There are 7 ways to get from Guatemala City to San Jose by plane, train, 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 to San Jose  •  11 h 52 min

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

$272 - $1,402

Cheapest option

Fly to San Francisco, Caltrain  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to San Francisco (SFO) GUA - SFO
  2. Take the Caltrain from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain

$209 - $662

5 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to Oakland (OAK) GUA - OAK

$232 - $764

Fly to Monterey, shuttle  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to Monterey (MRY) GUA - MRY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Monterey to San Jose International Airport

$497 - $1,454

Bus  •  3 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to Tica Bus Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from Tapachula to Matamoros
  3. Take the bus from Matamoros to Los Angeles
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca

$257 - $505

Bus, drive, train  •  3 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City Terminal Galgos Internacional to Quetzaltenango
  2. Drive from Quetzaltenango to Tapachula
  3. Take the bus from Tapachula to Matamoros
  4. Take the bus from Matamoros to Deming
  5. Take the train from Deming Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  6. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak

$343 - $837

Drive  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Drive from Guatemala City to San Jose 3176.8 miles

$360 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Guatemala City to San Jose is to fly and Caltrain which costs $200 - $700 and takes 11 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guatemala City to San Jose is to fly which costs $270 - $1,400 and takes 11 h 52 min.

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The distance between Guatemala City and San Jose is 3992 km. The road distance is 5082.9 km.

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It takes approximately 11 h 52 min to get from Guatemala City to San Jose, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Guatemala City to San Jose. However, there are services departing from El Amante and arriving at San Jose, Ca via Tica Bus Guatemala, Tapachula, Matamoros and Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 14 h.

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What companies run services between Guatemala City, Guatemala and San Jose, CA, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Guatemala City to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guatemala City to San Jose via Reformita, Tica Bus Guatemala, Tica Bus Tapachula, Tapachula, Matamoros, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles, Ca in around 3 days 14 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Guatemala City to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 53 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Guatemala City to Oakland via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Guatemala City to Oakland via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via Miami
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Guatemala City to Monterey via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Guatemala City to Monterey via Miami, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose via Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,800
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,900
Flights from Guatemala City to Monterey via Houston, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Guatemala City to Monterey via Houston, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Flights from Guatemala City to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,900
Flights from Guatemala City to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Guatemala City to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
14 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,900
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Guatemala City to Monterey via San Salvador, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Guatemala City to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Guatemala City to Monterey via San Salvador, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via Panama City
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Guatemala City to Monterey via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Oakland via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Francisco via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Millbrae Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Deming Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Bus operators
Monterey Bus
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Jose International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to Tica Bus Tapachula
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Tapachula to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$75 - $110
Economy
$70 - $110
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Matamoros to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
38 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Matamoros to Deming
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Jose, Ca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
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