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How to get from Guatemala City to Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal is the most famous Mayan ruin in Guatemala. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Guatemala City to Tikal.

The famous Mayan ruins of Tikal are located deep in the rainforest of northern Guatemala, near the city of Flores.

The complex consists of more than 3.000 structures and is believed to be the remains of the Mayan city Yax Mutal.

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

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How far is Tikal from Guatemala City?

The distance from Guatemala City to Tikal is 332 miles or 535 kilometers.

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

  • Luxury Bus from Guatemala City to Flores + Shuttle to Tikal (including tour guide)
  • Flight
  • Rental Car
  • Join a multi-day trip from Guatemala City
  • Private Transfer
  • Taxi

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

From Guatemala City To Tikal

Getting to Tikal from Guatemala City

1. Luxury Bus from Guatemala City to Flores + Shuttle to Tikal

Journey Duration: 11 hours

Maya de Oro is offering daily overnight trips from Guatemala City to Tikal in a luxury bus.

The bus departs at 10 PM at the bus terminal in Guatemala City (17 Calle 8a. y 9a. Avenidas 8-46 Zona 1 Guatemala).

The bus will take you first to Flores, which is around x miles (64 kilometers) away from Tikal. Arrived in Flores you will board a shuttle, including a guide, that will take you to Tikal.

The total duration of this journey is around eleven hours and a one-way ticket cost USD 92.

How To Get From Guatemala City To Tikal, Guatemala

2. Guatemala City to Tikal Flight

Journey Duration: 1 hour

The fastest way to get to Tikal is by taking a flight from Guatemala City Airport to Flores Airport.

TAG Airlines offers daily flights at 06:30 AM and 05:15 PM. The price for a one-way ticket is USD 265.

From Flores airport, you can continue your trip by taxi or shuttle.

3. Join a multi-day trip from Guatemala City

Another option to visit Tikal is by joining a 2-day guided tour from Guatemala City.

On this tour, you will explore the temple complex of Tikal, visit the Lost World Pyramid, and the cities Yaxhá and Tikal.

Includes:

  • Local flight from Guatemala City to Flores round trip with TAG Airlines
  • Professional guide service in English or Spanish
  • Tour to Tikal and Yaxha
  • 1 night at a standard hotel (based on double occupancy), such as Hotel Isla de Flores
  • 1 breakfast per person
  • 2 lunches (drinks not included)
  • All ground transportation
  • Entrance fees

GuateGo

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

How To Get To Tikal

4. Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Tikal

Journey Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

If flying is not an option for you, taking a private car is the most convenient way to get to Tikal.

We especially recommend this option when you are traveling with your family or in a group.

5. Driving with Rental Car

Journey Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

The distance from Guatemala City to Tikal is 332 miles or 535 kilometers. To drive all the way to Tikal takes around 9.5 hours; however, we highly recommend splitting this trip into two or three stages.

The big advantage of traveling by rental car is that you are independent of bus or flight schedules and have the opportunity to stop on the way.

How To Get From Guatemala City To Tikal, Guatemala

6. Uber or Taxi

Journey Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

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