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Cheap flights to San Jose recently found by travelers *
    CHI
    Chicago
    SJC
    San Jose
    United Airlines

    Tue, Mar 14 - Wed, Mar 15
    $127
    LAX
    Los Angeles
    SJC
    San Jose
    American Airlines

    Thu, May 11 - Sat, May 13
    $127
    SLC
    Salt Lake City
    SJC
    San Jose
    Alaska Airlines

    Wed, Mar 22 - Wed, Apr 12
    $147
    SEA
    Seattle
    SJC
    San Jose
    Alaska Airlines

    Sun, Apr 30 - Wed, May 3
    $173
    SAN
    San Diego
    SJC
    San Jose
    American Airlines

    Wed, May 10 - Wed, May 17
    $188
    EUG
    Eugene
    SJC
    San Jose
    American Airlines

    Fri, May 19 - Mon, May 22
    $196
    BOI
    Boise
    SJC
    San Jose
    Alaska Airlines

    Fri, Jun 16 - Tue, Jun 20
    $196
    PDX
    Portland
    SJC
    San Jose
    Alaska Airlines

    Sun, Mar 12 - Sun, Mar 19
    $200
    BLI
    Bellingham
    SJC
    San Jose
    Alaska Airlines

    Sat, May 6 - Sat, May 13
    $218
    NYC
    New York City
    SJC
    San Jose
    Alaska Airlines

    Wed, Mar 15 - Wed, Mar 22
    $237
Arriving in San Jose

The main hub for flights to San Jose is Juan Santamaria International Airport, which is only a few kilometers from the city's center. This is a full-service facility with all of the expected cafés, restaurants and gift shops along with a duty-free store for international travellers on San Jose flights. Guests have the convenience of banking facilities which includes an exchange bureau, and ATMs. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the airport as well. Many airlines fly there to include some budget carriers, so you can find cheap flights to San Jose, if you do some price comparisons before buying tickets. 

Getting Around San Jose

If you arranged for a rental car when you bought airfare to San Jose you can pick up your car at one of the rental agencies in the airport. Otherwise, there is a cheap bus right outside the parking lot that will take you to town. Make sure you have local collones in small denominations to pay the fare. There is also an express shuttle that can take you to your hotel. Once you get into San Jose the taxis and city buses are the least expensive public transportation. If you choose to drive a rental you should watch out for the multitude of motorbike drivers who erratically pass in and out of the congested traffic. 

Main Attractions in San Jose

There are numerous museums in San Jose for those who enjoy exploring local culture, and the exhibits are quite diverse. There is a children's museum appropriately named, “Museo de los Niños”, and another venue that may please the kids is the Insect Museum which is located on the campus of Universidad de Costa Rica. For those who like pretty things there are the Gold and Jade Museums, and art enthusiasts will enjoy the Museo de Arte y Diseñocontemporáneo.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in San Jose

San Jose has plenty of places to shop for souvenirs and local wares. Some popular places are Boutique Annemarie, Mercado Artesania, and the El Pueblo shopping mall. You can also buy fine cigars at The Costa Rica Cigar Store. If you want some of the excellent Costa Rican coffee for reasonable prices you should get it at local supermarkets rather than stores that target tourists. The Mercado Central is a perfect place to sample local cuisine such asceviche, which is raw fish simmered in lime, as well as any of the bakery confections. The El Pueblo shopping district morphs into a club scene when the sun goes down, and you can also find plenty of clubs and bars in San Pedro. 

Several popular airlines fly into Mineta San Jose Intl Airport, including

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Flight stats for San Jose - did you know?
  • Mineta San Jose Intl Airport (San Jose, CA)
    • Right now, 42 airlines operate out of Mineta San Jose Intl Airport.
    • Mineta San Jose Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 42 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,338 domestic flights and 140 international flights depart from Mineta San Jose Intl Airport.

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