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There are 3 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to San Salvador (SAL) SJO - SAL

$77 - $176

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Bus  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from San José to San Salvador

$66 - $101

1 alternative option

Drive  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador 566.9 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador is to bus which costs $65 - $110 and takes 22 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador is to fly which costs $75 - $180 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría and arriving at San Salvador via San José. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 35 min.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and San Salvador is 680 km. The road distance is 907.1 km.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 35 min and costs $65 - $110.

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It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador, including transfers.

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San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador bus services, operated by Tica Bus, depart from San José station.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador is to fly which takes 1 h 50 min and costs $75 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $110 and takes 22 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to San Salvador Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador bus services, operated by Tica Bus, arrive at San Salvador station.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador.
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  • Distance: 425 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica and San Salvador, El Salvador?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Skytrans fly from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador 4 times a day. Alternatively, Tica Bus operates a bus from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 20 h 59 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from San Jose to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San José to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
20 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador is 907 km. It takes approximately 13 h 1 min to drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to San Salvador.

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Skytrans and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from San Jose 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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