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There are 5 ways to get from Guatemala City to San José by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 50 min

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

$56 - $151

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Bus  •  26 h

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

$87 - $116

Bus via Guatemala City Crowne Plaza  •  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  •  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 to San José

$92 - $153

Drive  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Guatemala City to San José 722.3 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Guatemala City to San José is to fly which costs $55 - $160 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guatemala City to San José is to fly which costs $55 - $160 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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

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The distance between Guatemala City and San José is 873 km. The road distance is 1155.7 km.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to San José without a car is to bus which takes 26 h and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Guatemala City to San José, including transfers.

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Guatemala City to San José 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 San José is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $55 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $120 and takes 26 h.

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The quickest flight from Guatemala City Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Guatemala City to San José.
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  • Distance: 545.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Copa Airlines and Skytrans fly from Guatemala City to San José every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guatemala City to San José via San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente in around 26 h.

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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Bus operators
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
4 h 30 min
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
5 h 30 min
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
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 to San José
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni

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

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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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There are 500+ hotels available in San José. Prices start at $30 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 $1.

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