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Cheap flight deals to San José

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to San José that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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06:55 - 14:31AKL-SJO
26h 36m2 stops
14:51 - 09:25SJO-AKL
23h 34m1 stop
$2,204American Airlines
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Sun, 1 Dec - Tue, 10 Dec
06:55 - 22:56AKL-SJO
35h 01m2 stops
14:51 - 10:25SJO-AKL
24h 34m2 stops
$2,219American Airlines
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Mon, 2 Dec - Thu, 12 Dec
06:55 - 14:31AKL-SJO
26h 36m2 stops
14:51 - 10:25SJO-AKL
24h 34m2 stops
$2,314American Airlines
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Mon, 2 Dec - Wed, 11 Dec
06:55 - 14:31AKL-SJO
26h 36m2 stops
14:51 - 10:25SJO-AKL
24h 34m2 stops
$2,406American Airlines
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Sun, 1 Dec - Sun, 15 Dec
06:55 - 14:31AKL-SJO
26h 36m2 stops
14:51 - 09:25SJO-AKL
23h 34m1 stop
$2,411
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Mon, 2 Dec - Wed, 11 Dec
06:55 - 14:31AKL-SJO
26h 36m2 stops
06:31 - 10:25SJO-AKL
32h 54m2 stops
$2,440
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Mon, 2 Dec - Fri, 13 Dec
15:50 - 13:17AKL-SJO
40h 27m2 stops
08:45 - 09:10SJO-AKL
29h 25m2 stops
$3,380United Airlines
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Fri, 29 Nov - Mon, 9 Dec
15:50 - 11:25AKL-SJO
38h 35m2 stops
08:45 - 09:10SJO-AKL
29h 25m2 stops
$3,436United Airlines
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Fri, 29 Nov - Wed, 11 Dec
14:00 - 22:25AKL-SJO
51h 25m2 stops
08:55 - 19:05SJO-AKL
39h 10m3 stops
$4,136Air Canada
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Tue, 3 Dec - Sat, 14 Dec
14:00 - 21:25AKL-SJO
50h 25m2 stops
08:55 - 19:05SJO-AKL
39h 10m3 stops
$4,200Air Canada
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Sun, 1 Dec - Sat, 14 Dec

Flights to San José - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to San José to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to San José?

The average price of all flights to San José clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to San José is Tuesday where tickets can be as cheap as $2,803. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Thursday, where prices are $3,916 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to San José?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to San José, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights to San José is November, where tickets cost $2,532 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and August, where the average cost of tickets from New Zealand is $4,244 and $3,639 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is November with an average price of $2,532.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to San José?

The average price for all flights to San José depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to San José is generally in the afternoon, when flights cost $2,747 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to San José is generally in the evening, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $3,299.

How long is the flight to San José?

The duration of your flight to San José depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to San José on KAYAK are from Auckland, which takes 32h 55m, and Christchurch, which takes 41h 15m.

Good to know

Low season

September

High season

June

Cheapest flight

$2,204
Best time to beat the crowds (6% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 4% lower on average.
Flight from Auckland to San José

When to book flights to San José

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to San José based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. The information is for flights to San José based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking San José flights

  • How far is San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport from central San José?

    San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport is 14 km from the centre of San José.

  • What is the name of San José’s airport?

    All flights to San José land at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport. The airport code is SJO,and it can also be referred to as Juan Santamaria, Juan Santamaria Intl, Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, or San Jose Juan Santamaria.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to San José?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to San José.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to San José?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to San José is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to San José?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to San José with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to San José?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San José up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

  • Which airline offers the most flights to San José?

    Of the 2 airlines that fly to San José, SANSA offers the most flights, with around 224 per week, followed by GetJet Airlines with 77 flights per week.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to San José

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Prefer to fly direct to San José Juan Santamaria Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct to Juan Santamaria Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

New Zealand to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Monday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +22 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +23 more

Tuesday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +24 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +25 more

Wednesday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +26 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +27 more

Thursday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +25 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +26 more

Friday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +25 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +26 more

Saturday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +25 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +26 more

Sunday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +25 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +26 more

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Direct returns

San José Juan Santamaria Intl to New Zealand

Monday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +22 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +23 more

Tuesday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +24 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +25 more

Wednesday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +26 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +27 more

Thursday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +25 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +26 more

Friday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +25 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +26 more

Saturday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +25 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +26 more

Sunday

Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, +25 more

Aeromexico, Air Canada, +26 more

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Top airlines flying to San José

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to San José. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from New Zealand to San José. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to San José? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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United AirlinesOverall score based on 10000 reviews
8.1Crew
7.2Comfort
7.7Boarding
7.1Entertainment
6.7Food
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The travel from Munich to San Diego :Food and drink service was good,way to cramped on the plane for that long of travel.not even convenient for getting up to use bathrooms or stretch.we were mislead to believe our “air bus” was much bigger.

2.0 MediocreAnonymous, Jun 2024NAP - MUC
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The travel from Munich to San Diego :Food and drink service was good,way to cramped on the plane for that long of travel.not even convenient for getting up to use bathrooms or stretch.we were mislead to believe our “air bus” was much bigger.

Horrible, the flights kept delaying, so it is obvious that we won't be able to make it to the next connection. No easier/real agent on site to help you figure this out. UA agent on other counters refuse to assist you and direct us to use the QR code/call customer service. So inefficient and poor. While technology seems convenient, but it's not the best interest/experience for customers need help while there is active issue need assistance.

