Airfare to San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is the capital and largest city in PR, with a population around two million. Visit El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Spanish fort of El Castillo de San Cristobal, and shop at Plaza las Americas.
Airfare to San Juan will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus, ship or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus, ferry and/or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through San Jose, Costa Rica, or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. American Airlines is a main airline. However, Air Canada, Cape Air, Caribbean Sun and other airlines also stop in San Juan.
The most expensive air tickets to San Juan are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Santo Domingo and traveling overland to San Juan via train, ferry or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on San Juan, check out BootsnAll’s San Juan Travel Guide.