Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (6% more expensive on average)
Flight from Montreal to Liberia
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Top tips for finding cheap flights to Costa Rica
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl is May.
Morning departure is around 21% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
When you reserve a cheap airplane ticket for a flight from Montreal to Costa Rica, you will probably be departing from the Montreal - Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL). This airport is conveniently situated in the center of the city and is a hub for Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, Air Transat, and many others.
When you want to park your car at the Montreal Trudeau Airport before your flight to Costa Rica, you have the option of reserving your parking spot online before you travel. If you don’t reserve a spot, you can check the parking home page on the YUL website to see how much space is available in each particular lot.
If you are a passenger with limited mobility, the Montreal Trudeau Airport reserves one security line specifically for passengers with limited mobility. If you need assistance to the boarding gate, you should contact your airline before you travel in order to arrange assistance through the airport.
If you are looking for a way to pass the time as you wait for your flight to Costa Rica, you might be interested in Cyber Station in the International Terminal. This entertainment lounge features more than 25 games on a PlayStation per station that you can access for a fee. This lounge also features snacks for purchase and high speed internet.
If you are a nursing mom who would like to take care of your baby in privacy, you can take advantage of the Nursing Rooms at Montreal Trudeau. These facilities are located next to the restrooms and each is equipped with a changing table, sink, and chair. Some even have a microwave oven.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
FAQs - booking Costa Rica flights
When you fly into Guanacaste Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Costa Rica, you will have access to both a dormant and active volcano as well as the entire Guanacaste region. You can find direct flights from Montreal Trudeau (YUL) to Liberia (LIR) on Air Transat. You can also find cheap flights on American and United with either one or two stops.
Yes. You can find a direct flight from Montreal to San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. Air Transat is one airline that offers direct flights from Montreal Trudeau Airport (YUL) to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Do not confuse this airport with the one in San Jose, California (SJC).
Yes. On Costa Rica Green Airways, you can catch a flight to Quepos and Tambor. On Sansa Airlines, you can catch a flight to a number of cities, including Limon, Golfito, Drake Bay, Tamarindo, Puerto Jimenez, and La Fortuna. On Sansa Airlines, you can also fly to Quepos and Tambor.
If you hold a regular Canadian passport, it must be valid at the time you enter Costa Rica and it must remain valid throughout the duration of your stay in Costa Rica You must also have an onward ticket as proof that you intend to leave the country. If you are a tourist, you do not need a visa if you plan to leave within 90 days. However, if you are in Costa Rica as a student or on business, then you must obtain a visa.
Air Canada has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl to Costa Rica. Confirm policy on booking site.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Montreal to Costa Rica.
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Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly from Montreal to Costa Rica with an airline and back with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying from Montreal to Costa Rica up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.