Find cheap flights from Buffalo to San José

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to San José. Bundle your flight + hotel and save!

BUF — SJO
Jun 24 — Jul 11
Round-trip
1 adult
Economy
0 bags
From?
To?
Fri 6/24
Fri 7/1

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to San José. Bundle your flight + hotel and save!

Good to know

Low season

September

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$145

Average price round-trip

$468

Good deal round-trip

$371

Good deal one-way

$411
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 24% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 23% increase in price.
Flight from Buffalo to San José Juan Santamaria Intl
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
or less
or less

When to book flights from Buffalo to Juan Santamaria Intl

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches

Top tips for finding a cheap flight from BUF to San José

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $411 or less one-way and $371 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Buffalo to San José was found 89 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is September.
  • Morning departure is around 40% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking flights from Buffalo to San José

Top 5 airlines serving Buffalo to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
8.1
JetBlueOverall score based on 20253 reviews
8.2Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.6Crew
7.9Entertainment
7.8Food
Airline reviews

Maybe not treat the passengers like cattle.

Read more about JetBlue

Maybe not treat the passengers like cattle.

Very good service, on time, excelent. Equipment

No explanation for delay. Unusually rude for jet blue

El servicio a bordo excelente, Pablo una gran persona, pero el atraso en la salida fue demasiado

Pros: "Very friendly crew and the plane arrived in Costa Rica 30 mins early!"
Cons: "I have a JetBlue credit card and I’m very disappointed that membership to the credit card does not offer priority boarding or zone A or zone B boarding. I was in seat 6C and had boarding zone E! Every other airline sponsored credit card I own offers some form of priority zone seating; even Spirit!"
Cons: "Canceled flight"
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Although there was an issue with a passengers’ dog(who ultimately had to be asked off, before we could leave). It was handled quickly and our flight departed on time."
Cons: "The entertainment didn’t work/have a signal until our descent to land."
Pros: "Everything is always great on Jetblue"
Cons: "n/a"
Cons: "Wonderful wheel chair service."
Cons: "I was not on it"
Pros: "Everything about the flight operated smooth and comfortably. Efficient boarding, surprised and delighted to have inflight entertainment for such a short flight where most other airlines use older planes without tv/movies."
Cons: "did my pre flight check in at about 3pm for my 8:50pm flight. I didnt immediately receive my boarding pass via text but figured it’d come in the next 4hrs. It didn’t and I had to go through the line for a paper pass, then at about 11pm when I was already home after my flight I received the text containing my boarding pass. Obviously a simple hiccup in an automated process but laughably pathetic in terms of delivering a simple service for paying customers that’s designed to save you, JetBlue, time and money"
Cons: "Plane was delayed 90 minutes for takeoff as it came in late."
Pros: "The pilot was on it, time for some new planes."
Cons: "The plane left the gate 35 min late, went to take off the pilot saw a water leak returned to the gate. Finally fixed than went to leave the gate the 2nd time and there was another malfunction. 2 hours later finally took off. When we landed at lax we had to travel across the runway for quite awhile to our gate where we had to wait another 45 min for the other plane to leave before we could park."
Pros: "Roomy seats, good snacks, great crew!"
Pros: "I love everything about Jet Blue"
Pros: "Timely and smooth boarding. On time take off. The staff was very friendly and courteous."
Pros: "Night masked"
Cons: "Flight attendant was rude as hell , she looked like she didn’t know what she was doing"
