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Travelers usually depart from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Madrid - Puerto de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín railway station, Madrid-Plaza Eliptica, or Madrid - Moncloa 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 Avianca, Vueling, TAP Portugal, Spirit Airlines, and Iberia Airlines. Madrid and San José have 376 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San José, consider visiting Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, and Bosque Nuboso Monteverde.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
AviancaAVAAVYes0
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VuelingVLGVYNoOpens 168 days before flight
Closes 4 hours before flight
TAP PortugalTAPTPYesOpens 36 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Iberia AirlinesIBEIBYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight

Costa Rica COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Costa Rica – 02/2023
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Most travelers from Spain can enter Costa Rica, but there are restrictions.

Departure

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  • 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

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 New York, Barcelona, Paris, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Boston, London, San Francisco, Rome, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Chicago, Dublin, Berlin, Denver, Lisbon, Caracas, Budapest, Amsterdam.
What are the most popular routes to and from San José?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San José and Guatemala City, Charlotte, Liberia, Cancún, Mexico City, Tambor, Panama City, Los Angeles, New York, Denver, Tijuana, Quepos, Bogotá, Tamarindo, Cincinnati, Asheville, Minneapolis, San Salvador, Chicago, San Francisco.
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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