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Tips to know when travelling to San José

Travelers usually depart from Jorge Chávez International, Lima - Plaza Norte, Lima - Cruz del Sur, Lima - Oltursa, or Lima-Casa Andina Premium Miraflores when they travel from Lima to San José. Book your trip to arrive at Juan Santamaría International, San José Bus Stop, or Tobías Bolaños International. The distance between Lima and San José is 2573 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Copa Airlines, Avianca, LATAM Airlines, Wingo airlines, and Volaris. Lima and San José have 113 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San José, consider visiting Bosque Nuboso Monteverde, and Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.

Weekly direct flights

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Volaris on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

LATAM Airlines on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Avianca on Wednesdays.

Check-in for a flight from Lima to San José

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Copa AirlinesCMPCMYes0
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AviancaAVAAVYesNo
LATAM AirlinesLANLAYesNo
Wingo airlinesRPBP5YesOpens 72 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
VolarisVOIY4YesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Costa Rica COVID-19 travel restrictions

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  • Travel is allowed
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is required
  • No quarantine is required
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Most travelers from Peru can enter Costa Rica, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is required
  • No quarantine is required
Visa requirements
  • No visa required

Return

Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for Peru
  • Mandatory health declaration form
  • Mandatory health pass for domestic travel and public activity
Additional information
  • Health screening on arrival
  • Masks are mandatory in certain settings

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Costa Rica in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Lima to San José?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Lima and San José takes around 3.8 hours.
What is the flight distance between Lima and San José?
The flight distance between Lima and San José is 2573 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Lima and San José?
Several carriers operate flights between Lima and San José. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include LATAM Airlines, Avianca, Volaris.
What are the most popular routes to and from Lima?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Lima and Cusco, Arequipa, London, Iquitos, Santiago de Chile, Talara, Buenos Aires, Puerto Maldonado, Bogotá, Pucallpa, Trujillo, Juliaca, La Paz, Tarapoto, Rio de Janeiro, Piura, Mexico City, Montreal, Tacna, São Paulo.
What are the most popular routes to and from San José?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San José and London, Guatemala City, San Salvador, Cancún, Liberia, Montreal, Tambor, Toronto, Mexico City, Dublin, Manchester, Tamarindo, Bahía Drake, Edinburgh, Bogotá, Panama City, Orlando, Winnipeg, Puerto Limón, Quepos.
What airports are near Lima?
The main airport in Lima is Jorge Chávez International. It is also served by Jorge Chávez International, Santa Maria.
What airports are near San José?
The main airport in San José is Juan Santamaría International. It is also served by Daniel Oduber Quirós International, Tambor, Quepos La Managua, Limón International, Fortuna Arenal, Tortuguero.
What buses and trains depart from Lima?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Lima, including QuickLlama.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Lima and San José?
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