Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Orlando Airport to San José
JetBlue, Spirit Airlines and Emirates have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Orlando to San José Juan Santamaria Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air.
Travelers must complete the digital Health Pass 48 hours before boarding.
Travelers must have a travel insurance with coverage of COVID-19 treatment and accommodation costs. Check Visit Costa Rica website for more details.
Costa Rica has eased their travel regulations and removed the requirement of RT-PCR tests for the detection of the coronavirus.
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An average nonstop flight takes 3h 03m, covering a distance of 1288 miles.
There are 29 (nonstop) flights between Orlando Airport and San José per week, averaging 4 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($75) and Multiple Airlines ($127), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($24).
JetBlue (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
For Orlando Airport to San José, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Orlando Airport, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Orlando Airport to San José.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to San José from Orlando Airport is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to San José with an airline and back to Orlando Airport with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San José from Orlando Airport up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Yes seats were okay."
Cons: "The power outlets did not work."
Cons: "Delays on departure and arrival."
Pros: "Very well organized, smooth boarding, early arroval"
Pros: "This time within the last couple months the trip a lot better."
Cons: "The child not screaming the entire plane ride"
Pros: "JetBlue never disappoints. Professional through and through."
Cons: "Awesome and early !"
Cons: "Nothing else"
Cons: "Late and shifting "reasons.""
Cons: "turbulence and delay, all weather related"
Pros: "I just lost my husband and I was flying to go bury him in P.R. I told them I have been having anxiety attacks and if they can please put me in an isle sit so I wouldn't feel like I was trapped sitting between two people. So understanding and they put me in an isle sit second row of the airplane. Will never forget how kind they were to me thank you JetBlue."
Cons: "Too late"
Pros: "I love it"
Cons: "No food"
Cons: "It was great. I slept and did not partake in any hospitality."
Pros: "The best company"
Pros: "Roomy seats, good snacks, great crew!"
Pros: "All our flights with jetblue were excellent"
Pros: "I had 2 hours of napping which was very much needed."
Cons: "Not acceptable for plane to be 100 minutes for no real reason"
Pros: "Every. Thing"
Pros: "The system was down at my seat. No wifi"
Cons: "Long lines at TSA..."
Pros: "Non stop"
Cons: "Rough weather"
Pros: "非常好的服务 机位也宽 舒服 下次回国还会订南方航空公司的机票"
Pros: "The service, the way they all dress so professional"
Cons: "Can't think of anything"
Pros: "Lisa was great . Thank you for making my trip so pleasant"
Pros: "The staff were sweet and knowledgeable."
Cons: "Due to hurricane Irma, people are flooding out of Florida like rats on a sinking ship. So, the security checkpoint is an absolute mess. Meanwhile, the trains at MCO are malfunctioning badly as they chaotically try to replace them. The boarding agent acknowledged these issues as she explained to me and 5 other people that we couldn't get on the plane that wasn't scheduled to leave for 12 more minutes. Finally, thank God, a supervisor arrived and called the captain of the plane who subsequently let us board. Completely unnecessary situation. Very disappointed."
Cons: "Never got on it."
Pros: "Exactly as scheduled"
Pros: "It was very nice"
Cons: "The TVs didn't work for instances. Poor food (bag of snack with Coke)."
Pros: "Great seats"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1:30."
Cons: "waiting for my luggage"
Cons: "Some televisions were broken and headphone jacks weren't working."
Cons: "We were waiting on the taxieway for 45 min after we landed."
Pros: "Efficientcy, gracious, helpful dealing with luggage"
Cons: "Nothing much."
Pros: "JetBlue airways is always great."
Pros: "I liked the snaks and service."
Cons: "You should have more movies available."
Pros: "JetBlue is always reliable...love to fly with them!"
Pros: "Still not on Boston:0/"
Cons: "Everything was great"
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 food ."
Cons: "Maybe less cold the temperature."
Cons: "Breakfast the toast bread is bad"
Cons: "No earphones for hearing the movies"
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: "The attention with Copa Airlines was great"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Boarding process in Panama is very disorganized"
Pros: "Q no saquen nada de las maletas"
Cons: "Más seguro los equipajes Olga isaza"
Pros: "Baggage policy for copa, food service"
Cons: "Only flying into Panama then Guatemala. Would have landed in Guatemala then Panama"
Pros: "The welcoming and attentive service"
Cons: "Everything was OK"
Cons: "No entertainment."
Cons: "Premium seating not a good buy."
Pros: "technology and movie/entertainment selection. plus drinks were included"
Cons: "They failed to assist my wife who needed wheel chair assistants. They didn't help her at all upon landing and debarking the plane. Left her by herself."
