Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Puerto Rico (San Juan) (from: New York City)

The average price to go to Puerto Rico (San Juan) from New York City airport is $ 328 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 232 (in september) and $ 456 (in december), which is a saving of $ 97 or a surplus of $ 128 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $274 to $328 and it is generally more economical to leave on a tuesday and return on a wednesday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Puerto Rico (San Juan) before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your New York City-Puerto Rico (San Juan) plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60490 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Puerto Rico (San Juan) from New York City and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in september, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 232, saving $ 97 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 328). Conversely, december will be the most expensive ($ 456).

Flight New York City-Puerto Rico (San Juan): when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 217 $ 298 good price
February$ 236 $ 360 fair price
March$ 279 $ 326 fair price
April$ 298 $ 361 fair price
May$ 244 $ 284 good price
June$ 289 $ 326 fair price
July$ 301 $ 372 fair price
August$ 281 $ 343 fair price
September$ 189 $ 232 very good price
October$ 202 $ 242 good price
November$ 276 $ 340 fair price
December$ 296 $ 456 very high price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from New York City to Puerto Rico (San Juan)

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from New York City to Puerto Rico (San Juan) range from $109 to $656. 7% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $110 to $164), 1% at the maximum price (from $602 to $656). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $274 to $328 (19% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the New York City->Puerto Rico flight

There are 5 companies that serve New York City from Puerto Rico (San Juan) airport: jetBlue, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United and Delta.

Data analysis:

Of the 60490 flights analyzed in previous years, jetBlue was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (38% of the time) on the New York City->Puerto Rico route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the New York City-Puerto Rico (San Juan) flight, you should take a flight with one or more layovers (you will save an average of $ 1.1 compared to a direct flight).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, New York City-Puerto Rico (San Juan) flights departing on a tuesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a tuesday as your departure date, you can save an average of $24. On the other hand, departing on a thursday may cost you an additional $18.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Puerto Rico (San Juan) to New York City departing on a wednesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a wednesday for your return date, you will save an average of $40. Conversely, departing from Puerto Rico (San Juan) on a sunday may cost you an additional $42.


Top prices New York City-Puerto Rico (San Juan)

Round tripDatesPrice
New York City → San Juan03-09 to 09-09-2024$ 116 
New York City → San Juan13-09 to 18-09-2024$ 115 
New York City → San Juan14-09 to 21-09-2024$ 116 
New York City → San Juan19-09 to 26-09-2024$ 126 
New York City → San Juan20-09 to 28-09-2024$ 115 
New York City → San Juan21-09 to 30-09-2024$ 131 
New York City → San Juan25-09 to 30-09-2024$ 131 
New York City → San Juan16-10 to 25-10-2024$ 133 
New York City → San Juan22-10 to 29-10-2024$ 114 
New York City → San Juan23-10 to 31-10-2024$ 131 


When to book your flight New York City - Puerto Rico (San Juan) to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 1 to 2 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 11 to 12 months in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a New York City-Puerto Rico flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a friday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from New York City to Puerto Rico (San Juan), it is recommended to buy it 1 to 2 months before departure (it is then on average 223 $, which is a saving of 105 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 11 to 12 months in advance, you will pay the full price (1500 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your New York City to Puerto Rico (San Juan) flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 149 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 253), 2 to 3 months ($ 183)

February

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 163 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 359), 1 to 2 months ($ 214), 3 to 4 months ($ 342)

March

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 261 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 261), 3 to 4 months ($ 261)

April

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 308 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 338), 2 to 3 months ($ 312), 3 to 4 months ($ 347), 4 to 5 months ($ 357)

May

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 241 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 278), 2 to 3 months ($ 243), 3 to 4 months ($ 245), 4 to 5 months ($ 277)

June

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 236 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 242), 2 to 3 months ($ 264)

July

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 248 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 269), 2 to 3 months ($ 326), 3 to 4 months ($ 345)

August

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 197 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 288), 2 to 3 months ($ 250), 3 to 4 months ($ 311), 4 to 5 months ($ 320)

September

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 135 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 191), 2 to 3 months ($ 161), 3 to 4 months ($ 197), 4 to 5 months ($ 210), 5 to 6 months ($ 225)

October

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 150 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 170), 3 to 4 months ($ 191), 4 to 5 months ($ 226)

November

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 251 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 289), 2 to 3 months ($ 264), 3 to 4 months ($ 307), 4 to 5 months ($ 288), 5 to 6 months ($ 308)

December

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 250 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 261), 2 to 3 months ($ 368), 3 to 4 months ($ 399), 4 to 5 months ($ 433), 5 to 6 months ($ 437)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, friday is the day when plane tickets for New York City->Puerto Rico are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a friday, you will save $4. Conversely, by buying it on a monday, you may end up paying $7 more.



New York City to Puerto Rico (San Juan): flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
July 2024$ 230
$196 to $288
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August 2024$ 186
$138 to $311
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September 2024$ 145
$115 to $185
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October 2024$ 161
$114 to $222
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November 2024$ 253
$197 to $362
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December 2024$ 356
$207 to $700
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January 2025$ 304
$254 to $392
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February 2025$ 380
$254 to $663
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March 2025$ 371
$264 to $899
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April 2025$ 413
$254 to $640
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May 2025$ 324
$254 to $429
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June 2025$ 2103
$334 to $5376
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, july, august, september, october, november and december are cheaper to travel to Puerto Rico (San Juan). So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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