Pros: "Thank you for the leg room! While all the other airlines are packing people on the plane like sardines, thank you for treating your customers, especially the economy customers like human beings. I can’t emphasize enough how much that will affect my travel choice and I am not even a person of big built."
Cons: "The head rest did not have the bending capability so the head can’t rest comfortably to either side while sleeping."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "The second half of the flight the TVs didn’t work till halfway through the flight."
Pros: "On time and very friendly crew."
Pros: "Wow - perfect trip from booking to arrival in FLL. Easy website, luggage and assigned seat included. Helpful ground crew in BUF. And the best free inflight wifi. I will book again."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Captain checked in with us regularly. Cabin Crew generous and helpful. Electronics worked. Good legroom."
Pros: "The system was down at my seat. No wifi"
Pros: "The fact that the flight was short"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "The extra room. The staff was friendly."
Cons: "There could be additional snacks available especially on a flight that’s over 3 hrs. I had a short lay over in JFK and wasn’t able to buy a meal and very limited snacks on board so I left home 2:00 to be early and arrived at my destination at 2:30pm with only chips to eat"
Pros: "Quick flight, television, reasonably price"
Pros: "Pleasant. On time. Friendly. Decent value for money."
Pros: "Amazing fast easy flight with excellent staff on board!"
Pros: "Service and friendly staff"
Pros: "I missed the flight as my first flight got delayed. When I got to the gate there was no Turkishairlines representative. 12 hours after the flight still at airport without any clear answer from Turkish airways."
Cons: "Zero costumer service. Knowing that I might miss my first leg I checked the possible next flights and even though there are two flights next day, the prices tripled in 2 hour (from 1300 to 3900 USD). When I asked for rebook I was told that there is no available seat in any of those two flights. Did a quick search and found out there are seats but are left to milk desperate passengers."
Pros: "Easy on, no line organization but not a real problem. Friendly crew. Typical lovely JetBlue experience."
Pros: "Service was phenomenal"
Pros: "Easy and clear instructions on boarding."
Pros: "Free internet, great landing."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Great trip, but the mini tv wasn't working which was a bummer."
Pros: "Flight was good, fast , even though plane was late. I always enjoy flying Jet Blue"
Cons: "No gluten free snacks were served. Maybe have more selection so everyone can enjoy."
Pros: "Boarding was easy. I like the Dunkin Donuts coffee"
Cons: "My overhead light and tv we're both not working. The stewardess was rude when I brought it up. Told me to move to the next empty seat dismissively. I bought a window seat on purpose and did not want to move. My concerns were left unaddressed"
Pros: "Service"
Pros: "Counter staff were excellent"
Cons: "Crew were rushed and lacked congeniality Skipped full distribution of snacks due to poor communication"
Cons: "When the flight is cancelled you need to find a solution for those passengers who travelled that day by bus or car just to catch the flight!!! At least a hostel to sleep over night or give them back the money or let them travel with another company...not to wait 12 hours on the airport!!! Thats not professional at all!"
Pros: "friendly crew"
Cons: "long delay"
Pros: "Great seats"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1:30."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Couldn't understand captain, televisions would short out, wifi was super slow and pointless."
Cons: "TV didn't work"
Pros: "Friendly crew with nice food"
Cons: "No satellite TV en-route."
Pros: "Good, friendly, competent service all around."
Pros: "What a difference from the cut rare airlines! We had been taking spirit in the past, but am so glad we used jet blue this time. We never got the feeling of just being cattle herded to a destination. Using a real airline is the only way to go!"

