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

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Bus Tica Bus  •  14 h

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

$59 - $73

3 alternative options

Bus Platinum Centro America  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to Sébaco
  2. Take the bus from Estelí to León

$67 - $105

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from San Salvador to León 257.9 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, bus  •  4 h 16 min

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

$83 - $374

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The cheapest way to get from San Salvador to León is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Salvador to León is to fly and bus which costs $80 - $380 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Salvador to León. However, there are services departing from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos and arriving at León via Managua Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h.

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The distance between San Salvador and León is 286 km. The road distance is 412.7 km.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to León without a car is to bus which takes 14 h and costs $55 - $75.

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It takes approximately 14 h to get from San Salvador to León, including transfers.

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San Salvador to León bus services, operated by Tica Bus, depart from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos 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 León bus services, operated by Marvelus Bus & Shuttle, arrive at León station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Salvador to León is 413 km. It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to drive from San Salvador to León.

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  • Distance: 178.9 miles
  • Duration: 14 h

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

You can take a bus from San Salvador to León via Managua Tica Bus and Managua Bus Station in around 14 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
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Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Bus from Managua Bus Station to León
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Bus from Managua Airport to León
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
COTRAN R.L.
Phone
+505 2263 0288
Bus from Estelí to León
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
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TACA offers flights from San Salvador Airport to Managua Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in León. Prices start at $10 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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