About traveling from Antigua to Guatemala City

Antigua being a UNESCO world heritage site is one of Guatemala’s most visited destinations, so it is not surprising it is easily accessible from the capital Guatemala City

The Capital of Guatemala City will see you engage with locals while exploring Central America’s largest city filled with museums, theatres and cultural attractions.

If you decide to take a car transfer from Antigua to Guatemala City, you can also enjoy some exceptional sights, La Azotea for coffee enthusiasts, the cultural Museo Casa Del Tejido Antiguo and Valhalla Macadamia Farm for the foodies.

How to get from Antigua to Guatemala City

There are different ways to travel from Antigua to Guatemala City, depending on your preference and budget. For travellers on a budget, the cheapest way to travel from Antigua to Guatemala City is by bus. A private car or taxi is the fastest way to travel from Antigua to Guatemala City, and also the best way to travel from Antigua to Guatemala City for the convenience and the opportunity to sightsee along the way. 

Antigua to Guatemala City by bus

Traveling from Antigua to Guatemala City by bus is the most cost effective option, but be aware that this is the longest option and is limited to once per day . Tickets can be purchased from Litegua Antigua on the corner of Callejon de sol and Poniente.
Buses are scheduled to run once per day leaving at 9:30am and the journey takes around an hour, traffic dependent.

Antigua to Guatemala City by bus

Time intervals

1 time per day

First/Last Departure

9:30am

Avg. Price

$6

Distance

40 km

Duration

1 Hour

Operating Companies

Litegua Antigua on the corner of Callejon de sol and Poniente

Antigua to Guatemala City Private Car Transfer


For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Antigua to Guatemala City. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Antigua, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Guatemala City, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Antigua to Guatemala City

Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Guatemala City to Antigua

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