Cheap flights from San José to Panama City

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Travelers usually depart from Juan Santamaría International, San José - Tralapa, or San José Bus Stop when they travel from San José to Panama City. Book your trip to arrive at Tocumen International, or Albrook Marcos A. Gelabert International. The distance between San José and Panama City is 539 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Copa Airlines, Avianca, Wingo airlines, Spirit Airlines, and JetBlue Airways. San José and Panama City have 148 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from San José to Panama City

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Copa AirlinesCMPCMYes0
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AviancaAVAAVYesNo
Wingo airlinesRPBP5YesOpens 72 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
JetBlue AirwaysJBUB6YesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San José to Panama City?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San José and Panama City takes around 1.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between San José and Panama City?
The flight distance between San José and Panama City is 539 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San José and Panama City?
Several carriers operate flights between San José and Panama City. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Wingo airlines, Copa Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San José?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San José and Guatemala City, Cancún, Mexico City, Liberia, Tambor, Quepos, Los Angeles, Puerto Jiménez, Tamarindo, San José del Cabo, New York, Medellín, San Salvador, Fort Lauderdale, Bogotá, London, Madrid, Lima, Tijuana, Guadalajara.
What are the most popular routes to and from Panama City?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Panama City and Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro, Miami, Bogotá, Medellín, New York, Cartagena, David, Chiriquí, Fort Lauderdale, Caracas, Raleigh, Charlotte, Chicago, Guatemala City, Orlando, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Mexico City, Nashville, Lima, Denver.
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, Quepos La Managua, Limón International, Tortuguero, Fortuna Arenal.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San José and Panama City?
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What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
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