Cheap flights to San Salvador, El Salvador from $38

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BOS — SAL
Apr 21 — Apr 281

Flights to San Salvador in 2024

Find the latest flights to San Salvador in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,185,007 searches and data was last updated on April 16, 2024.

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December

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September

Average price

$469

Round-trip from

$178

One-way from

$65
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Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
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From New York to San Salvador El Salvador Intl
One-way flight from New York to San Salvador El Salvador Intl (SAL)

Cheap flights to San Salvador in April & May 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to San Salvador in April and May 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,185,007 searches and data was last updated on April 16, 2024.
Check out some of the flights available from low prices to San Salvador in April and May 2024. Check back soon for alternative prices as deals update often.
Tue 5/149:30 amIAH - SAL
1 stop15h 26mSpirit Airlines
Mon 5/2012:59 amSAL - IAH
2 stops19h 38mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/14$137
Fri 5/109:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Mon 5/203:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$142
Fri 5/109:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Mon 5/133:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$147
Wed 5/151:50 pmIAH - SAL
2 stops11h 06mSpirit Airlines
Tue 5/2112:59 amSAL - IAH
1 stop8h 33mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$148
Fri 5/109:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Mon 5/133:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$149
Wed 5/11:27 pmIAH - SAL
2 stops11h 30mSpirit Airlines
Mon 5/612:59 amSAL - IAH
1 stop8h 04mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$152
Mon 5/69:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mMultiple Airlines
Fri 5/1012:59 amSAL - IAH
1 stop14h 46mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/14$155
Mon 5/62:39 pmIAH - SAL
1 stop10h 18mSpirit Airlines
Fri 5/1712:59 amSAL - IAH
1 stop8h 33mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$157
Tue 5/149:30 amIAH - SAL
1 stop15h 26mSpirit Airlines
Mon 5/2012:59 amSAL - IAH
1 stop8h 33mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/14$158

San Salvador 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for San Salvador in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,185,007 searches and data were last updated on April 16, 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing to San Salvador in 2024. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Fri 9/209:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Sun 9/293:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$137
Fri 5/109:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Mon 5/203:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$142
Wed 9/113:32 pmIAH - SAL
1 stop9h 37mSpirit Airlines
Mon 9/1612:59 amSAL - IAH
1 stop10h 53mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$144
Fri 5/109:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Mon 5/133:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$147
Wed 5/151:50 pmIAH - SAL
2 stops11h 06mSpirit Airlines
Tue 5/2112:59 amSAL - IAH
1 stop8h 33mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$148
Fri 5/109:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Mon 5/133:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$149
Wed 9/1111:58 amIAH - SAL
2 stops13h 11mSpirit Airlines
Mon 9/1612:59 amSAL - IAH
1 stop8h 06mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$150
Sat 9/218:20 amIAH - SAL
1 stop16h 49mMultiple Airlines
Sun 9/293:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$152
Mon 8/2611:43 pmLAX - SAL
Nonstop5h 02mVolaris El Salvador
Fri 8/306:01 pmSAL - LAX
Nonstop5h 12mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$154

Flights to San Salvador departing soon

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If you're looking for a last-minute flight to San Salvador, consider booking one of these fares. Double check the price, date, and time of your last-minute flight.
Sun 4/219:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Wed 5/13:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$175
Thu 4/2512:57 pmLAX - SAL
Nonstop4h 47mVolaris El Salvador
Thu 5/97:00 amSAL - LAX
Nonstop5h 12mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$183
Thu 4/258:50 amATL - SAL
Nonstop3h 47mMultiple Airlines
Fri 5/2412:59 amSAL - ATL
1 stop5h 57mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$184
Thu 4/2510:40 pmATL - SAL
1 stop27h 17mSpirit Airlines
Sat 4/2712:59 amSAL - ATL
1 stop6h 19mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$185
Thu 4/252:17 pmATL - SAL
1 stop11h 40mSpirit Airlines
Tue 4/3012:59 amSAL - ATL
1 stop16h 35mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$190
Mon 4/229:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Fri 4/263:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$190
Thu 4/258:50 amATL - SAL
Nonstop3h 47mMultiple Airlines
Sat 5/1112:59 amSAL - ATL
1 stop5h 57mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$191
Thu 4/2510:40 pmATL - SAL
1 stop27h 17mSpirit Airlines
Mon 4/2912:59 amSAL - ATL
2 stops16h 48mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/16$192
Thu 4/258:50 amATL - SAL
Nonstop3h 47mMultiple Airlines
Sat 4/2712:59 amSAL - ATL
1 stop6h 19mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/15$193

