Travel to San Jose
National airline Avianca Costa Rica operate 10 international routes out of Juan Santamaría International Airport, including Los Angeles, Toronto and New York. British Airways run direct flights to San José from London Gatwick. Otherwise, there are indirect flights from the UK with multiple airlines including American Airlines (via Miami), Iberia (via Madrid) and United (via Newark or Houston). If you’re looking for cheap flights, the best time to travel is from May to mid-November during the winter. September to October, when rainfall is heaviest, is particularly good for cheap flights to San José.
Location:Juan Santamaría Airport is located 17km (10.5 miles) northwest of the city centre just outside the city of Alajuela.
These include conference and banqueting facilities, a business centre, shops, restaurants, bars, banks, ATMs, bureaux de change, tourist information and car hire from Avis, Budget, Hertz and several others.
The all-red Tuasa bus runs frequently from the airport to the city centre, journey time is less than 45 minutes. Taxis also serve the terminals.