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Flights to Costa Rica information

Popular destinations San José
Flights depart from South Africa
Flight price R19 682
Distance 12 377 km
Airlines Turkish Airlines, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa

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How long is the flight to Costa Rica?

The average direct flight from South Africa to Costa Rica takes 36h 05m, covering a distance of 12472 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - San José with an average flight time of 28h 37m.

What is the cheapest flight to Costa Rica?

The cheapest ticket to Costa Rica from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R13 787. The most popular route is Johannesburg to San José and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R13 787.

What are the most popular destinations in Costa Rica?

Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is San José (96% of total searches to Costa Rica). The next most popular destination is Liberia (4%).

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Airports
Origin
Cape Town
R19 682
only
R19 682
Johannesburg
R22 668
only
R22 668
Destination
San José
R19 682
only
R19 682
Mon, Nov 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
52h 50m
Tue, Nov 26
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
44h 17m
R19 682
Trip: 16 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 22 330 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,1
Food
8,0
IST
CAI
Excellent 8,8

Pros: Surprised to get a meal on such a short flight! Very good service.

IST
ORD
Okay 4,0

Pros: I did not like anything from this trip. I just learned my lesson not to travel with turkish airlines ever again.

Cons: flight was canceled from previous flight so we had to overnight in istambul and the whole situation was handled very poorly nobody took the time to explain to me what to do and mind this I was traveling with three year old and I found myself crying at midnight at the airport not knowing what to do.

ADB
SAW
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Row was very crowded. Seats much too close together.

BKK
IST
Good 7,3

Cons: There was wery cold on the plane.

IST
AMM
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew and flight where amazing. Thank you

Mon, Nov 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
31h 43m
Mon, Dec 2
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
32h 37m
R21 724
Trip: 22 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 21 792 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,2
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
7,0
Food
6,8
LHR
CAI
Good 6,0

Pros: Crew was amazing

Cons: The food needs a lot of work

ORD
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Blanks were comfy, staff very friendly and the food was tasty

Cons: One overhead speaker was crackling and not sure if it worked quite right, couldn’t hear announcements very well.

AMS
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was super friendly and definitely enjoyed the selection of movies. Plus I was surprised with how much food and drinks were offered by this airline. It was great especially the ice cream treat.

Cons: The seats were a little uncomfortable but to be expected on long flights.

CDG
LHR
Excellent 8,5

Cons: Actually not bad - had to wait a few min at terminal 5 for gate to be free - but pretty good overall

PRG
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Smooth landing

Cons: It was a bit warm

Fri, Dec 13
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
29h 25m
Sat, Jan 4
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
43h 15m
R22 668
Trip: 23 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 327 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
YVR
AMS
Good 6,8

Pros: Crew was helpful and food was very good

Cons: There was no entertainment on the flight from Vancouver to Amsterdam and this on top of a two hour delay in taking off which led us to have to literally run to our gate in Amsterdam to make the connection to Mumbai

DUB
AMS
Good 6,4

Pros: Boarding was quick and flight was calm

Cons: The coffe and breakfast.

AMS
NBO
Good 6,0

Cons: The plane is so old..,

CGK
KUL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent crew, good food & movie selection.

AMS
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Travelled business class and was ace experience

Mon, Nov 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
32h 41m
Sat, Nov 16
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26h 45m
R24 161
Trip: 6 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 26 459 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,7
Food
7,6
FRA
LHR
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

FRA
SFO
Okay 5,3

Pros: Food and crew were good

Cons: The seats recline back so far that it really intrudes into the space of the person behind you. At one point the guy in front of me reclined back so far and fast it slammed my eReader and spilled my coffee. Also the touch screen media app does not work well on Lufthansa.

FRA
OTP
Excellent 10,0

Pros: amazing

BOS
FRA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Fabulous service

Cons: Not a thing

MUC
IAD
Okay 4,6

Cons: Did not fly to D.C. (or with Lufthansa at all) as that flight left before our first flight arrived. We had to wait 3 hours in the customer service line before we were told we could not fly out until the next day, which caused me to miss work (even though I gave an entire day as a buffer).

Mon, Nov 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
31h 43m
Sun, Nov 17
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30h 30m
R22 104
Trip: 7 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 21 792 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,2
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
7,0
Food
6,8
FCO
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Friendly crew!

LHR
SFO
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The best airline in the world!

LHR
MIA
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Seats and entertainment

LHR
ZRH
Mediocre 2,8

Pros: We finally got there.

Cons: Make water available at Heathrow 5 (2drinking fountains for thousands) and no water or any drink on the plane.

MRS
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew was lovely and kind, esp to babies and their clueless parents. I also like the safety video

Mon, Nov 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
34h 18m
Thu, Nov 14
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30h 30m
R24 100
Trip: 4 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 21 792 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,2
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
7,0
Food
6,8
LHR
CDG
Good 6,0

Cons: Too many delays including leading the gate due to ground staff leaving equipment behind the plane .... really ?! On the upside - announcements from 1st officer was good

LHR
DFW
Mediocre 3,3

Pros: Crew

Cons: American airlines connections were terrible

FCO
LGW
Good 7,2

Pros: Food was unusually good for airplane food

Cons: Leg room

LHR
DUB
Good 6,0

Cons: I missed my international connection because flight was three hours late.

DFW
LHR
Mediocre 3,2

Pros: Lounges are good

Cons: We sure could do better refraining from serving food that has been opened, tasted, and rejected by another customer. Seat 34 A and B rejected their special ordered food for the wrong item. I watched them taste. Crew, one named Paul, took it back, simply put the foil back, and served to others.

Mon, Nov 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
34h 18m
Sat, Nov 30
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
32h 37m
R24 709
Trip: 20 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 21 792 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,2
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
7,0
Food
6,8
LHR
DUB
Good 6,0

Cons: I missed my international connection because flight was three hours late.

LGW
EDI
Excellent 9,5

Pros: Pilot was friendly and addressed the crew and passengers multiple times with updates.

FCO
LGW
Good 7,2

Pros: Food was unusually good for airplane food

Cons: Leg room

LHR
BOM
Good 7,3

Pros: Comfort

Cons: Wifi and entertainment need help

JFK
LHR
Good 6,0

Pros: Crew nice and friendly. Handled a drunk passenger very professionally. On time arrival and easy boarding.

Cons: Seat was very uncomfortable - TV attachment sticking into my leg all night! Food the worst I’ve had on BA, dry and tasteless.

Mon, Nov 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
29h 10m
Wed, Nov 13
SJO
San Jose Juan Santamaria Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
33h 45m
R28 335
Trip: 3 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 21 792 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,2
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
7,0
Food
6,8
DBV
LGW
Mediocre 3,0

Pros: Standard

Cons: Food/drinks extra cost, seat was broken and uncomfortable. Flight delayed and caused me to miss my int’l connection.

LHR
SJC
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: This flight was cancelled

AMS
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was super friendly and definitely enjoyed the selection of movies. Plus I was surprised with how much food and drinks were offered by this airline. It was great especially the ice cream treat.

Cons: The seats were a little uncomfortable but to be expected on long flights.

GLA
LHR
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Better drink selection

LGW
EDI
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing really

Cons: Politeness during check-in, timeliness in providing gate information, having a person at the BA desk to help, being on time

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