The cheapest times to fly from LFT to SJO are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th 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 LFT to SJO is early May. Prices can be as high as $1184 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $523 for Tuesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to San José

Flying from Lafayette, LA (LFT) to San Jose (SJO) will usually cost between $543 to $834 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $551. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $988. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $438 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 LFT to SJO flight.

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

LFT to SJO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LFT to SJO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lafayette. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, 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 to San José, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Lafayette. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $100 (15%) 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 $581. Return trip prices are from the SJO to LFT 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 LFT 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 39 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $589
  • Average savings: $7 (1.18%)

See LFT to MCO flights

Hack #2: Tampa, FL (LFT > TPA > SJO)

  • Price for both tickets: $591
  • Average savings: $5 (0.76%)

See LFT to TPA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Avianca, British Airways, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1483 miles or 2387 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LFT to SJO flight is about 3 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Lafayette, LA and San Jose?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from LFT to SJO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LFT
Origination airport name Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport
City Lafayette, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.2
Longitude -92

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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