The cheapest times to fly from LGW to SJO are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 30th to July 1st
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd 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 LGW to SJO is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $1586 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $491 for Tuesday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to San José

Flying from London (LGW) to San Jose (SJO) will usually cost between $503 to $1277 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $510. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1342. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $832 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $669 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGW to SJO flight.

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

LGW to SJO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGW to SJO flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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. Fridays 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 $122 (14%) 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 $688. Return trip prices are from the SJO to LGW 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 LGW to SJO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 44 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Transat, American, Austrian, Avianca, British Airways, COPA, Delta, Edelweiss Air, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, InterJet, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, United, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris Costa Rica, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Santamaria International Airport to London Gatwick Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5422 miles or 8726 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGW to SJO flight is about 10 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between London and San Jose?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from LGW to SJO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LGW
Origination airport name London Gatwick Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.1
Longitude -0.2

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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