Not losing my bags

Pros: "The airplane was very nice with great space between seats and the crew was nice."
Cons: "During boarding procedure, the gate used did not support the number of passengers and was a little bit messy"
Pros: "was on time"
Cons: "food in economy class"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "Good service from the crew and the boarding process was made quick and punctual."
Pros: "Just anything. I have better trips taking a crowded bus."
Cons: "They had 3 boarding trips in the same gate it was a mess, the saddest sadwichch with the mediocre orange juice was the best option, angry crew."
Pros: "Easy check in, and boarding process."
Pros: "never took flight due to cancellation by airline. still have not received refund."
Pros: "Nicer plane than the one we flew from San Francisco to San Salvador"
Cons: "Food and seats"
Pros: "Friendly crew, arrived earlier than expected. Offered to excellent assistance to my mom with the wheelchair"
Cons: "Food wasn’t good. During the stop in Guatemala didn’t change planes so had to wait for the maintenance staff to clean the plane before using bathroom. No water during stop and had to change seats"
Pros: "Food. Blankets. No delays."
Pros: "I liked that the crew where nice and congratulate the mountain bike team of Costa Rica who had won second place in the panamerican games"
Cons: "I push the "call the stewart" bottom and they never came to me.."
Cons: "Delayed !!! Hours!!"
Pros: "very nice experience nice flight food and beverages"
Pros: "Avianca es la aerolinea que prefiero y continua siendo"
Cons: "Las aeromozas tienen muy mala actitud, parece que uno les está pidiendo plata."
Pros: "La atención y la comida"
Pros: "Connections very easy. Flight arrived early. In-flight service exceptional."
Pros: "Crew, food."
Cons: "The airplane's entertainment equipment remained in the 90s, and just one station worked. No USB for charging, no even individual screen."
Cons: "The flight attendants were friendly and helpful during an unscheduled delay"
Pros: "comfort crew entertainment passable for the age of the plane clean quick boarding"
Cons: "not enough food.............................................."
Pros: "Flight crew very professional."
Cons: "Flight late leaving Bogota and late arriving in San Jose."
Pros: "The trip was on time, plane was clean, crew was nice, duty free is excellent"
Cons: "Late for no reason. Boarded late, arrived late"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "Cobros indevidos...depende de como se levantó de humor el supervisor.así le cobran al pasajero..viajamos 11 personas y solo a mi me cobraron equipaje extra....todos viajamos con 2 maletas...."
Pros: "It was hard to not laugh at the gate confusion, time confusion, and clear general incompetence of the thousands of airport staff."
Cons: "The flight was delayed so they put me in another flight. When I already had the confirmation, the people at the counters said I could not fly because the flight was oversold. I had to complain strongly and asked to see the manager. Finally I was able to fly, but after much arguing and stress. Poor experience."
Pros: "fine"
Cons: "no issues. all fine."
Pros: "The most was the attention of the flight attendant and how fast and save we landed. Good vibes"
Pros: "We left early and landed early. Nice staff and attentive. Snacks. (better get rid of the terrible so called barittos-they were awful. Cookies not bad and the snack. Stick to the sandwich and be sure to have extra mustard and mayo and option. They both are terribly dry. Very far from JetBlue-but nice airline and service."
Cons: "Read the first."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and comfortable both ways.. On-time departures/ arrivals. Thanks!"
Pros: "The staff in Bogota were oh so friendly compare to my previous experience in GYE. Same as when coming down from SJO. Beautiful. Keep it up! Friendly atmosphere just a delight, like it should be."
Cons: "It would be nice to have vegetarian options and the entertainment options were down. This is no way a big deal. I just mention it as there are more and more people embracing vegetarianism so if you want to be on the front lines of customer care, that would certainly make you one of the top ones in that regard alone! Pura Vida! Dave"
Pros: "El espacio en los asientos"
Cons: "La comida no estuvo muy buena"
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly"
Cons: "Delayed on the runway for an hour after a delay in the airport. My friend missed his connection because of the delay and was still forced to pay his own hotel."
Cons: "The crew allowed a drunk man to take the plane. It was a terrible experience to travel next to him. Also, the gate for taking the flight change with no previous notification. I realized of this a few minutes before taking the flight."
Pros: "The food was good and the chairs and equipment was confortable, very good service"
Pros: "The good timming"
Cons: "El aircraft was totally awfull. too mcuh noise, toilets smell bad, no coffee because machine was broken... such a bad experience"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Staff help us tho resolve some troubles with wrong name on check in."
Cons: "Wrong name in check in on line"
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "We did not know our ticket-price included breakfast. However, the flight had no vegetarian option, so we passed."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "2times was cancelled and I have to Stay 2 nights in Bogota"
Pros: "The entertainment on board was amazing. Good selection of movies."
Cons: "The plane was extremely dirty. I couldn't believe it. First time boarding a plane to find that there was trash all around my seat and tucked in the front pocket. Doodles with a pen on the tray table, sticky arm rest, and it looked like the other seats around us were almost in the same shape. I would've rather waited an extra 15 minutes before boarding the plane for it to be clean. I think that was really poor on their part."
Pros: "I am impressed! I will be booking through Avianca again!"
Pros: "Being moved to a copa fligth"
Cons: "They had us 3hours con the plain and after that it was cancelled. Several people lost a full day of work no responsability from Avianca."
Pros: "Same as above."
Pros: "basically everything"
Cons: "the food"
Pros: "Got lucky with a free upgrade to 1st class and the crew always helpful."
Cons: "Tried to add an additional bag for 50 to 70 Lbs and website said $50 USD and they wanted to charge $100 USD for some reason. end up removing stuff from the bag to not get charge an extra $60 USD"
Pros: "Free Drinks and Food."
Cons: "Chaotic boarding"
Pros: "Crew was nice and individual tv screens were great! Free wine."
Cons: "God tasted like cardboard."

Nothing to rave about. Just another flight

Easy on, easy off, smooth flight from Charleston to New York.

