Santa Ana, El Salvador to Copan, Honduras

Here is a simple guide on how to get from El Salvador to Honduras using local buses. The total cost from Santa Ana to Copan was $6.65 USD and a general shuttle would have cost $40 USD.


  1. Santa Ana to Metapan – takes 1.5 hours and costs $0.9 USD.
  2. Metapan to Anguiatu border(Guatemala) – takes 30 minutes and costs $0.55 USD.
  3. Anguiatu to Vada Hondo – takes 1 to 1.5 hours and costs $1.95 USD.
  4. Vada Hondo to El Forido border(Honduras) – takes 1 hour and costs $3.25 USD.
  5. El Florido to Copan – takes 30 minutes. I caught a ride with someone driving so I’m not sure of the cost. It can’t be more than $0.5 USD though.

The entire trip took a little over 7 hours and was really easy to figure out. Keep in mind  the Honduras border will charge $3USD to enter the country.

SO, bring 10$ and you’re set for the day : )

Hopefully this helps some people as I couldn’t find any information on this route myself.


5 responses to “Santa Ana, El Salvador to Copan, Honduras

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  2. Oh man, unfortunately my memory from 4 years ago is extremely hazy. I have no idea haha. I did this journey pre google maps (without a phone), so I’m sure if you ask the hotel/hostel, they’ll point you in the right direction. The bus drivers are always super helpful as well.
    Sorry I can’t help out more. Good luck!


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