Flights from Atlanta to Costa Rica

Aerial view of Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Overview

Atlanta has become a significant gateway for travelers keen on exploring the tropical paradise that is Costa Rica. With its lush rainforests, picturesque beaches, and vibrant culture, Costa Rica beckons, and the connectivity from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport makes this Central American gem more accessible than ever. While the prospect of sandy shores and verdant jungles is undoubtedly enticing, embarking on an international journey necessitates thorough preparation—this article endeavors to guide you seamlessly from the departure gates of Atlanta to friendly Costa Rica.

What airport to fly into Costa Rica?

Planning your journey to Costa Rica, you’ll primarily consider two major international airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Juan Santamaría International Airport, located near the capital city of San José, serves as the central gateway to the country and is conveniently positioned for those intending to explore the Central Valley or head to destinations like Manuel Antonio, the Arenal Volcano, or the Caribbean coast. On the other hand, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), situated in Liberia in the Guanacaste province, offers travelers direct access to the pristine beaches of the Pacific Northwest, including popular spots like Tamarindo, Santa Teresa, and the Papagayo Peninsula. Your choice between these airports should align with the regions you’re most eager to explore in Costa Rica.

Direct flights

Delta Airlines

  • To San Jose Costa Rica Airport SJO: Daily flights (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun).
  • To Liberia Costa Rica Airport LIR: Daily flights (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun).

How long is the flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica with Delta Airlines?
The non-stop flight duration from Atlanta to Costa Rica is 3h 55m if you fly to San Jose Costa Rica Airport SJO; on the other hand, if you prefer flying to Liberia Costa Rica Airport LIR, the flight duration is 3h 51m. These are approximate times as published on the Delta Airlines website. However, it will depend on airport operations, weather, and other factors.

What aircraft does Delta Airlines use to fly to Costa Rica?
Generally, Delta Airlines uses the Boeing 737-800 aircraft to operate the route from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport ATL.

Frontier Airlines

  • To San Jose Costa Rica Airport SJO: Six weekly flights (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun).
  • To Liberia Costa Rica Airport LIR: Four weekly flights (Tue, Thu, Sat, and Sun).

How long is the flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica with Frontier Airlines?
The non-stop flight duration from Atlanta to Costa Rica is 4h 8m if you fly to San Jose Costa Rica Airport SJO; on the other hand, if you prefer flying to Liberia Costa Rica Airport LIR, the flight duration is 4h 14m. These are approximate times as published on the Frontier Airlines website. However, it will depend on airport operations, weather, and other factors.

What aircraft does Frontier Airlines use to fly to Costa Rica?
Generally, Delta Airlines uses the Airbus A321 aircraft to operate the route from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport ATL.

Non-direct flights

American Airlines

American Airlines does not offer direct flights from Atlanta to any airport in Costa Rica; it connects mainly via Miami International Airport MIA or Dallas Forth-Worth International Airport DFW and then flies non-stop to either San Jose Costa Rica Airport SJO or Liberia Costa Rica Airport LIR.

United Airlines

United Airlines does not offer direct flights from Atlanta to any airport in Costa Rica; it connects mainly via George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH and Newark Liberty International Airport EWR; and then flies non-stop to either San Jose Costa Rica Airport SJO or Liberia Costa Rica Airport LIR.

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