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There are two ways to get to El Salvador - by bus or by air. International buses operate between El Salvador and all the neighbouring countries, while local buses operate up to the borders (on both the El Salvador and other side) allowing foot passage across. The options for flying to El Salvador (all to San Salvador) include:
- Star Alliance - Continental
- Oneworld - American
- Skyteam - Delta
- Other selected - TACA
TIP - some fares to San Salvador are common-rated with other Central American destinations. This means if there is a cheap fare advertised to say San Jose (Costa Rica) or Managua (Nicaragua) there may also be cheap fares to San Salvador.
TIP - the market is fairly competitive from many major US cities. When TACA has a sale other airlines typically match.
UPDATED November 2009 - Continental switch from Sky Team to Star Alliance. No change to advice.