Cheap flights from Newark (EWR) to San José (SJO) from $100

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 8/21. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
EWR — SJO
Jun 16 — Jun 231

The best prices from Newark to San José Juan Santamaria Intl are usually found in October or September, booked 26 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from Newark to San José

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Newark (EWR) to San José (SJO). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 11, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

October

Round-trip from

$383

One-way from

$135
High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop
From Newark to San José Juan Santamaria Intl
One-way flight from Newark to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

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

Users have found that leaving on a Sunday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 20% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to San José, San José Province from Newark Airport average $438. You can even find prices in September for less than $438, as users have found deals to San José, San José Province from as low as $158. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to San José, San José Province from Newark Airport. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 49%.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from EWR to SJO?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 34% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap Newark to San José flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Newark to San José specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Prices were last updated on June 11, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from New York to San José in 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Mon 6/107:46 pmEWR - SJO
2 stops19h 09mAmerican Airlines
Wed 6/1211:59 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop14h 10mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$237
Tue 6/118:16 amEWR - SJO
2 stops13h 44mAmerican Airlines
Sun 6/162:20 pmSJO - EWR
2 stops17h 31mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$241
Tue 6/118:20 amEWR - SJO
Nonstop5h 18mUnited Airlines
Fri 6/147:15 amSJO - EWR
Nonstop5h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$268
Tue 6/118:19 amEWR - SJO
1 stop13h 18mUnited Airlines
Fri 6/147:15 amSJO - EWR
Nonstop5h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$272
Wed 6/125:04 pmEWR - SJO
Nonstop5h 15mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/187:15 amSJO - EWR
Nonstop5h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$285
Tue 6/118:16 amEWR - SJO
1 stop16h 19mAmerican Airlines
Fri 6/1411:59 pmSJO - EWR
2 stops22h 54mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$287
Tue 6/111:00 pmEWR - SJO
1 stop9h 00mAmerican Airlines
Tue 6/182:15 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop28h 12mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$288
Sat 7/277:45 amEWR - SJO
2 stops30h 15mAmerican Airlines
Sat 8/36:25 amSJO - EWR
2 stops26h 22mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$294
Tue 7/2312:30 pmEWR - SJO
1 stop13h 35mSpirit Airlines
Tue 7/3012:32 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop7h 27mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/9$297

Newark to San José 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Newark and San José in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from New York to San José in 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Wed 8/285:59 pmEWR - SJO
1 stop8h 06mSpirit Airlines
Wed 9/1112:29 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop8h 51mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$208
Wed 8/285:59 pmEWR - SJO
1 stop8h 06mSpirit Airlines
Mon 9/912:29 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop18h 33mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$223
Tue 9/175:00 amEWR - SJO
1 stop8h 33mSpirit Airlines
Tue 9/2412:29 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop8h 51mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$229
Wed 8/285:59 pmEWR - SJO
1 stop8h 06mSpirit Airlines
Sat 9/712:29 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop8h 51mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$235
Tue 8/278:40 amEWR - SJO
1 stop17h 25mSpirit Airlines
Thu 9/2612:29 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop8h 51mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$236
Mon 6/107:46 pmEWR - SJO
2 stops19h 09mAmerican Airlines
Wed 6/1211:59 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop14h 10mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$237
Wed 8/285:59 pmEWR - SJO
1 stop8h 06mSpirit Airlines
Wed 9/1112:29 pmSJO - EWR
2 stops22h 23mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$238
Wed 9/115:00 amEWR - SJO
1 stop8h 33mSpirit Airlines
Wed 9/1812:29 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop8h 51mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$241
Wed 8/285:59 pmEWR - SJO
1 stop8h 06mSpirit Airlines
Thu 9/512:29 pmSJO - EWR
1 stop8h 51mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$244

