Cheap flights from South Africa to Costa Rica

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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 R18 652 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 R19 551 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 106 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R13 128. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in January.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Costa Rica in June, July 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to Costa Rica flights in June, July
16 Jul - 7 Aug
R16 094pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
17 Jun - 24 Jun
R16 361pp
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
17 Jun - 24 Jun
R16 431pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Costa Rica 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Costa Rica from South Africa found for this year
7 Aug - 16 Aug
R15 644pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
16 Jul - 7 Aug
R16 094pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
SJO
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
17 Jun - 24 Jun
R16 361pp
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

One-way flights to Costa Rica from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Costa Rica
15:00 - 13:50
Lufthansa
1 stop
30h 50m
JNB - SJO
Lufthansa
R9 910
Gotogate
16:00 - 10:35
United Airlines
2 stops
50h 35m
JNB - SJO
United Airlines
R10 177
United
14:50 - 12:55
Air France
1 stop
30h 05m
JNB - SJO
Air France
R14 225
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Costa Rica

Can I find flights from South Africa to Costa Rica for under R16 867 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Costa Rica for under R16 867. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R15 644, but on average you can expect to pay R16 853.

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.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to Costa Rica for under R15 461 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from South Africa to Costa Rica, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from South Africa to Costa Rica was viewed by 28 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from South Africa to Costa Rica?

The most popular airlines flying from South Africa to Costa Rica are Air Canada, Air France and British Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to Costa Rica?

Most travellers choose Cape Town Intl - San José Juan Santamaria Intl, Johannesburg OR Tambo - San José Juan Santamaria Intl or Johannesburg OR Tambo - Liberia when deciding on the best route from South Africa to Costa Rica.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to Costa Rica?

While on average a flight from South Africa to Costa Rica is generally R12 245, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R9 141. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - San José Juan Santamaria Intl), you can expect to pay R15 883 for that flight.

How long does is the flight from South Africa to Costa Rica?

There are many flights that can get you from South Africa to Costa Rica in 22h 30m. Fly via United Airlines, Delta, or Lufthansa to get the fastest option. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from South Africa to Costa Rica return?

Currently priced at R16 094, Lufthansa will fly you from South Africa to Costa Rica and back. In addition to Lufthansa, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and Delta - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R16 361 and R17 837, respectively.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Lufthansa, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R9 910. United Airlines flights start at R10 050 while deals on Air France start at R14 014 one-way.

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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Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Airports servicing

El Progreso Drake Bay (DRK)
La Fortuna (FON)
Golfito (GLF)
Limon (LIO)
Liberia International Airport (LIR)
Nosara Beach (NOB)

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
R1 061 R1 478 No cancel fee 69%
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Iberia
R1 285 R1 538 No cancel fee 77%
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British Airways
R1 682 R2 042 No cancel fee 70%
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