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There are 2 ways to get from São Paulo to Costa Rica by plane

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Fly from Sao Paulo  •  12h 15m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo (GRU) to San Jose (SJO) GRU - SJO

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Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas  •  15h 37m

  1. Fly from Sao Paulo Congonhas (CGH) to San Jose (SJO) CGH - SJO

Sao Paulo (GRU) to San Jose (SJO) flights

The flight time between Sao Paulo (GRU) and San Jose (SJO) is around 13h 40m and covers a distance of around 5535 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 32m. Services are operated by Copa Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., LATAM Chile and others. Typically 209 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

209 Weekly Planes
13h 40m Average Duration
$275 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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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Costa Rica.

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

Currently, we are unable to provide travel restriction information for leaving Brazil. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status in Brazil, please check government recommendations.

Last updated: December 7 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from São Paulo to Costa Rica is to fly which costs R$ 1400 - R$ 2600 and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from São Paulo to Costa Rica is to fly which costs R$ 1400 - R$ 2600 and takes 12h 15m.

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It is approximately 5542 km to get from São Paulo to Costa Rica.

It takes approximately 12h 15m to get from São Paulo to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sao Paulo Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 16m and has one stopover.

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Costa Rica is 3h behind São Paulo. It is currently 5:00 PM in São Paulo and 2:00 PM in Costa Rica.

LATAM Chile, Aeroméxico, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Sao Paulo 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 São Paulo to Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R$ 5.

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Map of how to get from São Paulo to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 5541.5 km
  • Duration: 12h 15m

What companies run services between São Paulo, Brazil and Costa Rica?

Copa Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and four other airlines fly from São Paulo to Alajuela hourly.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Panama City
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to San Jose via Belo Horizonte Confins, Panama City
Ave. Duration
13h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,300
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to San Jose via Brasilia, Panama City
Ave. Duration
14h 31m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,300
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to San Jose via Porto Alegre, Panama City
Ave. Duration
15h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,300
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Bogota
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Cartagena
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Cartagena, Bogota
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Bogota, Quito
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Lima
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to San Jose via Brasilia, Lima
Ave. Duration
12h 52m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,500
Flights from Sao Paulo Congonhas to San Jose via Porto Alegre, Lima
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,500
Aeroméxico
Website
aeromexico.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
13h 37m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sao Paulo to San Jose via Miami
Ave. Duration
15h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900

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