Cheap flights from New York (NYC) to San José (SJO)

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The best prices from New York to San José Juan Santamaria Intl are usually found in August or May, booked 25 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to San José (SJO)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to SJO flight in 2021: compare New York to San José flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San José.
NYC - SJO
Price
$314 - $675
SJO
Temperature
64.4 - 69.8 °F
SJO
Precipitation
0 - 11.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$314

From New York (NYC) to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

One-way from

$74

One-way flight from New York (NYC) 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.
How far in advance should I book a flight from New York to San José, San José Province?

Users have found that booking a flight from New York to San José, San José Province at least 25 days early can save you up to 9% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 25 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from New York to San José, San José Province for as little as $415 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $454 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to San José, San José Province (NYC - SJO)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 10% on flights from New York to San José, San José Province by exploring options for tickets at noon.

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

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 20% on the overall cost on flights from New York to San José, San José Province.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to San José, San José Province?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to San José, San José Province from New York average $410. You can even find prices in August for less than $410, as users have found deals to San José, San José Province from as low as $171. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San José, San José Province from New York. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 64%.

Cheap flights from New York to San José in December, January 2022

The best prices found for NYC to SJO flights for December, January
31 Jan - 6 Feb
$160pp
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
16 Jan - 6 May
$162pp
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
22 Jan - 4 Feb
$164pp
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

New York to San José 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San José from New York found for this year
5 Dec - 13 Feb
$166pp
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
5 Dec - 13 Feb
$178pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Volaris Costa Rica
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
9 Dec - 16 Dec
$180pp
EWR
Newark
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to San José from New York

Save time with New York to San José direct flight deals
31 Jan - 6 Feb
$160pp
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
16 Jan - 6 May
$162pp
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
29 Apr - 8 May
$163pp
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 San José

Late deals on round-trip flights to San José from New York, departing today and this week
11 Dec - 18 Dec
$202pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$204pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$208pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Juan Santamaria Intl from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to San José
1:49 pm - 8:37 am
Frontier
1 Stop
19h 48m
SWF - SJO
Frontier
$74
CheapOair
6:25 am - 5:15 am
Avianca
1 Stop
24h 50m
JFK - SJO
Avianca
$85
mytrip.com
3:35 am - 1:46 am
Delta
1 Stop
23h 11m
JFK - SJO
Delta
$86
Delta

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Flight FAQs

From New York to San José

What airport do you fly into for flights to San José from New York?

San José Juan Santamaria Intl (SJO) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from New York to San José. You should not have trouble finding flights to Juan Santamaria Intl from New York; the airport handles an average of 4 inbound flights from New York per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 14 airlines have flights to the San José airport from New York. It is only a 8.8 mi journey from Juan Santamaria Intl (SJO) to San José’s city center.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from New York to San José Juan Santamaria Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to San José, San José Province for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Avianca for just $160, but on average you can expect to pay $170.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to San José, San José Province for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to San José, San José Province under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to San José, San José Province is less than $176.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from New York to San José, San José Province?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

How many flights depart from New York to San José, San José Province on average per day?

Travelers can expect 1 flight from New York to San José, San José Province on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from New York to San José, San José Province?

For as low as $160, Avianca can have you in San José, San José Province from New York in 5h 25m. The distance between New York and San José, San José Province is about 2223 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from New York to San José, San José Province round-trip?

According to our current data, Avianca ($160), Spirit Airlines ($180), and JetBlue ($182) offers the cheapest pricing from New York to San José, San José Province. Users have found that Avianca is 60% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Avianca, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $55. However, be on the lookout for offers from Spirit Airlines and Frontier, as they are both options that can get you from New York to San José, San José Province for a low price.

What are the most popular routes from New York to San José, San José Province?

Most travelers choose Newark - San José Juan Santamaria Intl, New York John F Kennedy Intl - San José Juan Santamaria Intl or New York LaGuardia - San José Juan Santamaria Intl when deciding on the best route from New York to San José, San José Province.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to San José, San José Province?

Looking for the cheapest flight from New York to San José, San José Province? While on average our users pay $428, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $131. The most popular route (Newark - San José Juan Santamaria Intl), is priced around $180.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from New York to San José, San José Province?

Interjet, Major Airline and American Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from New York to San José, San José Province.

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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 New York?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New York to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Most visitors from New York can enter San José Juan Santamaria Intl 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 San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York 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 New York from San José?

Returning to New York 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 New York.

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

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Alternative routes for New York 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 New York to San José.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₡616.02
Flight duration from New York to SJO
5h 13m
Average temperature for December in San José
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for December in San José
1.7 ″

Airports servicing New York

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

Airports servicing San José

Top 10 airlines flying from New York to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
$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.

JetBlue
$173 $576 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$181 $400 No cancel fee 65%
Volaris
$208 $396 No cancel fee 79%
American Airlines
$226 $556 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$227 $591 No cancel fee N/A
Air Canada
$244 $545 No cancel fee 67%
Interjet
$262 $559 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.

Copa Airlines
$287 $549 No cancel fee 70%
United Airlines
$306 $636 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from New York to San José

See what time of day planes typically take off from New York towards San José.
Morning 6 AM to noon 45% of NYC to SJO departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 29% of NYC to SJO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 25% of NYC to SJO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of NYC to SJO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to San José
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from New York to San José.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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