Newark to San José flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Newark to San José for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Have a look at some of the last-minute flights available departing from New York to San José. It's wise to confirm all flight details are correct before booking.
Wed 6/125:04 pmEWR - SJO
Nonstop5h 15mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/187:15 amSJO - EWR
Nonstop5h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$285
Wed 6/127:28 pmEWR - SJO
2 stops19h 27mAmerican Airlines
Sun 6/1612:50 pmSJO - EWR
2 stops19h 01mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$287
Fri 6/144:59 pmEWR - SJO
2 stops29h 01mAmerican Airlines
Sun 6/1611:59 pmSJO - EWR
2 stops20h 43mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$294
Wed 6/129:58 amEWR - SJO
1 stop11h 39mUnited Airlines
Tue 6/187:15 amSJO - EWR
Nonstop5h 21mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/10$297
Wed 6/127:46 pmEWR - SJO
2 stops26h 14mAmerican Airlines
Mon 6/1711:59 pmSJO - EWR
2 stops40h 39mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$299
Thu 6/137:55 amEWR - SJO
2 stops40h 40mAmerican Airlines
Wed 7/176:25 amSJO - EWR
2 stops25h 26mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$305
Fri 6/218:16 amEWR - SJO
2 stops37h 44mAmerican Airlines
Mon 6/2411:59 pmSJO - EWR
2 stops21h 52mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$308
Thu 6/137:11 amEWR - SJO
2 stops14h 49mAmerican Airlines
Sun 6/162:20 pmSJO - EWR
2 stops17h 31mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/11$316
Wed 6/126:03 amEWR - SJO
1 stop15h 57mAmerican Airlines
Sun 6/162:20 pmSJO - EWR
2 stops17h 31mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 6/10$322

One-way flights to San José from Newark

Search for one-way flight options from Newark to San José. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.
Take a look at some of the one-way flights we've detected from New York to San José. For those needing a return trip from New York, there is a search form available above.
Wed 8/215:59 pmEWR - SJO
1 stop8h 06mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$100
Sun 6/168:19 amEWR - SJO
1 stop13h 18mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/11$102
Wed 9/45:00 amEWR - SJO
1 stop8h 33mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$104
Tue 7/2310:58 amEWR - SJO
1 stop15h 07mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$105
Wed 8/2110:00 amEWR - SJO
2 stops16h 05mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$106
Tue 6/1812:03 pmEWR - SJO
1 stop14h 06mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$111
Tue 8/206:25 pmEWR - SJO
2 stops19h 08mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$112
Tue 8/132:33 pmEWR - SJO
1 stop11h 32mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/10$113
Wed 9/45:00 amEWR - SJO
1 stop8h 33mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 6/11$114

Find flights from Newark to San José within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Newark to San José that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,117,830 searches. Data last updated June 11, 2024.

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NewarkSan José Juan Santamaria Intl

EWR - SJO

EWRSJO

Newark

Wed 8/28

1 stop8h 06m

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Wed 9/11

1 stop8h 51m

$208

NewarkSan José Juan Santamaria Intl

EWR - SJO

EWRSJO

Newark

Tue 10/1

2 stops20h 59m

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Fri 10/4

2 stops19h 17m

$221

NewarkSan José Juan Santamaria Intl

EWR - SJO

EWRSJO

Newark

Wed 8/28

1 stop8h 06m

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Mon 9/9

1 stop18h 33m

$223

NewarkSan José Juan Santamaria Intl

EWR - SJO

EWRSJO

Newark

Tue 9/17

1 stop8h 33m

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Tue 9/24

1 stop8h 51m

$229

NewarkSan José Juan Santamaria Intl

EWR - SJO

EWRSJO

Newark

Mon 9/2

1 stop16h 40m

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Thu 9/5

2 stops19h 41m

$237

NewarkSan José Juan Santamaria Intl

EWR - SJO

EWRSJO

Newark

Sun 9/8

1 stop20h 17m

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Mon 9/30

2 stops18h 28m

$243

NewarkSan José Juan Santamaria Intl

EWR - SJO

EWRSJO

Newark

Thu 9/12

2 stops15h 20m

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Wed 9/25

1 stop8h 51m

$295

NewarkSan José Juan Santamaria Intl

EWR - SJO

EWRSJO

Newark

Sat 10/26

1 stop15h 10m

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Sun 11/3

Nonstop5h 12m

$312

NewarkSan José Juan Santamaria Intl

EWR - SJO

EWRSJO

Newark

Sat 9/14

1 stop7h 33m

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Wed 9/18

1 stop9h 19m

$315

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How far ahead should I book a flight from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Newark to San José. Price data was last updated on May 31, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province, you should look to book at least 26 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Newark to San José. Price data was last updated on June 9, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Newark Airport to San José, San José Province flight should consider departing on Tuesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Newark to San José

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Temperature and rainfall in San José by month

Plan your trip to San José by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SJO

Temperature

64.4 - 69.8 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to San José, San José Province, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, April is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 69.8 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 64.4 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing San José

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to San José. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to San José. Reviews last updated June 11, 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with United Airlines, JetBlue and American Airlines from New York to San José have to say. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
7.6
Good
4,271 reviews

Boarding

7.8

Food

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Entertainment

7.5

Overall

7.6

Crew

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight was okay aside from 1 extremely unhappy with her life flight attendant and another passenger behind me kicking my seat for 6 hrs.

