The cheapest times to fly from JNB to SAL are

  • January 15th to February 18th
  • March 19th to May 20th (except the weeks of April 9th and April 16th)
  • September 10th to December 9th

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 JNB to SAL is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $2572 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1170 for Monday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to San Salvador

Flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to San Salvador (SAL) will usually cost between $1199 to $1875 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $1180. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2068. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $887 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1399 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JNB to SAL flight.

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

JNB to SAL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JNB to SAL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Johannesburg. 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 Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into JNB. 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 $156 (7%) 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 $1400. Return trip prices are from the SAL to JNB 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 JNB 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 15 hour 56 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Nice (JNB > NCE > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1171
  • Average savings: $228 (16.3%)

See JNB to BCN flights

Hack #2: Barcelona (JNB > BCN > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1189
  • Average savings: $211 (15.05%)

See JNB to NCE flights

Hack #3: Madrid (JNB > MAD > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1198
  • Average savings: $202 (14.4%)

See JNB to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Avianca, British Airways, Delta, EVA Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8303 miles or 13362 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JNB to SAL flight is about 15 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Johannesburg and San Salvador?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from JNB to SAL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeJNB
Origination airport nameOliver Reginald Tambo International Airport
CountrySouth Africa

Return Airport

Destination codeSAL
Destination airport nameMsgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport
CitySan Salvador
CountryEl Salvador


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