Find cheap flights from New Jersey to San José

SJO

Find cheap flights from New Jersey to San José

Round-trip
Economy
Boston (BOS)
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Thu 3/4
Thu 3/11
Any month
Compare vs. KAYAK |
Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to San José
There are travel restrictions to San José Juan Santamaria Intl. Learn more
Stay informed and receive email updates for when travel restrictions ease for San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

Good to know

Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 17% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$420 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$183 or less

Good deal one-way

$96 or less

FAQs for booking flights from New Jersey to San José

Which airlines have a flexible cancellation policy for flights from New Jersey to San José due to COVID-19?

How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from New Jersey to San José?

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

What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from New Jersey to San José?

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

Top 3 airlines serving New Jersey to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Copa Airlines
Overall score based on 12,694 reviews
8.2
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
8.3
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "They always change the gates, also too many disorders in the gate previous the boarding process, the process it is not clean. They took hand baggage aleatory to send to down and do not ask if we have fragile stuffs there."

Cons: "The airline forced my wife to check her carry on AND THEN LOST IT."

Cons: "Maybe less cold the temperature."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Comfy seats"
Cons: "Compliance with departure times"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "No earphones for hearing the movies"

Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Limited movie selection"

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "They completely damaged my luggage bags, so much for paying to check in to have it returned broken, thorn and without wheels. I want a reimbursement for the ticket or the cost of 2 new suitcases."

Pros: "Que el avion era de 2 filas conn2 lugares"
Cons: "La comodidad.. Son muy estrechos..."

Pros: "Copa was a great airline"
Cons: "The Panama airport was horrible! Was so hot and uncomfortable there was no air condition and no where to sit ! I will think twice before going through that airport!"

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: "The attention with Copa Airlines was great"

Pros: "Excellent!!!"

Pros: "Take off on time"

Pros: "Took off on time"

Cons: "Everything was OK"

Cons: "No entertainment."

Pros: "Flights were on time, attendants were nice and helpful. I will definitely fly again!"
Cons: "No issues at all"

Cons: "I had to keep my backpack in front under the seat. They should not allow heavy carry on's"

Cons: "Premium seating not a good buy."

Cons: "They canceled it."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "almost everything time plane no space long flying time long lines"

Pros: "technology and movie/entertainment selection. plus drinks were included"

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "They should load plane from back to front. You wouldn’t have the congestion of people in the isle while you trying to get to the back of the plane. Just my opinion. Load first class. Then load the back of the plane first."

Pros: "We actually arrived earlier than schedule. Very impressed."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "No air conditioning, small gates, too crowded."

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"

Cons: "Ustedes cambiaron las fechas de nuestra reserva. Se hizo para el 9 de agosto. Y nosotros la pedimos para el 9 de julio. Cuando llamamos a cambiarla, salía más caro que comprar otro tiquete ida y vuelta. Yo tuve que comprar un tiquete por otra aerolínea para regresar de Nueva York a Medellín."

Pros: "No delays on departure. Smooth boarding process"

Pros: "2 free checked bags, and hot sandwich and drink in coach"
Cons: "Can't think on anything"

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."

Cons: "I already wrote this in their customer feedback, and I haven't gotten a response."

Pros: "Short plane ride"
Cons: "Second plane from panama to Costa Rica, the crew embarressed me and my friend and I will never fly on that airline again if Sandie Machida ever works on it. She is the ruddiest and most unprofessional flight attendant and needs extra lessons on costumer service and how she hosts guests."

Cons: "Touch screen didn't work"

Pros: "The plane was clean and comfortable.With good choice of entertainment."
Cons: "There needs to be more translation to English."

Pros: "everything was fine"

Cons: "Flights were delayed"

Pros: "Staffs were so kind and professional."

Pros: "EVERYTHING"
Cons: "NOTHING"

Pros: "The service overall is great. The airplane is comfortable. Airport in Panama has very good service. I would take Copa again."
Cons: "None"

Cons: "Me dañaron una maleta y ya puse el reclamo"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Subieron la temperatura al aire acondicionado, hacia calor."

