There are 8 ways to get from Costa Rica to Los Angeles by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly San Jose to Los Angeles  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Los Angeles (LAX) SJO - LAX

$203 - $642

Cheapest option

Fly Liberia to Los Angeles  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Liberia (LIR) to Los Angeles (LAX) LIR - LAX

$199 - $611

6 alternative options

Fly San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino, bus  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) SJO - ONT
  2. Take the bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 2nd St W

$274 - $921

Fly San Jose to Long Beach  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Long Beach (LGB) SJO - LGB

$398 - $842

Fly San Jose to Santa Ana, train  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Santa Ana (SNA) SJO - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station

$249 - $653

Fly Liberia to Santa Ana, train  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Liberia (LIR) to Santa Ana (SNA) LIR - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station

$358 - $642

Bus  •  4 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from San José to Guatemala City Tica Bus Calzada Raul Aguilar Batres
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula to Matamoros
  4. Take the bus from Matamoros to Los Angeles

$291 - $520

Drive  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Drive from San José to Los Angeles 3514.5 miles

$500 - $800

What companies run services between Costa Rica and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and nine other airlines fly from Alajuela to Los Angeles hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San José to Los Angeles via Guatemala City Tica Bus Calzada Raul Aguilar Batres, Guatemala City, Tapachula, and Matamoros in around 4 days 12 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Liberia to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Liberia to Los Angeles via Miami
Ave. Duration
10 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Miami, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach via Miami, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from San Jose to Long Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Miami, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Liberia to Los Angeles via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Liberia to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Newark
Ave. Duration
14 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Liberia to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Liberia to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
14 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Liberia to Santa Ana via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Liberia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,700
Flights from Liberia to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,700
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Flights from Liberia to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,900
Flights from Liberia to Santa Ana via Los Angeles, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Liberia to Los Angeles via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Houston Hobby Apt, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Ontario/San Bernardino via Houston Hobby Apt, Dallas
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Houston Hobby Apt, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Houston Hobby Apt, Denver
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Santa Ana via Houston Hobby Apt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Panama City
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Liberia to Los Angeles via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,600
Flights from Liberia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $2,100
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Los Angeles via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Bus operators
Foothill Transit
Phone
+1 800-743-3463
Website
foothilltransit.org
Bus from Pomona Transit Center to Grand Ave and 2nd St W
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
foothilltransit.org
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San José to Guatemala City Tica Bus Calzada Raul Aguilar Batres
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Bus from Guatemala City to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Matamoros to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
36 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Costa Rica and Los Angeles is 4365 km. The road distance is 5623 km.

The cheapest way to get from Costa Rica to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $190 - $650 and takes 9 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Costa Rica to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 9 h 16 min and costs $190 - $650.

No, there is no direct bus from Costa Rica to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from San José and arriving at Los Angeles via Guatemala City, Tapachula and Matamoros. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 12 h.

It takes approximately 9 h 21 min to get from Costa Rica to Los Angeles, including transfers.