There are 8 ways to get from Houston to El Salvador by plane, car, night bus, bus or train

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Fly to San Salvador  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Salvador (SAL) IAH - SAL

$224 - $458

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Train, bus, drive  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Huixtla ADO Ado
  4. Drive from Tapachula to Retalhuleu
  5. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador

$189 - $363

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Fly to Tegucigalpa, drive  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Tegucigalpa (TGU) IAH - TGU
  2. Drive from Tegucigalpa to San Miguel

$195 - $1,124

Night bus, bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
  5. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador

$207 - $426

Bus via Monterrey  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to Monterrey
  2. Take the bus from Monterrey to Mexico Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to San Cristóbal de las Casas
  4. Take the bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Guatemala City
  5. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos

$219 - $416

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to San Cristóbal de las Casas
  4. Take the bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Guatemala City
  5. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos

$218 - $428

Train, bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Matamoros
  3. Take the bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
  5. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos

$206 - $396

Drive  •  37 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Houston to San Salvador 1785.6 miles

$200 - $310

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Houston to El Salvador. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos via San Antonio, México Central Norte, San Cristóbal de las Casas and Tica Bus Guatemala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

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The distance between Houston and El Salvador is 1184 miles. The road distance is 1785.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to El Salvador without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 9 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Houston to El Salvador, including transfers.

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Houston to El Salvador bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Houston to El Salvador is to fly which takes 6 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 9 h.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to San Salvador Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 54 min.

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Houston to El Salvador bus services, operated by Tica Bus, arrive at San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to El Salvador is 1786 miles. It takes approximately 37 h 39 min to drive from Houston to El Salvador.

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Spirit Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Aeroméxico and two other airlines offer flights from Houston Airport to San Salvador Airport.

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  • Distance: 1184.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and El Salvador?

Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Houston to Ilopango every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to San Salvador via Monterrey, Sendero, Cuauhtémoc, Monterrey, Mexico Norte, México Central Norte, San Cristóbal de las Casas, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Guatemala City, and Tica Bus Guatemala in around 2 days 9 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Houston to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Tegucigalpa via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to San Salvador via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to San Salvador via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Tegucigalpa via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Tegucigalpa
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Houston to San Salvador via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Tegucigalpa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$75 - $110
Economy
$70 - $110
Bus from México Central Norte to Huixtla ADO
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Bus from México Central Norte to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $65
Economy
$35 - $55
Trans Galgos Inter
Phone
2232-3661
Email
transgalgosinter@hotmail.com
Website
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from San Antonio to México Central Norte
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$101 - $106
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
turimex.com
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Monterrey to Mexico Norte
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$35 - $60
Primera Select
$65 - $85
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Monterrey to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $65
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Transport Guatemala
Website
transportguatemala.com
Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
transportguatemala.com
Book at
transportguatemala.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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