There are 6 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by plane, train, bus or ferry

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

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Fly San Jose to Frankfurt  •  11h 5m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Frankfurt (FRA) SJO - FRA

280€ - 850€

5 alternative options

Fly San Jose to Zurich, train  •  16h 15m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Zurich (ZRH) SJO - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

382€ - 1399€

Bus to Liberia, fly to Frankfurt  •  20h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Real Cariari to Sardinal
  2. Fly from Liberia (LIR) to Frankfurt (FRA) LIR - FRA

475€ - 1505€

Ferry to Tambor, fly to Frankfurt  •  20h 29m

  1. Take the ferry from San Jose Airport to Montezuma
  2. Fly from Tambor (TMU) to Frankfurt (FRA) TMU - FRA

525€ - 1201€

Fly San Jose to Paris CDG, train  •  16h 52m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Paris CDG (CDG) SJO - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

430€ - 2045€

Bus to Quepos, fly to Frankfurt  •  21h 13m

  1. Take the bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Quepos
  2. Fly from Quepos (XQP) to Frankfurt (FRA) XQP - FRA

316€ - 810€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to bus and fly which costs $340 - $900 and takes 21h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to fly which costs $310 - $950 and takes 11h 5m.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 9354 km.

It takes approximately 11h 5m to fly from San Jose (SJO) to Frankfurt (FRA), including transfers and time at the airport.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 11h 5m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 7h ahead of San Jose Airport (SJO). It is currently 1:10 PM in San Jose Airport (SJO) and 8:10 PM in Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

Lufthansa, Air France, Condor Flugdienst and United Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 993+ hotels available in Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Prices start at 87€ per night.

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  • Distance: 9353.5 km
  • Duration: 11h 5m

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

Lufthansa, Condor Flugdienst and eight other airlines fly from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Newark
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
800€ - 2200€
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
800€ - 2200€
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Houston
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
800€ - 2200€
Flights from San Jose to Zurich via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
800€ - 3600€
Flights from San Jose to Zurich via Newark
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750€ - 3600€
Flights from Liberia to Frankfurt via Toronto
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
470€ - 1500€
Flights from Liberia to Frankfurt via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 2100€
Flights from Tambor to Frankfurt via San Jose, Newark
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430€ - 1700€
Flights from Tambor to Frankfurt via San Jose, Houston
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
460€ - 1800€
Flights from Tambor to Frankfurt via San Jose, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
430€ - 1700€
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Newark
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700€ - 5500€
Flights from Quepos to Frankfurt via San Jose, Newark
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1200€
Flights from Quepos to Frankfurt via San Jose, Houston
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 1300€
Flights from Quepos to Frankfurt via San Jose, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
310€ - 1200€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1000€ - 3500€
Flights from San Jose to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1000€ - 5500€
Flights from Liberia to Frankfurt via Toronto
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
470€ - 1500€
Flights from Liberia to Frankfurt via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 2100€
Flights from Tambor to Frankfurt via San Jose
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
460€ - 2100€
Flights from Tambor to Frankfurt via San Jose, Panama City
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 2100€
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
750€ - 5500€
Flights from Quepos to Frankfurt via San Jose
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
330€ - 1500€
Flights from Quepos to Frankfurt via San Jose, Panama City
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 1500€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
750€ - 1700€
Flights from San Jose to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
600€ - 3800€
Flights from Liberia to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 2300€
Flights from Tambor to Frankfurt via San Jose, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
550€ - 2800€
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
850€ - 5000€
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Panama City
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850€ - 5000€
Flights from Quepos to Frankfurt via San Jose, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
400€ - 2000€
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Houston
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
800€ - 2200€
Flights from Liberia to Frankfurt via Toronto
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470€ - 1500€
Flights from Liberia to Frankfurt via Toronto, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 1500€
Flights from Tambor to Frankfurt via San Jose, Houston
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
460€ - 1800€
Flights from Quepos to Frankfurt via San Jose, Houston
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 1300€
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
430€ - 1200€
Flights from San Jose to Frankfurt via Santo Domingo
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
430€ - 1200€
Flights from Tambor to Frankfurt via San Jose, Santo Domingo
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
430€ - 1100€
Flights from Quepos to Frankfurt via San Jose, Santo Domingo
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
310€ - 800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Liberia to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
500€ - 2200€
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
850€ - 5000€
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
600€ - 2800€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Jose to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
400€ - 3600€
Flights from Quepos to Frankfurt via San Jose, Zurich
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
370€ - 900€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Jose to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
380€ - 3400€
Flights from Tambor to Frankfurt via San Jose, Madrid
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
480€ - 2200€
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Tambor to Frankfurt via San Jose, Panama City
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 2100€
Flights from Quepos to Frankfurt via San Jose, Panama City
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 1500€
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from San Jose to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
400€ - 3600€
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Montreal
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
450€ - 2000€
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Miami
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650€ - 4200€
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Paris CDG via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
600€ - 2800€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Railjet
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
85€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 150€
Bus operators
Transmonteverde
Phone
+506 2645 7447
Email
transmonteverde@yahoo.com
Website
transmonteverde.com
Bus from Real Cariari to Sardinal
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
5€
Schedules at
facebook.com
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Quepos
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Ferry operators
Zuma Tours
Phone
(506)-26420014
Email
info@zumatours.net
Website
zumatours.net
Ferry from San Jose Airport to Montezuma
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
74€
Schedules at
zumatours.net

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