Pros: "On time and friendly staff."
Cons: "I was sitting next to the window and it was pretty hot. The air was not really working."

Pros: "love you guys!"

Pros: "Terrible! Terrible signage, terrible treatment, terrible organization!"
Cons: "Everything!"

Pros: "Amazing crew"
Cons: "More comfortable seats"

Cons: "That they would have let my parents actually fly."

Cons: "There were four gate changes. My husband was in a wheelchair and we were running back-and-forth trying to keep up with the changes. They don’t even give you water on the flight. If there is no food OK. But there should be water. The whole thing reminded me of traveling on a second class bus. Won’t do it again"

Pros: "Todo esta bien"

Cons: "Connecting flight was a nightmare. Airline did not accepted electronic boarding pass. They made me make a 1 hr. line to get a paper one. Couple of passengers and I almost lost flight. Volariis counter staff did not provided nor informed a paper boarding pass was needed to fly internationally when I told them I was traveling to Dallas."

Pros: "Crew was wood"

Cons: "Giving food to passengers as it used to be."

Pros: "the price"
Cons: "Volaris's system apparently was malfunctioning that prevented anyone from checking in online or through any app which caused stress the day before travel. Even worse, they couldnt even check in at the gate and had to fill out forms by hand, which caused a 2 hours delay!"

Cons: "The flights took off over an hour late. The seats were incredibly uncomfortable and didn’t recline., even ven a little bit. I am 5’6” and my knees touched the seat in front of me."

Cons: "I had to pay for check in at counter because I could do it online. Their system didn’t work well. Ridiculous"

Pros: "It was ok."
Cons: "It was ok."

Pros: "The crew was nice but your prices are ridiculous. I cant believe you charge for snacks. Also, your seats were uncomfortable and you charge $60 for checked baggage never in my life have i had to pay that much. I’ve told all my friends to never use your services &i have a large social media influence"
Cons: "You guys should really fix your prices it’s ridiculous instead of gaining clients you’re LOSING THEM"

Pros: "Airplane crew was nice"
Cons: "Check in app did not work for my husband and we had a very hard time getting help in the airport with little information. We were casually told that we should have gotten to airport 3 hours prior to flight departure. We arrived over 2 hours prior with no bags to check in. I was also sick during this"

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "I didn’t even get a chance to take the flight. I realized my flight was for 12am the day I was supposed to leave within 2 hours of departure. I asked if I could get another flight was told no! I couldn’t even get a credit since I didn’t call within 3 hours of departure. I would not recommend!!!"

Cons: "It was an overnight flight so I would have appreciated if the crew members refrain from super loud conversations right next to my seat (I was obviously trying to sleep as everyone else on the flight."

Cons: "They need to look after their passengers. For example I was running 10 minutes late from when I found out that they were boarding the flight and none of the people from the checking stands where telling me what I could do or were to go. Especially if they are seeing me struggling with my luggage."

Pros: "that the staff if they are kind people not like those of the counter in Cancun who were arrogant"
Cons: "in putting capable people to solve situations or problems of arrears"

Pros: "The staff were helpful in answering my concerns."
Cons: "A little extra attentiveness goes a long way. My suggestion is offer light snacks and water. It’s a kind welcoming gesture."

Cons: "Late boarding, late landing but claim on time."

Pros: "Crew did there job very well. Seats were terrible like riding in a New York City bus. Shamful, this airlines has no respect for their paying customers. My knees were pushed into the seat in front of me."
Cons: "Fire, dismiss, out of hear the CEO who approved the cramped seating layout!"

Cons: "Will never fly with this airline, volaris charged me $60.00 for normal check in bag."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Please turn on the AC it was horrible to be inside with the warm weather in Guadalajara"

Pros: "That you guys sold our seats and still in Tijuana for another flight"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "I don like it is a bad airli e"
Cons: "I don like nothing"

Cons: "It was 1 hour delayed"

Pros: "Service was great but asking for water should not be a paying matter. They want to charge you for everything."

