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  • Writer's pictureRichard Bexon

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.

UK Flights

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.

Flights from as low as £350 can be found on sites like or

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.

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