The cheapest times to fly from SAL to DCA are
- January 15th to February 25th
- August 6th to December 2nd
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 SAL to DCA is early November. Prices can be as high as $1291 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $590 for Monday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from San Salvador (SAL) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $590 to $778 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 $592. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $836. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $244 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $666 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAL to DCA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SAL to DCA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SAL to DCA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Salvador. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DCA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAL. Sundays 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 $27 (4%) 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 $663. Return trip prices are from the DCA to SAL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SAL to DCA 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 24 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 SAL to DCA while comparing.
- 119 miles (192 km) away from DCA
- Usually 21.92% less expensive than DCA
- 1-layover flights available
- 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
- Usually 21.10% less expensive than DCA
- 1-layover flights available
- 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
- Usually 6.31% less expensive than DCA
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Hacking SAL to DCA
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 SAL to DCA — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $595
- Average savings: $71 (10.66%)
- Price for both tickets: $621
- Average savings: $45 (6.76%)
- Price for both tickets: $651
- Average savings: $15 (2.25%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SAL to DCA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1903 miles or 3063 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SAL to DCA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAL to DCA flight is about 4 hour 24 minutes.
How many flights go between San Salvador and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from SAL to DCA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport|
|Destination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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