Cons: "This airline Lost my baggage and they didn’t help me"
Pros: "We actually arrived earlier than schedule. Very impressed."
Cons: "Liked everything!"
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: "Crew attention"
Cons: "Nothing for entretaiment"
Pros: "No delays on departure. Smooth boarding process"
Pros: "Tiny chairs"
Cons: "Tiny chairs"
Pros: "As usual I am very happy with Copa's service, etc... but upon returning to Orlando. The pilot had to do a go around and I was later told that he attempted to land the wrong direction. We passed through Immigration fine, but after recovering our luggage, we were forced to give the luggage back and wait again at the carousel back at the main terminal to recover it again. Has never happened before."
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: "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: "atencion de la aereomozas fue buena."
Cons: "el emparedado fue terrible. desastrozo."
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: "- nice staff - food on the plane"
Cons: "Touch screen didn't work"
Pros: "Thank you for offering food, but something's without meat would have me flying copa every time!"
Cons: "Flights were delayed"
Pros: "Staffs were so kind and professional."
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: "Not having to check my bag...$55"
Cons: "I was lied to about my connecting flight waiting for my initial delayed flight. Now I’m stranded."
Pros: "Nothing. We didn’t make the connecting flight."
Cons: "There could have been communication between flights. Had Spirit cleared a gate for our plane in a timely manner and contacted the connecting plane to wait 5 mins we could’ve gotten onboard. Absolute catastrophe. Will be leaving terrible reviews for customer service too."
Pros: "All went well. Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "Kiosk agents need to be more customer oriented."
Cons: "People stole my wallet on the airplane and you guys did nothing."
Pros: "Plane was fairly new"
Cons: "Dirty finger prints on window"
Pros: "Timing was great"
Cons: "Trays on the last two rows not enough space to eat"
Pros: "Colorful crowd"
Cons: "$50 luggage charge was disgusting."
Cons: "It took over an hour for our bags today unload. Ridiculous!"
Pros: "Great price, great staff"
Cons: "Great price, great staff!"
Pros: "Stuff was nice It was fast It was a bit expensive but was very good;)"
Pros: "Kayak does not include bag check fees"
Pros: "Just low fare"
Cons: "Pay for select seat, my son the traveler is military dependend and pay $55 for carrion bag, they didn't waived for be a military dependent"
Pros: "Easy check in"
Cons: "Last minute gate change"
Cons: "Las sillas súper incomodas"
Cons: "I will not be using Spirit airlines again."
Pros: "Check in was almost no hassle and boarding was efficient."
Cons: "No free pretzels"
Pros: "Very comfortable"
Cons: "The one way 300 dollar plane ticket"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed"
Pros: "It didn't crash."
Cons: "Deplaning, twice, delays without giving information. Uncomfortable seating. Baggage/seat costs."
Cons: "Once they have your money the staff doesn't care. Lack of communication and over priced for the "quality""
Cons: "Cost of bag check."
Pros: "Yes very much"
Pros: "The plane didn't crash."
Cons: "Literally everything. They are the Bernie madoff of airlines."
Cons: "The lights hurt my eyes and made me nauseated"
Pros: "Me trataron bien"
Cons: "Que me cobraron la maleta deben de mejorar eso"
Pros: "I got home"
Cons: "Not used to no service"
Pros: "Everything was great! Stuff was really sweet and helpful."
Cons: "Ya que no hay mas que tu asiento, que este limpio. Fue decepcionante al meter la mano en el compartimento del frente del asiento estuviera lleno de basura al igaul que sucio. El abordaje en Orlando fue rudo ya que el personal transmitía su descontento."
Cons: "Very little leg room"
Pros: "Nothing !"
Cons: "Everything , the whole trip."
Pros: "Ticket agent was great"
Cons: "The size of the seat paying for all Bev"
Pros: "Very accommodating!"
Cons: "Had to cancel. Didn't get any credit for future use even. Not happy."
Cons: "Price of a coke"
Cons: "Only give 7 dollar for food. All restaurant cost more for a meal. Plane was delay 5 hour."
Cons: "Boarding was very late. They had no schedule. Baggage charge is excessive & a ripoff."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Had all sorts of issues and questions. Your website ks not user friendly (spirit airlines). I wont use spirit again. I want a real person to speak to. Also, customer reps at Orlando for spirit did not speak or understand clear English. That simply should not ever be the case in the United States. It caused us to be further behind. All kiosk were out of order as well."
Airlines flying from Orlando Airport 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 on flights from Orlando Airport to San José
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Orlando Airport to San José
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Orlando Airport to San José
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Orlando Airport to San José
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Orlando Airport to San José