There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to El Salvador by plane, car, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to San Salvador  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Salvador (SAL) LAX - SAL

$229 - $563

Cheapest option

Fly to Guatemala City, bus  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Guatemala City (GUA) LAX - GUA
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City Holiday Inn to Santa Ana

$216 - $418

3 alternative options

Fly to Tegucigalpa, drive  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tegucigalpa (TGU) LAX - TGU
  2. Drive from Tegucigalpa to San Miguel

$270 - $579

Train, bus  •  3 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino to Matamoros
  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

$286 - $464

Drive  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to San Salvador 2926.1 miles

$340 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to El Salvador is to fly and bus which costs $210 - $420 and takes 13 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to El Salvador is to fly which costs $220 - $600 and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and El Salvador is 2320 miles. The road distance is 2926.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Los Angeles to El Salvador, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to El Salvador is San Salvador (SAL) Airport which is 26.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include Tegucigalpa (TGU) (115.7 miles), Guatemala City (GUA) (121.9 miles), San Pedro Sula (SAP) (132.8 miles) and Placencia (PLJ) (193.8 miles).

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El Salvador is 2 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 1:48 AM in Los Angeles and 2:48 AM in El Salvador.

Map of how to get from Los Angeles to El Salvador.
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  • Distance: 2319.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and El Salvador?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Delta and four other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Ilopango hourly.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $850
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Miami
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Orlando, Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from L. A. Union Station station to San Bernardino-Downtown station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Bernardino to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
37 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
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

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