The cheapest times to fly from ATL to SJO are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 16th to December 9th (except the weeks of July 23rd and November 19th)

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 ATL to SJO is early September. Prices can be as high as $1008 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $313 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to San José

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to San Jose (SJO) will usually cost between $316 to $642 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $320. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $774. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $454 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $483 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to SJO flight.

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

ATL to SJO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to SJO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. 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 fly to SJO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ATL. 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 $66 (13%) 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 $432. Return trip prices are from the SJO to ATL 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 ATL to SJO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 55 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ATL to SJO

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ATL to SJO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Orlando, FL (ATL > MCO > SJO)

  • Price for both tickets: $427
  • Average savings: $56 (11.5%)

See ATL to MCO flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (ATL > MIA > SJO)

  • Price for both tickets: $475
  • Average savings: $8 (1.66%)

See ATL to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1633 miles or 2628 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to SJO flight is about 3 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and San Jose?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from ATL to SJO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code SJO
Destination airport name Juan Santamaria International Airport
City San Jose
Country Costa Rica
Latitude 10
Longitude -84.2


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