Great flight

Missed flight

Screaming crying kids. Kid kicking seat. Late to board. Late to leave

The comfort was excellent

Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "The boarding"
Pros: "Crew was great, the seats are never comfortable"
Pros: "Plenty of room."
Cons: "Heavier snacks."
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "As always, the seats in basic economy are as small as possible without actually being standing room only. I'm 5'7" and my knees are only about an inch from the seat back in front of me."
Cons: "Great flight"
Cons: "crj900 from BUF-MSP is a wreck. worn out, uncomfortable seats, cold air coming from floor toes were numb for about 20m after flight. Flight delayed, missed connecting flight, lost comfort+ upgrade I paid for. No excuse for pitch in main cabin on 737-900 ER."
Pros: "Nothing remarkable"
Cons: "Delta was ordinary"
Pros: "Yes"
Pros: "The crew and entertainment options are great. Relatively comfortable seats by today's standards."
Cons: "Literally any of our flights could have been on time. None were."
Cons: "Check carefully! Our flights were changed and the first was only ten min difference so didn’t think anything of it but when we went to check in they said we would probably miss our connection. The problem was not the time but they changed GATES were really far apart. Was resolved but kind of a hassl"
Pros: "The crew was awesome. The entertainment was great with a huge selection of movies. The food was really good."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed while waiting for Delta agents to come and assist people off of the plane."
Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."
Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."
Pros: "Amazing crew, on time, decent coffee, plenty of drinks"
Cons: "The drinks cart was a little slow..."
Pros: "Nice suites though they feel a little cramped. Good for privacy"
Cons: "lounge in PEK was under renovation, temp lounge was not very nice"
Pros: "Very bad crew. Seats very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Crew could have been better"
Cons: "Great early morning flight."
Cons: "Worst transatlantic flight in 40 years. Filthy old seats and mine had a wet ironed stain. The seat in front of me was broken and reclined into my lap. That made the screen for entertainment unusable. The reading lights didn’t work. The toilets were a mess and never serviced."
Pros: "It was Ok. Some short delay but over all not too bad. Just didn't like the fact I always get seats next to the toilet"
Cons: "Turbulence but no one can help that"
Pros: "Excellent flight with efficient service. Flight was on time and friendly staff"
Cons: "Efficiency"
Pros: "The Delta service desk was great! We wanted to get an earlier flight home and the Delta Rep got us on standby quickly and with a smile."
Cons: "Some chaos getting on the flight. The area they have set up for the different sections to wait before getting called weren't marked very well so everyone was bunched up and confused. Once they started calling the sections it was fine. Not sure why they even had the marked areas."
Pros: "The counter assistant change my seats and my wife and me seat together"
Cons: "Hot cabin"
Pros: "Anything from free WiFi, entertainment, leg room, commentary drinks and snacks. Great service!"
Pros: "My upgrade and breakfast were fabulous!"
Cons: "My flight was delayed several times and had to rebook. Total delays were > 6 hours."
Pros: "Staff very courteous and professional"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "The food that was served was good. The crew was attentive and nice ."
Cons: "Comfort seats didn’t seem like much different than reg seats. Didn’t like the cattle call boarding process at lax ."
Pros: "spacious comfortable seats"
Cons: "I waited in line at Virgin Australia for 35 minutes only to be told that I was actually on a Delta flight even though my itinerary said Virgin Australia. good thing I was early to airport or I would of missed my flight because I had to go find Delta check in"
Pros: "Space looked a bit cramped in business class but I was pleasantly surprised at the length of the flat bed and the additional foot well space once I'd reclined the seat."
Cons: "Need to fix the flickering lights in the JFK club lounge, the opposite of relaxing!"
Cons: "No help with baggage when boarding the plane, they hurry you up for nothing, because we had to wait 20 mi utes to take off."
Cons: "On the MSP to ATL leg the gate crew made a huge deal about checking rolling bags. They even stopped us at check-in and nearly begged us to check our bags pointing to the backed up jetway. But we had a lot of unpacking to do before checking our bags so we politely declined three times. On getting to our seats there were at least 8 open slots for bags near us. I heard a crew member call forward to say "tell them no more rollaboards" so they forced everyone left to check. On departure they slammed shut several very large empty overheads. WTF"
Pros: "I asked for a change of seat at the gate and was given it. It really made a difference to be at the window."
Pros: "to their Diamond Medallion customers"
Pros: "The airline did not disappoint and the customer service were very professional"
Cons: "Make sure the new signs are posted in all airports for boarding. That will help control people at the entrance"
Pros: "Cheking was easy. Service was excellent. Flight was on time and got to New York 20 mins before time"
Pros: "Seat and headrests especially were nice"
Cons: "Very bumpy rides in both cases"
Cons: "Kids yelling"
Pros: "Smooth"
Cons: "Delayed because the airline misschdduled the pilots!! We had to wait for pilots to come to the plane... while one the plane"
Pros: "The agent on my departure flight at the ATL airport was amazing, boarding was quick, the flight attendants were great! I had an overall great experience."
Cons: "Turbulence was pretty bad both flights."
Pros: "Return trip was 30 min ahead of schedule"
Cons: "We had a 2 hour delay getting to NYC"
Pros: "The crew was nice but seemed super stressed out."
Cons: "The plane was old, no entertainment was provided, tight space with little leg room and our plane departed late."
Pros: "Very friendly and efficient. Food was hot and red wine excellent."
Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"

