About travelling from Panajachel to Guatemala City


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 Panajachel to Guatemala City

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

Panajachel to Guatemala City by bus

Travelling from Panajachel to Guatemala City 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  and be sure to ask the ticketing officer when the next service to Guatemala City is leaving.
Buses are scheduled to run every hour, but in reality they sometimes run once every 4 hours.

 

Panajachel to Guatemala City 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


Panajachel to Guatemala City by private car transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Panajachel  to Guatemala City. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Panajachel, 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 Panajachel to Guatemala City

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

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