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

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Fly  •  7h 58m

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

$225 - $556

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Bus ACN Autobuses  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Centro
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana Centro to ACN Puebla
  3. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador

$163 - $223

3 alternative options

Bus TAP Royal International  •  3 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
  2. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador

$302 - $382

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  3 days 19h

  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

$275 - $445

Drive  •  2 days 3h

  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 San Salvador is to bus which costs $160 - $230 and takes 2 days 17h.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to San Salvador is to fly which costs $220 - $600 and takes 7h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to San Salvador. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles and arriving at San Salvador via Tijuana Centro, Puebla CAPU and Tapachula. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and San Salvador is 2311 miles. The road distance is 2926.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to San Salvador without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 17h and costs $160 - $230.

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It takes approximately 7h 58m to get from Los Angeles to San Salvador, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to San Salvador bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Los Angeles station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to San Salvador is to fly which takes 7h 58m and costs $220 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $230 and takes 2 days 17h.

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

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Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to San Salvador.
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  • Distance: 2311.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 58m

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Delta and five other airlines fly from Los Angeles to San Salvador hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Tijuana Centro, ACN Puebla, Puebla CAPU, and Tapachula in around 2 days 17h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $850
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Centro to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
29h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $70
Economy
$40 - $65
Bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
30h 45m
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 to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
Ave. Duration
40h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
ventas.primeraplus.com.mx
Internet Promotion
$22
Regular Price
$25
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$23 - $35
Full Fare
$24 - $35
Regular Price
$31
Internet Discount
$26
Pegasso
Website
pegasso.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Schedules at
pegasso.mx
Regular Price
$24
Internet Discount
$22
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Central del Norte
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx
La Linea
Phone
01 800 622 22 22
Website
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Central Camionera Morelia to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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San Salvador is 2h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 4:01 PM in Los Angeles and 6:01 PM in San Salvador.

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

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

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There are 139+ hotels available in San Salvador. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs .

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