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Summary info about Costa Rica flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£225

Best Round-Trip Price

£459

Fastest flight time

16h 04m

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1 airline
The best one-way flight price to Costa Rica from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £225 (London Gatwick to San José Juan Santamaria Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Costa Rica from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £459 (London Gatwick to San José Juan Santamaria Intl).
The fastest flight to Costa Rica from United Kingdom takes 16h 04m (London Gatwick to San José Juan Santamaria Intl).
There is 1 airline operating flights to Costa Rica, including Air France.

Costa Rica flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest flight to Costa Rica?

The best prices found on momondo for flights to Costa Rica are:
£86 per person with Wingo
£94 per person with Avianca
£94 per person with Volaris
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What are the most popular cities to visit in Costa Rica?

Some of the world’s most well-travelled cities are in Costa Rica. The most popular city to travel to in Costa Rica is San José, San José Province, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 91% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in Costa Rica are Liberia and Tambor.

How long is the flight from United Kingdom to Costa Rica?

The average flight duration from United Kingdom to Costa Rica depends on which airport you fly into and out of. Flying from London Heathrow to San José Juan Santamaria Intl is 14h 55m on average, while flying from Manchester to San José Juan Santamaria Intl is 14h 20m on average. San José Juan Santamaria Intl is the most popular airport in Costa Rica.

Which airlines fly to Costa Rica?

You can find flights to Costa Rica from 21 airlines. If you’re unsure which to fly with, consider booking your flight with United Airlines, British Airways or TUI Airways as these are the most popular among our users. United Airlines is the most favoured with 38% of momondo travellers booking flights with this airline.

Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit Costa Rica? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country
San José

San José

Museo de Arte Costarricense

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

Children's Museum

Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica

Morazan Park

Liberia

Liberia

Parque Nacional Palo Verde

Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Ermita de La Agonía

África Safari Costa Rica

Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Playa Grande

Avellana Beach

Playa Tamarindo

Puerto Jiménez

Puerto Jiménez

Parque Nacional Corcovado

Nosara

Nosara

Nosara Beach

Golfito

Golfito

Piedras Blancas National Park

Fortunato Atencio Stadium

Playa Cacao

La Fortuna

La Fortuna

Baldi Hot Springs

Los Lagos Hot Springs

Ecoglide Arenal Park

La Fortuna Waterfall

Termales Los Laureles


Cheapest flights to cities in Costa Rica

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San José
San José

Useful information for your flight to Costa Rica

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What popular landmarks are in Costa Rica?

What is the best airport to land at to visit Arenal Volcano National Park?

When visiting Arenal Volcano National Park in La Fortuna, the closest airport is La Fortuna Airport.

What is the most popular airport in Costa Rica to fly to?

How much are flights to Costa Rica?

Flights to Costa Rica can be found for as cheap as £320 per ticket. However our users tend to find airfares to Costa Rica for around £1,249 on average. If you’re looking to find a good deal on your flight to Costa Rica, then you should consider booking if you find anything for £1,141 or less.

What is the best day of the week to fly to Costa Rica?

Flying to Costa Rica on a Monday or Tuesday is your best option since this is when flight prices tend to be at their lowest for the week. The most expensive day of the week to fly to Costa Rica is on a Sunday.

Where is it cheapest to fly into Costa Rica?

When travelling to Costa Rica, Liberia airport in Liberia offers the cheapest overall flights with an average airfare of £320, while the second most affordable option is San José Juan Santamaria Intl airport with an average airfare of £667 for San José.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Costa Rica?

Prices for flights to Costa Rica were last updated today.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Costa Rica?

The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to Costa Rica.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Costa Rica?

The travel and health documents you'll need for your trip to Costa Rica may differ based on your itinerary and personal situation. Typically, you should have several documents on hand, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months after your intended arrival at Costa Rica. It is always advisable to seek advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.


Recent flights found to popular cities in Costa Rica

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Cheapest flight routes to Costa Rica

These routes have the cheapest flights to Costa Rica found by momondo users in United Kingdom
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
LondonLiberia11h 35m£322
LondonSan José11h 15m£474
ManchesterSan José14h 20m£534
BirminghamSan José26h 40m£572
LeedsSan José41h 03m£655
AberdeenSan José17h 50m£667
ManchesterLiberia31h 45m£681
Newcastle upon TyneSan José30h 25m£708
EdinburghSan José19h 54m£719
EdinburghLiberia36h 06m£730
GlasgowSan José20h 58m£736
CardiffSan José41h 23m£821
GlasgowLiberia33h 28m£824
LeedsLiberia32h 56m£829
SouthamptonLiberia33h 22m£840
SouthamptonSan José33h 48m£1,564

Best things to do and see in Costa Rica

What popular events take place in Costa Rica?

