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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 totally 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.

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

  • Chicken Bus
  • Our recommendation: Shared Shuttle
  • Private Transfer
  • Rental Car
  • Taxi

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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

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 definitely 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.

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 Lanquín, Guatemala

3. Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Lanquín

Journey Duration: 6 hours

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: 6 hours

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.

5. Uber or Taxi

Journey Duration: 6 hours

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 get 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.