The cheapest times to fly from SJO to YUM are

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to June 17th (except the week of May 14th)
  • July 2nd to August 5th

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 YUM is early August. Prices can be as high as $1416 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $768 for Tuesday flights around early August.


When to Fly to Yuma

Flying from San Jose (SJO) to Yuma, AZ (YUM) will usually cost between $768 to $1015 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $768. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1051. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $283 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $789 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJO to YUM flight.

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

SJO to YUM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJO to YUM flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San José. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, 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 Yuma, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San José. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $71 (8%) 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 $779. Return trip prices are from the YUM 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 YUM 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 28 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJO to YUM

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 YUM — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $632
  • Average savings: $157 (19.9%)

See SJO to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SJO > LAX > YUM)

  • Price for both tickets: $641
  • Average savings: $149 (18.82%)

See SJO to LAS flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (SJO > SFO > YUM)

  • Price for both tickets: $692
  • Average savings: $97 (12.29%)

See SJO to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport to Juan Santamaria International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2488 miles or 4004 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJO to YUM flight is about 5 hour 28 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SJO to YUM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSJO
Origination airport nameJuan Santamaria International Airport
CitySan Jose
CountryCosta Rica

Return Airport

Destination codeYUM
Destination airport nameYuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport
CityYuma, AZ
Countrythe United States


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