There are 6 ways to get from Guatemala City to San José by plane, shuttle, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Guatemala City  •  4 h 49 min

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

$56 - $151

5 alternative options

Shuttle to San Salvador, fly  •  8 h 42 min

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

$118 - $225

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Guatemala City to San José is to fly which costs $55 - $160 and takes 4 h 49 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 49 min.

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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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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Guatemala City to San José, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Guatemala City to San José. 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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Map of how to get from Guatemala City to San José.
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  • Distance: 545.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

Copa Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Skytrans fly from Guatemala City to San José every 3 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 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from San Salvador to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $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
Flights from San Salvador to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Bus operators
Guatemala Transportation
Phone
+5027762-2496
Website
guatemalatransportation.com
Shuttle from Guatemala City to La Libertad
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
guatemalatransportation.com
Book at
guatemalatransportation.com
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
$13 - $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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