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$509 - $890
|CHEAPEST COUNTRY||El Salvador||27% cheaper||Users typically spent $191 less on flights to El Salvador|
|MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY||Nicaragua||27% more expensive||Users typically spent $191 more on trips to Nicaragua|
|MOST POPULAR COUNTRY TO FLY TO||Costa Rica||185% more popular||As a popular travel destination, more of our users plan to visit Costa Rica than any other country in Central America|
Cheapest flight to Central America from San José, San José Province
When booking a flight to Central America, the best-priced flight will typically be to Guatemala City for $102, which is 72% less than the continental average.
Most expensive flight to Central America from San José, San José Province
Flights to Central America are typically 63% more expensive when flying to Coxen Hole, where the average price is $353
Prices for flights to Central America are refreshed on a daily basis.
As of December 2023, there are 49 operators available to choose from for flights to Central America.
Although the minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service may have their own age limits, which could be impacted by factors such as flight length, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to Central America.
The required travel and health documents for your Central America trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Central America. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.
If you're headed to Central America, consider flying into Guatemala City La Aurora airport in Guatemala City for the best deals, with an average airfare of $34. Alternatively, San Salvador El Salvador Intl airport in San Salvador is a close second for cheapest flights to Central America with an average airfare of $36.
|Departing||Destination||Best Time||Best Price|
|Houston||Guatemala City||2h 49m||$102|
|Houston||San Salvador||2h 50m||$109|
|Houston||San Pedro Sula||2h 44m||$127|
|Fort Lauderdale||San Salvador||2h 27m||$134|
|Miami||San Salvador||2h 44m||$136|
|Fort Lauderdale||Guatemala City||2h 44m||$136|
|Miami||San Pedro Sula||2h 22m||$147|
|Fort Lauderdale||San José||2h 48m||$147|
|Miami||Guatemala City||2h 39m||$150|
|Atlanta||San Salvador||3h 41m||$154|
|New Orleans||San Pedro Sula||2h 35m||$160|
|Ontario||San Salvador||4h 45m||$161|
|Orlando||San Salvador||3h 05m||$163|
|Orlando||San José||3h 06m||$163|
|Atlanta||Guatemala City||3h 31m||$168|
When looking for Central America flight deals from the United States, you will have the option of direct and connecting flights. Some direct flights are available at airports such as New York John. F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) aboard JetBlue Airlines. Those flying from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) can fly with Delta Airlines, while passengers departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) can fly with Alaska Airlines. All these flights land at Liberia Guanacaste International Airport (LIR), Costa Rica. Other airlines, including Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Avianca Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Alaska Airlines, also offer nonstop flights to most Central American cities, such as Cancún, Mexico City, Panama City, Guatemala City, and San Salvador. You can depart from several US cities, like Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Houston, and Chicago. For affordable flights, you can consider flights with layover stops. For instance, if you are flying to El Salvador from Newark, you can fly with Spirit Airlines with a layover stop at Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL). Bogota, Panama City, or Miami are other common layover cities for flights from Latin America to Costa Rica.
The busiest and largest airport in Central America is Tocumen international airport (PTY), located in Panama City. It links various US cities and states with Panama. Additionally, it serves as a hub for several airlines, allowing travelers to select the best airline. It is also renowned for its efficient operations, excellent customer service, and easily accessible offerings. When traveling from the airport to the city center, you can board a bus, taxi or rent a car. For those who want to get to the city center luxuriously, consider reserving an airport transfer for private transportation. Additionally, if you prefer driving to the city center, you can rent a car from providers such as Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, Avis, Fox, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Sixt, Thrifty, and National. These rental providers have service counters near the baggage claim area in the arrival hall, while the cars for rent are in the parking spaces opposite the terminal building. For passengers traveling to Costa Rica, you will land at Liberia Guanacaste International Airport or Juan Santamaría International Airport (LIR). Juan Santamaria Airport is the primary airport that serves as a hub for Volaris, Avianca, and Sansa Airlines, serving the capital of Costa Rica. Passengers arriving at Juan Santamaria Airport can board a bus, taxi, airport transfer, or rent a car. The most convenient means to get to the city center is by boarding a taxi or an airport transfer since it's the quickest way. Passengers flying from the US to Mexico can consider landing at Cancun International Airport (CUN) since it's among the major airports in Mexico where international flights land. The airport is nine miles from the city center of Cancun. To get to the city center, passengers can board a bus or hire a taxi.
A passport valid for at least six months after admission is necessary to fly into all Central American nations. In most countries, visas are only essential if you want to stay longer than 90 days. The only requirement for US residents traveling to Central America is that they have a valid passport for at least six months and that they keep them at all times. They will also need a tourist card valid for up to three months to enter nations like Honduras, Panama, and El Salvador. Americans don't require a visa to enter Central American countries such as Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua. However, you must obtain a visa to extend your stay for more than 90 days. Central America has no currency restrictions and recommends using local currency for each nation in Central America. Additionally, a vaccination certificate is necessary if you plan to travel to a Central American country from a region where yellow fever is possible, such as Panama's Kuna Yala region.
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