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There are 4 ways to get from New York to Costa Rica by plane or car

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Fly Newark to San Jose  •  8h 1m

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

$207 - $407

Cheapest option

Fly New York JFK to Liberia  •  8h 47m

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

$169 - $561

2 alternative options

Fly Newark to Liberia  •  8h 49m

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

$177 - $507

Drive  •  3 days 6h

  1. Drive from New York to San José 4285 miles

$650 - $950

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from New York to Costa Rica is to fly which costs $200 - $410 and takes 8h 1m.

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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 8h 1m 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 5h 24m.

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Costa Rica is 1h behind New York. It is currently 2:42 AM in New York and 1:42 AM in Costa Rica.

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

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

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There are 52+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New York to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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Map of how to get from New York to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 2205.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 1m

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

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

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Liberia
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Liberia via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Miami
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Miami
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Newark to Liberia via Miami
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Newark to Liberia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Newark to Liberia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Newark to Liberia via Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Liberia
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Newark to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Panama City
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $3,000
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from New York JFK to Liberia via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400

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