There are 5 ways to get from Mexico City to San Salvador by plane, bus 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  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Mexico City (MEX) to San Salvador (SAL) MEX - SAL

$248 - $686

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  24 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from México DF Balbuena to Huixtla ADO Ado
  2. Drive from Tapachula to Retalhuleu
  3. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador

$78 - $131

3 alternative options

Bus  •  27 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from México TAPO to Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
  3. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador

$121 - $168

Bus via Tica Bus Guatemala  •  31 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from México TAPO to Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
  3. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos

$89 - $141

Drive  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Mexico City to San Salvador 1017.7 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mexico City to San Salvador is to bus and drive which costs $1400 - $2500 and takes 24 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mexico City to San Salvador is to fly which costs $4600 - $13000 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Mexico City and San Salvador is 1236 km. The road distance is 1628.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Mexico City to San Salvador, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mexico City to San Salvador. However, there are services departing from México TAPO and arriving at San Salvador via Tapachula, Mexico and Retalhuleu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Mexico City Airport to San Salvador Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Mexico City to San Salvador.
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  • Distance: 772.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Mexico City, Mexico and San Salvador, El Salvador?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Aeroméxico and Skytrans fly from Mexico City to San Salvador 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mexico City to San Salvador via Tapachula, Tapachula, Mexico, and Retalhuleu in around 27 h 15 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Mexico City to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $750
Flights from Mexico City to San Salvador via Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mexico City to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $750
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Mexico City to San Salvador via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from México DF Balbuena to Huixtla ADO
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Bus from México TAPO to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $80
Economy
$45 - $70
Trans Galgos Inter
Phone
2232-3661
Email
transgalgosinter@hotmail.com
Website
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
Bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com

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