Pros: "That we landed safely"
Cons: "This airline needs to be shut down please, if you’re over 5’4 it’s not for you. Seats are hard and uncomfortable, they are never on time with anything. The bilingual representatives just stare at you when you ask something in English. You’re charged $25 us if you’re 1pound over the 22 lb limit."

Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Late in EVERYTHING Children in the floor while you try to go to the bathroom even during the landing, and staff say nothing"

Pros: "That the plane landed. Attendants were friendly and followed protocol."
Cons: "Seat felt like a public bus seat. Charged for water but I was surprise that there was no charge for toilet use. Volaris gets you to destination but charges $60 to check-in luggage. Carry on must way less than 10kg (my purse was weighed with suitcase so I was over). No movie or music."

Cons: "I booked my tickets way in advance to avoid any problems. I drove 4+ hours to the airport and when I check in my tickets are not in the system. How can that be? No explanation or reason and also no apologies a or any attempt to help me get to my destination simply a “ your money will be refunded within 5-7 business days”. I had to drive back home 4+ hours missed the graduation that Saturday morning that I had committed to attend that was the purpose of my early booking of the flight, I am still very disappointed and upset with this experience."

Cons: "The line to check in was extremely long and not organized at all! I waited 3 hours to check in my bags!!! I have never had to wait that long! We almost missed our flight. By the time we got bags checked in and got to the gate they were almost done boarding!"

Pros: "I liked nothing, literally nothing."
Cons: "Between almost making us miss the flight because they couldn’t identify or scan the boarding passes THEY printed out (which were just little stickers on the back of our passports with no information), the flight was over 45 mins late! Additionally, the pilot said it was flight 911 to Los Angeles and then laughed and corrected himself to flight 900 - are you serious? Not a joke."

Cons: "Flight Network never booked my ticket, you need to remove them"

Pros: "On time, arrived early, good price, good service"
Cons: "Got to Acapulco too early in the morning to check in the hotel"

Pros: "Fast, efficient flight. Clean plane. Easy deplaning. Great Oaxaca airport and baggage delivery.."
Cons: "absolutly awful Mexico City checkin experience. No English help in any way. No English speakers or signs. Couldn’t check bags but no idea why. They didn’t like our boarding passes. Sent us to many different lines who had no idea what to do with us. Check in agents completely unhelpful and disinterested. Also ignorant. They had to keep calling supervisors over to help. (They need training and there should be someone there to help non Spanish speakers) Never told us the gate. We had to keep finding passengers to tell us where to go. Gate kept changing. Written gate on overhead screens different than where we were supposed to go and then changed twice. Flight late but all the info at the gate said in time."

Pros: "The employees were professional and the flight was smooth."
Cons: "The sandwich we bought was cold and dry"

Cons: "checking in process, Over one hour in line which. 2 people 1 regular bag $55 dollars. Pay for everything on the plane except water. Poor ventilation. Couldn;t even lay tray down without it sticking in my gut, I could go on. I fly quite a bit and this was probably the worst experience"

Cons: "We had to pay $150 I’m extra charges for our luggage and carry-on."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. The flight was cancelled by Volaris at very short notice without offering an acceptable alternative. At great additional expense, I had to book an alternative flight with a different airline. What are you going to do to compensate me?"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seat cushion had sunk in so it did not support me. I’m 135 lbs. space was cramped."

Pros: "Well received and very helpful during check-in of luggage."
Cons: "They changed the boarding gate and i missed the announcement."

Cons: "One hour delayed"

Pros: "They were on time and accepted my cabin luggage without charging me extra, even though it was slight over 10 kg."
Cons: "They had only food for sale in cash in Mexican pesos in an international flight."

Cons: "My luggage was opened and electronic items / gifts were stolen. I am upset because customer service never answered to resolve the problem."

