The cheapest times to fly from SAL to MBS are

  • May 14th to July 1st
  • August 27th to November 18th (except the weeks of September 3rd and September 24th)
  • December 24th to March 11th (except the weeks of January 1st and January 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 SAL to MBS is late December. Prices can be as high as $1705 for Monday flights during mid July, or as low as $748 for Tuesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Saginaw

Flying from San Salvador (SAL) to Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI (MBS) will usually cost between $769 to $1321 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $760. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1455. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $695 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $817 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAL to MBS flight.

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

SAL to MBS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAL to MBS 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 $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $96 (10%) 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 $861. Return trip prices are from the MBS 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 MBS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 46 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 MBS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Capital Region International Airport (LAN) in Lansing, MI

  • 58 miles (93 km) away from MBS
  • Usually 5.57% less expensive than MBS
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAL to LAN flights

Destination alternative #2: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from MBS
  • Usually 3.12% less expensive than MBS
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAL to TVC flights

Destination alternative #3: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from MBS
  • Usually 3.12% less expensive than MBS
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAL to AZO flights


Flight Hacking SAL to MBS

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 MBS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $717
  • Average savings: $100 (12.24%)

See SAL to BOS flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (SAL > BOS > MBS)

  • Price for both tickets: $735
  • Average savings: $83 (10.1%)

See SAL to MEX flights

Hack #3: Charlotte, NC (SAL > CLT > MBS)

  • Price for both tickets: $761
  • Average savings: $56 (6.85%)

See SAL to CLT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2100 miles or 3380 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAL to MBS flight is about 4 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between San Salvador and Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from SAL to MBS.


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 MBS
Destination airport name MBS International Airport
City Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 43.5
Longitude -84.1


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