles - San José Juan Santamaria Intl), is priced around $198.

What are the most reliable airlines from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Los Angeles to San José, San José Province are Avianca (100%), Air France (100%) and Avianca (100%).

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COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San José (SJO)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San José from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Los Angeles to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Most visitors from Los Angeles can enter San José Juan Santamaria Intl without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

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 Los Angeles from San José?

Returning to Los Angeles from San José Juan Santamaria Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San José Juan Santamaria Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San José Juan Santamaria Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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Alternative routes for Los Angeles to San José

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for San José

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to San José.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₡616.02
Average temperature for December in San José
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in San José
1.7 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing San José

Top 10 airlines flying from Los Angeles to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles to San José 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
Volaris Costa Rica
$142 $384 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.

Spirit Airlines
$174 $394 No cancel fee 65%
JetBlue
$178 $350 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$180 $402 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$181 $486 No cancel fee 71%
Volaris
$186 $420 No cancel fee 79%
Alaska Airlines
$199 $496 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$210 $539 No cancel fee N/A
Copa Airlines
$239 $420 No cancel fee 70%
Interjet
$251 $354 No cancel fee 68%

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

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to San José

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles towards San José.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 100% of LAX to SJO departures
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6 AM
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Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to San José
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Los Angeles to San José.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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