Air Canada Flight Guide - Vancouver to Costa Rica
Air Canada fly to San Jose, Costa Rica. From Vancouver, BC Canada you have several options. The most direct flight from Vancouver to Costa Rica is to fly to Los Angeles on AC and then connect with TACA's partner, LACSA. The total trip length of YVR-LAX-SJO is 3,802 miles or 6,119 kilometers.
When flying from Vancouver, the most popular route for travellers wishing to travel only on Air Canada and not connecting with other airlines is to fly from Vancouver International Airport YVR to Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ. The flight is a non-stop flight to Costa Rica from Toronto and arrives in the early afternoon at San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport SJO.
Air Canada are part of the Star Alliance, which is an alliance of 27 airlines. This alliance allows the airlines to code-share on flights. Three ailines from the USA are part of the Star Alliance which increases your flight options when choosing AC. Continental Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways fly to Costa Rica.
Flights From Canada Direct to Costa Rica
Air Canada is the only airline with direct flights from Canada to San Jose. For travellers who do not want the hassle of flights landing in the USA, the best option is to fly from Toronto's Pearson International Airport direct to SJO.
If availabilty is poor on that flight for your flight dates a good secondary option from Toronto is a one stop flight connecting with United Airlines in Houston, Texas.
About Juan Santamaria International Airport - SJO
Costa Rica's largest and busiest airport, located 20 minutes from downtown. This is Central America's second busiest airport, Panama's Tocumen International Airport is Central America's largest airport
Juan Santamaria has recently completed airport improvements and arriving passengers are pleasantly surprised by how modern the airport has become, with a much improved customs and immigration processing. Upon exiting the airport, taxi's are located immediately outside the arrivals exit. Rental cars are conveniently located in the arrivals terminal and buses are just a short 200 meter walk from the arrivals exit.
LACSA, founded in 1945 is Costa Rica's national flag carrier airline and part of the TACA group of airlines. LACSA have over 35 destinations in Central America, Mexico, USA, Canada, and South America. Prior to 2008, LACSA flew only Airbus A320 aircraft, but in 2008 a new fleet of Embraer 190's were introduced to the LACSA fleet of aircraft.