The cheapest times to fly from PHX to SJO are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • May 7th to June 17th (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)

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 PHX to SJO is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1000 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $379 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to San José

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to San Jose (SJO) will usually cost between $407 to $666 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $406. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $836. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $431 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $471 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to SJO flight.

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

PHX to SJO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHX to SJO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 $99 (16%) 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 $453. Return trip prices are from the SJO to PHX 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 PHX 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 17 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2394 miles or 3853 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to SJO flight is about 5 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and San Jose?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from PHX to SJO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PHX
Origination airport name Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City Phoenix, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 33.4
Longitude -112

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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