Experience the cultural diversity of Costa Rica by arranging your trip around one of the festival periods. Look at flights to Costa Rica for February and make sure you are in San Isidro de El General to witness the Fiesta le dos Diablitos, Festival of Little Devils, where participants dress in elaborately carved wooden masks and traditional clothing and re-enact battles between the local Borucas and the invading Spanish. Along with the extravagant displays you can watch firework displays and sample traditional foods. In March you could head to San Antonio de Escazú where the Day of the Oxcart Driver or Día de los Boyeros is celebrated on the second Sunday of the month. Ornately painted, handmade oxcarts are driven through the streets accompanied by dancers in traditional costumes. Street stalls sell local crafts and food. For Christmas time trips get flights to Costa Rica and visit San José around the second Saturday of December to see the Festival de la Luz. Immerse yourself in the parade of floats and live music that fill the streets and get swept up in the fairy-tale atmosphere of the light displays and decorations that epitomise the event.

Is Costa Rica known for specific food/cuisine?

With the abundance of fresh ingredients available in Costa Rica the cuisine is both healthy and tasty. Try out the signature lunch dish of Costa Rica, which can be found in all restaurants. This dish consists of black beans, white rice and meat which varies between fish, chicken, pork or beef. There is a choice of side dishes to go with the main meal and you could have fried plantains, a salad or even French fries. When in Costa Rica you’d be missing out if you didn’t try a local breakfast option – Gallo Pinto which also consists of rice, black beans, herbs and onion mixed together with the traditional tangy Lizano sauce. Usually served with eggs, plantains and cheese this dish will give you a flying start to your day of exploring. While you can eat out in restaurants in the main cities some of the best ways to experience local cuisine is to stop at one of the independent sodas set up outside local homes. Stop at a fruit stand on the side of the road to pick up some fresh fruit of the region or go to a local marisqueira for a slap-up meal of fresh seafood.

What can you see and do in Costa Rica?

A land of natural beauty, with a choice of two coasts, Costa Rica has an abundance of things to do. Look at Costa Rica flight deals and visit the Caribbean coastline where you will find natural parks, with rainforests and mangroves and beautiful beaches with plenty of opportunities to snorkel. Try going between December and April to avoid the tropical rainy season. Hop on a boat and visit the Tortoguero National Park to see the sea turtles that nest from February to October. Head to the Pacific Coast for wonderful beaches and great surfing opportunities or stay in Liberia, in the Northern Pacific region where you can visit the market and spend some time in the Guanacaste Museum to learn about the region. Inland Costa Rica offers further diversity with its cloud forests – visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve where you can walk through the clouds along a suspension bridge that runs through the rainforest canopy or hike across the floor of the forest, looking out for the wildlife that lives amongst the trees. Explore the capital, San José, stroll down Central Avenue taking in the variety of architecture and stop to visit the National Museum or the Jade Museum.

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting Costa Rica?

If you hold a British passport you will not need a visa to enter Costa Rica so long as you are not staying for more than 90 days. Your passport should be valid for at least one day after your date of departure from Costa Rica. It is advisable to have evidence of onward or return travel when you arrive otherwise you may be refused entry into the country.


Useful information for finding Costa Rica flight deals

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    Search flight deals to Costa Rica. While viewing offers, you’ll have the option to create a Price Alert.

  • How can I save money on flights to Costa Rica with momondo?

    Leverage our AI within our “Price Forecast” tool, which predicts if it’s better to book now or wait until prices decrease. You can strategically pick the best days to fly and save money on your trip by using our “Price Calendar” tool. “Explore” shows an overview of how much it costs to fly to anywhere from a selected city or airport. Our “Discover” content is a great option for travel inspiration and money-saving tips, while “Price Alerts” will update you when prices change, so you can book when fares are right.

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    We show prices from over 700+ competitors with a single click. With options from airlines and OTAs from across our 30 international markets, we are able to show you a diverse range of deals to create your adventure.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Costa Rica?

We help find the flight that best suits your needs; momondo compares prices from hundreds of airlines and travel agents and helps you filter them to find the best flight for you.

Can I find flights to Costa Rica with flexible booking policies on momondo?

All flight searches to Costa Rica on momondo can be filtered to show those which offer flexible booking policies.

How can momondo help me find flights to Costa Rica?

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I’m not ready to book a flight to Costa Rica right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

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