Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|May||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 19% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 27% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$281||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 5h 30m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($178) and Aeromexico ($334), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Aeromexico ($268) and Copa Airlines ($294).
From Guadalajara to San José, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Guadalajara , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Guadalajara you will be using Guadalajara Miguel Hidal, often referred to as Guadalajara Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Food was really awful"
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: "Now you are giving away free muffins instead of insulting with a granola bar....THANK YOU FOR LISTENING"
Cons: "HOW CAN YOU NOT OFFER COFFEE ON AN AM FLIGHT??? THAT's CRAZY!!!"
Pros: "The aireplane in clean. And the people ver y gently"
Cons: "Board not very organized"
Cons: "I went on the site and mentioned I was vegetarian, but I guess the 'snack' wasn't big enough to warrant a veggie option. I had to run from one flight to another, and my previous one only served breakfast, so it would have been really nice to have a veggie option. I put poor on entertainment because there was none, but it was a short flight, so not a big deal. Rest was great!"
Pros: "Nothing since my negative stressed the whole trip."
Cons: "We have long names, 4. It was correct in the booking with Layak but copa charged us $120 US / 2,090 MXP For correcting. Saying that Kayak didn't transmit everything. It was pay or be denied boarding."
Pros: "Super nice crew! Gave us food even though it was a 50 min flight."
Pros: "No delays on departure. Smooth boarding process"
Pros: "Ha mejorado la comida que dan en económica, en especial par un vuelo tan corto. Las tripulaciones colombianas son más amigables y orientadas al servicio que las panameñas. Panameños: Wake Up!!"
Cons: "Ya es hora que inviertan en esto. Tanto en ejecutiva como en económica."
Cons: "The crew kept bumping Into me since I had an isle seat more than normally."
Pros: "Planes are clean and crew is nice"
Cons: "Overall they are a poorly organized airline, they will over sell their tickets and then expect you to give yours away. Boarding was messy."
Pros: "I was treated SO well as my flight was bumped back a day. I was given a stay at a wonderful hotel with all meals and transportstion as well. It was exquisite! Not to mention $350 reimbursement & wonderful interactions every step of the way."
Cons: "I didn't like delaying my schedule 1 day, but the positives outweighed the negatives without question."
Pros: "One of your crew members went above and beyond to help a family that was sitting next to me. That kind if service was unexpected and a huge help to the family. We were all impressed. They were all very cordial and polite."
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."
Pros: "nice staff."
Cons: "delayed leaving and arriving. no entertainment."
Cons: "Never answered the numbers I called when I got to the airport ended up having to rent with another company"
Pros: "Courteous staff, everything was on time, and the free meal and drinks (including alcohol) is a refreshing throwback to the old days."
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!"
Pros: "- nice staff - food on the plane"
Cons: "Touch screen didn't work"
Pros: "The flight was all good. I had a good experience, I would like to add that getting to the airport 2hours early is really not necessary. It's not a big airport and I spend a lot of idle time there.. I liked Copa airlines and will use them again."
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: "I was looking to fly to Costa Rica and found a price offer for $70 through Volaris. I thought this was a good deal until I looked at the baggage policy. Turns out you have to pay for each bag,bringing my luggage total to $50. Thats when I noticed Copa Airlnes had the same price for airfare plus two free bags! I was sold. Overall great service!"
Cons: "Almost missed my flight due to flight being changed to a different gate than what was written in my ticket."
Pros: "Thank you for offering food, but something's without meat would have me flying copa every time!"
Pros: "It was a short flight....they made the trip comfortable, and on time..."
Cons: "No complaints....."
Cons: "Flights were delayed"
Cons: "Alguna de las atenciones del personal abordo. Los asientos podrían ser algo mas cómodos."
Pros: "Agent issued boarding passes and luggage ticket but somehow didn't process payment. After waiting 4 hours for boarding we were denied entry into plane. Somehow agent overrode the safeguards and was able to issue boarding pass. Very lax security and agent even denied seeing credit card given to them."
Cons: "Ticket counter personell"
Pros: "The great service on bord at all time"
Cons: "The line we had to make at the checkin... but after that ok"
Pros: "The service overall is great. The airplane is comfortable. Airport in Panama has very good service. I would take Copa again."
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above. Even after a long layover and a change of planes, it was still the cramped seats and an old plane."
Cons: "Me dañaron una maleta y ya puse el reclamo"
Pros: "love you guys!"
Cons: "It was a mess we got to Costa Rica 3 hours later tan we were supposed to"
Pros: "Staff very pleasant and competent. The flight was only one hour duration, but they still managed to serve a small meal and refreshments. Would definitely use again"
Pros: "On time is the most important feature of COPA. The other is that COPA remain as a full service compared to most that cut services more and more."
