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There are 5 ways to get from San Salvador to Cancún by plane, bus, ferry or car

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Fly  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from San Salvador (SAL) to Cancun (CUN) SAL - CUN

$166 - $445

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Bus ADO  •  35 h

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to Tapachula San Salvador
  2. Take the bus from Tapachula Terminal OCC to Cancún Terminal ADO OCC Tapachula

$93 - $133

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  24 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to San Pedro Sula
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula to Puerto Cortés
  3. Take the ferry from Puerto Cortés to Belize City
  4. Take the bus from Belize City to Cancún

$217 - $280

Bus Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V  •  36 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Tica Bus Guatemala
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to San Cristóbal de las Casas
  3. Take the bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Cancún

$134 - $211

Drive  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Drive from San Salvador to Cancún 818.5 miles

$110 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from San Salvador to Cancún is to bus which costs $90 - $140 and takes 35 h.

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The quickest way to get from San Salvador to Cancún is to fly which costs $160 - $450 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Salvador to Cancún. However, there are services departing from San Salvador and arriving at Cancún Terminal ADO via Tapachula Terminal OCC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h.

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The distance between San Salvador and Cancún is 868 km. The road distance is 1309.5 km.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to Cancún without a car is to bus which takes 35 h and costs $90 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from San Salvador to Cancún, including transfers.

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San Salvador to Cancún bus services, operated by Trans Galgos Inter, depart from San Salvador station.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to Cancún is to fly which takes 3 h 12 min and costs $160 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 35 h.

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The quickest flight from San Salvador Airport to Cancun Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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San Salvador to Cancún bus services, operated by ADO, arrive at Cancún Terminal ADO station.

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Map of how to get from San Salvador to Cancún.
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  • Distance: 542.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Skytrans fly from San Salvador to Cancún twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Salvador to Cancún via Tapachula Terminal OCC in around 35 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Salvador to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $750
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from San Salvador to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Bus operators
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Puerto Cortés
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Belize City to Cancún
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$35 - $50
Economy
$27 - $40
Bus from Tapachula Terminal OCC to Cancún Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $85
Economy
$50 - $80
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Transport Guatemala
Website
transportguatemala.com
Bus from Guatemala City to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
transportguatemala.com
Book at
transportguatemala.com
Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V
Phone
+52 998 122 3684
Email
sergiocaballero-06@hotmail.com
Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Cancún
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
Starla International
Phone
+504 9545-9322
Email
starlaferry@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Puerto Cortés to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com

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Cancún is 1 h ahead of San Salvador. It is currently 2:10 AM in San Salvador and 3:10 AM in Cancún.

Yes, the driving distance between San Salvador to Cancún is 1310 km. It takes approximately 20 h 33 min to drive from San Salvador to Cancún.

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Skytrans and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from San Salvador Airport to Cancun Airport.

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There are 1229+ hotels available in Cancún. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to San Salvador Airport is to drive which takes 41 min and costs $2 - $4.

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