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There are 4 ways to get from San Salvador to Estelí by bus, car or plane

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Bus Platinum Centro America  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to Sébaco

$65 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus Tica Bus  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Managua Tica Bus Tourist San Salvador / ...
  2. Take the bus from Managua to Estelí Managua

$41 - $56

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from San Salvador to Estelí 269.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from San Salvador (SAL) to Managua (MGA) SAL - MGA
  2. Take the bus from Managua to Estelí

$65 - $357

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The cheapest way to get from San Salvador to Estelí is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Salvador to Estelí is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Salvador to Estelí. However, there are services departing from San Salvador and arriving at Estelí via Sébaco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 3 min.

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The distance between San Salvador and Estelí is 314 km. The road distance is 431.2 km.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to Estelí without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 3 min and costs $65 - $110.

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

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San Salvador to Estelí bus services, operated by Platinum Centro America, depart from San Salvador station.

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The quickest flight from San Salvador Airport to Managua Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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San Salvador to Estelí bus services, operated by Platinum Centro America, arrive at Sébaco station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Salvador to Estelí is 431 km. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to drive from San Salvador to Estelí.

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  • Distance: 196 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 3 min

What companies run services between San Salvador, El Salvador and Estelí, Nicaragua?

Platinum Centro America operates a bus from San Salvador to Estelí once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
TACA
Website
taca.alternativeairlines.com
Flights from San Salvador to Managua
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $700
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Managua Tica Bus
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
COTRAN R.L.
Phone
+505 2263 0288
Bus from Managua to Estelí
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
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TACA offers flights from San Salvador Airport to Managua Airport.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Estelí. Prices start at $12 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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