About traveling from Guatemala City to Panajachel


Panajachel 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 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 Guatemala City to Panajachel, you can also enjoy some exceptional sights, including the UNESCO world heritage site of Antigua, 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 Guatemala City to Panajachel

When heading to your next adventure, Panajachel awaits on the shore of Lake Atitlan.

There are different ways to travel from Guatemala City to Panajachel, depending on your preference and budget. For travellers on a budget, the cheapest way to travel from Guatemala City to Panajachel is by bus. A private car or taxi is the fastest way to travel from Guatemala City to Panajachel, and since it’s so convenient and offers the opportunity to sightsee along the way, it’s also the best way to travel from Guatemala City to Panajachel.


Guatemala City to Panajachel by bus

Traveling from Guatemala City to Panajachel by bus is the most cost effective option, but be aware that this is the longest option and the route is through the steep mountain roads. Tickets can be purchased at Transportes REBULI, 21 Calle Zona 1 and be sure to ask the ticketing officer when the next service to Panajachel is leaving.
Buses are scheduled to run every hour, but in reality they sometimes run once every 4 hours.

 

Guatemala City to Panjachel by bus

Time intervals

8 times per day

First/Last Departure

8.30 AM / 4:30 PM

Avg. Price

$6

Distance

115 km

Duration

4 hours

Operating Companies

Transportes REBULI, 21 Calle Zona 1

Guatemala City to Panajachel Private Car Transfer


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

Book a Private Car Transfer from Guatemala City to Panajachel

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

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