The cheapest times to fly from GUA to SJO are

  • January 29th to February 11th
  • February 26th to March 25th
  • April 16th to June 3rd
  • July 30th to November 4th (except the week of October 15th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from GUA to SJO is mid March. Prices can be as high as $230 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $128 for Tuesday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to San José

Flying from Guatemala City (GUA) to San Jose (SJO) will usually cost between $144 to $197 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $136. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $195. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $58 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $157 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GUA to SJO flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the GUA to SJO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

GUA to SJO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GUA to SJO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Guatemala City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $7 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $160. Return trip prices are from the SJO to GUA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from GUA to SJO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 56 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GUA to SJO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Europa, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, British Airways, COPA, Delta, Iberia, InterJet, Spirit, TAG, Turkish Airlines, United, Volaris Costa Rica, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Santamaria International Airport to La Aurora International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 531 miles or 855 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from GUA to SJO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GUA to SJO flight is about 1 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Guatemala City and San Jose?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from GUA to SJO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGUA
Origination airport nameLa Aurora International Airport
CityGuatemala City

Return Airport

Destination codeSJO
Destination airport nameJuan Santamaria International Airport
CitySan Jose
CountryCosta Rica


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