All went well thank you

Pros: "On time and good flight"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "Maybe less cold the temperature."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding process. Hassle free flight."
Cons: "The chicken wrap was terrible!"
Pros: "Comfy seats"
Cons: "Compliance with departure times"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and airlkne system was down"
Pros: "Flight was great and crew was very nice as usual."
Cons: "When I got to Guatemala I was told I couldn't check in unless I had a ticket leaving Costa Rica. I have never had a problem with this in the past. I had to have someone purchase a ticket last min out of costa Rica so I could check in. When I got to CR they didn't even ask me for my ticket or proof"
Pros: "Que el avion era de 2 filas conn2 lugares"
Cons: "La comodidad.. Son muy estrechos..."
Pros: "was on time"
Cons: "terrible, waiting in one gate , then we have to go to another gate take a bus under the rain, fullof people luggage, , gave us terrible seats in the back small plane. the bathroom was not clean at all"
Pros: "Boarding process and crew service were ok"
Cons: "Comfort and entertainment could be better"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Boarding process in Panama is very disorganized"
Pros: "All the crew in CR and Guatemala were very courteus and professional."
Pros: "Comfortable and puntual"
Pros: "Puntual, comfort"
Pros: "Excellent!!!"
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "Take off on time"
Pros: "Airplane crew was friendly. The flight departed on time."
Cons: "We traveled with an infant who sat on our laps. We were never asked about the infant traveling until we went to check in at the desk and were told we needed to pay taxes for the baby at a rate of 10% of the cost of the ticket. But because we were doing it on the day of the flight, 10% was almost $200! We did not receive good customer service from staff, who simply told us we "should have known to investigate this." We have never been asked to do this when flying with a baby before! This was after an hour and a half of already waiting to check in our bags. We were waiting so long and dealing with this issue for so long that we almost missed the flight! A terrible experience. Also, the web check in line took even longer than the line of people who had not checked in online beforehand! It was so slow, it added to us almost missing our flight. It was a waste of time to check in online, especially since they gave us new boarding passes when we checked our bags in anyway. We also had trouble finding both of our reservations, even though we booked them together as a family, so we ended up with seats that were not together. When we had an issue, we were given an attitude by the staff checking us in."
Pros: "Flight on time."
Cons: "Changed gates at Panama without any alert until boarding time."
Cons: "Food service was good. Staff were nice."
Pros: "Free meal on a one hour flight!"
Pros: "Bueno"
Pros: "technology and movie/entertainment selection. plus drinks were included"
Pros: "Crew and newer aircraft"
Cons: "Food could have been better in business."
Pros: "The flight was cool, i loved not having to get down the airplane in Costa Rica to conitnue to Guatemala."
Cons: "It was freezing, and they didn't offer blankets just while we were on the plane."
Cons: "Food was really awful"
Pros: "Connecting flight with a meal!"
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "We actually arrived earlier than schedule. Very impressed."
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "No air conditioning, small gates, too crowded."
Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "No vegetarian options granted :( the planes are dirty."
Cons: "El aeropuerto internacional de Panama es sencillamente horrible y extremadamente caro y ni siquiera wifi free hay para los pasajeros que como yo tenemos que hacer escala. La señal para llamar por teléfono usando mi propia proveedor. Es un aeropuerto del siglo pasado que ya es hora COPA que tiene su centro de operaciones pongan de su parte para hacer más placentero la estadía en ese aeropuerto; aeropuertos como el CR o el de Bogotá no más sale uno del avión y hay excelente wifi que le permite a uno estar en contacto con la familia."
Pros: "The aireplane in clean. And the people ver y gently"
Cons: "Board not very organized"
Pros: "Super nice crew! Gave us food even though it was a 50 min flight."
Cons: "The crew kept bumping Into me since I had an isle seat more than normally."
Pros: "Very friendly and professional service combined with good food"
Pros: "2 free checked bags, and hot sandwich and drink in coach"
Cons: "Can't think on anything"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Poor customer service for our friend who had a problem with her ticket."
Cons: "Never answered the numbers I called when I got to the airport ended up having to rent with another company"
Pros: "El personal muy amable. El vuelo salió a tiempo y llegó bien. La comida buena."
Cons: "I already wrote this in their customer feedback, and I haven't gotten a response."
Pros: "Gate agents are superb"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "La tripulación tenía tan buen actitud! Todos eran muy amable. The crew had a very friendly attitude. All were very kind!"
Cons: "Entramos al avión 20 min tarde. Nos pusieron esperar en el avión, completamente full de pasajeros, 30 min sin aire acondicionado (en panamá, donde hace TANTO calor)! Después, tuvimos que esperar en la pista unos 20 min más, todavía sin aire acondicionado. Finalmente, pasamos casi todo el vuelo con los platos vacíos de la comida en nuestras mesas. JUSTO cuando el piloto dijo "prepara para aterrizar", pasaron corriendo para recoger la basura. En total, fue un vuelo muy incómodo. We boarded 20 min late. They made us wait on the plane, a completely booked flight, for 30 min without air conditioning (in Panamá, where the temperature is insufferable)! Later, we had to wait on the runway another 20 min, still lacking air conditioning. Finally, we spent almost the entire flight with our empty meal trays sitting in front of us. RIGHT when the captain announced "flight crew prepare the cabin for landing", the crew ran through to pick up the trays and trash. In total, it was a very uncomfortable flight."
Pros: "Everything about them. The crew is so helpful and kind, flights are always on time, the planes are in great condition and the amenities included with your tickets makes it worth to choose COPA!"
Cons: "---"
Cons: "Touch screen didn't work"
Pros: "I didn't expect to be fed on the flight so that was a nice surprise."
Pros: "I liked the spacious seats and free food and drinks. I appreciated the flight being on time."
Pros: "Inspite of being a very short flight, they offered food and beverages and for free :)"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment. No series or tv shows"
Pros: "I love the genral flight experice. I found the crew very helpful and friendly. I liked the food."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable."
Pros: "It was a short flight....they made the trip comfortable, and on time..."
Cons: "No complaints....."

