Flights to Costa Rica: The Best Connections and Airlines

Flights to Costa Rica from the US/Canada

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Flights to Costa Rica from Europe

Edelweiss Air

Edelweiss Edelweiss Air offers direct flights from Switzerland to Costa Rica, starting in May 2017. The connection from Zürich to San José is scheduled twice a week, tuesdays and fridays. This non-stop flight will take around 12 hours and be a convenient option for travels from Central Europe without a detour to the United States.

We particularly recommend this flight for travellers from Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy.

Service on board: good

Alliance: none

Flights to Costa Rica from Scandinavia

Iberia

IberiaDaily flights from Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen to Amsterdam with connection to San José by Martinair.

Daily direct flights from Amsterdam to San José, Costa Rica. These connections have the advantage of not passing the US (which means easier transit). Note: During wintertime the flights transit in Miami or Orlando.

Service on board: mediocre

Alliance : Oneworld

KLM / Martinair

KLM AirlinesDaily flights from Stockholm to San José via New York/Newark.

Daily direct flights to Guatemala City from Houston and New York/Newark, to San Pedro Sula (Honduras) from Houston and New York/Newark, to Managua (Nicaragua) from Houston, to Panama from Orlando and Washington.

Service on board: comfortable air travel

MartinairAlliance: Sky Team/Flying Blue

United Airlines

United AirlinesDaily flights from Stockholm, Gothenburg and Oslo to Newark with connection to San José, Costa Rica.

There are daily flights from Copenhagen via Amsterdam and Newark with connection s to San José, Costa Rica (2 stops).

Service on board: comfortable air travel

Alliance: Star Alliance

British Airways/American Airlines

british airwaysDaily flights from Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen to London (Heathrow). From London, there is a flight in the afternoon to Miami FL with connection to San José, Costa Rica. The flight carrier from Miami is American Airlines.

Altough there are two stopovers, these flights can be done in one day (approx. 20 hours).

american airlinesService on board: comfortable air travel by British Airlines. The American Airlines flight does not include a free meal.

Alliance: Oneworld

Air France

Air FranceDaily flights from Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen to Paris with connection to San José, Costa Rica via Atlanta (USA) or Panama City.

Service on board: comfortable air travel, but the connections from Caracas can be tricky (sometimes the connecting flights are already departed)

Alliance: Sky Team/Flying Blue

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