There are 4 ways to get from Managua to San Salvador by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Salvador (SAL) MGA - SAL

$62 - $351

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Bus Tica Bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua Tica Bus to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos Tourist Managua / ...

$35 - $55

2 alternative options

Bus Platinum Centro America  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to Sébaco
  2. Take the bus from Sébaco to San Salvador

$62 - $112

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Managua to San Salvador 310.2 miles

$40 - $65

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Managua Tica Bus and arriving at San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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The distance between Managua and San Salvador is 362 km. The road distance is 496.2 km.

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The best way to get from Managua to San Salvador without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Managua to San Salvador, including transfers.

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Managua to San Salvador bus services, operated by Tica Bus, depart from Managua Tica Bus station.

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The best way to get from Managua to San Salvador is to fly which takes 2 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Managua Airport to San Salvador Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Managua to San Salvador bus services, operated by Tica Bus, arrive at San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Managua to San Salvador is 496 km. It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to drive from Managua to San Salvador.

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TACA offers flights from Managua Airport to San Salvador Airport.

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Map of how to get from Managua to San Salvador.
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  • Distance: 226.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between Managua, Nicaragua and San Salvador, El Salvador?

TACA flies from Managua to San Salvador twice daily. Alternatively, Tica Bus operates a bus from Managua to San Salvador 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
TACA
Website
taca.alternativeairlines.com
Flights from Managua to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $700
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Managua Tica Bus to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
COTRAN R.L.
Phone
+505 2263 0288
Bus from Managua to Sébaco
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
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There are 140+ hotels available in San Salvador. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Managua to Managua Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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