I really do not like the basic in basic economy.

It was fine. Flight was on time and arrived at destination with 15 min to spare.

Great! The plane was decently sized and comfortable. The staff was nice and there was great in flight entertainment

I just wrote a text which was supposed to be for the flight from Denver to spokane not Frankfurt to Denver.

This was a Lufthansa flight. Disappointing main meal. Very rough over Canada and arrival at FRA. IFE was almost unusable.

Leg room was lacking. Legs crammed into seat in front.

Your app is impossible to use. I couldn't load it. Then i couldn't open it. When i finally got both those things done -with much help -then i couldn't open the app to install a credit card. The upshot was 4 flights without access to food or drink. When i first tried to download united app some company called starlier opened instead and i would up signing up for some 49 dollar a month music service which i still have not been able to cancel.

Delayed a day due to snow storm. Was upgraded. That kind of made up for significant delays from FLL to COS with no compensation or acknowledgement.

Abysmal, getting delayed approximately 13 times, having to switch out a crew with another crew that timed out within an hour, and customer service representatives that abandoned the stranded travelers. Terrible service

The staff who helped me get on the plane were great. I have Parkinson so I choose my seat carefully. You changed my seat causing me to be in the second to last seat making getting on and off the plane cumbersome. At check in, I waited for 40 minutes for a wheelchair that never came. I fortunately can walk even though I am very slow so I made it to my flight. This was frustrating and difficult.

Wretched scheduling - they got themselves into a critical crew situation and didn’t try to address it until 15 minutes before they had to cancel my flight

Nothing, terrible travel experience due to weather and maintenance delays and was left stranded in Austin.

WiFi connected but only let you go to the AA website, not even text messaging worked.

Cold air blew constantly on my legs almost making me numb.

The flight was delayed for over four hours due to “maintenance “. Your ground staff made no efforts to avoid my family missing their connecting flight to London. They did not try to reroute them and didn’t even offer meal vouchers without being asked. My daughter, her husband and four children were in the States for our son’s celebration of life service. They experienced rude and unhelpful staff in Asheville. The lack of communication was disgraceful. They missed their connecting flight and the first rebooking. Then the 2nd rebooked flight was delayed by over two hours. They didn’t leave Charlotte until 1:30 AM. Since returning home my granddaughters sleep has been so disrupted that they are overly tired and cry hysterically at bedtime. I have already contacted you regarding compensation but have yet to receive a response. All I’ve received is a canned wrote response. This is not acceptable!!! When my wife and I traveled to England in December on your partner, British Airlines, we were delayed for 4 and one half hours. We missed our connecting train to Leeds and had to pay double. They not only reimbursed our extra train expense, they also refunded half our airfare. And upon our return to the States we were surprised to find that they had upgraded us for free! Now that’s customer service!!! I look forward to a prompt real human response. Sincerely, Jon Cannon

Flight delayed 3 times. We were directed to go to a gate across from our gate. The plane wasn't there yet so we had to wait for it to arrive, then deplane everyone and then wait again for the plane to be cleaned. After 45 minuites we were allowed on the plane. The first plane had mechanical issues. The 2nd plane must have had bathroom issues because we did not have any food service whatsoever. No snack or beverage. That made for a long time not to have anything considering that we had just made it to the original gate and we had no time to stop to get food or a drink. Then we didn't want to leave the gate to get food because we wouldn't know how much longer the delay would be. Then the next gate change. Had we been told that the total time would have been aprox 45 min later we would have left to get food and a beverage. We had to wait again for the okay to the pilot to take off so we were on the runway for another 20 min. Overall, we were delayed over 2 hours which felt like 4 hours.

You cancelled my flight by email then made it very difficult to get in contact with you. Then put me in a flight with a long layover in Mexico returning to the wrong airport in uk. Mind blowing my stressful. I missed see my grand dad because of you.

It was right on time and crew were very courteous

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to San José found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
1/12Sun
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
26h 36mAKL-SJO
10/12Tue
1 stopAmerican Airlines
23h 34mSJO-AKL
$2,204
2/12Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
35h 01mAKL-SJO
12/12Thu
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
24h 34mSJO-AKL
$2,219
2/12Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
26h 36mAKL-SJO
11/12Wed
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
24h 34mSJO-AKL
$2,314
1/12Sun
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
26h 36mAKL-SJO
15/12Sun
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
24h 34mSJO-AKL
$2,406
2/12Mon
2 stops
26h 36mAKL-SJO
11/12Wed
1 stop
23h 34mSJO-AKL
$2,411
2/12Mon
2 stops
26h 36mAKL-SJO
13/12Fri
2 stops
32h 54mSJO-AKL
$2,440
29/11Fri
2 stopsUnited Airlines
40h 27mAKL-SJO
9/12Mon
2 stopsUnited Airlines
29h 25mSJO-AKL
$3,380
29/11Fri
2 stopsUnited Airlines
38h 35mAKL-SJO
11/12Wed
2 stopsUnited Airlines
29h 25mSJO-AKL
$3,436
3/12Tue
2 stopsAir Canada
51h 25mAKL-SJO
14/12Sat
3 stopsAir Canada
39h 10mSJO-AKL
$4,136
1/12Sun
2 stopsAir Canada
50h 25mAKL-SJO
14/12Sat
3 stopsAir Canada
39h 10mSJO-AKL
$4,200

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Flights to San José

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San José (SJO)Costa Rica

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