• From Europe From Europe you can travel to Guatemala in one of Iberia Airlines direct flights. They currently have 4 flights weekly... VIEW

    From Europe you can travel to Guatemala in one of Iberia Airlines direct flights. They currently have 4 flights weekly from Madrid to Guatemala and El Salvador in a triangular flight.

     

    There are other flights to Central America so you can make connections within the region on Taca Airlines, of the Avianca Taca Holding S. A., or if you prefer, you can make your connections by boat or motor coach.

     

    Flights from Europe:

     

    Iberia Airlines flies to Guatemala on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at:  www.iberia.com.

     

    Avianca Taca Holding S. A., Taca Airlines has daily flights with frequent departures connecting the 7 countries of Central America with excellent service.

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.aviancataca.com

     

    Stopover in the USA:

     

    Several companies fly to Guatemala, among them are: American Airlines (www.aa.com), Delta Airlines (www.delta.com) and Spirit (www.spirit.com) from Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale or Miami.

  • From CentroAmerica You can travel from Guatemala to the rest of Central American countries (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras,... VIEW

    You can travel from Guatemala to the rest of Central American countries (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panamá) by:

     

    Air:

     

    Avianca Taca Holding S. A., Taca Airlines has daily flights with frequent departures connecting the 7 countries of Central America with excellent service.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.aviancataca.com

     

    Copa Airlines: has flights connecting Guatemala, Panamá, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at:  http://www.copaair.com

     

    Water:

     

    You can travel by sea to the other Central American countries.

     

    Direction of Belize: from Puerto Barrios you can take a small ferry to Punta Gorda. More information at: http://www.belizenet.com/requena/

     

    Direction of Honduras: travel from Port Livingston by boat to the Port of Omoa, in Honduras.

     

    Land:

     

    You can also travel from Guatemala to the other Central American countries by motor coach connecting the countries. Several companies offer this service:

     

    Fuente del norte: This company offers trips from Flores (Guatemala) to the cities in Belize, San Salvador (El Salvador) and San Pedro Sula (Honduras).

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: http://grupofuentedelnorte.com/

     

    Hedman alas: this company connects Guatemala City and Antigua to several places in Honduras.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.hedmanalas.com

     

    Línea Dorada: This company travels between Flores (Guatemala) and Belize and from Antigua (Guatemala) and San Salvador (El Salvador).

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: http://lineadorada.info/

     

    Ticabus: this company offers trips between Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panamá.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: http://www.ticabus.com/

     

    Buses del sol: this bus company offers travel between Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: http://www.busesdelsol.com/

     

    King Quality: this bus company offers travel between Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.king-qualityca.com

     

    Pullmantur: this bus company offers travel between Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: http://www.pullmantur.com/

  • Inside Guatemala By Air:   Guatemala has two International Airport.  La Aurora (GUA) International Airport, located in the... VIEW

    By Air:

     

    Guatemala has two International Airport.  La Aurora (GUA) International Airport, located in the capital, is the most important and the Mundo Maya (FRS) International Airport, in Santa Elena, the second largest in the country in size and volume of passengers.In addition to these, there are numerous airports and landing strips for local domestic flights and they can be very useful for getting to tourist destinations.

     

    Consult the section: Useful information..

     

    Taca Airlines (www.taca.com) and TAG (www.tag.com.gt) facilitate the connections between different national airports and help you travel around the country.You can also contract an air taxi service to take you to different tourist routes, with Aerotaxi, S. A. (http://www.paginasamarillas.com.gt/)

     

    By Sea:

     

    Guatemala has two cruise ship ports:

     

    Puerto Quetzal, on the Pacific coast and Santo Tomás de Castilla, on the Caribbean side. A variety of shipping companies call at the ports of Guatemala on their way to the Panama Canal or South America, like Celebrity Cruises (www.celebritycruises.com), Norwegian Cruises (www.ncl.eu) and Princess Cruises (www.princess.com).

     

    The country also has ports for small craft, such as Port Livingston, Champerico or Sarampana.

     

    By Land:

     

    The most important highway in Guatemala is the Inter-American Highway that crosses the country from North to South, from the border with Mexico to El Salvador. Driving around the country is practical, since the main tourist destinations are connected by paved roads.

     

    Several auto bus companies travel through the major cities of Guatemala.

     

    Including:

     

    Transportes Galgos (http://www.transgalgosinter.com.gt), TacanaAutobuses rápidos del Sur or Autobuses del Norte (http://www.adnautobusesdelnorte.com/).

    For more information: http://www.deguate.com/

     

    If you prefer to rent a vehicle, there are numerous national and international companies offering the service.

     

    - Europcar (www.europcar.com)

    - Avis (www.avis.com)

    - Rental Car (www.rentalcars.com)

    - Alamo (www.alamoguatemala.com)

    - Guatemala Rent a car (www.guatemalarentacar.com)

     

    Details you should know when renting a vehicle:

     

    - You can drive with the driver’s license from your country, as long as you are 25 or older.

    - To pick up a rented vehicle you must present the valid passport and driver’s license of the driver. The company usually keeps a copy of the passport.

    - You will have to provide a deposit upon renting the vehicle with a credit card. You cannot rent a vehicle for cash or with a debit card.

    - Basic insurance is mandatory in Guatemala, however, there are other policies, against problems other than third party damages, available. Ask the agent and be sure to be clear about what is covered by each policy.

    - You can only use the rented vehicle within the territory of Guatemala  and it is prohibited to cross the border with it unless you have specific authorization from the rental company.

     

    There are two types of taxis in Guatemala: yellow cabs with meters and white cabs where you should negotiate the price with the driver. Ye recommend that you avoid catching taxis in the street. It is preferable to have the hotel or restaurant call your taxi.More information at:  http://www.amarilloexpress.com.

     

    How to travel between the main tourist attractions:

     

    Guatemala City  - La Antigua: they are about 40 km apart, so it is easy to get there by road from the capital. Take highway CA-1 from down town Guatemala City by the  Roosevelt exit.If you prefer, you can take a taxi or bus from the Litegua company with daily service, To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: http://www.litegua.com/

     

    Guatemala City - Copán: The Hedman Alas company has daily bus service to the Ruins of Copán. It also offers itineraries from several points of the country like  Antigua. More information at: www.hedmanalas.com

     

    Guatemala City - Tikal: You can take one of the daily TAG flights to Petén to visit the Tikal archaeological site. (www.tag.com.gt). You can hire one of many tour buses at the airport to take you to the ruins.

     

    Guatemala City - Esquipulas: to get to this Municipality, take highway CA-9 and continue on CA-10. You can also take a bus from the capital. There are departures every 30 minutes from 4:30 to 18:30. More information: http://www.esquipulas.com.gt/turismo/como-llegar/

     

    Guatemala City - Quetzaltenango: to get to Quetzaltenango you can take a bus or a van with several companies that provide daily service, such as: Monte Verde (http://www.monte-verdetours.com/shuttle.htm) or Adrenalina Tours (http://adrenalinatours.com/es/traslados/). If you are driving, take the Inter-American Highway south and follow highway CITO-180. The trip takes around 3 hours.

  • Local Tours

    Information about companies that offer local tours in Guatemala:

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  • Car rental

    Information about car rental companies in the area:

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