Costa Rica Flights
Updated: Oct 3, 2019
There are many ways to get to Costa Rica from the UK & Europe. This article highlights some of the better ones.
Flying to Costa Rica from the UK and Europe has never been easier.
There are direct flights from over five European cities to San Jose and in 2019, KLM added a direct flight to Liberia (in the north of Costa Rica) from Amsterdam.
Costa Rican Airports
Costa Rica has two international airports, one in the capital city of San Jose (SJO) and the other in the north of the country, Liberia (LIR). Don't confuse the Costa Rican city of Liberia with the African country of Liberia. Our Costa Rican Liberia is probably the most peaceful place on earth!
Direct Flights from Europe
Over the past 5 years there has been a major increase in airlines flying into Costa Rica from Europe. This is due to the increased demand of Europeans to visit. Below you will see the direct flights and airlines flying to Costa Rica.
London Gatwick (LGW) - San Jose (SJO) : British Airways
London Gatwick (LGW) - Liberia (LIR): TUI Charter Flight
Mainland Europe Flights
Madrid (MAD) - San Jose (SJO): Iberia
Paris (CDG) - San Jose (SJO): Air France
Amsterdam (AMS) - San Jose (SJO): KLM
Amsterdam (AMS) - Liberia (LIR): KLM
Zurich (ZUR) - San Jose (SJO): SwissAir
Frankfurt (FRA) - San Jose (SJO): Lufthansa
There are also options to fly via the USA with American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and other major US carriers.
As you can see, getting to Costa Rica has never been easier. And if you come at less busy time of the year, great deals can be had while the weather is still good. We would suggest coming May - July or Nov - Dec to get the best rates.