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Cheap flights to Arenal (SJO)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Arenal on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Arenal.

Roundtrip prices range from - , and one-ways to Arenal start as low as .

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to Arenal (SJO)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Arenal. There are airlines flying into SJO: . 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to Arenal (SJO) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to SJO in and in for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or canceling my flight to Arenal?
For more information about updating your flight to Arenal or canceling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Arenal that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Arenal, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Arenal now?
Make your visit to Arenal simple and straightforward by first heading to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is the fastest way to stay informed about current travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and the latest official health info.
What is the name of Arenal's airport?
If you’re traveling by air, you won’t have to think too long and hard about which airport to fly into. Arenal has just one – Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR).
What airport is best to fly into Arenal?
Before booking your flight to Arenal, it’s smart to decide which airport is the most convenient for you. Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport is 60 mi from downtown. If you arrive at Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR), you’ll be 45 mi away from the heart of the city.
How many airlines fly to Arenal?
There are 28 airlines that jet into Arenal from 49 airports across the globe.
Which airlines fly to Arenal?
SANSA Regional and Costa Rica Green Airways frequently fly into Arenal. Hopping on a SANSA Regional flight from Tambor is one of the most popular ways to travel there.
How many nonstop flights are there to Arenal?
With around 831 nonstop flights operating every week, you’ll be hitting the runway in Arenal before you can ask, “Are we there yet?”
Where are the most popular flights to Arenal departing from?
The most popular flights to Arenal set off from Tambor, Puerto Jiménez and Panama City airports.
How long is the flight to Arenal Airport?
Which airport you depart from determines how long you’ll be strapped into your seat. From Tambor to Arenal, the average flight time is 28 minutes. From Puerto Jiménez it takes about 50 minutes, and from Panama City it’s 1 hour and 26 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Arenal?
Don’t leave locking in your flight to Arenal until the last possible moment. That’s one trick well-versed travelers use to get the best deals. Booking well in advance means more options and less expensive flights. Another excellent way to grab the best deal is to research all options. If your destination has multiple airports, look into the cost of flying into a smaller terminal. Finally, be ready to secure your seat quickly if you find a great price. It might not be available for too long! With a bit of know-how and a little good fortune, the perfect airfare will be yours.
How to survive the flight to Arenal?
Depending on where you’re coming from, your flight to Arenal could be completely stress-free or it could go on forever. Here are some handy hints that will help you start your next unforgettable escape on a positive note.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • It’s simple — first, pack in your passport, important documents, bank cards and daily medications. Next, you’ll need some extra in-flight entertainment to help pass the time. A juicy novel and a phone crammed with your favorite shows are good options. If you plan to take a short nap, a neck pillow and a pair of earplugs will also be useful. Finally, leave some space for a toothbrush and some facial wipes so you’ll arrive at your destination feeling fresh and ready to go.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Put all your full-sized bottles of shampoo and hairspray in your checked baggage. Any liquids or gels in your carry-on bag larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) won’t be allowed on. Sharp or pointed objects, like your precious Swiss Army knife, and dangerous products which are explosive or flammable, such as spray paint, flares and fireworks, are also banned.

What to wear on a flight:

  • The narrow aisles of an aircraft are no place for a fashion parade. Don comfortable layers and take a cardigan as it tends to get cool inside the cabin. Closed-toed, flat shoes are always a good idea too.
  • Most travelers have heard about DVT (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot condition caused by long periods of sitting. There’s plenty you can do to lower your risk. Don a pair of compression socks or tights, stay hydrated and get your legs and feet moving. Wander up and down the aisles of the cabin or perform some simple exercises in your seat.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Arenal?
The trick is to be organized before you reach security. That way, you’ll be hopping onto that plane to Arenal in a flash. Follow these tips and get your vacation off to a great start:

  • Be sure to have your travel documents and ID someplace easily accessible. They’re the first items you’ll be asked for by airport security.
  • The X-ray machine comes next. Empty your pockets and remove anything that is likely to beep. This includes things like headphones or earphones, as well as heavy coats or jackets. They’ll all need to go on the X-ray conveyor belt.
  • All electronic devices, including your tablet and phone, must also be scanned separately.
  • Traveling with a new perfume or cologne? As long as the volume is no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a clear zip-lock bag, you’re allowed to bring it with you on board.
  • Choosing your footwear wisely can save you several precious minutes. Hiking or heavy-style boots are often required to be removed and X-rayed separately. Slip-on sneakers are usually not.
  • Avoid taking prohibited items in your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp or pointed objects, pack them safely away in your checked baggage. They won’t be allowed on board.

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