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There are 7 ways to get from Tijuana to San Salvador by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Tijuana  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Tijuana (TIJ) to San Salvador (SAL) TIJ - SAL

$299 - $1,235

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Bus ACN Autobuses  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana Centro to ACN Puebla
  2. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador

$163 - $223

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Fly from San Diego  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Salvador (SAL) SAN - SAL

$326 - $1,010

Bus, drive  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Huixtla ADO Ado
  3. Drive from Tapachula to Retalhuleu
  4. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador

$164 - $316

Bus TAP  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  2. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
  4. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador

$199 - $347

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  3 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Tijuana to Matamoros
  2. Take the bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula to San Salvador

$226 - $391

Drive  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Drive from Tijuana to San Salvador 2861.2 miles

$380 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Tijuana to San Salvador is to bus which costs $3100 - $4400 and takes 2 days 13 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tijuana to San Salvador is to fly which costs $5500 - $24000 and takes 9 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tijuana to San Salvador. However, there are services departing from Tijuana Centro and arriving at San Salvador via Puebla CAPU and Tapachula. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13 h.

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The distance between Tijuana and San Salvador is 3512 km. The road distance is 4577.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to San Salvador without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 13 h and costs $3100 - $4400.

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It takes approximately 9 h 11 min to get from Tijuana to San Salvador, including transfers.

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Tijuana to San Salvador bus services, operated by ACN Autobuses, depart from Tijuana Centro station.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to San Salvador is to fly which takes 9 h 11 min and costs $5500 - $24000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3100 - $4400 and takes 2 days 13 h.

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There is no direct flight from Tijuana Airport to San Salvador Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Tijuana to San Salvador.
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  • Distance: 2194.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 11 min

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

Aeroméxico, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and four other airlines fly from Tijuana to San Salvador hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tijuana to San Salvador via ACN Puebla, Puebla CAPU, and Tapachula in around 2 days 13 h.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Tijuana to San Salvador via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Tijuana to San Salvador via Chihuahua, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Tijuana to San Salvador via Culiacan, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Tijuana to San Salvador via Durango, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Tijuana to San Salvador via Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Tijuana to San Salvador via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Tijuana to San Salvador via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to San Salvador via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to San Salvador via Los Angeles, Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to San Salvador via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to San Salvador via Newark
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to San Salvador via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to San Salvador via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to San Salvador via Miami
Ave. Duration
14 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to San Salvador via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to San Salvador via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Centro to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
29 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $70
Economy
$40 - $65
Bus from México Central Norte to Huixtla ADO
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$75 - $110
Economy
$70 - $110
Trans Galgos Inter
Phone
2232-3661
Email
transgalgosinter@hotmail.com
Website
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 Retalhuleu to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Retalhuleu
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Tijuana to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
44 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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More Questions & Answers

San Salvador is 2 h ahead of Tijuana. It is currently 7:59 PM in Tijuana and 9:59 PM in San Salvador.

Yes, the driving distance between Tijuana to San Salvador is 4578 km. It takes approximately 2 days 2 h to drive from Tijuana to San Salvador.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Aeroméxico offer flights from Tijuana Airport to San Salvador Airport.

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There are 143+ hotels available in San Salvador. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tijuana to Tijuana Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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