Puerto Vallarta to San José flights from £173

Flights starting at £173. Choose between Volaris, AeroMéxico, or VivaAerobus to find the best price.

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Book your trip to arrive at Juan Santamaría International, San José Bus Stop, or Tobías Bolaños International. The most popular airlines for this route are Volaris, AeroMéxico, VivaAerobus, Avianca, and Copa Airlines. Puerto Vallarta and San José have 224 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San José, consider visiting Bosque Nuboso Monteverde, and Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.

Check-in for a flight from Puerto Vallarta to San José

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
VolarisVOIY4YesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
AeroMéxicoAMXAMYesNo
VivaAerobusVIVVBYesOpens 72 days before flight
Closes 4 hours before flight
AviancaAVAAVYesNo
Copa AirlinesCMPCMYes0
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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
Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Costa Rica – 10/2022
Your trip summary

Most travelers from Mexico 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
Additional information
  • Health screening may be required on arrival
  • Masks are mandatory on public transportation

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

What are the most popular routes to and from Puerto Vallarta?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, Mexico City, Cancún, London, León, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Montreal, Edmonton, San José del Cabo, Vancouver, Oaxaca, Huatulco, Santiago de Querétaro, Calgary, Los Angeles, Manchester, Monterrey, La Paz, Lisbon, Bogotá.
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.
What airports are near Puerto Vallarta?
The main airport in Puerto Vallarta is Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International. It is also served by Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International, Tepic International, Playa de Oro 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, Fortuna Arenal, Tortuguero.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Puerto Vallarta and San José?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Puerto Vallarta and San José thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Puerto Vallarta and San José can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
Which airlines fly between Puerto Vallarta and San José?
Currently, you can fly between Puerto Vallarta and San José with Volaris, AeroMéxico, VivaAerobus, Avianca, Copa Airlines.
When's the best time to travel between Puerto Vallarta and San José?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Puerto Vallarta and San José, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the Kiwi.com website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
What flights operate between Puerto Vallarta and San José?
Traveling between Puerto Vallarta and San José, you can choose between direct (nonstop) flights or flights with one or more stops. You can select the number of stops on your journey, including an overnight stopover, and the duration of the stopover. What's more, you can also select where you want to have your stopover. Want to say "Hi" to a friend in another city en route to your destination? Or fancy a quick round of shopping? Go Multi-City or Nomad and add places to your search that you wish to visit.
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