There are 7 ways to get from San Salvador to Cancún 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  •  3 h 10 min

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

$166 - $444

Cheapest option

Bus  •  28 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala Centra Norte to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Cancún

$84 - $153

5 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  33 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Río Dulce
  3. Drive from Río Dulce to Punta Gorda
  4. Take the bus from Punta Gorda to Belmopan
  5. Take the bus from Belmopan to Belize City
  6. Take the bus from Belize City to Cancún

$102 - $184

Bus via San Pedro Sula  •  31 h 48 min

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

$137 - $202

Bus Transportes Caballero S.A de C.V  •  33 h 19 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

$131 - $208

Bus #2  •  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 - $128

Drive  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Drive from San Salvador to Cancún 818.5 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Salvador to Cancún is to bus which costs $80 - $160 and takes 28 h 43 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from San Salvador to Cancún is to fly which takes 3 h 10 min and costs $160 - $450.

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The distance between San Salvador and Cancún is 868 km. The road distance is 1310 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from San Salvador to Cancún, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from San Salvador to Cancún. However, there are services departing from San Salvador and arriving at Cancún via Guatemala Zona 1, Guatemala Centra Norte and Belize City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 43 min.

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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 once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Salvador to Cancún via Guatemala City, Guatemala Zona 1, Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte, Guatemala Centra Norte, Belize City, and Belize City in around 28 h 43 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Salvador to Cancun
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 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 Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Guatemala City to Río Dulce
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
James Bus Company
Website
d02044893.brinkster.net
Bus from Punta Gorda to Belmopan
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
d02044893.brinkster.net
James Bus Line
Phone
(++501) 662-4475
Email
hickatee@gmail.com
Website
hickatee.com
Bus from Belmopan to Belize City
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
hickatee.com
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
$25 - $60
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $50
Economy
$25 - $40
Bus from Tapachula Terminal OCC to Cancún Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $80
Economy
$50 - $75
Fuente Del Norte
Website
autobusesfuentedelnorte.com.gt
Bus from Guatemala Centra Norte to Belize City
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
autobusesfuentedelnorte.com.gt
Transportes Manabre
Phone
+501 223 1200 / 663 5957
Email
mundomayatravels@yahoo.com
Bus from San Pedro Sula to Belize City
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
travelmundomaya.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
16 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
facebook.com

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