The flight time from Los Angeles, California to Costa Rica is:

5 hours, 57 minutes

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Flying time from Los Angeles, CA to Costa Rica

The total flight duration from Los Angeles, CA to Costa Rica is 5 hours, 57 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 Los Angeles, CA and Costa Rica.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Los Angeles, CA to Costa Rica ("as the crow flies"), which is about 2,727 miles or 4 389 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Los Angeles, California.
It ends in Costa Rica.

Your flight direction from Los Angeles, CA to Costa Rica is Southeast (119 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.

There are 2 international airports in Costa Rica. You can fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO) or Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia near the northern Pacific coast. Delta is the only airline that flies from Los Angeles to Liberia. You have more options when flying into San Jose.

San Jose is the capital city of Costa Rica. While in the city, check out the Mercado Central, San Jose's central market. The market is rich in history and was founded in 1880. You can find over 200 stalls selling fresh produce, souvenirs, handicrafts, herbal remedies and locally-grown coffee and local tasty food. Costa Rican coffee is worth bringing home as a souvenir.

Learn about coffee plantations and production by taking a tour to Doka Estate Coffee plantation. Located on the slopes of the Poas Volcano about 7 miles from the airport, your tour to this 70-year-old farm will include learning about production, harvesting, processing, and roasting. The tour starts at the seedbed to the final station where you will learn the different roasting methods. Finally, you have a chance to buy these Costa Rican coffee at the Doka Estate souvenir shop.

You can combine your coffee tour with a trip to Poas Volcano National Park.

Los Angeles, California

City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

Costa Rica

Country: Costa Rica
Continent: North America
Category: countries

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