There are 5 ways to get from Guatemala City to Costa Rica by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to San Jose (SJO) GUA - SJO

$55 - $150

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Bus via San Salvador  •  25 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City to San Salvador
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$79 - $88

Bus  •  26 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City Crowne Plaza to San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$90

Bus via Managua, Managua  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City Terminal Galgos Internacional to San Salvador
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador to Managua
  3. Take the bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica

$92 - $153

Drive  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Guatemala City to San José 722.3 miles

$100 - $160

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No, there is no direct bus from Guatemala City to Costa Rica. However, there are services departing from Guatemala City Crowne Plaza and arriving at San José Terminal 7-10 via San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 30 min.

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The distance between Guatemala City and Costa Rica is 851 km. The road distance is 1155.7 km.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Costa Rica without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Guatemala City to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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Guatemala City to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Transporte del SOL, depart from Guatemala City Crowne Plaza station.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Costa Rica is to fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Guatemala City Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 39 min.

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Guatemala City to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Transporte del SOL, arrive at San José Terminal 7-10 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guatemala City to Costa Rica is 1156 km. It takes approximately 16 h 36 min to drive from Guatemala City to Costa Rica.

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

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Map of how to get from Guatemala City to Costa Rica.
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  • Distance: 531.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between Guatemala City, Guatemala and Costa Rica?

Copa Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Skytrans fly from Guatemala City to Alajuela every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guatemala City to San José via San Salvador and San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente in around 25 h 34 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Bus operators
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guatemala City to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Bus from Guatemala City Crowne Plaza to San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Trans Galgos Inter
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from Managua, Managua to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni

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There are 54+ hotels available in Costa Rica. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Guatemala City Airport is to bus which takes 24 min and costs .

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