There are 4 ways to get from Guadalajara to Guanajuato by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Guanajuato Primera Plus

$20

3 alternative options

Bus ETN  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zapopan to León Los Mochis / ...
  2. Take the bus from León to Guanuajuato

$23 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Guadalajara to Guanajuato 172.9 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Guadalajara (GDL) to Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) GDL - BJX

$78 - $289

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No, there is no direct bus from Guadalajara to Guanajuato. However, there are services departing from Jardín Aranzazú and arriving at Guanajuato via Guadalajara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Guadalajara and Guanajuato is 225 km. The road distance is 276.7 km.

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The best way to get from Guadalajara to Guanajuato without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Guadalajara to Guanajuato, including transfers.

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Guadalajara to Guanajuato bus services, operated by Primera Plus, depart from Guadalajara station.

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The best way to get from Guadalajara to Guanajuato is to bus which takes 6 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 7 h 26 min.

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There is no direct flight from Guadalajara Airport to Leon/Guanajuato Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 28 min and has one stopover.

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Guadalajara to Guanajuato bus services, operated by Primera Plus, arrive at Guanajuato station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guadalajara to Guanajuato is 277 km. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Guadalajara to Guanajuato.

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Interjet, TAR Aerolineas, Volaris and four other airlines offer flights from Guadalajara Airport to Leon/Guanajuato Airport.

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Map of how to get from Guadalajara to Guanajuato.
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  • Distance: 140.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

What companies run services between Guadalajara, Mexico and Guanajuato, Mexico?

Primera Plus operates a bus from Guadalajara to Guanajuato every 3 hours. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, Aeroméxico, Interjet and five other airlines fly from Guadalajara to Guanajuato hourly.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Cancun
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Tijuana
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
TAR Aerolineas
Website
facebook.com
Flights from Guadalajara to Leon/Guanajuato via Puerto Vallarta
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Bus operators
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Guanajuato
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from León to Guanuajuato
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Zapopan to León
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$21 - $30
Full Fare
$20 - $28

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