A lady who wouldn’t shut up next to me. And the baggage crew ( probably not American ) out my bag on with everyone else’s and it was to go to the security

The tv screens on the plane were not all working - very long flight to have nothing to watch in front of you. This should have been checked/resolved before the flight as I might have been reluctant to board having known there was no inflight entertainment!

Only sad part is one bathroom worked in entire aircraft! And one Barbie sized bag pretzels 🥨 doesn’t cut it

The fact that it was over an hr delayed. Then an hr to get my bag in Dfw

Extremely late

Pros: "Non stop flight. Excellent departure time."
Cons: "Understanding the COVID situation but they can give more than a bottle of water (3oz) and a bag of pretzels 🥨 (50 grams) and yet they charge full fare prices and worse extra for any bags!!!!"
Pros: "Entertainment on seats"
Cons: "I sat in seat 12A- the window was so hot it was burning my arm and I was extremely hot. Not sure if it’s from the engine heat or sun but it’s probably a mechanical issue that the 737 should address. Horribly uncomfortable trip."
Cons: "There were too many people on the flight. The middle seat was occupied."
Cons: "Attitude of flight attendant"
Pros: "So ridiculous airline didn’t though in costumer at all"
Cons: "Nathing"
Pros: "Crew was awesome...love AA crew! Always and this time superb!"
Cons: "Leg room gets worse and worse...boarding sucked since they took our bags and we felt like it was only us that were singled out!!!"
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Cons: "This leg of my trip went off without a hitch boarding and crew were very professional."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Pros: "The agent at checkin was so kind, nice, professional and superb...I will always fly American Airlines....you have the best checkin agents, best gate agents (super funny yet professional) and also the flight crew was absolutely amazing!"
Cons: "baggage claim in Costa Rica is terrible service...but that is the airports fault since this happens with other airlines.....something has to0 change!!!!"
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Cons: "miserable crew, old equipment. Cabin was very cold during flight"
Pros: "Yes the flight was slightly empty so I had a ton of room!!!!"
Pros: "Checking in with my Mum who needs assistance was excellent."
Cons: "Lack of Entertainment."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "3 hours late flight- customer care very insensitive and unhelpful"
Pros: "Latam would not transfer 1 medium baggage from LATAM to Avianca at Lima"
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Pros: "Good smooth flight and quick"
Cons: "I left my iPad in the seat pocket and they said they didn’t find it!"
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Pros: "Plane was surprisingly spacious in coach and very clean."
Cons: "They seemed to have entire plane boarding in group 6. Hardly anyone boarded in groups 1-5, and when they called 6 the entire gate area lined up."
Pros: "The gate was close to security, quick embarkation, departure on time, kind and professional service, decent size aircraft and overhead bins."
Cons: "Kind of dated, wifi didn’t work."
Pros: "None of the experience was pleasant"
Cons: "First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The food as usual just snack type food for purchase as expected. The entertainment system malfunctioned and we could not watch the movie they offered. However one flight attendant was very nice and gave my kids special cookies. Nice touch!"
Pros: "In flight entertainment is good."
Cons: "Leg room is getting less and less. I’m 5’10” and couldn’t move my legs."
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Pros: "Staff was great!"
Cons: "Seats were really uncomfortable up and reclined. Overhead baggage was full by the time I boarded and there was no enforcement of the carry-on baggage sizes... This needs to be addressed and contributed to our lack of comfort, noting this was the last leg of an 18 hour journey. My body still hurts today after a good nights sleep."
Cons: "no charging station"
Pros: "Everything was great about my flight from Buffalo. Friendly people, easy boarding and flight was smooth as I expected."
Pros: "They were awesome, continued to stop and ask if we needed anything. Refilled my wine without me asking when it was 1/2 full and I was watching a move. Great experience on their 767"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Miserable food. Just horrible quality. Truly - and I'm not picky."
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Cons: "delayed"
Cons: "It was cancelled"
Pros: "Flight attendant"
Cons: "Delays Was told my ticket had been canceled"
Pros: "Flight got cancelled"
Pros: "Eveything ran smoothly"
Pros: "Left and arrived on time. Crew was friendly and professional."
Cons: "Passengers are packed in like sardines. All carry on bags must be checked at the gate as the overhead bins are too small to accommodate anything except a small personal bag or jacket."
Cons: "5 hr delay"
Pros: "Flight was on time and boarding went smoothly."
Pros: "Good entertainment for an overnight flight, and good food"
Cons: "Lost and damaged bag"
COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from Buffalo to San José

Airlines flying from Buffalo to San José have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Buffalo to San José

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Buffalo to San José

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Buffalo to San José

Pre-flight testing

Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Buffalo to San José

Flexible cancellations

Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Buffalo to San José

Book cheap flights from Buffalo to San José

Recent round-trip flight deals

9/22Thu
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
19h 23mBUF-SJO
9/26Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
20h 29mSJO-BUF
$326
9/17Sat
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
20h 16mBUF-SJO
9/24Sat
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
18h 56mSJO-BUF
$327
9/12Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
18h 47mBUF-SJO
9/29Thu
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
22h 49mSJO-BUF
$378
10/1Sat
1 stopJetBlue
7h 43mBUF-SJO
10/6Thu
1 stopJetBlue
9h 32mSJO-BUF
$390
10/4Tue
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
20h 15mBUF-SJO
12/19Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
14h 12mSJO-BUF
$396
11/1Tue
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
19h 51mBUF-SJO
11/14Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
19h 49mSJO-BUF
$398
8/16Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
27h 20mBUF-SJO
8/23Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
17h 06mSJO-BUF
$401
10/4Tue
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
20h 15mBUF-SJO
12/14Wed
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
19h 49mSJO-BUF
$402
10/6Thu
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
25h 43mBUF-SJO
12/13Tue
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
25h 40mSJO-BUF
$408
7/20Wed
1 stopFrontier
26h 17mBUF-SJO
7/24Sun
1 stopFrontier
18h 40mSJO-BUF
$414
9/12Mon
1 stopMultiple Airlines
7h 12mBUF-SJO
9/29Thu
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
25h 11mSJO-BUF
$416
9/20Tue
2 stopsUnited Airlines
27h 35mBUF-SJO
10/20Thu
2 stopsUnited Airlines
24h 03mSJO-BUF
$418
10/12Wed
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
28h 27mBUF-SJO
10/16Sun
1 stopMultiple Airlines
9h 32mSJO-BUF
$420
10/8Sat
1 stopMultiple Airlines
7h 43mBUF-SJO
12/19Mon
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
14h 12mSJO-BUF
$434
8/16Tue
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
18h 18mBUF-SJO
8/23Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
17h 06mSJO-BUF
$435
8/9Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
21h 19mBUF-SJO
8/18Thu
1 stopMultiple Airlines
19h 43mSJO-BUF
$442
9/20Tue
1 stopDelta
7h 12mBUF-SJO
10/20Thu
1 stopDelta
8h 35mSJO-BUF
$453
10/12Wed
1 stopJetBlue
11h 53mBUF-SJO
10/16Sun
1 stopJetBlue
9h 32mSJO-BUF
$475
10/8Sat
1 stopJetBlue
7h 43mBUF-SJO
12/16Fri
1 stopJetBlue
13h 58mSJO-BUF
$481
9/20Tue
1 stopUnited Airlines
7h 34mBUF-SJO
10/20Thu
2 stopsUnited Airlines
24h 03mSJO-BUF
$483

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Recent one-way flight deals

9/22Thu
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
19h 23mBUF-SJO
9/26Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
20h 29mSJO-BUF
$326
9/17Sat
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
20h 16mBUF-SJO
9/24Sat
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
18h 56mSJO-BUF
$327
9/12Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
18h 47mBUF-SJO
9/29Thu
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
22h 49mSJO-BUF
$378
10/1Sat
1 stopJetBlue
7h 43mBUF-SJO
10/6Thu
1 stopJetBlue
9h 32mSJO-BUF
$390
10/4Tue
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
20h 15mBUF-SJO
12/19Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
14h 12mSJO-BUF
$396
11/1Tue
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
19h 51mBUF-SJO
11/14Mon
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
19h 49mSJO-BUF
$398
8/16Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
27h 20mBUF-SJO
8/23Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
17h 06mSJO-BUF
$401
10/4Tue
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
20h 15mBUF-SJO
12/14Wed
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
19h 49mSJO-BUF
$402
10/6Thu
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
25h 43mBUF-SJO
12/13Tue
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
25h 40mSJO-BUF
$408
7/20Wed
1 stopFrontier
26h 17mBUF-SJO
7/24Sun
1 stopFrontier
18h 40mSJO-BUF
$414
9/12Mon
1 stopMultiple Airlines
7h 12mBUF-SJO
9/29Thu
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
25h 11mSJO-BUF
$416
9/20Tue
2 stopsUnited Airlines
27h 35mBUF-SJO
10/20Thu
2 stopsUnited Airlines
24h 03mSJO-BUF
$418
10/12Wed
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
28h 27mBUF-SJO
10/16Sun
1 stopMultiple Airlines
9h 32mSJO-BUF
$420
10/8Sat
1 stopMultiple Airlines
7h 43mBUF-SJO
12/19Mon
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
14h 12mSJO-BUF
$434
8/16Tue
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
18h 18mBUF-SJO
8/23Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
17h 06mSJO-BUF
$435
8/9Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
21h 19mBUF-SJO
8/18Thu
1 stopMultiple Airlines
19h 43mSJO-BUF
$442
9/20Tue
1 stopDelta
7h 12mBUF-SJO
10/20Thu
1 stopDelta
8h 35mSJO-BUF
$453
10/12Wed
1 stopJetBlue
11h 53mBUF-SJO
10/16Sun
1 stopJetBlue
9h 32mSJO-BUF
$475
10/8Sat
1 stopJetBlue
7h 43mBUF-SJO
12/16Fri
1 stopJetBlue
13h 58mSJO-BUF
$481
9/20Tue
1 stopUnited Airlines
7h 34mBUF-SJO
10/20Thu
2 stopsUnited Airlines
24h 03mSJO-BUF
$483

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Buffalo - San José Flights

Departure:

Buffalo (BUF)United States

Destination:

San José (SJO)Costa Rica

Return flight deals:

San José - Buffalo

Cabin classes:

$296

Browse origins:

Browse destinations: