The cheapest times to fly from GRR to SJO are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • July 23rd to December 16th (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 GRR to SJO is late September. Prices can be as high as $1317 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $503 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to San José

Flying from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) to San Jose (SJO) will usually cost between $515 to $803 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 $515. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $959. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $444 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $580 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRR to SJO flight.

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

GRR to SJO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRR to SJO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Grand Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far 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 to San José, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Grand Rapids. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $91 (12%) 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 $573. Return trip prices are from the SJO to GRR 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 GRR 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 5 hour 4 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $545
  • Average savings: $35 (6.04%)

See GRR to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Gerald R. Ford International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2273 miles or 3658 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRR to SJO flight is about 5 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Grand Rapids, MI 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 GRR to SJO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGRR
Origination airport nameGerald R. Ford International Airport
CityGrand Rapids, MI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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