The cheapest times to fly from DTW to SAL are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • July 16th to December 9th (except the week of July 23rd)

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 DTW to SAL is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1633 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $383 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to San Salvador

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to San Salvador (SAL) will usually cost between $427 to $872 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $435. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $941. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $507 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $722 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to SAL flight.

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

DTW to SAL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to SAL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAL, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Saturdays 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 $102 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $651. Return trip prices are from the SAL to DTW 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 DTW 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 4 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from DTW to SAL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from SAL
  • Usually 13.85% less expensive than SAL
  • 1-layover flights available

See DTW to GUA flights


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

Hack #1: Orlando, FL (DTW > MCO > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $584
  • Average savings: $138 (19.11%)

See DTW to MCO flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (DTW > MIA > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $601
  • Average savings: $122 (16.83%)

See DTW to MIA flights

Hack #3: Houston, TX (DTW > IAH > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $611
  • Average savings: $112 (15.44%)

See DTW to IAH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, COPA, Delta, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2017 miles or 3246 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to SAL flight is about 4 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and San Salvador?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from DTW to SAL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DTW
Origination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4

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.