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Prices were available within the past 7 days and start at $86 for one-way flights and $210 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cheap flights to Puntarenas (SJO)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Puntarenas 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 Puntarenas.

Roundtrip prices range from $210 - $262, and one-ways to Puntarenas start as low as $86.

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 Puntarenas (SJO)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Puntarenas. There are 10 airlines flying into SJO: Frontier Airlines, United, JetBlue Airways, Volaris, American Airlines. 

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 Puntarenas (SJO) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to SJO in January and in May 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 Puntarenas?
For more information about updating your flight to Puntarenas or canceling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Puntarenas 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 Puntarenas, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Puntarenas now?
To find out the up-to-date facts about flying in to Puntarenas, visit our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Here, you’ll learn about any travel restrictions currently in place and if quarantine is required after you arrive.
What is the name of Puntarenas' airport?
If you’re traveling by air, you won’t have to think too long and hard about which airport to fly into. Puntarenas has just one – Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO).
What airport is best to fly into Puntarenas?
A flight to Puntarenas means touching down at SJO. Step off the plane, pick up your luggage and you’ll be 40 mi from the center of town.
How many airlines fly to Puntarenas?
There are 25 airlines connecting Puntarenas to 40 airports from all over the globe.
Which airlines fly to Puntarenas?
SANSA Regional and Costa Rica Green Airways frequently fly to Puntarenas. Catching a SANSA Regional flight from Tambor is one of the most preferred ways to travel there.
How many nonstop flights are there to Puntarenas?
Flying to a new place is much easier when there aren’t any annoying stopovers. If you’re jetting off to Puntarenas, the fantastic news is that there are 688 direct flights operating each week.
Where are the most popular flights to Puntarenas departing from?
Flights to Puntarenas departing from Tambor, Puerto Jiménez and Panama City airports are the most popular.
How long is the flight to Puntarenas Airport?
Which city you depart from determines how much of the in-flight entertainment you’ll get to enjoy. From Tambor to Puntarenas, the average flight time is 27 minutes. From Puerto Jiménez it’s roughly 50 minutes, and from Panama City it’s 1 hour and 26 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Puntarenas?
If you’d like to have some extra spending money on your trip to Puntarenas, then listen up! As any experienced traveler knows, avoid booking at the last minute. Airfares are usually highest just prior to the departure date. Another great way to get the most competitive fare is to research all options. If your destination has more than one airport, be sure to look into the cost of flying into a smaller terminal. Last of all, be ready to lock in your seat quickly if you find a real bargain. It might not be available for too long! With a bit of know-how and some luck, the ideal airfare can be yours.
How to survive the flight to Puntarenas?
Depending on where you’re coming from, your trip to Puntarenas could be completely stress-free or it could drag on forever. We’ve compiled some useful tips that will help you start your next great escape on a positive note.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • It’s easy — first, pack your passport, travel docs, bank cards and vital medications. Next, you’ll want some entertainment to help pass the time. A thrilling novel and a phone filled with your favorite shows are some great options. If you plan to catch up on some sleep, a neck pillow and some earplugs will also be useful. Finally, find room for a toothbrush and some facial wipes to ensure you touchdown looking fresh and ready to go.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Double-check that you don’t have a pocket knife hiding in your hand luggage. Other restricted items include flammable or explosive products, such as bleach and fuel, and liquids and gels in containers with a capacity of more than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).

What to wear on a flight:

  • The answer to a comfortable flight can be as simple as your choice of clothes. Prepare for temperature changes by bringing layers. This will keep you nice and warm if the cabin gets chilly. Shoes like stilettos, flip flops and lace-up boots are best left in your suitcase. Even though they may be your favorites, go for flat, closed-toed footwear like slip-ons. Your feet will appreciate it.
  • The serious condition by the name of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) can pose a risk on long-haul flights. It’s the result of blood clots forming due to poor circulation. Walking up and down the aisle and doing foot and leg exercises in your seat is a great way to prevent this occurring. Wearing a good-quality pair of compression socks or tights may also help.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Puntarenas?
It’s all about being organized. We’ve rounded up some useful tips for a hassle-free trip through airport security. Look out Puntarenas, here you come:

  • Airport security personnel first need to make sure that you have a valid passport and matching travel documents before you’re allowed to proceed any further. Keep them close by.
  • The X-ray machine is up next. Remove anything on you that is likely to set off the alarm. This includes things like headphones or earphones, as well as heavy jackets or coats. They’ll need to be placed on the conveyor belt for screening.
  • For just a few minutes, you’ll have to unplug from the digital world. Your phone, laptop and any other electronics will need to go through the scanner.
  • Traveling with a new perfume or cologne? Not a problem. As long as the volume is no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a zip-close bag, you can keep it with you in your carry-on.
  • Lightweight sneakers are a good footwear choice as you’re less likely to be asked to remove them when passing through security. Big boots and heavier-style shoes are often subjected to additional screening.
  • Sharp items like knives can’t be taken on board. They’ll be seized at security, so pack them in your checked suitcase.

Flights to Puntarenas information
Destination airport
Juan Santamaría Intl.
Destination airport IATA code
Destination city name
San José
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Prices were available within the past 7 days and start at $86 for one-way flights and $210 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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