There are 5 ways to get from New York to Costa Rica by plane or car

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Fly Newark to San Jose  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to San Jose (SJO) EWR - SJO

$207 - $409

Cheapest option

Fly New York JFK to Liberia  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Liberia (LIR) JFK - LIR

$167 - $559

3 alternative options

Fly Newark to Liberia  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Liberia (LIR) EWR - LIR

$177 - $509

Fly New York La Guardia to Liberia  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Liberia (LIR) LGA - LIR

$265 - $1,110

Drive  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Drive from New York to San José 4285 miles

$650 - $950

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Costa Rica is to fly which costs $170 - $550 and takes 8 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Costa Rica is to fly which costs $200 - $410 and takes 7 h 52 min.

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The distance between New York and Costa Rica is 2205 miles. The road distance is 4285 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from New York to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 14 min.

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Costa Rica is 1 h behind New York. It is currently 4:59 AM in New York and 2:59 AM in Costa Rica.

Yes, the driving distance between New York to Costa Rica is 4285 miles. It takes approximately 3 days 6 h to drive from New York to Costa Rica.

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Southwest Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Air Canada and five other airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 2205.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Costa Rica?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and seven other airlines fly from New York to Alajuela hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Newark to Liberia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Newark to Liberia via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Newark to Liberia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Liberia via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Liberia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Liberia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Liberia
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Liberia via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Liberia via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Newark to Liberia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Liberia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Liberia via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Liberia
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Panama City
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $3,000
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Liberia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100

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