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About Flights to Central America

Summary info about to Central America flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

4h 30m

Operated By

5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Central America from United States in the last 72 hours is $57 (Los Angeles to Guatemala City La Aurora).
The best round-trip flight price to Central America from United States in the last 72 hours is $161 (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to San Salvador El Salvador Intl).
The fastest flight to Central America from United States takes 4h 30m (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to San Salvador El Salvador Intl).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to Central America, including American Airlines, United Airlines and Spirit Airlines.

Flight prices to countries in Central America

Interested in flights to Central America? Find the countries in Central America that you can fly to for the biggest bang for your buck


$509 - $890

CHEAPEST COUNTRYEl Salvador27% cheaperUsers typically spent $191 less on flights to El Salvador
MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRYNicaragua27% more expensiveUsers typically spent $191 more on trips to Nicaragua
MOST POPULAR COUNTRY TO FLY TOCosta Rica185% more popularAs a popular travel destination, more of our users plan to visit Costa Rica than any other country in Central America

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Central America?

The most popular flight destination in Central America, according to our users, is Costa Rica, followed by El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama and Honduras.

Cheapest flights to cities in Central America

Select a country below and find which cities make for the cheapest flights to Central America
San José, San José Province
Central America

Cheapest flight to Central America from San José, San José Province

Guatemala City

When booking a flight to Central America, the best-priced flight will typically be to Guatemala City for $102, which is 72% less than the continental average.

Most expensive flight to Central America from San José, San José Province

Coxen Hole

Flights to Central America are typically 63% more expensive when flying to Coxen Hole, where the average price is $353

Frequently asked questions about flying to Central America

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Central America?

Prices for flights to Central America are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for flights to Central America?

How old do you have to be to fly to Central America?

Although the minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service may have their own age limits, which could be impacted by factors such as flight length, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to Central America.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Central America?

The required travel and health documents for your Central America trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Central America. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.

Where is it cheapest to fly into Central America?

If you're headed to Central America, consider flying into Guatemala City La Aurora airport in Guatemala City for the best deals, with an average airfare of $34. Alternatively, San Salvador El Salvador Intl airport in San Salvador is a close second for cheapest flights to Central America with an average airfare of $36.

Central America flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Central America found recently by users on momondo
Jan 24
IAD3:00 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
4h 30m
SAL6:30 amSan Salvador El Salvador Intl
Feb 6
SAL9:20 amSan Salvador El Salvador Intl
4h 05m
IAD2:25 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Jan 15
LAX11:55 pmLos Angeles
5h 05m
SAL7:00 amSan Salvador El Salvador Intl
Jan 26
SAL8:30 amSan Salvador El Salvador Intl
5h 45m
LAX12:15 pmLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Jan 31
LAX12:55 amLos Angeles
11h 42m
1 stop
SAL2:37 pmSan Salvador El Salvador Intl
Feb 7
SAL5:35 pmSan Salvador El Salvador Intl
5h 25m
LAX9:00 pmLos Angeles
American Airlines
Jan 13
IAD5:56 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
26h 18m
2 stops
SAL7:14 pmSan Salvador El Salvador Intl
Jan 23
SAL3:02 pmSan Salvador El Salvador Intl
21h 05m
2 stops
IAD1:07 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Spirit Airlines
Feb 2
EWR1:43 pmNewark
12h 16m
1 stop
SJO12:59 amSan José Juan Santamaria Intl
Feb 3
SJO6:00 amSan José Juan Santamaria Intl
10h 30m
1 stop
EWR5:30 pmNewark
United Airlines
Jan 14
LAX11:00 pmLos Angeles
4h 48m
GUA5:48 amGuatemala City La Aurora
Jan 22
GUA2:30 amGuatemala City La Aurora
13h 38m
1 stop
LAX2:08 pmLos Angeles

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Central America

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Central America, view some of our deals below provided by Avianca, Delta and United Airlines
Jan 15
LAX11:40 pmLos Angeles
4h 50m
GUA6:30 amGuatemala City La Aurora
Jan 9
IAD6:15 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
4h 30m
SAL9:45 pmSan Salvador El Salvador Intl
United Airlines
Jan 6
IAD5:50 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
4h 53m
SAL9:43 pmSan Salvador El Salvador Intl

