There are 5 ways to get from El Salvador to Guatemala City by plane, bus, car or shuttle

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Fly  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Fly from San Salvador (SAL) to Guatemala City (GUA) SAL - GUA

$84 - $186

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Bus Autobuses FDN  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City

$12 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus Tica Bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Tica Bus Guatemala Tica Bus San Carlos

$20 - $27

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from San Salvador to Guatemala City 151.8 miles

$17 - $26

Shuttle  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from La Libertad to Guatemala City

$42

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from El Salvador to Guatemala City. However, there are services departing from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos and arriving at Plaza Barrios via Reformita. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 36 min.

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The distance between El Salvador and Guatemala City is 196 km. The road distance is 242.9 km.

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The best way to get from El Salvador to Guatemala City without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from El Salvador to Guatemala City, including transfers.

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El Salvador to Guatemala City bus services, operated by Tica Bus, depart from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos station.

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The best way to get from El Salvador to Guatemala City is to fly which takes 2 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from San Salvador Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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El Salvador to Guatemala City bus services, operated by Tica Bus, arrive at Tica Bus Guatemala station.

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Yes, the driving distance between El Salvador to Guatemala City is 243 km. It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to drive from El Salvador to Guatemala City.

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TAG Airlines, Skytrans and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from San Salvador Airport to Guatemala City Airport.

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Map of how to get from El Salvador to Guatemala City.
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  • Distance: 122.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between El Salvador and Guatemala City, Guatemala?

TAG Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Skytrans fly from Ilopango to Guatemala City 5 times a day. Alternatively, Autobuses FDN operates a bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $22 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $240
Bus operators
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Guatemala Transportation
Phone
+5027762-2496
Website
guatemalatransportation.com
Shuttle from La Libertad to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
guatemalatransportation.com
Book at
guatemalatransportation.com

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There are 211+ hotels available in Guatemala City. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from El Salvador to San Salvador Airport is to drive which takes 48 min and costs .

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