The cheapest times to fly from GNV to SJO are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • April 23rd to May 27th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of 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 GNV to SJO is late September. Prices can be as high as $1537 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $563 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to San José

Flying from Gainesville, FL (GNV) to San Jose (SJO) will usually cost between $568 to $828 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $571. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $987. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $416 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $596 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GNV to SJO flight.

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

GNV to SJO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GNV to SJO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Gainesville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, 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 GNV. 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 $130 (17%) 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 $589. Return trip prices are from the SJO to GNV 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 GNV to SJO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 26 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking GNV 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 GNV to SJO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (GNV > MIA > SJO)

  • Price for both tickets: $571
  • Average savings: $25 (4.19%)

See GNV to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Gainesville Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1366 miles or 2198 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GNV to SJO flight is about 3 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Gainesville, FL and San Jose?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from GNV to SJO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GNV
Origination airport name Gainesville Regional Airport
City Gainesville, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 29.7
Longitude -82.3

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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