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Direct flights to San José (SJO)

Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) - Airport code: SJO

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Non-stop flights to San José (SJO)

Last updated on: 03-02-2021

Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is the largest airport in Costa Rica. In total there are 44 airports around the world that have direct flights to San José, spread around 43 cities in 16 countries. Currently, there are 13 domestic flights to San José.

San José is mainly known for sightseeing & culture and its nature.

Most tourists that come to San José visit one of the following sights:

  • Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
  • Bosque Nuboso Monteverde

This month, there are 2,070 flights arriving at San José Airport, which are 69 flights per day or 3 flights per hour. On an average day, there is at least 1 flight arriving every 20 minutes.

The most frequently departed flights to San José are routes from Tambor (TMU) in Costa Rica and Quepos (XQP), also in Costa Rica. These two routes together are operated 527 times this month, and make up for 25% of all monthly arrivals at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

The longest flight to San José SJO is departing from Zürich (ZRH). This non-stop flight takes around 10 hours and 55 minutes and covers a distance of 5,838 miles (9,396 km).

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List of all direct flights to San José

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to San José, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 24 airlines that fly to San José. Most flights to San José are operated by Sansa, as they connect 13 airports to SJO. That’s around 2 times as much as United Airlines, the second biggest airline in terms of operated flight routes to San José. Below you can find a list of airlines that operate most SJO flights:

Business class flights to San José

There are 28 airports that have flights to San José in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights to SJO are listed below:

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Intercontinental flights to San José

These are all non-stop intercontinental flights to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) (SJO), as of March 2021:

* Please note that there are no direct services from the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle-East, Southern Asia, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central Asia or Oceania.

Non-stop flights from Europe to San José

Air FranceAir France (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Paris (CDG).

KLMKLM (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Amsterdam (AMS).

British AirwaysBritish Airways (Oneworld): seasonal flights from London Gatwick (LGW).

Edelweiss AirEdelweiss Air: year-round flights from Zürich (ZRH).

LufthansaLufthansa (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Frankfurt (FRA).

IberiaIberia (Oneworld): year-round flights from Madrid (MAD).

Non-stop flights from the US to San José

AlaskaAlaska: seasonal flights from Los Angeles (LAX).

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines (Oneworld): seasonal flights from Charlotte (CLT), year-round flights from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Miami (MIA), New York City (JFK) and seasonal flights from Phoenix (PHX).

DeltaDelta (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Atlanta (ATL) and Los Angeles (LAX).

JetBlueJetBlue: year-round flights from Fort Lauderdale (FLL), seasonal flights from Los Angeles (LAX), year-round flights from New York City (JFK) and Orlando (MCO).

Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines: seasonal flights from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO).

United AirlinesUnited Airlines (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Chicago (ORD), Denver (DEN), year-round flights from Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (EWR) and seasonal flights from Washington (IAD).

Non-stop flights from Canada to San José

Air CanadaAir Canada (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Montreal (YUL) and Toronto (YYZ).

Air TransatAir Transat: seasonal flights from Montreal (YUL) and Toronto (YYZ).

WestJetWestJet: seasonal flights from Toronto (YYZ).

Non-stop flights from South America to San José

AviancaAvianca (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Bogotá (BOG).

LATAMLATAM: seasonal flights from Lima (LIM).

Non-stop flights from Central America to San José

Sansa has a significant network of flights from Central America to San José.

AviancaAvianca (Star Alliance): year-round flights from San Salvador (SAL), Guatemala City (GUA) and Panama City (PTY).

Volaris Costa RicaVolaris Costa Rica: year-round flights from San Salvador (SAL), Guatemala City (GUA), Cancún (CUN) and Mexico City (MEX).

Copa AirlinesCopa Airlines (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Guatemala City (GUA), Panama City (PTY), seasonal flights from Tegucigalpa (TGU) and Managua (MGA).

KLMKLM (SkyTeam): seasonal flights from Liberia (LIR).

SansaSansa: seasonal flights from Drake Bay (DRK), Golfito (GLF), La Fortuna, San Carlos (FON), Liberia (LIR), Nosara (NOB), Palmar Sur (PMZ), Puerto Jimenez (PJM), Puerto Limón (LIO), Quepos (XQP), Tamarindo (TNO), Tambor (TMU) and Tortuguero (TTQ).

AlaskaAlaska: seasonal flights from Liberia (LIR).

ECAirECAir: seasonal flights from Quepos (XQP).

SkyGreeceSkyGreece: seasonal flights from Quepos (XQP) and Tambor (TMU).

AeromexicoAeromexico (SkyTeam): year-round flights from Mexico City (MEX).

VolarisVolaris: year-round flights from Cancún (CUN).

International flights to San José

Canada
Flights from Canada to San José

There are 2 airports in Canada that have non-stop flights to San José.

From Montreal, you can fly non-stop with Air Canada (Star Alliance) or Air Transat. This route is not operational yet but will start in May.
From Toronto, direct flights are offered by Air Canada (Star Alliance), Air Transat and WestJet. This route is not operational yet but will start in May.

Colombia
Flights from Colombia to San José

Bogotá is the only city in Colombia with direct flights to San José. From Bogotá, direct flights are offered by Avianca (Star Alliance).

El Salvador
Flights from El Salvador to San José

In El Salvador, the only airport that has a direct connection to San José is San Salvador. From San Salvador, you can fly non-stop with Avianca (Star Alliance) or Volaris Costa Rica.

France
Flights from France to San José

There is 1 airport in France that has a direct connection to San José, which is Paris. From Paris, direct flights are offered by Air France (SkyTeam).