Cons: "Delayed flight by 3 hr just 25dlls of compensation"

Pros: "Vacations food dancing and great time whit the family"

Cons: "The stewards in the plane seamed angry and not speaking Spanish you are on your own.... and 5 hrs and nothing.. no tv no snacks not even water offered.... very sad.... was on a 1 hr flight on interjet and was offer sooo many things for free... I will not be using volaris again...... Just felt like I should not be there"

Cons: "The worst thing is the line to check in. I printed my boarding pass and I still waiting 45 just to drop off my checked bag."

Cons: "Overbooked and Cancelled. Never booking through KIWI again!"

Pros: "Nada"
Cons: "Todo! Everything"

Cons: "They charge me more for bags"

Cons: "The tv and free food"

Pros: "Very tired trip. Nothing I like."

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Everything. Staff was completely unhelpful with relaying information regarding delays."

Pros: "Nothing to like about Spirit"
Cons: "Everything. It's not a secret"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "I wish there were more snacks for domestic flights"
Cons: "Food amenities"

Cons: "They have their own random process of checking in, boarding etc. If you try to interact with a person in any way they charge you for it. That's not how it works for other airlines, and their communications isn't particularly clear about this so charges are surprising"

Pros: "Nothing, was horrible"
Cons: "Better service"

Pros: "All went well. Seat was comfortable."

Cons: "Kiosk agents need to be more customer oriented."

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "ticket price"
Cons: "baggage charges. carryon fees, outregous"

Cons: "Todavía estoy en Fort Lauderdale no pudimos cojer el vuelo por un imprevisto en la carretera y a pesar de que llegamos 40 minutos antes el personal nos atendio demasiado mal no nos quisieron solucionar de ninguna forma es la primera vez q utilizamos esta aerolinia y su personal no sabe nada de servicio al cliente ni mucho menos de humanidad todavía estamos aquí en FLL viendo cómo solucionamos por nuestros medios pasa una vez dos no y más q pensábamos seguirlos utilizando y recomendarlos pero veo q lo q les interesa en asegurarse el dinero en sus cuantas y NO el bienestar de sus clientes"

Pros: "Is spensive"

Cons: "Lot of noisy customers but Spirit does a good job"

Cons: "No snakes."

Cons: "There should be upgraded reclining seating options."

Cons: "Loud children"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "All."

Pros: "The comfort"
Cons: "The employer not speak spanish"

Cons: "Too much information/forms while checking in and have to pay for luggage which is expensive."

Pros: "Nothing!!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "delayed"

Cons: "Luggage Charges are outrageous"

Pros: "Kind attendants"
Cons: "Too many "hidden" and extra costs"

Pros: "Very bad"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Turbulence"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "All. Price too high for kind of service"

Cons: "It's too bad. When I buy the ticket you must showing them. I never know about that. Why I need pay over$50 a small baggage?"

Pros: "I was impressed with the professionalism and the space on the plane. The staff was great, I am looking forward to flying again."
Cons: "I didn't like to delay."

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Invalid ticket from online check in when going through security. Unclear boarding process"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "bag fees boarding pass fees"

Pros: "Plane wing tip said howdy. Few was great"
Cons: "Looking back it was what I expected. Great for short flights"

Pros: "Everything it was nice"

Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "-"

Cons: "To many money for bags"

Pros: "Fantastic cree"
Cons: "No entertainment, not even an outlet to plug my headphones into. That would have been ideal."

Pros: ""Carmen " at the Newark station....calm and very attractive !"
Cons: "Disorganized gate ops"

Pros: "Short and sweet."

Pros: "Just what i need from traveling."

