The cheapest times to fly from CHC to SAL are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to June 10th (except the weeks of April 23rd and May 14th)
  • October 29th to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CHC to SAL is early March. Prices can be as high as $6277 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $984 for Tuesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to San Salvador

Flying from Christchurch (CHC) to San Salvador (SAL) will usually cost between $1276 to $4048 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $1442. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $4048. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2606 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2089 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHC to SAL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CHC to SAL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CHC to SAL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHC to SAL flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Christchurch. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to San Salvador, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Christchurch. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $656 (21%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1945. Return trip prices are from the SAL to CHC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CHC to SAL can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 4 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CHC to SAL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CHC to SAL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (CHC > LAX > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1385
  • Average savings: $704 (33.7%)

See CHC to IAH flights

Hack #2: Houston, TX (CHC > IAH > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1524
  • Average savings: $565 (27.05%)

See CHC to LAX flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (CHC > LAS > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1579
  • Average savings: $510 (24.41%)

See CHC to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CHC to SAL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, Avianca, Delta, EVA Air, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport to Christchurch International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7271 miles or 11702 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CHC to SAL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHC to SAL flight is about 14 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Christchurch and San Salvador?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from CHC to SAL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CHC
Origination airport name Christchurch International Airport
City Christchurch
Country New Zealand
Latitude -43.5
Longitude 172.5

Return Airport

Destination code SAL
Destination airport name Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport
City San Salvador
Country El Salvador
Latitude 13.4
Longitude -89.1


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