The cheapest times to fly from LAX to SJO are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • May 7th to June 24th
  • September 24th to November 18th

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 LAX to SJO is early June. Prices can be as high as $883 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $322 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to San José

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to San Jose (SJO) will usually cost between $322 to $613 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $326. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $775. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $449 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $417 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to SJO flight.

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

LAX to SJO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to SJO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. Sundays 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 $38 (8%) 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 $414. Return trip prices are from the SJO to LAX 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 LAX to SJO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 53 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, COPA, Delta, Emirates, InterJet, JetBlue, LATAM, Southwest, Spirit, Turkish Airlines, United, Volaris Costa Rica, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2722 miles or 4381 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to SJO flight is about 5 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and San Jose?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 108 available flights from LAX to SJO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

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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