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Travelers usually depart from Juan Santamaría International, San José Bus Stop, or Tobías Bolaños International when they travel from San José to Vancouver. Book your trip to arrive at Vancouver International, Vancouver - Pacific Central, Richmond, BC station, Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, or Vancouver-Bridgeport. The most popular airlines for this route are Air Canada, United Airlines, Copa Airlines, Avianca, and Volaris. San José and Vancouver have 374 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Vancouver, consider visiting Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, Grouse Mountain, and Lulu Island.

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Air CanadaACAACYesNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Copa AirlinesCMPCMYes0
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AviancaAVAAVYesNo
VolarisVOIY4YesOpens 24 days before flight
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Canada COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Costa Rica can enter Vancouver, YVR, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Canada
  • Mandatory contact information form via ArriveCAN for vaccinated travelers

Return

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

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 Canada in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular routes to and from San José?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San José and London, Toronto, Cancún, Dublin, Tambor, Liberia, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Puerto Jiménez, Calgary, Quepos, Tamarindo, Bahía Drake, Panama City, Sydney, Halifax, Montreal, Bogotá, Paris, Tallinn.
What are the most popular routes to and from Vancouver?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Vancouver and Toronto, Dublin, Calgary, Montreal, Edmonton, London, Sydney, Barcelona, Winnipeg, Madrid, Mexico City, Paris, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Rome, Guadalajara, Glasgow, Berlin, Athens, Manchester.
Which airports are there in San José?
San José is mainly served by Juan Santamaría International. But there are other airports nearby, including Tobías Bolaños 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, Limón International, Quepos La Managua, Tortuguero, Fortuna Arenal.
What airports are near Vancouver?
The main airport in Vancouver is Vancouver International. It is also served by Seattle–Tacoma International, Bellingham International, Paine Field Everett, Victoria International, Abbotsford International, Victoria Inner Harbour SPB, Powell River, Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base, Boeing Field, CFB Comox.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San José and Vancouver?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San José and Vancouver thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San José and Vancouver 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 San José and Vancouver?
Currently, you can fly between San José and Vancouver with Air Canada, United Airlines, Copa Airlines, Avianca, Volaris.
When's the best time to travel between San José and Vancouver?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between San José and Vancouver, 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.
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