The cheapest times to fly from PTY to SSA are

  • February 26th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 30th)
  • August 6th to September 2nd
  • September 17th to November 25th (except the week of October 8th)

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 PTY to SSA is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $2022 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $789 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Salvador

Flying from Panama City (PTY) to Salvador (SSA) will usually cost between $809 to $1658 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $864. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1633. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $770 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1119 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PTY to SSA flight.

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

PTY to SSA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PTY to SSA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Panama City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Salvador, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Panama City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $262 (20%) 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 $1063. Return trip prices are from the SSA to PTY 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 PTY to SSA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 44 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking PTY to SSA

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 PTY to SSA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Rio de Janeiro (PTY > GIG > SSA)

  • Price for both tickets: $778
  • Average savings: $341 (30.47%)

See PTY to MIA flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (PTY > MIA > SSA)

  • Price for both tickets: $892
  • Average savings: $227 (20.26%)

See PTY to GIG flights

Hack #3: Bogota (PTY > BOG > SSA)

  • Price for both tickets: $958
  • Average savings: $162 (14.43%)

See PTY to BOG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PTY to SSA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Azul, British Airways, COPA, Delta, Emirates, Gol, KLM, LATAM, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International Airport to Tocumen International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3200 miles or 5150 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PTY to SSA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PTY to SSA flight is about 6 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Panama City and Salvador?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from PTY to SSA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PTY
Origination airport name Tocumen International Airport
City Panama City
Country Panama
Latitude 9.1
Longitude -79.4

Return Airport

Destination code SSA
Destination airport name Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes International Airport
City Salvador
Country Brazil
Latitude -12.9
Longitude -38.3


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