7.6
Good
4,271 reviews
7.6
Good
4,271 reviews

Boarding

7.8

Food

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Entertainment

7.5

Overall

7.6

Crew

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight was okay aside from 1 extremely unhappy with her life flight attendant and another passenger behind me kicking my seat for 6 hrs.

7.4
Good
10,629 reviews
7.6
Good
4,271 reviews

Boarding

7.8

Food

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Entertainment

7.5

Overall

7.6

Crew

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight was okay aside from 1 extremely unhappy with her life flight attendant and another passenger behind me kicking my seat for 6 hrs.

7.3
Good
14,129 reviews
7.6
Good
4,271 reviews

Boarding

7.8

Food

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Entertainment

7.5

Overall

7.6

Crew

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight was okay aside from 1 extremely unhappy with her life flight attendant and another passenger behind me kicking my seat for 6 hrs.

7.0
Good
7,079 reviews
7.6
Good
4,271 reviews

Boarding

7.8

Food

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Entertainment

7.5

Overall

7.6

Crew

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight was okay aside from 1 extremely unhappy with her life flight attendant and another passenger behind me kicking my seat for 6 hrs.

6.4
Okay
8,540 reviews
7.6
Good
4,271 reviews

Boarding

7.8

Food

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Entertainment

7.5

Overall

7.6

Crew

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight was okay aside from 1 extremely unhappy with her life flight attendant and another passenger behind me kicking my seat for 6 hrs.

Related info for your journey

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  • What airport do you fly into for flights to San José from Newark?

    For a flight from Newark to San José, you will be flying into Juan Santamaria Intl. San José Juan Santamaria Intl (SJO) is just 8.8 mi from the center of the city. Juan Santamaria Intl is the only San José airport and it handles 2 inbound flights from Newark per day. 13 airlines have flights to San José Juan Santamaria Intl from Newark on a regular basis.

  • Can I find flights from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province for under $300 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $208, but on average you can expect to pay $243.

  • Are there nonstop flights from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province for under $400 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province under $400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province is less than $424.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province for under $300?

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

  • How popular is this Newark Airport to San José, San José Province flight route?

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province round-trip?

    According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($208), and American Airlines ($221) offers the cheapest pricing from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province. You may be able to fly from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province for 63% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

  • What are the cheapest flights from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province?

    Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $98. While the most popular route (Newark - San José Juan Santamaria Intl) can be booked for $229 on average our data indicates $831 when flying from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province.

  • What does EWR to SJO mean?

    Newark Airport is EWR and San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport is SJO. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • Where are the most common layover locations when flying from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province?

  • What are some popular things to do or see while on a layover in Fort Lauderdale?

    The majority of Fort Lauderdale visitors spend their time at Las Olas Beach, Port Everglades, and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Las Olas Beach, Port Everglades, and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park can be accessed by traveling approximately 4.1 mi, 2.1 mi, and 4.2 mi, respectively from Fort Lauderdale. Those looking to explore during their layover in Fort Lauderdale can rent a car from Fort Lauderdale for about $29 per day.

  • What are some popular points of interest to see during a layover in Orlando?

    The majority of Orlando visitors spend their time at Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and International Drive. Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and International Drive can be visited by traveling about 16.2 mi, 10.3 mi, and 9.9 mi respectively from Orlando. Those on a layover in Orlando in need of a rental car can book one at Orlando for about $30.

  • Where are the least popular layover locations for Newark Airport to San José, San José Province flights?

  • Can I find deals for flights from Newark to San José that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Newark to San José flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Newark to San José with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Newark to San José flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Newark to San José that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Newark to San José flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Newark to San José?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Newark to San José.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Newark to San José?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Newark to San José by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Newark to San José that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Newark to San José offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Newark to San José?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Newark to San José flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Newark Airport to San José, San José Province flight deals updated?

    The Newark Airport to San José, San José Province flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/10.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province?

    Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province (average of $383). Flying from Newark Airport to San José, San José Province in July is currently the most expensive (average of $519). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 10 airlines flying from Newark to San José

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AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
Volaris Costa RicaCheapest$114Average$291FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
AeromexicoCheapest$144Average$278FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
JetBlueCheapest$153Average$503FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
Spirit AirlinesCheapest$208Average$397FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%
DeltaCheapest$233Average$381FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
AviancaCheapest$258Average$380FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
VolarisCheapest$267Average$560FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%
United AirlinesCheapest$310Average$632FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
American AirlinesCheapest$318Average$681FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
Copa AirlinesCheapest$340Average$895FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%

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Hourly flight availability from Newark to San José

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Weekly flight availability from Newark to San José

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