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There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Costa Rica by plane or train

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Fly Budapest to San Jose

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to San Jose (SJO)

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Train to Vienna, fly to San Jose

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to San Jose (SJO)

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Fly Budapest to Limon

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Limon (LIO)

Fly Budapest to Tambor

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Tambor (TMU)

Budapest (BUD) to San Jose (SJO) flights

The flight time between Budapest (BUD) and San Jose (SJO) is around 17h 10m and covers a distance of around 10181 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 12m. Services are operated by Lufthansa, KLM, Air France and others. Typically 16 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

16 Weekly Planes
17h 10m Average Duration
$450 Cheapest Price
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Costa Rica

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Costa Rica. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Costa Rica.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Costa Rica due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Costa Rica

Domestic travel is restricted within Costa Rica due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Costa Rica

Limited international flights leaving Hungary began to resume from June 17.

Last updated: September 20 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Costa Rica is to train and fly which costs 130 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft and takes 19h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Costa Rica is to fly which costs 200 000 Ft - 750 000 Ft and takes 17h 32m.

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It is approximately 10131 km to get from Budapest to Costa Rica.

It takes approximately 17h 32m to get from Budapest to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 50m and has one stopover.

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Costa Rica is 8h behind Budapest. It is currently 12:18 PM in Budapest and 4:18 AM in Costa Rica.

Swiss, Edelweiss Air, Ryanair and six other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 3 300 Ft - 4 100 Ft.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 10130.8 km
  • Duration: 17h 32m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Costa Rica?

Lufthansa, KLM and seven other airlines fly from Budapest to Alajuela twice daily.

Airlines
SANSA
Website
flysansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Limon via Frankfurt, San Jose
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Flights from Budapest to Limon via Zurich, San Jose
Ave. Duration
29h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Limon via Amsterdam Schiphol, San Jose
Ave. Duration
32h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from Budapest to Limon via Paris Charles de Gaulle, San Jose
Ave. Duration
33h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,900
Flights from Budapest to Limon via Munich, Frankfurt, San Jose
Ave. Duration
30h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Flights from Budapest to Limon via New York JFK, San Jose
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Budapest to Limon via Munich, Zurich, San Jose
Ave. Duration
30h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Costa Rica Green Airways
Website
costaricagreenair.com
Flights from Budapest to Tambor via Frankfurt, San Jose
Ave. Duration
28h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Budapest to Tambor via Amsterdam Schiphol, Bogota, San Jose
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,500
Flights from Budapest to Tambor via Zurich, San Jose
Ave. Duration
28h 42m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Flights from Budapest to Tambor via Amsterdam Schiphol, San Jose
Ave. Duration
32h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
Flights from Budapest to Tambor via Paris Charles de Gaulle, San Jose
Ave. Duration
33h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to San Jose via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 53m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,700
Flights from Vienna to San Jose via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to San Jose via Zurich
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Vienna to San Jose via Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to San Jose via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Vienna to San Jose via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to San Jose via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from Vienna to San Jose via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$750 - $4,100
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Budapest to San Jose via Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Vienna to San Jose via Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $4,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vienna to San Jose via Toronto
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $4,200
Flights from Vienna to San Jose via Montreal
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,800
Aerobell Airlines
Flights from Budapest to Tambor via Madrid, San Jose
Ave. Duration
25h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Budapest to San Jose via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
16h 22m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
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