The cheapest times to fly from SAL to JFK are

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of February 19th)
  • August 6th to November 25th

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 JFK is early November. Prices can be as high as $929 for Thursday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $434 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from San Salvador (SAL) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $478 to $753 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 $489. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $800. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $311 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $596 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAL to JFK flight.

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

SAL to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAL to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Salvador. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to New York, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Salvador. 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 $599. Return trip prices are from the JFK to SAL 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 SAL to JFK 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 SAL to JFK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 12.75% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAL to PHL flights


Flight Hacking SAL to JFK

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 JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $493
  • Average savings: $104 (17.37%)

See SAL to SJO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $583
  • Average savings: $13 (2.18%)

See SAL to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport to Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from SAL to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAL
Origination airport name Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport
City San Salvador
Country El Salvador
Latitude 13.4
Longitude -89.1

Return Airport

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


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