About traveling from Guatemala City to Antigua

Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Antigua 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.

When you’re ready for an history experience in Antigua filled with colonial Spanish architecture, monuments and ruins. The Baroque arch and cathedral are sites not to be missed.

If you decide to take a car transfer from Guatemala City to Antigua, 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 Guatemala City to Antigua

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

Guatemala City to Antigua by bus

Traveling from Guatemala City to Antigua by bus is the most cost effective option, but be aware that this is the longest option. Tickets can be purchased at Guatemala El Trebol Zona 7 and be sure to ask the ticketing officer when the next service to Antigual is leaving.


Buses are scheduled to run every 20 minutes and the journey takes around an hour, traffic dependent.

Guatemala City to Panjachel by bus

Time intervals

48 times per day

First/Last Departure

9:10 AM / 5:20 PM

Avg. Price

$2

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 Guatemala City  to Antigua. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Guatemala City, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Antigua, 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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