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There are 3 ways to get from Guatemala City to Santa Elena by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to Flores (FRS) GUA - FRS

$95 - $320

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Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena Especial Guatemala City / ...

$23 - $60

1 alternative option

Drive  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Guatemala City to Santa Elena 315.1 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Guatemala City to Santa Elena is to bus which costs $23 - $60 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Guatemala City to Santa Elena is to fly which costs $95 - $320 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Guatemala City and arriving at Flores - Santa Elena. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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The distance between Guatemala City and Santa Elena is 262 km. The road distance is 504.2 km.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Santa Elena without a car is to bus which takes 10 h and costs $23 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Guatemala City to Santa Elena, including transfers.

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Guatemala City to Santa Elena bus services, operated by Autobuses FDN, depart from Guatemala City station.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Santa Elena is to fly which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $95 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $60 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest flight from Guatemala City Airport to Flores Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Guatemala City to Santa Elena bus services, operated by Autobuses FDN, arrive at Flores - Santa Elena station.

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Map of how to get from Guatemala City to Santa Elena.
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  • Distance: 163.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

What companies run services between Guatemala City, Guatemala and Santa Elena, Petén, Guatemala?

TAG Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Guatemala City to Santa Elena every 4 hours. Alternatively, Autobuses FDN operates a bus from Guatemala City to Santa Elena every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $28 and the journey takes 10 h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Guatemala City to Flores
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Flores
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Bus operators
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Linea Dorada
Phone
+502 2415-8900 / 8901 / 8902 / 8911
Website
lineadorada.com.gt
Bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $60
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Autobuses del Norte S.A.
Phone
+502 2251 0050 / +502 2251 0079 / +502 2251 0610
Email
guate@adn.gt
Website
adn.gt
Bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
facebook.com
Turansa
Website
turansa.com
Bus from Guatemala City to Flores
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
turansa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Guatemala City to Santa Elena is 504 km. It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to drive from Guatemala City to Santa Elena.

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

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There are 79+ hotels available in Santa Elena. Prices start at $14 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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