There are 5 ways to get from Puerto Vallarta 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 to San Salvador  •  7 h 28 min

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

$142 - $656

Cheapest option

Bus  •  47 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Riviera Nayarit to Puebla
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador

$130 - $252

3 alternative options

Fly to Guatemala City, bus  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Vallarta (PVR) to Guatemala City (GUA) PVR - GUA
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to San Salvador

$143 - $465

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 - $266

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 $2400 - $4800 and takes 47 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador is to fly which costs $2600 - $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 $2600 - $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 5 h 37 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, Copa Airlines and six other airlines fly from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador every 4 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, 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guatemala City via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador via Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guatemala City via Panama City
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to San Salvador via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guatemala City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Puerto Vallarta to Guatemala City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
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
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
$55
Schedules at
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 - $85
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$35 - $55
Primera Select
$60 - $85
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 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 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
Bus from Tapachula to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Riviera Nayarit to Puebla
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $120
Regular Price
$105
Internet Discount
$90

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