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Travelers usually depart from John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, New York Stewart International Airport, or New York, NY - Penn Station when they travel from New York to San José. Book your trip to arrive at Juan Santamaría International, San José - Tralapa, or San José Bus Stop. The distance between New York and San José is 3562 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Copa Airlines, and Avianca. New York and San José have 375 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San José, consider visiting Bosque Nuboso Monteverde, and Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.

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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
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AviancaAVAAVYesNo

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Most travelers from New York, SWF with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Costa Rica, but there are restrictions.

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  • Travel is allowed

  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

  • No quarantine required

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  • No visa required

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  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate

  • No quarantine for vaccinated travelers

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  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for the United States

  • Proof of vaccination may be required

  • Mandatory travel attestation form

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 New York to San José?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between New York and San José takes around 5.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between New York and San José?
The flight distance between New York and San José is 3562 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between New York and San José?
Several carriers operate flights between New York and San José. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include JetBlue Airways, Avianca, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from New York?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as New York and London, Paris, Barcelona, Miami, Mexico City, Orlando, Atlanta, Berlin, Athens, Rome, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Dublin, Amsterdam, Fort Lauderdale, Lisbon, Vienna, Prague, Madrid.
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, Denver, Tijuana, Quepos, Bogotá, Tamarindo, Cincinnati, Asheville, Minneapolis, San Salvador, Chicago, San Francisco, Puerto Jiménez.
Which airports are there in New York?
New York is mainly served by Newark Liberty International. But there are other airports nearby, including LaGuardia, New York Stewart International Airport, John F. Kennedy International.
What airports are near New York?
The main airport in New York is Newark Liberty International. It is also served by Philadelphia International, Bradley International, Trenton–Mercer, Rhode Island T. F. Green Int'l Airport, Long Island MacArthur, Albany International, Atlantic City International, Harrisburg International, Westchester County, Lehigh Valley 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, Fortuna Arenal.
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A number of bus and train companies depart from New York, including Amtrak train.
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