One-way flights to San Salvador

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Take a look at some of the best available flights traveling to San Salvador at this time. Users seeking round-trip flights to San Salvador should update the search form at the top of the page accordingly.
Thu 5/98:50 amATL - SAL
Nonstop3h 47mFrontier
Deal found 4/15$38
Wed 5/156:40 pmATL - SAL
1 stop7h 16mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$39
Mon 4/229:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/16$39
Mon 4/299:23 amATL - SAL
1 stop16h 34mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$40
Wed 5/153:32 pmIAH - SAL
1 stop9h 24mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$40
Wed 5/1511:43 pmLAX - SAL
Nonstop5h 02mVolaris
Deal found 4/15$41
Sun 5/199:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$41
Thu 5/212:42 pmLAX - SAL
Nonstop5h 02mVolaris
Deal found 4/14$42
Tue 4/239:30 amBWI - SAL
1 stop16h 27mSpirit Airlines
Deal found 4/15$42

Direct flights to San Salvador

Fri 9/209:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Sun 9/293:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/16$137
Fri 5/109:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Mon 5/203:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$142
Fri 5/109:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Wed 5/293:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/16$143
Fri 5/109:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Mon 5/133:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$147
Mon 4/299:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Mon 5/133:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/16$148
Fri 5/109:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Mon 5/133:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$149
Mon 9/29:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Sun 9/153:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/16$154
Wed 5/229:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Wed 6/53:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/16$155
Mon 5/209:28 pmIAH - SAL
Nonstop3h 01mVolaris El Salvador
Fri 5/243:54 pmSAL - IAH
Nonstop3h 04mVolaris El Salvador
Deal found 4/15$159

Find flights to San Salvador within your budget

Locate flights to San Salvador that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,185,007 searches and data was last updated on April 16, 2024.

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Houston George Bush IntcntlSan Salvador El Salvador Intl

