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

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Bus, shuttle  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Flores
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Flores to Tikal

$141 - $165

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Bus Autobuses FDN, Public Microbus  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena Especial Guatemala City / ...
  2. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal Flores

$27 - $31

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Bus Linea Dorada, Public Microbus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena
  2. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal Flores

$31 - $59

Drive  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Guatemala City to Tikal 345 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Flores  •  5 h 17 min

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

$132 - $357

Fly to Belmopan, drive  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to Belmopan (BCV) GUA - BCV
  2. Drive from Belmopan to Tikal

$421 - $966

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The cheapest way to get from Guatemala City to Tikal is to bus and Public Microbus which costs $27 - $32 and takes 13 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guatemala City to Tikal is to fly which costs $130 - $360 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Guatemala City to Tikal. However, there are services departing from Guatemala City and arriving at Tikal via Santa Elena. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 31 min.

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The distance between Guatemala City and Tikal is 302 km. The road distance is 551.9 km.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Tikal without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 11 h 26 min and costs $140 - $170.

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It takes approximately 11 h 26 min to get from Guatemala City to Tikal, including transfers.

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Guatemala City to Tikal bus services, operated by Linea Dorada, depart from Guatemala City station.

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Tikal is to bus and Public Microbus which takes 11 h 31 min and costs $30 - $60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $360 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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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 Tikal bus services, operated by , arrive at Tikal station.

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Map of how to get from Guatemala City to Tikal.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 26 min

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

You can take a bus from Guatemala City to Tikal via Flores - Santa Elena, Santa Elena, and Tikal in around 11 h 31 min. Alternatively, TAG Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Guatemala City to Tikal every 4 hours.

Airlines
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Guatemala City to Flores
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Flores
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Guatemala City to Belmopan via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Flights from Guatemala City to Belmopan via Flores, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
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
Turansa
Website
turansa.com
Bus from Guatemala City to Flores
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
turansa.com
Gray Line
Phone
+ 1-800-472-9546
Website
grayline.com
Shuttle from Flores to Tikal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
grayline.com
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 - $55
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Public Microbus
Bus from Santa Elena to Tikal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
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
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
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Yes, the driving distance between Guatemala City to Tikal is 552 km. It takes approximately 9 h 47 min to drive from Guatemala City to Tikal.

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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 three+ hotels available in Tikal. Prices start at $100 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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