The cheapest times to fly from JFK to SAL are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 27th 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 JFK to SAL is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1020 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $434 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to San Salvador

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to San Salvador (SAL) will usually cost between $470 to $698 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $478. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $832. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $354 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $557 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to SAL flight.

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

JFK to SAL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to SAL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Salvador, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $41 (6%) 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 $534. Return trip prices are from the SAL to JFK 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 JFK to SAL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 45 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from JFK to SAL while comparing.

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

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from SAL
  • Usually 22.01% less expensive than SAL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to GUA flights

Destination alternative #2: Toncontin International Airport (TGU) in Tegucigalpa

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from SAL
  • Usually 9.07% less expensive than SAL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to TGU flights


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

Hack #1: Mexico City (JFK > MEX > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $473
  • Average savings: $84 (15%)

See JFK to MEX flights

Hack #2: San Jose (JFK > SJO > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $551
  • Average savings: $6 (0.99%)

See JFK to SJO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, Avianca, British Airways, COPA, Delta, EVA Air, InterJet, JetBlue, TAG, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, Volaris Costa Rica, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2094 miles or 3370 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to SAL flight is about 4 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and San Salvador?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from JFK to SAL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

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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