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Flights to Costa Rica

The best price found from United States to Costa Rica is on July 7th, 2019, travelling with Japan Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

ICT
Wichita Mid-Continent
from $334.00
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria

Getting around by air

In Costa Rica, flight schedules change constantly and delays are frequent because of inclement weather. You should not arrange a domestic flight that makes a tight connection with an international flight. Domestic flights (excepting charter flights) originate and terminate in San José.

Airlines in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica’s domestic airlines are Nature Air and Sansa. Sansa is linked with the Grupo TACA consortium.
  • Both airlines fly small passenger planes; check your allowance, as some allow no more than 12kg.
  • Space is limited and demand is high in the dry season, so reserve and pay for tickets in advance.

Departure cityDestination cityAirline
San JoséArenalNature Air
San JoséBocas del ToroNature Air
San JoséBahía DrakeNature Air, Sansa
San JoséGolfitoNature Air, Sansa
San JoséLiberiaNature Air, Sansa
San JoséLimónSansa
San JoséPalmar SurSansa
San JoséPlaya NosaraNature Air
San JoséPuerto JiménezNature Air, Sansa
San JoséQueposNature Air, Sansa
San JoséSan IsidroSansa
San JoséTamarindoNature Air, Sansa
San JoséTamborSansa
San JoséTortugueroNature Air, Sansa

Charters

  • Travelers on a larger budget or in a larger party should consider chartering a private plane, which is by far the quickest way to travel around the country.
  • It takes under 90 minutes to fly to most destinations, though weather conditions can significantly speed up or extend travel time.
  • The two main charter companies in the country are Nature Air and Alfa Romeo Aero Taxi. Both can be booked directly through the company, a tour agency or some high-end accommodation.
  • Luggage space on charters is extremely limited.