Costa Rica: €347 Air Canada Flights From Switzerland (€490 incl. luggage)

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Air Canada (member of the Star Alliance) is currently offering a great deal on flights from Switzerland to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. With departures from Basel, Zurich, and Geneva, there are return flights starting at €347. Hand luggage & personal items are included in the price, but no checked luggage. Unfortunately, the Standard fare including 23 kg of luggage will cost €490 or more


With Air Canada, all tickets booked by August 31 can be rebooked without a rebooking fee (fare difference applies). Alternatively, a cancellation is possible, the flight price is then refunded as an Air Canada voucher. This voucher is then valid indefinitely! More information here at Air Canada.

You can fly from the following cities:

In addition to the capital San José, flights to Liberia in the northwest of the country are also possible. The flights to Liberia cost roughly €30 more and also include an overnight stay in Toronto or Montreal on the way there.

The long-haul routes are always operated by Air Canada. You can either change planes in Montreal or Toronto. If you fly to San José, Boeing 787s or Boeing 777s will be used on all routes. Only if you fly to Liberia do you have to spend the 6 hours from Canada to Costa Rica onboard a Boeing 737 Max. If you have two stopovers, there is usually a feeder flight to Frankfurt or Munich, operated by Lufthansa, or to a different airport, such as London-Heathrow, operated by SWISS.

Search & Book

The fare rules state that this deal will be available until August 15, 2021 for flights between September 2021 and June 2022.

The minimum stay requirement is of 10 days, and you can spend up to 3 months at your destination. Google Flights (instructions) is helpful when searching for these fares, as is our calendar above. Our flight search lets you be redirected to Air Canada’s website. If you want to book the fare including 23 kg of luggage, you’ll have to search directly on Air Canada’s website.


Booking class K is used for the basic fare. For a flight Zurich – Toronto – San José, you will receive:

  • 10,264 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 6,378 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 6,378 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 6,378 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 6,378 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 6,378 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 6,378 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 3,188 Miles on Miles&More
  • 3,188 Award Miles + 638 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 3,188 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 3,188 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 3,188 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 3,188 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 3,188 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 3,188 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.

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Comments (4)

  1. Daniel says:

    Hi, cheapest Latitude fare I could find was between 800-900 euros. Nowhere was the 140 euros difference.

  2. Andi says:

    Hi! Can’t find any availability in Sept. from Basel. The prices showen are about 5000€?
    Do you suceed?

    • Peer says:

      The inaugural flight YYZ-SJO is supposed to start flying on October 13th, 2021. There’s no availability in September, unfortunately.

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