Finding a cheap plane ticket to Puerto Rico should be quite easy. Not only is Puerto Rico one of the most popular Caribbean destinations, but it’s also one of the entry hubs to the archipelago. Most often to get to another island nearby you’ll have to stop in Puerto Rico and change the plane.
Airports and Airlines
The main airport on the island, Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín (SJU) is located in San Juan and is the hub for many international airlines. The competition is fierce and the prices are low. Although this is the largest airport in the country, there are several other international airports where you can fly directly into, such as Aguadilla and Ponce.
US is very well connected to Puerto Rico. American Airlines is by far the airline offering most flights to Puerto Rico and often the cheapest seats. Frequent flights are also offered by Delta, Continental and US Airlines.
If you fly from Europe, you can grab British Airways, KLM or Air France to get to Puerto Rico.
During Christmas and during the high season –January to March- many low cost carriers also offer flights to Puerto Rico.
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Tips to get a cheap ticket to Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is one of the cheapest Caribbean islands to fly into. Here are some tips to find cheap airfare to Puerto Rico:
- Try to avoid the peak and high season. For the Caribbean the peak season is around Christmas and New Years. The high season starts in January and ends in March. Flying during the shoulder season –early December and early April –is a great way to save money and still enjoy good weather.
- Avoid the weekends and fly during mid-week. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are great choices if you need on short notice or just want to save some more money.
- Check all the low-cost carriers which offer flights to Puerto Rico. You might find that you don’t need to fly into the capital but into one of the other international airports closer to your destination.
- Book as far in advance as possible because prices tend to continue to climb starting from December until the end of the summer season. Practically the only time the prices are generally low is during the off season.