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Fly to Puerto Rico for as low as $256 round-trip

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With spring break approaching, deals to sunny destinations haven’t stopped. Round-trip flights to Puerto Rico are currently as low as $256.

Fly to San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, from a few U.S. cities like Austin, Denver and Washington, D.C. The most expensive flight in this deal is from San Francisco, and costs $300 round-trip.

The cheapest available flights to Puerto Rico typically range from $300 to $600, so definitely book your flights and bask in the sun and sand while they’re still cheap.

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A turret along the walls of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. GREGOBAGEL/GETTY IMAGES

Deal basics

Airlines: Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and United Airlines.
Routes: From Austin, Baltimore, Denver, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
How to book: Use Google Flights to find your ideal dates and then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally from August through December.
Book by: Within the next three days.

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Sample flights

Flying to Puerto Rico can typically cost at least $500, but these flights are almost half the price.

Here are some standouts:

  • Delta: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU), starting at $256 (includes a layover in New York City).
  • United: Dulles International Airport (IAD) to SJU, starting at $259.
  • JetBlue: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to SJU, starting at $276.
  • Delta: Denver International Airport (DEN) to SJU, starting at $284 (includes a layover in Atlanta).
  • JetBlue: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to SJU, starting at $285.
  • Delta: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to SJU, starting at $300.

We recommend searching through Google Flights to find the best dates and then booking your flights through the airline’s website. Airlines are typically more reliable in the event your flight is canceled, delayed or you need to make a booking change.

If you want to fly from IAD to San Juan, the only option on Google Flights is a 5:26 p.m. flight on United.


For return flights, United offers one that departs San Juan at 7:30 a.m.


Keep in mind that these marked-down fares for San Juan are only for basic economy. United’s basic economy comes with many restrictions. Passengers must pay an additional fee for seat selection and cannot make ticket changes. Also, basic economy flyers are not eligible for upgrades.


United economy seat selection costs anywhere from $15 to $21. You can also purchase preferred seating, which allows you to earn Premier qualifying points, but those are pricier as those seats are $33 to $50.


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Bottom line

These deals to Puerto Rico are great for spring break — or if you just want to take some time off at the beach. You’ll save a lot on airfare.

Book your flight soon, though. These prices won’t last forever.