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How to travel from Guatemala City to Lanquín, Guatemala

Many people use Lanquín as starting point to visit Semuc Champey. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Guatemala City to Lanquín.

lanquín is a small mountain town around 176 miles or 283 kilometers away from Guatemala City. Getting there over bumpy and bad roads is a real adventure but worth it. Many people use Lanquín as a base to visit Semuc Champey.

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

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How far is Lanquín from Guatemala City?

The distance from Guatemala City to Lanquín is 176 miles or 283 kilometers.

Transportation Options from Guatemala City to Lanquín

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

MethodTravel timePrice
Bus from Guatemala City to Lanquín8+ hours
Shared Shuttle from Guatemala City to Lanquín 7 hoursUSD 41
Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Lanquín5 hours 40 minutes
Rental Car from Guatemala City to Lanquín5 hours 40 minutes
Taxi from Guatemala City to Lanquín5 hours 40 minutes

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

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Getting to Lanquín from Guatemala City

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1. Chicken Bus from Guatemala City to Lanquín

Journey Duration: 8+ hours

The cheapest option to travel to Lanquín is by “Chicken Bus” – an old, converted American school bus.

While you should travel at least once in a chicken bus, we don’t recommend it for longer trips.

You will have to travel first from Guatemala City to Cobán. From there you have to take another bus to Lanquín.

How To Travel From Guatemala City To Lanquin, Guatemala

2. Shared Van Shuttle

Journey Duration: 7 hours

If you prefer a little more comfort, we recommend a shared shuttle.

Guatemala Travels offers a daily shuttle at 09:00 AM from Guatemala City to Lanquín.

The Pick-up point is at McDonald’s Utatlán, Calz. Roosevelt Diagonal 12 31-55, Zona 11. The price per person is USD 41.

How To Travel From Guatemala City To Lanquin, Guatemala

3. Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Lanquín

Journey Duration: 5 hours 40 minutes

Taking a private transfer is probably the most comfortable way to travel to Lanquín. We recommend this option, especially for families or groups.

GuateGo

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

How To Get To Lanquín

4. Driving with Rental Car

Journey Duration: 5 hours 40 minutes

It is a scenic drive from Guatemala City, through the Central Highlands, to Lanquín. Just be aware of the crazy traffic and winding mountain roads.

How To Travel From Guatemala City To Lanquin, Guatemala

5. Uber or Taxi

Journey Duration: 5 hours 40 minutes

It is theoretically also possible to take a taxi to Lanquín. In this case, however, we recommend agreeing on a set price.

We heard stories of taxi drivers that canceled the booking or asked for a higher price once people got in the car. One of the reasons is that it may be difficult for the driver to find people to travel back to Guatemala City.

Protect your trip: With all our travel experience, we highly recommend you hit the road with travel insurance. SafetyWing offers flexible & reliable Digital Nomads Travel Medical Insurance at just a third of the price of similar competitor plans.