Cheap flights from San José to Quito

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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 Quito. The distance between San José and Quito is 1299 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Copa Airlines, Avianca, Wingo airlines, Volaris, and LATAM Airlines. San José and Quito have 80 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from San José to Quito

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
VolarisVOIY4YesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
LATAM AirlinesLANLAYesNo

Ecuador COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

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

Departure

Visa requirements
  • No visa required

Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Ecuador

  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for the Galapagos Islands

  • Mandatory health declaration form

  • Mandatory traffic control card for the Galapagos Islands

Additional information
  • Masks are recommended in public

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed

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

  • 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 Ecuador in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San José to Quito?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San José and Quito takes around 2.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between San José and Quito?
The flight distance between San José and Quito is 1299 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San José and Quito?
Several carriers operate flights between San José and Quito. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Avianca.
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, Panama City, Los Angeles, Puerto Jiménez, Tamarindo, San José del Cabo, New York, Medellín, San Salvador, Fort Lauderdale, Bogotá, London, Madrid, Lima, Tijuana.
What are the most popular routes to and from Quito?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Quito and Guayaquil, Bogotá, Medellín, Cuenca, Cartagena, Minneapolis, Denver, Mexico City, Lima, New York, Cancún, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Cúcuta, Manta, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Detroit, Cali, Moscow.
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.
What airports are near Quito?
The main airport in Quito is Mariscal Sucre International. It is also served by Mariscal Sucre International, San Luis.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San José and Quito?
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