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How to get from Guatemala City to Tikal, Guatemala?

You can travel from Guatemala City to Tikal by luxury bus, multi-day trip, private transfer, rental car, flight, and taxi.

How far is Tikal from Guatemala City?

The distance from Guatemala City to Tikal is 332 miles or 535 kilometers.

Transportation Options from Guatemala City to Tikal

The following table outlines all transportation options from Guatemala City to Tikal:

MethodTravel timePrice
Luxury Bus from Guatemala City to Tikal11+ hoursUSD 92
Multi-day trip from Guatemala City to Tikal
Rental Car from Guatemala City to Tikal3 hours 10 minutes
Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Tikal3 hours 10 minutes
Flight from Guatemala City to Tikal1 hourUSD 265
Taxi from Guatemala City to Tikal3 hours 10 minutes

How to get from Guatemala City to Tikal, Guatemala

Guatemala City to Tikal

1. Luxury Bus from Guatemala City to Tikal

The cheapest way to get to Tikal from Guatemala City is by bus.

Maya de Oro offers a daily night bus that departs at 9 PM from the bus terminal in Guatemala City to Flores.

From Flores, you will continue your trip in a shared shuttle + tour guide to Tikal.

The trip takes eleven hours and costs USD 92 per person.

The following map shows the location of the bus terminal in Guatemala City.

Vehicles:

  • Luxury bus of 2 levels
    • 1st floor with semi bed seats
    • 2nd-floor reclinable seats
Departure TimeArrival TimeDurationPrice per Person
09:00 PM10:00 AM11 hoursUSD 92Book

Click here to make a reservation for the night bus from Guatemala City to Tikal.

2. Multi day-trip from Guatemala City to Tikal

Discover the wonders of Guatemala on a 10-day adventure.

Experience Mayan culture and the country’s spectacular natural beauty. Explore Lake Atitlan by boat, shop at the colorful Chichicastenango Market, and marvel at the world-famous temples of Tikal.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Atitlan and visit Mayan communities
  • Try your bargaining skills at the famous Chichicastenango Market
  • Climb to the peak of the Pacaya Volcano
  • Explore the KanBa caves and relax in the Semuc Champey pools
  • Marvel at the Mayan temples in the jungles of Tikal

Includes:

  • First-class public bus
  • Basic hotel with private bathroom
  • Phone, chat, and email service
  • Transportation in shared vans
Guatemala City to Tikal

3. Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Tikal

If you are traveling in a group or want to be more flexible regarding the departure time, a private transfer may be the best option!

4. Flight from Guatemala City to Tikal

Tag Airlines offers two daily flights from Guatemala City to Flores.

From the airport, in Flores, you will continue with a shared shuttle + tour guide to Tikal.

A one-way ticket for the one-hour flight + shuttle costs USD 265 per person.

The following table shows the departure times of the flights from Guatemala City to Flores.

Departure TimeArrival TimeDurationPrice per Person
06:30 AM07:30 AM1 hourUSD 265Book
05:15 PM06:15 PM1 hourUSD 265

We recommend you book your flight to Tikal online.

Guatemala City to Tikal

5. Rental Car from Guatemala City to Tikal

Another option to travel from Guatemala City to Tikal is by rental car.

We recommend you make a reservation in advance!

6. Taxi from Guatemala City to Tikal

Alternatively, you can also take a taxi from Guatemala City to Tikal.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to travel from Guatemala City to Tikal?

The cheapest way to travel from Guatemala City to Tikal is by taking a bus to Flores and from there a shuttle to Tikal.

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