About traveling from Antigua to Panajachel

Panajachel is one of Guatemala’s most visited destinations, so it is not surprising it is easily accessible from the Antigua. Antigua being a UNESCO world heritage site is one of Guatemala’s most visited destinations with colonial Spanish architecture, monuments and ruins.

When you’re ready for an experience filled with some of nature’s most amazing scenic views, Panajachel is the perfect getaway, located on the shore of Lake Atitlan with picturesque volcanos to make for a truly unforgettable experience.

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

How to get from Antigua to Panajachel

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

Antigua to Panajachel by bus

The bus is the cheapest way to travel from Antigua to Panajachel, but be aware that this is the longest option and the route the bus takes is through the mountain roads. 

Tickets can be purchased at the main bus station by the market.
Buses are scheduled to run once per day and the journey takes around 3 hours, traffic dependent.

Guatemala City to Panjachel by bus

Time intervals

1 time per day

First/Last Departure


Avg. Price



80 km


3 Hours

Operating Companies

Guatemala Local Buses

Antigua to Panajachel Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Antigua to Panajachel. 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 Panajachel, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Antigua to Panajachel

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

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