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Going found the most deals with travel dates in September.


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Going found the least deals with travel dates in July.


Top tips for finding a cheap flight to San Juan (SJU)

Book in the Goldilocks Window

While we maintain that there’s no specific day of the week when airline tickets suddenly drop, we do have recommendations on how far in advance you should book your flights. The best deals are typically found during the Goldilocks Window. That’s the period that’s not too close to your departure date but not too far away either. This perfect period is 1–3 months before a domestic flight and 2–8 months before an international flight.

For anyone booking a flight during a peak travel season, like Christmas in San Juan, it’s best to start looking on the earlier end. If you hope to spend Christmas in Puerto Rico, start looking for flights in June.

While we wish there were more last-minute deals, the truth is they’re few and far between, especially during peak seasons. In fact, fares jump at the 21-, 14-, and 7- day points before a flight, so book before those dates if at all possible.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

One of our favorite tips for reaching the Greek islands works well for Caribbean islands, too. With the Greek Islands Trick, you try to get as close to your final destination for the cheapest price possible. Then, you can look for a cheap regional flight or other mode of transit for the last leg.

If you really want to fly from Milwaukee to San Juan in January, for example, you could be looking at prices upwards of $650. Look for flights to Orlando or Miami instead. If you see a deal for $300, look for a budget flight from Florida to San Juan. It takes more work and playing around with flight options, but it could save you a couple hundred bucks.

Search alternative departure airports

While the Greek Islands Trick involves looking for different airports to fly into, you can also save by looking at different airports to fly out of. Again, let’s say you want to fly from Milwaukee to San Juan but flights are out of your price range. Look for flights out of Chicago or Minneapolis instead. If they’re substantially cheaper, it might be worth the drive or train ride.

We see flight deals from airports big and small all over the country, so it’s a good idea to always check out your options before committing to your home airport.

Fly when it’s cheaper

December–early April is peak travel season in San Juan and for good reason. The weather is amazing, and people have off school over winter and spring break. Of course, more people traveling during one period means airlines can charge more for flights.

The more flexible you can be with your travel dates, the better. We like traveling during shoulder seasons, the months on either side of a busy season. Think mid-April to June in San Juan. The weather is still nice, but you'll get fewer crowds and lower prices. You can save even more money by traveling during the off season. Puerto Rico has warm weather year-round; however, it can be very rainy in August, and it can get hurricanes from July–November.

Set alerts for specific trips

Checking airfare every day, only to see it increase and miss it when it drops, can be incredibly frustrating. The good news is technology can make sure that doesn’t happen.

Set up fare alerts for your travel itinerary, making sure to set a few if your dates or departure cities are flexible, and you’ll receive an email when prices drop. All you have to do is book. It’s best to set up alerts ahead of the Goldilocks Window so you can see the deals that pop up during that time.

San Juan is easy to access from most of the East Coast of the US, as well as Texas, Chicago, Nashville, Denver, and Minneapolis. From the West Coast it’s a bit harder, but you can still reach San Juan with just one stop. Visitors from the rest of the world, with the exception of Madrid and two cities in Colombia, will have to make one or two stops.

Frequently asked questions about flying to San Juan (SJU)

What is the airport code for Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport?

The airport code for Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is SJU.

When is high season in San Juan?

High season in San Juan, Puerto Rico, runs from mid-December to early April, when tourists from much of the US visit for warm weather. San Juan also goes all out for Christmas, which brings tourists who want to celebrate away from home.

When is the best time to visit San Juan?

The best time to visit San Juan is from April to June. You’ll miss most of the winter tourists but still get warm, sunny weather.

July–November is a great time to visit to save money. There are far fewer tourists than in the winter, and you’ll likely find deals on airfare and hotels. Weather in San Juan is warm year-round, but hurricane season runs from June–October and peaks in August and September. In the past, major storms have devastated Puerto Rico, and there’s a risk you’ll have to cancel or rearrange your trip. Still, the odds of a hurricane are low, and if you’re okay with taking a gamble, this is the best time to save.

Does SJU have its own on-site hotel?

The San Juan Airport Hotel is located a few steps from Terminal D. Amenities include free breakfast, free wifi, a gym, and a 24-hour business center. Rooms start at $250 per night.

What lounges are available at SJU?

  • Terminal A: The Lounge
  • Terminal C: The Lounge The Lounge operates out of Terminal A and C. The lounges offer snacks, beer, wine and spirits, TVs, a non-smoking lounge, and free wifi. The Lounge is free for some pass holders, like PriorityPass members, and $38 for all other passengers.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to SJU?

The airport recommends checking with your airline for specific rules. To enter Puerto Rico, your pet will need a health certificate completed within two weeks of travel, as well as a microchip, parasite treatment, a rabies shot, and other vaccinations. Due to an increase in avian influenza in the US, Puerto Rico has implemented more stringent rules on traveling with birds.

How far is SJU from San Juan?

The San Juan airport is about 8 miles from the City Center and takes about 15 minutes by taxi.

What are the transportation options for getting from SJU to San Juan?

The vast majority of visitors to San Juan travel to the City Center by car. An Uber or taxi will cost $20–$25 and take about 15 minutes in light traffic. Many hotels offer shuttles or private pickups.

The cheapest way to travel from the airport to Old San Juan is to take the bus. The AMA buses that run from the airport to the Old City take about 50 minutes and cost $0.75.

How long is the flight to San Juan?

The flight time to San Juan depends on where you’re traveling from. From Miami and elsewhere in Florida it’s about 2.5 hours, and from the Northeast it’s closer to 4 hours. From Chicago and a few cities in Texas it’s around 4.5 hours, and from Denver it’s 5.5 hours. From anywhere farther West you’ll have to make a connection, and the flight time could range from 7–12 hours.

You can fly directly to San Juan from Colombia in about 3 hours and from Madrid in about 9 hours. From the rest of the world you’ll have to make a stop, likely in Miami or New York. Flight times could range from 10–24 hours depending on your connection time and whether you make one or two stops.

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