The cheapest times to fly from SJO to TVC are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • April 16th to May 27th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 6th to November 11th

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 SJO to TVC is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2259 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $446 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Traverse City

Flying from San Jose (SJO) to Traverse City, MI (TVC) will usually cost between $511 to $1070 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $507. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1603. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1096 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $694 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJO to TVC flight.

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

SJO to TVC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJO to TVC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San José. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, 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 $136 (17%) 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 $655. Return trip prices are from the TVC to SJO 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 SJO to TVC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 18 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SJO to TVC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from TVC
  • Usually 10.74% less expensive than TVC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJO to GRR flights

Destination alternative #2: Appleton International Airport (ATW) in Appleton, WI

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from TVC
  • Usually 0.79% less expensive than TVC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJO to ATW flights

Destination alternative #3: Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) in Green Bay, WI

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from TVC
  • Usually 0.07% less expensive than TVC
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJO to GRB flights


Flight Hacking SJO to TVC

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 SJO to TVC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SJO > BOS > TVC)

  • Price for both tickets: $630
  • Average savings: $64 (9.23%)

See SJO to MCO flights

Hack #2: Orlando, FL (SJO > MCO > TVC)

  • Price for both tickets: $648
  • Average savings: $46 (6.63%)

See SJO to BOS flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (SJO > ORD > TVC)

  • Price for both tickets: $671
  • Average savings: $23 (3.24%)

See SJO to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cherry Capital Airport to Juan Santamaria International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2402 miles or 3866 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJO to TVC flight is about 5 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between San Jose and Traverse City, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from SJO to TVC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SJO
Origination airport name Juan Santamaria International Airport
City San Jose
Country Costa Rica
Latitude 10
Longitude -84.2

Return Airport

Destination code TVC
Destination airport name Cherry Capital Airport
City Traverse City, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 44.7
Longitude -85.6


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