IAH - SAL

IAHSAL

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Fri 9/20

Nonstop3h 01m

San Salvador El Salvador Intl

Sun 9/29

Nonstop3h 04m

$137

Atlanta Hartsfield-JacksonSan Salvador El Salvador Intl

ATL - SAL

ATLSAL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Wed 5/1

1 stop6h 17m

San Salvador El Salvador Intl

Sun 5/5

Nonstop3h 50m

$140

Houston George Bush IntcntlSan Salvador El Salvador Intl

IAH - SAL

IAHSAL

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Sat 9/21

1 stop7h 39m

San Salvador El Salvador Intl

Fri 9/27

1 stop14h 27m

$144

Atlanta Hartsfield-JacksonSan Salvador El Salvador Intl

ATL - SAL

ATLSAL

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

Sun 5/5

Nonstop3h 47m

San Salvador El Salvador Intl

Sun 5/12

Nonstop3h 50m

$151

Los AngelesSan Salvador El Salvador Intl

LAX - SAL

LAXSAL

Los Angeles

Tue 5/14

Nonstop5h 02m

San Salvador El Salvador Intl

Thu 5/16

Nonstop5h 12m

$166

Los AngelesSan Salvador El Salvador Intl

LAX - SAL

LAXSAL

Los Angeles

Sat 9/28

Nonstop5h 00m

San Salvador El Salvador Intl

Sun 10/6

Nonstop5h 19m

$171

Houston George Bush IntcntlSan Salvador El Salvador Intl

IAH - SAL

IAHSAL

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Sun 9/15

Nonstop2h 55m

San Salvador El Salvador Intl

Sun 9/22

Nonstop3h 00m

$173

Houston George Bush IntcntlSan Salvador El Salvador Intl

IAH - SAL

IAHSAL

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Sun 4/28

1 stop15h 10m

San Salvador El Salvador Intl

Tue 5/7

1 stop17h 09m

$198

Washington, D.C. Dulles IntlSan Salvador El Salvador Intl

IAD - SAL

IADSAL

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Mon 5/6

1 stop12h 13m

San Salvador El Salvador Intl

Sun 5/12

1 stop12h 34m

$260

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Average price of flights to San Salvador by month

Plan your trip to San Salvador by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to San Salvador is currently $40 while a round-trip flight costs $171. Price data was last updated on April 14, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to San Salvador (average of $273). Flying to San Salvador in July will prove the most costly (average of $466). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$273

February

$287

March

$342

April

$290

May

$310

June

$378

July

$466

August

$310

September

$274

October

$278

November

$311

December

$368

Temperature and rainfall in San Salvador by month

Plan your trip to San Salvador by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SAL

Temperature

73.4 - 77 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to San Salvador, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, March is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 77.0 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 73.4 F).

When is the best time to book a flight to San Salvador?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight to San Salvador. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to San Salvador, you should look to book at least 90 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to San Salvador?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip to San Salvador. Price data was last updated on April 7, 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to San Salvador should consider flying on Wednesday afternoons, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travelers will want to avoid Thursday at noon, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing San Salvador

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to San Salvador. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to San Salvador. Reviews last updated April 16, 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with American Airlines, Avianca and Volaris El Salvador to San Salvador by reading reviews from past customers. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.0
Very good
2,962 reviews

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.7

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

BYOE (bring your own entertainment). Was not given the seats i had paid for…

8.0
Very good
2,962 reviews
8.0
Very good
2,962 reviews

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.7

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

BYOE (bring your own entertainment). Was not given the seats i had paid for…

7.7
Good
2,670 reviews
8.0
Very good
2,962 reviews

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.7

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

BYOE (bring your own entertainment). Was not given the seats i had paid for…

7.6
Good
3,986 reviews
8.0
Very good
2,962 reviews

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.7

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

BYOE (bring your own entertainment). Was not given the seats i had paid for…

7.4
Good
11,360 reviews
8.0
Very good
2,962 reviews

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.7

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

BYOE (bring your own entertainment). Was not given the seats i had paid for…

7.3
Good
14,952 reviews
8.0
Very good
2,962 reviews

Food

7.4

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.7

Boarding

8.1

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

BYOE (bring your own entertainment). Was not given the seats i had paid for…

San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador in more than just name as the city is home to one-third of the country’s population and half of its total wealth. It is set in a basin surrounded by volcanoes, sometimes lending it an out-of-this-world feel, though anyone arriving in San Salvador will be well-advised to give their visit plenty of time. Not only is it the biggest city in San Salvador, it is the second largest in all of Central America so there is a lot to it.

However, there is more to San Salvador than the amenities of a metropolis. It is also a place that celebrates its long history. Don’t expect to find many buildings dating back to the furthest reaches of its existence. The city has had to deal with more than its fair share of catastrophe in the form of destructive earthquakes and the most recent of these leveled much of the city in 1854. Nevertheless, there are still many landmarks in existence to attract visitors including the Teatro Nacional de El Salvador – one of the grandest theaters in Central America, the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Presidential House.

San Salvador, El Salvador climate

The San Salvador climate is tropical but the key thing to remember is that there are only two seasons here: rainy and, well, not rainy. The former starts in May and carries on through the traditional Northern Hemisphere summer months until November.

Best Time to Fly to San Salvador, El Salvador

Peak Season:

The most popular time to visit San Salvador is during the dry season – i.e. between November and April. The most popular times within that window are the start and end of the season when many local events and festivities take place. Among these is Holy Week, or Semana Santa, which starts on Palm Sunday and continues through to Easter Sunday and features carnival-style fiestas throughout San Salvador and indeed El Salvador.

