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

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Bus Turansa  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Flores
  2. Take the bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal Santa Elena

$72 - $96

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Bus Autobuses FDN  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena Especial Guatemala City / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal Santa Elena

$29 - $65

3 alternative options

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 31 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 which costs $29 - $65 and takes 13 h 26 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 Parque Nacional Tikal via Santa Elena - Mercado. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 19 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 which takes 12 h 19 min and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 12 h 19 min to get from Guatemala City to Tikal, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Guatemala City to Tikal is to bus which takes 12 h 19 min and costs $70 - $100. 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 Horario De Buses, arrive at Parque Nacional Tikal station.

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Map of how to get from Guatemala City to Tikal.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 19 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 - Mercado, and Parque Nacional Tikal in around 12 h 19 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
4 h 10 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
Horario De Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Santa Elena - Mercado to Parque Nacional Tikal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
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
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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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