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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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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 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Managua Bus Station to León Managua Airport

$55 - $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

$35 - $55

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Salvador to León is to drive which costs $35 - $55 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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The distance between San Salvador and León is 286 km. The road distance is 412.7 km.

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

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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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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
52 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
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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