Pros: "I liked the staff. They made it seem easy"
Cons: "The $55 carry on fee that springs up out of nowhere. Not cool"

Pros: "No sirve mui malo"
Cons: "No sirve mui malo"

Pros: "Punctual"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Every thing what's awful"

Pros: "Colorful crowd"
Cons: "Baggage"

Read more about Copa Airlines
COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from New Jersey to San José

Airlines flying from New Jersey 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 New Jersey to San José

Mandatory masks

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

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from New Jersey to San José

Pre-flight testing

Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from New Jersey to San José

Book cheap flights from New Jersey to San José

Recent round-trip flight deals

5/1
Sat
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
5/9
Sun
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
9h 25m
SJO - JFK
5/1
Sat
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
5/4
Tue
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
9h 25m
SJO - JFK
5/5
Wed
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
5/11
Tue
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
9h 25m
SJO - JFK
5/5
Wed
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
5/11
Tue
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
9h 25m
SJO - JFK
4/18
Sun
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
8h 33m
EWR - SJO
4/23
Fri
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
10h 20m
SJO - EWR
3/11
Thu
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
6h 44m
EWR - SJO
3/18
Thu
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
7h 06m
SJO - EWR
4/9
Fri
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
8h 54m
EWR - SJO
4/23
Fri
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
10h 20m
SJO - EWR
4/16
Fri
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
8h 33m
EWR - SJO
4/23
Fri
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
9h 37m
SJO - EWR
4/14
Wed
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
8h 33m
EWR - SJO
4/23
Fri
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
9h 37m
SJO - EWR
4/22
Thu
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
7h 03m
PHL - SJO
4/25
Sun
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
10h 05m
SJO - PHL
5/19
Wed
nonstop
Volaris
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
5/23
Sun
nonstop
Volaris
9h 25m
SJO - JFK
5/19
Wed
nonstop
Multiple Airlines
5h 27m
JFK - SJO
5/23
Sun
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
9h 25m
SJO - JFK
5/18
Tue
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
7h 56m
JFK - SJO
6/1
Tue
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
9h 25m
SJO - JFK
4/29
Thu
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
10h 49m
JFK - SJO
5/9
Sun
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
9h 25m
SJO - JFK
5/1
Sat
nonstop
Volaris
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
5/9
Sun
nonstop
Volaris
9h 25m
SJO - JFK
5/20
Thu
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
11h 05m
JFK - SJO
5/23
Sun
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
9h 25m
SJO - JFK
5/1
Sat
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
5/7
Fri
nonstop
Multiple Airlines
5h 17m
SJO - JFK
3/11
Thu
1 stop
Copa Airlines
13h 23m
JFK - SJO
3/12
Fri
1 stop
Copa Airlines
7h 46m
SJO - JFK
3/10
Wed
1 stop
Copa Airlines
10h 49m
JFK - SJO
3/12
Fri
1 stop
Copa Airlines
7h 46m
SJO - JFK
4/1
Thu
1 stop
Copa Airlines
23h 50m
JFK - SJO
4/8
Thu
1 stop
Copa Airlines
26h 12m
SJO - JFK
Show more results

Recent one-way flight deals

5/19
Wed
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
6/23
Wed
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
5/1
Sat
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
6/12
Sat
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
3/11
Thu
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
8h 54m
EWR - SJO
6/16
Wed
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
3/11
Thu
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
6h 44m
EWR - SJO
6/16
Wed
1 stop
Volaris Costa Rica
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
4/16
Fri
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
15h 13m
EWR - SJO
3/21
Sun
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
6h 44m
EWR - SJO
3/8
Mon
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
7h 30m
EWR - SJO
3/8
Mon
1 stop
Spirit Airlines
7h 40m
LGA - SJO
5/19
Wed
nonstop
Volaris
7h 25m
JFK - SJO
4/20
Tue
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
24h 28m
PHL - SJO
3/8
Mon
1 stop
Copa Airlines
13h 23m
JFK - SJO
4/28
Wed
1 stop
Copa Airlines
10h 49m
JFK - SJO
3/19
Fri
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
18h 29m
PHL - SJO
3/12
Fri
2 stops
American Airlines
19h 40m
LGA - SJO
3/8
Mon
1 stop
JetBlue
7h 22m
JFK - SJO
3/28
Sun
1 stop
Delta
7h 46m
JFK - SJO
Show more results
-
1
  • Round-trip
  • One-way
  • Multi-city
  • Trip Builder
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
  • Multiple
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First