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Travelers usually depart from Juan Santamaría International, San José - Tralapa, or San José Bus Stop when they travel from San José to San Salvador. The distance between San José and San Salvador is 652 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Avianca, Copa Airlines, Volaris Costa Rica, United Airlines, and American Airlines. San José and San Salvador have 33 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Number of flights4746-48
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Avianca on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Volaris Costa Rica on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from San José to San Salvador

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
AviancaAVAAVYesNo
Copa AirlinesCMPCMYes0
0
Volaris Costa RicaVOCQ6YesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San José to San Salvador?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San José and San Salvador takes around 1.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between San José and San Salvador?
The flight distance between San José and San Salvador is 652 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San José and San Salvador?
Several carriers operate flights between San José and San Salvador. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Volaris Costa Rica, Avianca.
What are the most popular routes to and from San José?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San José and Guatemala City, Cancún, Mexico City, Liberia, Tambor, Quepos, Panama City, Los Angeles, Puerto Jiménez, Tamarindo, San José del Cabo, New York, Medellín, Fort Lauderdale, Bogotá, London, Madrid, Lima, Tijuana, Guadalajara.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Salvador?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Salvador and Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York, Houston, Denver, Mexico City, Guatemala City, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Tijuana, Charlotte, Miami, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Raleigh, Dallas, Bogotá, Cancún, Omaha, San Juan.
Which airports are there in San José?
San José is mainly served by Juan Santamaría International. But there are other airports nearby, including Tobías Bolaños International.
What airports are near San José?
The main airport in San José is Juan Santamaría International. It is also served by Daniel Oduber Quirós International, Tambor, Quepos La Managua, Limón International, Tortuguero, Fortuna Arenal.
What airports are near San Salvador?
The main airport in San Salvador is Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International. It is also served by Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International, La Aurora International.
What buses and trains depart from San José?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San José, including RideCR.
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