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How to find the cheapest flight from
South Africa to Costa Rica

All the information you need to plan the best null to SJO flight in 2021: compare South Africa to Costa Rica flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Costa Rica.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Costa Rica?

Users have found that booking a flight from South Africa to Costa Rica at least 56 days early can save you up to 27% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 56 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from South Africa to Costa Rica for as little as R19 371 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R20 306 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Costa Rica?

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Costa Rica from South Africa. Users have commonly found prices around R17 766 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R13 634. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in January.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Costa Rica (ZA - CR)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from South Africa to Costa Rica as you normally would.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Costa Rica in October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to Costa Rica flights in October, November
23 Oct - 30 Oct
R16 131pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Oct - 30 Oct
R16 204pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
16 Nov - 26 Jan
R16 247pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

South Africa to Costa Rica 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from South Africa found for this year
8 Dec - 10 Jan
R15 882pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
8 Dec - 9 Jan
R15 955pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
8 Dec - 6 Jan
R16 043pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Costa Rica

Late deals on return flights to Costa Rica from South Africa, departing today and this week
23 Oct - 30 Oct
R16 131pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Oct - 30 Oct
R16 204pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Oct - 1 Nov
R16 262pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Costa Rica from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Costa Rica
4:40 - 8:10
United Airlines
2 stops
58h 30m
CPT - SJO
United Airlines
R12 145
United
19:20 - 8:09
KLM
2 stops
44h 49m
CPT - SJO
KLM
R14 452
13:45 - 11:50
British Airways
1 stop
30h 05m
CPT - SJO
British Airways
R14 875

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Costa Rica

Which airlines flying from South Africa to Costa Rica have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from South Africa to Costa Rica that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Costa Rica for under R15 800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Costa Rica for under R15 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SWISS for just R15 722, but on average you can expect to pay R16 218.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Costa Rica for under R16 200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to Costa Rica within the next 7 days for less than R16 200.

How popular is this South Africa to Costa Rica flight route?

This flight path from South Africa to Costa Rica was viewed by 352 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Africa to Costa Rica one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for United Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R11 021. Users have also found prices from R11 532 and R12 948 on Lufthansa and SWISS, respectively.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Costa Rica from South Africa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Costa Rica

Most visitors from South Africa can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Costa Rica.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Costa Rica.

Documents
Epidemiological Health Pass Form - The Health Pass can only be completed within 72 hours of arriving in the country. One form must be completed per person, including minors, without exception.

Health Insurance - Tourists may get an insurance from Costa Rican insurance companies that are registered and authorized by the General Superintendence of Insurance of Costa Rica.


Do I need a test to fly back to South Africa from Costa Rica?

Returning to South Africa from Costa Rica

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Costa Rica must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Costa Rica are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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Destination information for Costa Rica

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Africa to Costa Rica.
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Top 3 airlines flying from South Africa to Costa Rica

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Costa Rica choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
R15 483 R21 572 No cancel fee 69%
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Iberia
R18 765 R22 449 No cancel fee 77%
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British Airways
R24 548 R29 814 No cancel fee 70%
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