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How to get from Guatemala City to Antigua, Guatemala

There are different ways to travel from Guatemala City to Antigua. From public buses to shared shuttle vans to private transfers or even Uber.

I will share the best ways to travel from Guatemala City to Antigua. To make your trip stress-free, I recommend purchasing your tickets online!

Distance from Guatemala City to Antigua

The distance from Guatemala City to Antigua is about 40 kilometers or 25 miles by car.

Transportation Options from Guatemala City to Antigua

The following table outlines all Guatemala transportation options from Guatemala City to Antigua:

MethodTravel timePrice
Bus from Guatemala City to Antigua2 hoursUSD 18
Public bus from Guatemala City to Antigua2.5 to 3 hoursUSD 1.25
Shuttle from Guatemala City to Antigua2 hoursUSD 19
Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Antigua1 hourUSD 54
Taxi from Guatemala City to Antigua1 hourUSD 35
Uber from Guatemala City to Antigua1 hourUSD 23
Rental Car from Guatemala City to Antigua1 hour

Getting to Antigua from Guatemala City

GuateGo

On GuateGo, you can check all available transportation options from Guatemala City to Antigua. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

From Guatemala City To Antigua

1. Bus from Guatemala City to Antigua

Journey Duration: 2 hours

Litegua offers a daily bus connection between Guatemala City and Antigua at 02:30 PM. The trip takes around two hours, depending on the traffic, and costs USD 18.

How To Get From Guatemala City To Antigua, Guatemala

2. Guatemala City to Antigua Shuttle

Journey Duration: 2 hours

My preferred way of traveling from Guatemala City to Antigua is by shared shuttle. Prices are reasonable, and the trip is safe and stress-free.

To avoid lengthy waiting times for other passengers to join, I recommend pre-booking a shuttle at least one day in advance with GuateGo. Prices start at $19USD, and there are departures throughout the day.

Tour and Travel Atitrans offers daily shared shuttles between Guatemala City and Antigua at 06:00 AM, 09:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 01:30 PM, 02:30 PM, 07:30 PM, and 09:00 PM.

You can also take a shuttle from Guatemala City Airport straight to Antigua. Departures times are at 06:00AM, 09:30AM, 11:00AM, 01:30PM, 02:30PM, 07:30PM and 09:00PM.

How To Get From Guatemala City To Antigua, Guatemala

3. Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Antigua

Journey Duration: 1 hour

If you are traveling in a group or want to be more flexible regarding the departure time, a private transfer may be the best option!

You can book shuttles for up to 12 persons on GuateGo.

Prices for a private shuttle from Guatemala City to Antigua

  • 1 to 3 persons: About USD 54
  • 4 to 6 persons: about USD 90
  • 7 to 9: about USD 112,50
  • 10 to 12: about USD 160
How To Get From Guatemala City To Antigua, Guatemala

4. Driving with Rental Car

Journey Duration: 1 hour

If you want to travel independently to Antigua, a rental car may be a good option. The travel distance from Guatemala City is 40 kilometers or 25 miles.

Note that the roads are pretty bad and that many drivers don’t pay attention to traffic lights or traffic rules.

If you still want to rent a car, I recommend you make a reservation in advance with Rentalcars!

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5. Uber or taxi

Journey Duration: 1 hour

Uber is available in Guatemala, and a trip from Guatemala City to Antigua costs around USD 23 outside of peak times. Note; however, that the price can increase drastically due to traffic.

A taxi from Guatemala City Airport to Antigua costs around USD 35.

GuateGo

On GuateGo, you can check all available transportation options from Guatemala City to Antigua. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

How To Get To Antigua Guatemala
How to get to Antigua Guatemala

6. Public bus to Antigua

Journey Duration:

If you want to travel like a local and turn your trip into a bit of adventure, you can take the public or chicken bus to Antigua!

The public bus departs from the main bus terminal in the city. The trip costs 10Q (around $1,25USD). I only recommend this option if you speak at least some basic Spanish and don’t have much luggage/ valuables.

Our hotel recommendation for Antigua

We stayed at Posada del Angel hotel, just a few blocks from the main square of Antigua.

It is a unique hotel in an old colonial building that integrates Antigua’s Maya and Spanish heritages.

Each of their rooms is designed with a different theme and equipped with everything you might need.

We loved the breakfast on the rooftop terrace with an incredible view of one of Antigua’s volcanoes!

You can read our full review of the Posada del Angel hotel here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the closest airport to Antigua, Guatemala?

The closest airport to Antigua is La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City.