The total flight duration from New York, NY to Costa Rica is 4 hours, 54 minutes.
This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.
If you're planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between New York, NY and Costa Rica.
The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from New York, NY to Costa Rica ("as the crow flies"), which is about 2,201 miles or 3 543 kilometers.
Your trip begins in New York, New York.
It ends in Costa Rica.
Your flight direction from New York, NY to Costa Rica is South (-161 degrees from North).
The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.
You have two major airports to choose from when flying into Costa Rica from New York. The busiest airport, San Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) is located in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. We suggest flying to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia if you are visiting the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
Located in the Guanacaste Province in the northwest, Liberia is close to major attractions like Papagayo Peninsula, Playa Hermosa, Tamarindo, Playa Conchal and Flamingo areas.
The Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is a major ecotourism destination. Visitors have the choice of sun-bathing in sandy beaches, lush forest rendezvous, pampering spa services, experiencing eclectic cuisine and receiving world-class hospitality.
If you are looking for adventure don’t forget to book a tour to slide along a series of zip lines and visit Monteverde Cloud Forest. The forest is home to over 400 bird species and 755 species of trees. Monteverde has the world’s highest diversity of orchids and 34 species that were discovered in recent years were new to science according to reservamonteverde.com.
Travelmath provides an online flight time calculator for all types of travel routes. You can enter airports, cities, states, countries, or zip codes to find the flying time between any two points. The database uses the great circle distance and the average airspeed of a commercial airliner to figure out how long a typical flight would take. Find your travel time to estimate the length of a flight between airports, or ask how long it takes to fly from one city to another.