Panama City to San José flights from £84

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Panama City PTYSan José SJO

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Travelers usually depart from Tocumen International, Panamá Pacífico International Airport, or Albrook Marcos A. Gelabert International when they travel from Panama City to San José. The distance between Panama City and San José is 520 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Copa Airlines, Avianca, Wingo airlines, Volaris, and LATAM Airlines. Panama City and San José have 181 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San José, consider visiting Bosque Nuboso Monteverde, and Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.

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Check-in for a flight from Panama City to San José

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Copa AirlinesCMPCMYes0
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AviancaAVAAVYes0
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Wingo airlinesRPBP5YesOpens 72 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
VolarisVOIY4YesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
LATAM AirlinesLANLAYes0
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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 Panama can enter Costa Rica, but there are restrictions.

Departure

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

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results 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 Panama City to San José?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Panama City and San José takes around 1.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Panama City and San José?
The flight distance between Panama City and San José is 520 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Panama City and San José?
Several carriers operate flights between Panama City and San José. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Copa Airlines, Wingo airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Panama City?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Panama City and Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro, London, David, Chiriquí, Cartagena, Medellín, Bogotá, Dublin, Manchester, Mexico City, Chitré, Glasgow, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Houston, Cali, New York, San Francisco, Caracas, Toronto, Montreal.
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, Orlando, Lima, Winnipeg, Puerto Limón, Quepos.
Which airports are there in Panama City?
Panama City is mainly served by Tocumen International. But there are other airports nearby, including Panamá Pacífico International Airport, Albrook Marcos A. Gelabert International.
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 Panama City and San José?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Panama City and San José thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Panama City and San José can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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