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How to get from Guatemala City to Antigua

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

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

Distance from Guatemala City to Antigua

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

The main transportation options to get from Guatemala City to Antigua are:

  • Bus
  • Public bus (Chicken bus)
  • Shuttle
  • Private Transfer
  • Uber/ Taxi
  • Rental Car

Getting to Antigua from Guatemala City

How to get from Guatemala City to Antigua

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.

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.

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 long waiting times for other passengers to join, I recommend you 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.

3. Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Antigua

Journey Duration: 1 hour

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

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 $54 USD
  • 4 to 6 persons: about $90 USD
  • 7 to 9: about $112,50 USD
  • 10 to 12: about $160 USD

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 for you. The travel distance from Guatemala City is 40 kilometers or 25 miles.

Note that the roads are quite 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!

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.

6. Public bus to Antigua

Journey Duration:

If you want to travel like a local and turn your trip into a little adventure, you can take the public bus 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.

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.

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