Off Season:

In addition to the precipitation that is to be expected during the San Salvador rainy season, hurricanes, floods and landslides can also occur at this time, making it an unpopular time to visit despite the reduced hotel and air fares at this time.

Getting around San Salvador, El Salvador

Flights to San Salvador arrive at El Salvador International Airport, which is in Comalapa. From here it is advisable to take a taxi or rent a car from one of the many car rental agencies represented at the airport.

Many of the attractions in the city are quite far apart, making walking an unlikely transportation option. Although domestic bus services are by far the cheapest way of getting about, the service leaves a lot to be desired in terms of organisation. Destinations are rarely displayed and instead it is common for the locals to ask the drivers where their buses are going – this may work for the locals but may pose its own problems for visitors with fledgling language skills.

Driving around San Salvador poses its own problems though many of the major thoroughfares are long and straight even if the smaller streets are not, making local navigation relatively straightforward.

San Salvador, El Salvador Travel Information

  • The Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site discovered in 1976 features the remains of an ancient farming community that was buried under several layers of volcanic ash for more than a 1,000 years. The Caldera volcano erupted in about 600AD, burying the community that lived in its shadow and preserving the ruins much like those at a similar site in Pompeii.
  • Much like any major city, San Salvador is full of museums, galleries and other historic sites. The best of the lot that should not be missed by travelers visiting San Salvador are the David J Guzman National Museum of Anthropology and the Word and Image Museum though the National Theater, the National Palace, and the National Cathedral are all also worth checking out.
  • For a change of pace from the often hectic feel of the city head for La Laguna Botanical Gardens on the outskirts of the capital where a relaxing alternative to shopping and sightseeing awaits. Situated at the bottom of a no-longer active volcano, the gardens were built around a central lake and feature a staggering array of wildlife in the form of 3,500 species of plants. These are divided into 32 categories that include orchids, medicinal plants and begonias.
  • Several areas in El Salvador are accessible from the capital and can be explored on day trips. These include La Libertad, a popular area for surfers; the Montecristo Cloud Forest which is about four hours’ drive north as well as the Maya ruins of Tazumal, which can be reached in about two hours.
  • Take in San Salvador’s upscale nightlife at the Zona Rosa. Wealthy locals and tourists mingle in the area where local favourites include Senor Frog’s, Stanza, Guadalajara Grill and Club Code. Remember that it is advisable to take a taxi back to your hotel after a night out.

Related info for your journey

  • What does SAL mean?

    This is just an IATA (International Air Transport Association) code. IATA codes are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a San Salvador El Salvador Intl Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a SAL flight.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to San Salvador?

    Booking a flight to San Salvador El Salvador Intl (SAL) is your only option if you intend on flying to San Salvador. It is only a 20.5 mi journey from El Salvador Intl to San Salvador’s city center. Booking flights from New York to San Salvador El Salvador Intl should be relatively easy as there are 6 daily flights from 11 different airlines.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to San Salvador if I am willing to have layovers?

    Yes, flights with layovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to San Salvador on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to San Salvador?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, United Airlines is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to San Salvador.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in San Salvador?

    San Salvador El Salvador Intl Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in San Salvador. One-way flights to San Salvador El Salvador Intl Airport typically cost $36, while round-trip flights cost around $69.

  • How much is a round-trip flight to San Salvador?

    A round-trip flight to San Salvador will typically cost around $659, however they can be found for as little as $69.

  • Where does the fastest flight to San Salvador depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to San Salvador, Miami offers the quickest one-way flight (2 hours 40 minutes).

  • Does San Salvador El Salvador Intl Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at San Salvador El Salvador Intl Airport can take advantage of the rental car services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to San Salvador El Salvador Intl Airport?

    Yes. San Salvador El Salvador Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Quality Hotel Real Aeropuerto is the closest property to San Salvador El Salvador Intl Airport (1.0 mi away from San Salvador El Salvador Intl Airport).

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