Airfare to San Salvador, El Salvador
A wealthy capital home to nearly one-third of the country’s population, San Salvador is the main entrance point for visitors to El Salvador. Party at nightspot Zona Rosa, wander the city’s wide boulevards and Parque de los Pericos, and ogle the artifacts at the David J. Guzman National Museum of Anthropology.
Airfare to San Salvador will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Guatemala City, Guatemala. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through San Jose, Costa Rica, or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Taca International Airlines is the national airline. However, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and other airlines also stop in San Salvador.
The most expensive air tickets to San Salvador are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Guatemala City, Guatemala and traveling overland to San Salvador via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on San Salvador, check out BootsnAll’s El Salvador Travel Guide.