The cheapest times to fly from CTU to SAL are

  • January 15th to April 22nd
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the week of September 24th)

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 CTU to SAL is early November. Prices can be as high as $2538 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $852 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to San Salvador

Flying from Chengdu (CTU) to San Salvador (SAL) will usually cost between $1064 to $2035 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1063. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2007. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $944 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1436 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CTU to SAL flight.

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

CTU to SAL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CTU to SAL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chengdu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAL, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into CTU. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $453 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1291. Return trip prices are from the SAL to CTU 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 CTU to SAL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 41 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CTU 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 CTU to SAL — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $948
  • Average savings: $488 (33.98%)

See CTU to YVR flights

Hack #2: Vancouver (CTU > YVR > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1110
  • Average savings: $326 (22.7%)

See CTU to LAX flights

Hack #3: Chicago, IL (CTU > ORD > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1246
  • Average savings: $190 (13.23%)

See CTU to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, Avianca, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9275 miles or 14927 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CTU to SAL flight is about 17 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Chengdu and San Salvador?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from CTU to SAL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CTU
Origination airport name Shuangliu Airport
City Chengdu
Country China
Latitude 30.6
Longitude 103.9

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


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.