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How to get from Guatemala City to Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Rio Dulce is a gem for adventure travelers. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Guatemala City to Rio Dulce.

Are you looking for adventures on your trip to Guatemala?

Head to Rio Dulce!

Rio Dulce National Park is famous for its biodiversity and wide range of adventure activities. Rent a kayak or canoe, visit Finca el Paraiso Hot Spring, Siete Altares nature reserve with breathtaking waterfalls, and much more.

Convinced?

Check our guide for the best options to travel from Guatemala City to Rio Dulce.

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How far is Rio Dulce from Guatemala City?

The distance from Guatemala City to Rio Dulce is 176.5 miles or 284 kilometers.

The main transportation options to get from Guatemala City to Rio Dulce are:

  • Traveling by bus
  • Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Rio Dulce
  • Flight to Rio Dulce
  • Travel by Rental Car
  • Taxi

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

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Getting to Rio Dulce from Guatemala City

1. Bus from Guatemala City to Rio Dulce

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The most economic way to travel to Rio Dulce is by bus.

Litegua and may de Oro offer daily trips starting at USD 20. Their busses are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, TV and bathroom.

Guatemala City to Rio Dulce Bus Schedule

Litegua bus company

  • 05:30 AM
  • 09:00 AM

Maya de Oro bus company

  • 10:00 AM
  • 05:30 PM
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2. Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Rio Dulce

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A private transfer is, without doubt, the most comfortable way to get to Rio Dulce. You will be independent of bus or shuttle schedules and can even ask your driver to make stops on the way.

We recommend this option, especially for groups and families. Depending on how many people will join the trip, the price per person may not be much higher than for a shared shuttle.

Prices for a private transfer to Rio Dulce:

  • 2 to 6 passengers: USD 330
  • 7 to 9 passengers USD 355

GuateGo

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

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3. Guatemala City to Rio Dulce Flight

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The fastest way to travel to Rio Dulce is by flight.

TAG Airlines offers daily flights at 07:00 AM from La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City to Rio Dulce. A one-way ticket costs USD 230.

We recommend booking your flight online in advance to make sure that there is a seat available on your preferred travel date.

4. Driving with Rental Car

Journey Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

As the distance from Guatemala City to Rio Dulce is only 176.5 miles or 284 kilometers traveling there by rental car is also a great option.

The big advantage of traveling by rental car is that you can visit places on the way, stop for lunch, and don’t have to worry about luggage limitations (as long as it fits in your car).

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5. Uber or Taxi

Journey Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

You can also take a taxi to Tikal. We recommend you agree on a fixed price!