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Travelers usually depart from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Madrid - Puerto de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín railway station, Madrid - Méndez Álvaro, or Madrid - Avenida de America when they travel from Madrid to San José. The distance between Madrid and San José is 8509 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Iberia Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Air Europa, and Spirit Airlines. Madrid and San José have 315 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San José, consider visiting Bosque Nuboso Monteverde, and Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.

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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Costa Rica COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Costa Rica – 12/2022
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Most travelers from Spain can enter Costa Rica, but there are restrictions.

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Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
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  • Visa is not required

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required
Additional information
  • 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 Madrid to San José?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Madrid and San José takes around 11 hours.
What is the flight distance between Madrid and San José?
The flight distance between Madrid and San José is 8509 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Madrid and San José?
Several carriers operate flights between Madrid and San José. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Iberia Airlines, Iberojet Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Madrid?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Madrid and London, Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham, Toronto, Edinburgh, Athens, Thessaloniki, Vancouver, Reykjavik, Glasgow, Bristol, Tallinn, Liverpool, Montreal, Copenhagen, Paris, Newcastle upon Tyne, Malta, Vilnius.
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, Lima, Winnipeg, Puerto Limón.
Which airports are there in Madrid?
Madrid is mainly served by Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. But there are other airports nearby, including Torrejon Airport, Cuatro Vientos Airport.
What airports are near Madrid?
The main airport in Madrid is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. It is also served by Valladolid, Salamanca.
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, Tortuguero.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Madrid and San José?
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