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There are 6 ways to get from California to Guatemala City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Guatemala City (GUA) LAX - GUA

$182 - $381

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana Centro to ACN Puebla
  4. Take the bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
  5. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Guatemala City Terminal Transgalgos Internacional

Bus TAP Royal International  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
  2. Take the bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
  4. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Guatemala City Terminal Transgalgos Internacional

$297 - $382

Train, bus, drive  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Raymondville, Tx 897 / ...
  3. Drive from Raymondville, Tx to Matamoros
  4. Take the bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
  5. Take the bus from Malacatán to Guatemala City

$304 - $778

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  3 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Matamoros
  2. Take the bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Guatemala City Terminal Transgalgos Internacional

$227 - $408

Drive  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Guatemala City 2818.9 miles

$320 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from California to Guatemala City is to fly which costs $180 - $390 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from California to Guatemala City is to fly which costs $180 - $390 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from California to Guatemala City. However, there are services departing from Grand / 2nd and arriving at Guatemala City Terminal Transgalgos Internacional via Huntington Park, Morelia, México Central Norte and Tapachula, Mexico. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1 h.

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The distance between California and Guatemala City is 2324 miles. The road distance is 2818.9 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Guatemala City without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 12 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to get from California to Guatemala City, including transfers.

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California to Guatemala City bus services, operated by TAP Royal International, depart from Huntington Park station.

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The best way to get from California to Guatemala City is to fly which takes 7 h 49 min and costs $180 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $390 and takes 3 days 1 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 40 min.

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California to Guatemala City bus services, operated by Trans Galgos Inter, arrive at Guatemala City Terminal Transgalgos Internacional station.

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Map of how to get from California to Guatemala City.
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  • Distance: 2324.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 49 min

What companies run services between California, USA and Guatemala City, Guatemala?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Delta and five other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Guatemala City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Pacific / Florence, Huntington Park, Morelia, México Terminal Norte, México Central Norte, and Tapachula, Mexico in around 3 days 1 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $850
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Guatemala City via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Bus operators
ACN Autobuses
Phone
(01)66429904887
Email
clientes@acnautobuses.com
Website
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Santa Ana to Tijuana Centro
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
Bus from Tijuana Centro to ACN Puebla
Ave. Duration
29 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
acnautobuses.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Puebla CAPU to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $70
Economy
$40 - $65
Bus from México Central Norte to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$55 - $75
Economy
$45 - $70
Bus from Matamoros to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$75 - $110
Economy
$70 - $110
Trans Galgos Inter
TAP Royal International
Phone
USA: (602) 273 3544 MÉXICO: 01800 0011 827
Email
contact@taproyal.com
Website
taproyal.com
Bus from Huntington Park to Morelia
Ave. Duration
40 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
taproyal.com
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Terminal Norte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
ventas.primeraplus.com.mx
Internet Promotion
$22
Regular Price
$25
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$23 - $35
Full Fare
$24 - $35
Regular Price
$31
Internet Discount
$26
Pegasso
Website
pegasso.mx
Bus from Morelia to México Norte
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Schedules at
pegasso.mx
Regular Price
$24
Internet Discount
$22
La Linea
Phone
01 800 622 22 22
Website
lalinea.com.mx
Bus from Central Camionera Morelia to Mexico City North Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
lalinea.com.mx
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Raymondville, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Malacatán to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Guatemala City is 2 h ahead of California. It is currently 12:13 PM in California and 2:13 PM in Guatemala City.

Yes, the driving distance between California to Guatemala City is 2819 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 1 h to drive from California to Guatemala City.

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Skytrans, Volaris, Delta and four other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Guatemala City Airport.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Guatemala City. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from California to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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