Cheapest flight routes to Central America

These routes have the cheapest flights to Central America found by momondo users in United States
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
HoustonGuatemala City2h 49m$102
HoustonSan Salvador2h 50m$109
HoustonSan Pedro Sula2h 44m$127
Fort LauderdaleSan Salvador2h 27m$134
MiamiSan Salvador2h 44m$136
Fort LauderdaleGuatemala City2h 44m$136
MiamiManagua2h 36m$146
MiamiSan Pedro Sula2h 22m$147
Fort LauderdaleSan José2h 48m$147
MiamiGuatemala City2h 39m$150
AtlantaSan Salvador3h 41m$154
New OrleansSan Pedro Sula2h 35m$160
OntarioSan Salvador4h 45m$161
OrlandoSan Salvador3h 05m$163
OrlandoSan José3h 06m$163
AtlantaGuatemala City3h 31m$168

Best things to do and see in Central America

Where can you fly directly into Central America from?

When looking for Central America flight deals from the United States, you will have the option of direct and connecting flights. Some direct flights are available at airports such as New York John. F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) aboard JetBlue Airlines. Those flying from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) can fly with Delta Airlines, while passengers departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) can fly with Alaska Airlines. All these flights land at Liberia Guanacaste International Airport (LIR), Costa Rica. Other airlines, including Spirit Airlines, American Airlines,  Avianca Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Alaska Airlines, also offer nonstop flights to most Central American cities, such as Cancún, Mexico City, Panama City, Guatemala City, and San Salvador. You can depart from several US cities, like Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Houston, and Chicago. For affordable flights, you can consider flights with layover stops. For instance, if you are flying to El Salvador from Newark, you can fly with Spirit  Airlines with a layover stop at Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL). Bogota, Panama City, or Miami are other common layover cities for flights from Latin America to Costa Rica.

How do you get to the downtown from Central America?

The busiest and largest airport in Central America is Tocumen international airport (PTY), located in Panama City.  It links various US cities and states with Panama. Additionally, it serves as a hub for several airlines, allowing travelers to select the best airline. It is also renowned for its efficient operations, excellent customer service, and easily accessible offerings. When traveling from the airport to the city center, you can board a bus, taxi or rent a car. For those who want to get to the city center luxuriously, consider reserving an airport transfer for private transportation. Additionally, if you prefer driving to the city center, you can rent a car from providers such as Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, Avis, Fox, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Sixt, Thrifty, and National. These rental providers have service counters near the baggage claim area in the arrival hall, while the cars for rent are in the parking spaces opposite the terminal building. For passengers traveling to Costa Rica, you will land at Liberia Guanacaste International Airport or Juan Santamaría International Airport (LIR). Juan Santamaria Airport is the primary airport that serves as a hub for Volaris, Avianca, and Sansa Airlines, serving the capital of Costa Rica. Passengers arriving at Juan Santamaria Airport can board a bus, taxi, airport transfer, or rent a car. The most convenient means to get to the city center is by boarding a taxi or an airport transfer since it's the quickest way. Passengers flying from the US to Mexico can consider landing at Cancun International Airport (CUN) since it's among the major airports in Mexico where international flights land. The airport is nine miles from the city center of Cancun. To get to the city center, passengers can board a bus or hire a taxi.

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting Central America?

A passport valid for at least six months after admission is necessary to fly into all Central American nations. In most countries, visas are only essential if you want to stay longer than 90 days. The only requirement for US residents traveling to Central America is that they have a valid passport for at least six months and that they keep them at all times. They will also need a tourist card valid for up to three months to enter nations like Honduras, Panama, and El Salvador. Americans don't require a visa to enter Central American countries such as Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua. However, you must obtain a visa to extend your stay for more than 90 days. Central America has no currency restrictions and recommends using local currency for each nation in Central America. Additionally, a vaccination certificate is necessary if you plan to travel to a Central American country from a region where yellow fever is possible, such as Panama's Kuna Yala region.  

Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Central America?

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Can I find flights to Central America with flexible booking policies on momondo?

momondo does allow users to show only those flights to Central America which offer a flexible booking policy as well as other useful filters and features.

How can momondo help me find flights to Central America?

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