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

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Fly from Guatemala City  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to Panama City (PTY) GUA - PTY

$175 - $675

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Bus  •  41h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City Holiday Inn to San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
  3. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook

$127 - $206

3 alternative options

Shuttle to San Salvador, fly  •  10h 9m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Guatemala City to La Libertad
  2. Fly from San Salvador (SAL) to Panama City (PTY) SAL - PTY

$247 - $439

Bus via Managua  •  46h 34m

  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 to San José
  4. Take the bus from San José to Panama City

$133 - $194

Drive  •  27h 23m

  1. Drive from Guatemala City to Panama City 1177.6 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Guatemala City to Panama City is to bus which costs $130 - $200 and takes 46h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Guatemala City to Panama City is to fly which costs $170 - $700 and takes 6h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Guatemala City to Panama City. However, there are services departing from Guatemala City Holiday Inn and arriving at Panama Albrook via San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente and San Jose Terminal Tica Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 14m.

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The distance between Guatemala City and Panama City is 1351 km. The road distance is 1884.1 km.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Panama City without a car is to bus which takes 41h 14m and costs $120 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Guatemala City to Panama City, including transfers.

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Guatemala City to Panama City bus services, operated by Pullmantur, depart from Guatemala City Holiday Inn station.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Panama City is to fly which takes 6h 7m and costs $170 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $210 and takes 41h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Guatemala City Airport to Panama City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 26m.

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Guatemala City to Panama City bus services, operated by Tica Bus, arrive at Panama Albrook station.

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Map of how to get from Guatemala City to Panama City.
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  • Distance: 844.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

What companies run services between Guatemala City, Guatemala and Panama City, Panama?

Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Guatemala City to Panama City every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guatemala City to Panama City via San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente, San José Terminal 7-10, and San Jose Terminal Tica Bus in around 41h 14m.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Panama City
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Guatemala City to Panama City via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from San Salvador to Panama City
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Panama City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Flights from San Salvador to Panama City
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Bus operators
Guatemala Transportation
Phone
+5027762-2496
Website
guatemalatransportation.com
Shuttle from Guatemala City to La Libertad
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
guatemalatransportation.com
Book at
guatemalatransportation.com
Pullmantur
Phone
(502) 2495-7000, (504) 2232-0216 / 2232-0194 / 2232-0197
Email
informacion@pullmantur.com
Website
pullmantur.com
Bus from Guatemala City Holiday Inn to San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
pullmantur.com
Turansa
Website
turansa.com
Bus from Guatemala City to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Schedules at
turansa.com
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Trans Galgos Inter
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from Managua to San José
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni

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Panama City is 1h ahead of Guatemala City. It is currently 10:34 AM in Guatemala City and 11:34 AM in Panama City.

Yes, the driving distance between Guatemala City to Panama City is 1884 km. It takes approximately 27h 23m to drive from Guatemala City to Panama City.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines offer flights from Guatemala City Airport to Panama City Airport.

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There are 265+ hotels available in Panama City. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Guatemala City Airport is to bus which takes 24m and costs $1.

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