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Flights starting at £121. Choose between Avianca, Copa Airlines, or Volaris to find the best price.

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Tips to know when travelling to San José

Book your trip to arrive at Juan Santamaría International, San José Bus Stop, or Tobías Bolaños International. The distance between San Salvador and San José is 652 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Avianca, Copa Airlines, Volaris, Wingo airlines, and United Airlines. San Salvador and San José have 83 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San José, consider visiting Bosque Nuboso Monteverde, and Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.

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Volaris on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

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Check-in for a flight from San Salvador to San José

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

Costa Rica COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from El Salvador can enter Costa Rica, but there are restrictions.

Departure

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

Return

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

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 San Salvador to San José?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Salvador and San José takes around 1.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Salvador and San José?
The flight distance between San Salvador and San José is 652 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Salvador and San José?
Several carriers operate flights between San Salvador and San José. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Avianca, Volaris.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Salvador?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Salvador and Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, New York, Cancún, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Houston, Paris, Bogotá, Tijuana, Guatemala City, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Tapachula, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Barcelona, Istanbul.
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, Cancún, Liberia, Montreal, Tambor, Toronto, Mexico City, Dublin, Manchester, Tamarindo, Bahía Drake, Edinburgh, Bogotá, Panama City, Orlando, Lima, Winnipeg, Puerto Limón, Quepos.
What airports are near San Salvador?
The main airport in San Salvador is Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International. It is also served by Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International, La Aurora 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 San Salvador and San José?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Salvador and San José thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Salvador 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?
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