Airlines that fly to Costa Rica

Spirit Airlines flying over undisclosed location in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become an increasingly popular tourist destination with its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture. Whether seeking adventure in its lush rainforests or relaxation on its pristine beaches, the first step towards your Costa Rican getaway is finding the right airline.

Luckily, several major airlines fly to this Central American paradise. If you’re heading to the capital city of San Jose, you can choose from an array of carriers that offer direct flights to San Jose Costa Rica. Airlines such as American Airlines, Delta, and United from North America provide convenient connections to this bustling cultural hub. For those looking to explore the Guanacaste region, including the popular beach town of Tamarindo, several airlines fly to Liberia Costa Rica. Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, and Air Canada are among the carriers that offer flights to Liberia, granting easy access to the stunning Pacific coastline and abundant wildlife in this area.

With a diverse range of airlines and flight options, planning your dream vacation in Costa Rica has never been easier.

What airport do you fly into for Costa Rica?

Depending on your destination, there are two main airports to choose from when traveling to Costa Rica. The Juan Santamaria International Airport, or the SJO Airport, is the most common. Situated in Alajuela, just 20 minutes from downtown San Jose, this airport offers a wide range of international flights. It is the primary gateway for tourists visiting the Central Valley region and the Pacific coast.

Alternatively, if you are heading towards the Guanacaste province or the northwestern coast, the Daniel Oduber Quiroz International Airport, commonly called Liberia Airport, is suitable. This airport in Liberia offers convenient access to popular beach destinations such as Tamarindo, Papagayo, and Flamingo. It is the perfect option for those looking to explore the beautiful landscapes and pristine beaches of the Guanacaste region. 

Aeromexico

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Mexico City

Website: https://aeromexico.com/en_us/flights-to-costa-rica

Alaska Airlines

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Los Angeles LAX
  • Liberia Airport: direct flights from Los Angeles LAX

Website: https://www.alaskaair.com/en/flights-to-costa-rica

Air Canada

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Montreal YUL, Toronto YYZ

Website: https://www.aircanada.com/en-ca/flights-to-costa-rica

Air France

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Paris CDG

Website: https://wwws.airfrance.us/en-us/flights-to-costa-rica

Air Transat

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Montreal YUL
  • Liberia Airport: direct flights from Toronto YYZ

Website: https://www.airtransat.com/en-CA/costa-rica

American Airlines

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Dallas Fort-Worth DFW and Miami MIA
  • Liberia Airport: direct flights from Austin AUS, Dallas Fort-Worth DFW, and Miami MIA

Website: https://www.aa.com/en-us/flights-to-costa-rica

Arajet

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Santo Domingo SDQ

Website: https://www.arajet.com/en/costarica

Avianca

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Bogota BOG, Guatemala City GUA, Medellin MDE, San Salvador SAL, and Quito UIO

Website: https://www.avianca.com/en_us/flights-to-costa-rica

Copa Airlines

  • SJO Airport: with direct flights from Guatemala City GUA and Panama City PTY to SJO Airport.

Website: https://destinationsguide.copaair.com/en-us/flights-to-costa-rica

Delta Airlines

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Atlanta ATL
  • Liberia Airport: direct flights from Atlanta ATL

Website: https://www.delta.com/us/en/flight-deals/caribbean-flights/flights-to-costa-rica

Edelweiss

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Zurich ZRH
  • Liberia Airport: flights from Zurich with a stopover in SJO Airport

Website: https://www.flyedelweiss.com/ch/en/fly/flight-information/timetable.html?destination=SJO

Iberia

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Madrid MAD

Website: https://www.iberia.com

Iberojet

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Madrid MAD

Website: https://www.iberojet.com/en/cheap-flights/costa-rica

JetBlue

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Fort Lauderdale FLL, New York JFK and Orlando MCO

Website: https://www.jetblue.com/destinations/san-jose-costa-rica-flights

KLM

  • SJO Airport: flights from Amsterdam with a stopover in Panama City PTY

Website: https://www.klm.com

LATAM

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Lima LIM

Website: https://www.latamairlines.com

Lufthansa

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Frankfurt FRA

Website: https://www.lufthansa.com/xx/en/flights/country/costa+rica

Sansa

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Managua MGA

Website: https://www.flysansa.com/en

Spirit Airlines

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Fort Lauderdale FLL

Website: https://www.spirit.com/en/flights-to-costa-rica

Southwest

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Houston HOU
  • Liberia Airport: direct flights from Houston HOU

Website: https://www.southwest.com/destinations/central-america/san-jose-costa-rica

Sun Country Airlines

  • Liberia Airport: direct flights from Minneapolis MSP (seasonal)

Website: https://www.suncountry.com/

Sunwing

  • Liberia Airport: direct flights from Toronto YYZ

Website: https://www.sunwing.ca/en/promotion/flights/costa-rica

United Airlines

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Houston IAH and Newark EWR
  • Liberia Airport: direct flights from Houston IAH

Website: https://www.united.com/en-us/flights-to-costa-rica

Volaris

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Cancun CUN, Guatemala City GUA, Mexico City MEX, and San Salvador SAL

Website: https://flights.volaris.com/en-us/flights-to-costa-rica

Westjet

  • Liberia Airport: direct flights from Toronto YYZ

Website: https://www.westjet.com/en-us/destinations/caribbean-central-america/costa-rica

Wingo

  • SJO Airport: direct flights from Bogota BOG

Website: https://www.wingo.com/en/flights-to-costa-rica

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