The cheapest times to fly from RDD to SJO are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • October 15th 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 RDD to SJO is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1851 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $705 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to San José

Flying from Redding, CA (RDD) to San Jose (SJO) will usually cost between $705 to $1247 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $705. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1610. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $905 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $836 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDD to SJO flight.

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

RDD to SJO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDD to SJO flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Redding. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is 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 $152 (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 $804. Return trip prices are from the SJO to RDD 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 RDD 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 6 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (RDD > LAS > SJO)

  • Price for both tickets: $735
  • Average savings: $101 (12.08%)

See RDD to LAS flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (RDD > SFO > SJO)

  • Price for both tickets: $774
  • Average savings: $62 (7.42%)

See RDD to SFO flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (RDD > LAX > SJO)

  • Price for both tickets: $780
  • Average savings: $56 (6.7%)

See RDD to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Juan Santamaria International Airport to Redding Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3137 miles or 5048 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDD to SJO flight is about 6 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Redding, CA and San Jose?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from RDD to SJO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RDD
Origination airport name Redding Municipal Airport
City Redding, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -122.3

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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