Cons: "Sometimes price are quite high that makes flying COPA impossible, way too high"
Cons: "Gate switching with no notice"
Pros: "Ground Crew is alwyas super friendly and very polite. I Normally love to fly with COPA for a number of reasons...but this short trip had two inconviniences that are noted here on the what I thought needed to happen."
Cons: "Male Flight Attendant had attitude and asked me to put my set back in upright position...it was and I had a broken foot, so it would not have been appropriate to put my seat back due to pain. He jkumpoedf all over ma and even the lady next to me...she to was reading and did not have her seat back either! Food was a bag of chips...1 OZ bag of Frito Lay Chips..... HERE IS A HUGE HINT: BEST TO NOT GIVE ANYTHING...DO NOT INSULT US MORE!!!"
Pros: "Super short connection (45 min). Time was very important in this flight and you delivered. Thank you."
Pros: "None of the above. Ground crew that does not really understand the costumer."
Cons: "Always remember to present your rights to the crew."
Pros: "The crew was just ok, they did not extend themselves to make the customer feel comfortable/safe."
Cons: "The seat on the flight are too small the average person does not fit comfortable."
Pros: "Even with the flight almost full the crew managed to accommodated us together, excellent team work"
Cons: "Booked 6 days prior the flight and the put my wife and I in separate seats between strangers"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and staff are very nice"
Pros: "Crew was very nice, twice beverage this is good but I miss the cacahuates japoneces."
Cons: "Airplane look little old , clean and comfort, but sound a lot when departing... that is creapy Checking was slow only 2 people"
Pros: "GOOD SERVICE"
Cons: "Did not like the airline never flyinging Aeromexico again"
Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "It was going to be a 45 mins delay, turned out to be 1 1/2hrs"
Pros: "The onlt airline providing every pasanger with Free drinks and food. Live the beer and mix Tequila drinks."
Cons: "I did not like paying $50 us for the second bag i thing $ 25 its ok 50 its to much... I need ir to Boeing chese and tequila so my carry on bag tas over waigt so i check ir in."
Cons: "Hot inside the plane"
Pros: "better service than before"
Pros: "Everything was good, I was really impressed with the service."
Cons: "Nothing, I wouldn't change a thing about it."
Pros: "I was impressed and very happy the flight was early. I had low expectations with Aeromexico because in the past every flight I took with you was delayed or late."
Pros: "The crew appeared to be working very hard to meet passenger requests. They were polite and pleasant even though the flight was packed."
Cons: "Seats WAY too close together. Very uncomfortable."
Cons: "We had items stolen from two luggages. The were cell phones and the accessories plus some jewelry. These could have only been know by means of the security scans of the luggage. One item disappeared for a day. None of the other four were tapered with. I have contacted Aeromexico twice by email while in Mexico. The first time I was told someone would contact me and no one did. The second time there was no reply. I asked that some call be on my cell and I have received nothing."
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "It felt very unorganized"
Pros: "Wonderful crew Tasty food Quick boarding Clean plane"
Cons: "Limited leg space Baggage everywhere"
Cons: "Everything was excellent"
Cons: "We never took this flight our flight from Toluca to Gualarajara was delayed from 11:40 to 4 pm. Areomexico to ensure that we made it home sent us from Toluca to Monterry to Mexico City to LAX. longest day ever."
Pros: "The plane itself was very comfortable, didn't feel crammed in the seat. The food was decent, it made up for wasting all my time in line and not eating."
Cons: "The crew seemed fairly new and a little uncoordinated, boarding the plane and checking in also took the longest time I've had to wait, it ended up taking off late."
Cons: "No urgency when boarding plane in Mexico so we were automatically 30 min delayed. Flight was overbooked and the flight attendants chose to deal with the issue right when the plane should have been boarding. No AIr conditioning on entire journey from GDL-LAX. Sat in Tarmac for about 10 min additional without air conditioning due to no gates available for our flight."
Pros: "Movies but was unable to watch due to how rough the flight was made me feel sick"
Cons: "The pilot was going extremely fast to the point were we arrived 25min ahead of time to Chicago landed extremely rough I travel often and this had never been an issue with Aeromexico I usually love everyone from check in to boarding through landing they are all very polite and professional but this time the it was the most roughest flight it was extremely rough plane made me sick and their was no storms or winds"
Pros: "Everyone was helpful and polite. Flight went smoothly, boarding and food service was great. The complimentary beer and tequila was a much appreciated gesture. I will be visiting my family in Mexico more often and we plan to continue using AeroMexico in the future."
Cons: "This is a tough one. If I had to pick, I'd say the leg room was tight."
Cons: "My luggage was over the limit 3 lbs and I was not allowed to take out some of my stuff. They said I had to get out of line and take it out then back in line. It's really sad because I had waited in line for about an hour, I had been in an accident and was hurting and still had to pay because I couldn't wait in line again."
