There are 5 ways to get from Houston to San Salvador by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  6 h 26 min

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

$223 - $457

Cheapest option

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 Tapachula to San Salvador

$195 - $390

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897
  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

$206 - $435

Train, bus via México Central Norte  •  2 days 8 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 Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
  5. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador

$223 - $408

Drive  •  37 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Houston to San Salvador 1785.6 miles

$200 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to San Salvador is to drive which costs $200 - $310 and takes 37 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to San Salvador is to fly which costs $220 - $460 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to San Salvador. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at San Salvador via San Antonio, Tx, Brownsville, TX, Matamoros, Tapachula, Mexico and Retalhuleu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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The distance between Houston and San Salvador is 1185 miles. The road distance is 1785.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to San Salvador without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 4 h and costs $200 - $440.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Houston to San Salvador, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Houston to San Salvador is to fly which takes 6 h 26 min and costs $220 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $440 and takes 2 days 4 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 San Salvador bus services, operated by Trans Galgos Inter, arrive at San Salvador station.

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Map of how to get from Houston to San Salvador.
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  • Distance: 1185.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

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

Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Houston to San Salvador every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to San Salvador via San Antonio, Tx, Brownsville, Tx, Brownsville, TX, Matamoros, Tapachula, Tapachula, Mexico, and Retalhuleu in around 2 days 4 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
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
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 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to San Salvador via Miami
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to San Salvador via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,500
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
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
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 - $160
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$75 - $110
Economy
$70 - $110
Bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $80
Economy
$45 - $70
Trans Galgos Inter
Phone
2232-3661
Email
transgalgosinter@hotmail.com
Website
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Bus from Tapachula to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
13 h
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 - $130
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $90
Ejecutivo
$103 - $108
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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