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There are 4 ways to get from Los Angeles to El Salvador by plane, car or bus

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Fly to San Salvador  •  8 h 5 min

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

$229 - $563

3 alternative options

Fly to Tegucigalpa, drive  •  12 h

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

$270 - $579

Bus  •  3 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Matamoros
  2. Take the bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
  4. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador

$276 - $446

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 which costs $220 - $600 and takes 8 h 5 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 best way to get from Los Angeles to El Salvador is to fly which takes 8 h 5 min and costs $220 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $270 - $450 and takes 3 days 19 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Salvador Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 53 min.

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El Salvador is 2 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 11:52 AM in Los Angeles and 1:52 PM in El Salvador.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to El Salvador is 2926 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 3 h to drive from Los Angeles to El Salvador.

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Delta, American Airlines, Aeroméxico and three other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Salvador Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in El Salvador. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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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 five other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Ilopango hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Matamoros, Tapachula, Tapachula, Mexico, Retalhuleu, and San Salvador in around 3 days 19 h.

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 San Salvador via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Guatemala City, San Salvador
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 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 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,000
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Miami
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $800
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tegucigalpa via Panama City
Ave. Duration
11 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
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
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

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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