Pros: "Excellent price, Entering Mexico in a small city like Guadalajara was fast and trouble free"
Cons: "Boarding area and airplane was very hot, the vent over the seat had a very slow fan, and when squashed between two hot people on each side, the flight was uncomfortably warm (bear in mind this comes from someone who is not used to much heat. ..:))"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very observant and offered to assist passengers even before being asked."
Cons: "The boarding process could be made more efficient."
Pros: "I liked how they gave me a meal on the flight. It was a crossaint, one slice of ham and cheese but it's better than nothing."
Cons: "The boarding system was terrible. 30 minutes to departure, they just threw up "Last Call" and I was like WTF? and ran to gate only to find out that we just started boarding."
Pros: "The flight arrived on time."
Cons: "People started to line up at the gate an hour before the flight as instructed. This is inconvenience to as it would be more comfortable to be sitting for that time. Yet the boarding process was much slower than other carriers. The crew was professional but not so friendly. The food and drinks were not served until an hour and a half after take off, half way through the flight. Food was not very good a croissant with a small piece of meat and a small slice of cheese in it. Once service began, those of us seated in the middle of the plane could not get past the carts for at least 30 minutes to use the restrooms. Overall, I expected more from the country's principle carrier."
Cons: "The plane was way too hot. Crew unable to correct it. Also, when the flight was booked, by phone, the Aeromexico agent gave us seats toward the front of the plane. Nothing was said about an extra charge for those seats. Then at checkin, the terminal agent said there would be a charge of $150 US for each seat. We declined so were moved back to row 20. This seemed like "bait and switch" to us, left us angry and disappointed."
Cons: "Customer service."
Cons: "It was very hot inside the plane. No entertainment what's so ever"
Pros: "Nice smooth flight."
Cons: "What i did not like is my luggage got totally damaged. Both of my handles were torn of and I had nothing but the handle to roll the luggage on the top. I'm still trying to contact the airline. My luggage was new:("
Pros: "Attention, warming, punctual"
Pros: "The fact that Aeromexico still gives you food and drinks."
Cons: "Nobody follows boarding zones appropriately. Most people get into the plane when zone 1 is called, when your zone is up (providing you respect zones) you get to the plane and all luggage bins are taken and you see people already seated in your zone. Aeromexico is bad at enforcing sitting zones. One of the worst ones to do so."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Everything was great! Great seats and always available for you!!"
Pros: "One flight attendant was very nice the others were snobby and rude."
Cons: "I didn't like how tiny the seats were. I didn't like the choice of food. I don't like how there was no room for my bags and my seat was close to the front of the plane. An I didn't like that things In my checked bagged were broken and spilled. My bag was packed tight and padded for the breakables."
Pros: "Me encanto visitar mi país de nuevo"
Cons: "La atención es verdaderamente buena"
Pros: "extremely impressed. just wow!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "The crew and services was fine."
Cons: "The plane was late, about 20 minutes. The airport's instructions on 'arrivals', or 'pick up' weren't posted where visible."
Pros: "Not much to say"
Pros: "Friendly crew, offered snacks and alcoholic drinks at no charge"
Cons: "Other planes were roomier... This aircraft was cramped. Flight was late leaving and late arriving."
Pros: "It is nice that food is served. Fruit is a good choice."
Cons: "Boarding and entry are terrible. They don't make any effort to get people on in an orderly way."
Cons: "Bad Costumer Service Bad attitude They only care about charge more money when it was their mistake Not my"
Pros: "I've flown this airline many times. This was the best! Great service flight crew excellent service, very professional and helpful. Very nice plane, think it is new. In seat entertainment and smooth comfortable flight."
Pros: "The check-in process was quick and they did give free inflight food."
Cons: "Plane was very cramp even on a paid seat. Things on the 737 were visibly dirty and items were not repaired. Seats comfort was not good at all."
Pros: "Nice crew and staff on the ground."
Pros: "The help from bogota airport was incredible They help me to get on time on my flight"
Cons: "Mexico City airport is a disaster They change the flights gate every 10 minutes they don't even know where the flight is going to get transfer Guadalajara airport same situation flights got delay over 2 hrs. No reason or why this happens was told to the passengers Also they put a small quantity in the bus to get to the plain. They keep us inside for almost 40 minutes whit out any explanation I will never get a plain ticket whit Aeromexico Also plains are not in the best shape either seat doesn't work"
Pros: "When shopping for an airline to travel Lima Peru try AeroMexico. If you do not mind a connection through Mexico City AeroMexico is the one for you and price is good. Tacha and avianca airlines are also great alternatives for traveling to Peru. If you don't mind connections. For a straight flight try LAN for flying to Lima Peru they are the best."
Airlines flying from Guadalajara to San José have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights