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There are 6 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to San Salvador (SAL) PVR - SAL

$142 - $656

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Bus via Tepic  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
  2. Take the bus from Tepic to Mexico
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador

$122 - $201

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  40 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuevo Vallarta to Puebla
  2. Take the bus from Puebla Terminal CAPU to Huixtla ADO
  3. Drive from Tapachula to Retalhuleu
  4. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador

$145 - $249

Bus via Mexico City North Bus  •  42 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City North Bus
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
  4. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador

$160 - $260

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Puebla
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador

$131 - $241

Drive  •  29 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador 1560.9 miles

$200 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador is to bus which costs $2300 - $3900 and takes 2 days 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador is to fly which costs $2700 - $13000 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador. However, there are services departing from Autotransportes Medina and arriving at San Salvador via Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, México Central Norte, Tapachula, Mexico and Retalhuleu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 59 min.

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The distance between Puerto Vallarta and San Salvador is 1869 km. The road distance is 2497.4 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador without a car is to bus which takes 42 h 59 min and costs $3000 - $5000.

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador, including transfers.

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Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador bus services, operated by Primera Plus, depart from Puerto Vallarta station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador is to fly which takes 7 h 28 min and costs $2700 - $13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3000 - $5000 and takes 42 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Vallarta Airport to San Salvador Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Puerto Vallarta 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 Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador.
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  • Distance: 1168 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 28 min

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

Aeroméxico, United Airlines and six other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador via Palmas, Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City North Bus, México Central Norte, Tapachula, Mexico, and Retalhuleu in around 42 h 59 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador via Panama City
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Nuevo Vallarta to Puebla
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $110
Regular Price
$109
Internet Discount
$98
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Puebla
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $110
Regular Price
$109
Internet Discount
$98
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla Terminal CAPU to Huixtla ADO
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $70
Economy
$40 - $60
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 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $70
Economy
$40 - $65
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City North Bus
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
ventas.primeraplus.com.mx
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
12 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$35 - $55
Primera Select
$60 - $80
TAP
Website
tap.com.mx
Bus from Puerto Vallarta to Tepic
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$14 - $20
Bus from Tepic to Mexico
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
tap.com.mx
Confort
$40 - $55
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Tepic to Mexico City North Bus
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
odm.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador is 2497 km. It takes approximately 29 h 34 min to drive from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., American Airlines, Copa Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Puerto Vallarta Airport to San Salvador Airport.

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There are 144+ hotels available in San Salvador. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Puerto Vallarta to Puerto Vallarta Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs $7 - $45.

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