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

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  •  7 h 58 min

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

$228 - $562

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  3 days 8 h

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  2. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador

$175 - $360

3 alternative options

Fly to Guatemala City, bus  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Guatemala City (GUA) LAX - GUA
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to San Salvador

$199 - $411

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

$285 - $473

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 San Salvador is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $420 and takes 12 h 51 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to San Salvador. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at San Salvador via Tijuana, México Central Norte and Tapachula. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 8 h.

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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 night bus and bus which takes 3 days 8 h and costs $170 - $360.

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

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Los Angeles to San Salvador bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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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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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to San Salvador.
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  • Distance: 2311.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 58 min

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.

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 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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Miami
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
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
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Saturday
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, Saturday 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 and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guatemala City to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $80
Economy
$45 - $70
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
Trans Galgos Inter
Phone
2232-3661
Email
transgalgosinter@hotmail.com
Website
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
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
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

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