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

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Drive, bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Tapachula to Retalhuleu
  2. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador Tapachula

$38 - $56

Cheapest option

Bus Trans Galgos Inter  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador Tapachula

$30 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus Tica Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos Tica Bus Guatemala

$41 - $57

Drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Tapachula to San Salvador 288.6 miles

$30 - $50

Bus, fly  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Guatemala City Terminal Transgalgos Internacional
  2. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to San Salvador (SAL) GUA - SAL

$109 - $228

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The cheapest way to get from Tapachula to San Salvador is to bus which costs $650 - $850 and takes 13 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tapachula to San Salvador is to drive and bus which costs $700 - $1100 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tapachula and arriving at San Salvador. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

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The distance between Tapachula and San Salvador is 357 km. The road distance is 461.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tapachula to San Salvador without a car is to bus which takes 13 h and costs $650 - $850.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Tapachula to San Salvador, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Guatemala City Airport to San Salvador Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Tapachula to San Salvador bus services, operated by Trans Galgos Inter, arrive at San Salvador station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tapachula to San Salvador is 462 km. It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to drive from Tapachula to San Salvador.

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  • Distance: 223.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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

Trans Galgos Inter operates a bus from Tapachula to San Salvador once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 13 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Guatemala City to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $100
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Guatemala City to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $250
Bus operators
Trans Galgos Inter
Phone
2232-3661
Email
transgalgosinter@hotmail.com
Website
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Guatemala City Terminal Transgalgos Internacional
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com

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TAG Airlines, Iberia, Skytrans and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Guatemala City Airport to San Salvador Airport.

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