Germany
Flights from Germany to San José

In Germany, the only airport that has a direct connection to San José is Frankfurt. From Frankfurt, direct flights are offered by Lufthansa (Star Alliance).

Guatemala
Flights from Guatemala to San José

Guatemala City is the only city in Guatemala with direct flights to San José. From Guatemala City, direct flights are offered by Avianca (Star Alliance), Copa Airlines (Star Alliance) and Volaris Costa Rica.

Honduras
Flights from Honduras to San José

There is 1 airport in Honduras that has a direct connection to San José, which is Tegucigalpa. From Tegucigalpa, direct flights are offered by Copa Airlines (Star Alliance). This route is not operational yet but will start in June.

Mexico
Flights from Mexico to San José

If you are looking for a direct flight from Mexico to San José, there are 2 airports to choose from.

From Cancún, you can fly non-stop with Volaris or Volaris Costa Rica.
From Mexico City, you can fly non-stop with Aeromexico (SkyTeam) or Volaris Costa Rica.

Netherlands
Flights from Netherlands to San José

Amsterdam is the only city in Netherlands with direct flights to San José. From Amsterdam, direct flights are offered by KLM (SkyTeam).

Nicaragua
Flights from Nicaragua to San José

In Nicaragua, the only airport that has a direct connection to San José is Managua. From Managua, direct flights are offered by Copa Airlines (Star Alliance). This route is not operational yet but will start in June.

Panama
Flights from Panama to San José

There is 1 airport in Panama that has a direct connection to San José, which is Panama City. From Panama City, you can fly non-stop with Avianca (Star Alliance) or Copa Airlines (Star Alliance).

Peru
Flights from Peru to San José

In Peru, the only airport that has a direct connection to San José is Lima. From Lima, direct flights are offered by LATAM. This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in February.

Spain
Flights from Spain to San José

Madrid is the only city in Spain with direct flights to San José. From Madrid, direct flights are offered by Iberia (Oneworld).

Switzerland
Flights from Switzerland to San José

There is 1 airport in Switzerland that has a direct connection to San José, which is Zürich. From Zürich, direct flights are offered by Edelweiss Air.

United Kingdom
Flights from United Kingdom to San José

London Gatwick is the only city in United Kingdom with direct flights to San José. From London Gatwick, direct flights are offered by British Airways (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in February.

United States
Flights from United States to San José

You can fly non-stop to San José from lots of airports in United States, as there is a total of 14 airports that have direct services to San José.

From Atlanta, direct flights are offered by Delta (SkyTeam).
From Charlotte, the only airline with direct flights is American Airlines (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in March and ends in August.
From Chicago, you can fly non-stop to San José with United Airlines (Star Alliance). This is a seasonal route that starts in March and ends in May.
From Dallas-Fort Worth, the only airline with direct flights is American Airlines (Oneworld).
From Denver, direct flights are offered by United Airlines (Star Alliance). This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in March 2021.
From Fort Lauderdale, you can fly non-stop with JetBlue or Spirit Airlines.
From Houston, direct flights are offered by United Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Los Angeles, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to San José, which are Alaska, Delta (SkyTeam), JetBlue and United Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Miami, you can fly non-stop to San José with American Airlines (Oneworld).
From New York, the only airline with direct flights is United Airlines (Star Alliance).
From New York City, you can fly non-stop with American Airlines (Oneworld) or JetBlue.
From Orlando, you can fly non-stop with JetBlue or Spirit Airlines.
From Phoenix, direct flights are offered by American Airlines (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in December and ends in January.
From Washington, the only airline with direct flights is United Airlines (Star Alliance). This is a seasonal route that starts in March and ends in May.

Domestic flights to San José

Costa Rica
Flights from Costa Rica to San José

There are lots of domestic flights to San José (SJO). 13 airports in Costa Rica have direct flights to the airport.

From Coto 47, Drake Bay, Golfito and La Fortuna, San Carlos, all direct flights to San José are operated by Sansa.
From Liberia, direct flights are offered by Alaska, KLM (SkyTeam) and Sansa. This is a seasonal route that starts in March and ends in May.
From Nosara, Palmar Sur, Puerto Jimenez and Puerto Limón, all direct flights to San José are operated by Sansa.
From Quepos, direct flights are offered by ECAir, Sansa and SkyGreece. This is a seasonal route that starts in March and ends in April.
From Tamarindo, direct flights are offered by Sansa. This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in March 2021.
From Tambor, you can fly non-stop with Sansa or SkyGreece. This is a seasonal route that starts in March and ends in April.
From Tortuguero, direct flights are offered by Sansa. This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in March 2021.

Alternative airports near San José

Flying to an alternative airport near San José could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. For this reason, alternative airports near to San José (SJO) are listed below. The closest alternative airports are Quepos (XQP) and La Fortuna, San Carlos (FON).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in San José?

There are 3 airports in San José: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) (SJO), Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) and La Fortuna Airport (FON).

What is the best airport to fly into San José?

The most convenient airport to fly into San José is Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) (SJO).

How many airlines fly to San José?

There are 24 airlines flying to San José from 44 airports around the world, as of March 2021.

Which airlines fly to San José?

Sansa, United Airlines and American Airlines operate most flights to San José. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to San José?

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and Oneworld are all flying to San José.

How many nonstop flights are there to San José?

There are roughly 2,070 flights arriving at San José every month (or 483 flights each week), from a total of 44 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of San José Airport?

The official name of San José Airport is Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

What is the airport code of San José Airport?

The airport code of San José Airport is SJO.

What are the most popular flights to San José?

Tambor, Quepos and Liberia are the 3 most popular routes to San José. For a complete overview of all flight routes to San José, please use our flight map.

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