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There are 7 ways to get from Managua to Zacapa by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San Salvador
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador to Santa Ana
  3. Drive from Metapan to Zacapa

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Bus via Guatemala City

  1. Take the bus from Managua to Guatemala Zona 1
  2. Take the bus from Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte to Zacapa

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Managua to Guatemala City
  2. Take the bus from Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte to Zacapa

Drive

  1. Drive from Managua to Zacapa

Fly to San Salvador, bus

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Salvador (SAL)
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador Terminal de Buses de Occidente to El Poy
  3. Take the bus from Esquipulas to Zacapa

Fly to Guatemala City, bus

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to Guatemala City (GUA)
  2. Take the bus from Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte to Zacapa

Fly to San Pedro Sula, bus, drive

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to San Pedro Sula (SAP)
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro Sula Airport to Copán Ruinas
  3. Drive from Copán Ruinas to Zacapa

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Managua to Zacapa is to bus via Guatemala City which costs $75 - $110 and takes 17h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Managua to Zacapa is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 10h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Managua to Zacapa. However, there are services departing from Managua and arriving at Zacapa via Guatemala Zona 1 and Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 6m.

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The distance between Managua and Zacapa is 475 km. The road distance is 693.8 km.

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The best way to get from Managua to Zacapa without a car is to bus via Guatemala City which takes 17h 6m and costs $75 - $110.

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It takes approximately 13h 40m to get from Managua to Zacapa, including transfers.

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Managua to Zacapa bus services, operated by Cristóbal Colón Autobuses (Línea Dorada y Trans Galgos Inter), depart from Managua station.

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The quickest flight from Managua Airport to San Salvador Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Managua to Zacapa bus services, operated by Perla de Oriente, arrive at Zacapa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Managua to Zacapa is 694 km. It takes approximately 10h 4m to drive from Managua to Zacapa.

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Map of how to get from Managua to Zacapa.
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  • Distance: 474.7 km
  • Duration: 13h 40m

What companies run services between Managua, Nicaragua and Zacapa, Guatemala?

You can take a bus from Managua to Zacapa via Guatemala Zona 1, Guatemala Zona 1, and Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte in around 17h 6m.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Managua to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Managua to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,300
Flights from Managua to Guatemala City via San Salvador, Comayagua
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,300
Flights from Managua to San Pedro Sula via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,500
Avianca El Salvador
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Managua to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to Guatemala City via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Managua to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,300
Volaris El Salvador
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Managua to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,300
Bus operators
Cristóbal Colón Autobuses (Línea Dorada y Trans Galgos Inter)
Phone
WhatsApp: Guatemala +502 5516 4029 El Salvador +503 6061 2258 Honduras +504 9919-5375
Website
cristobalcolon.com.gt
Bus from Managua to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
cristobalcolon.com.gt
Bus from Managua to Guatemala Zona 1
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
cristobalcolon.com.gt
Perla de Oriente
Bus from Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte to Zacapa
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Rutas Orientales
Phone
+504 9994-1683
Email
informacion@rutasorientales.com
Website
rutasorientales.com
Bus from Guatemala City - Centra Norte to Zacapa
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
rutasorientales.com
Bus from Esquipulas to Zacapa
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
rutasorientales.com
El Salvador Local Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from San Salvador Terminal de Buses de Occidente to El Poy
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
horariodebuses.com

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Avianca El Salvador offers flights from Managua Airport to San Salvador Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Zacapa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Managua to Managua Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $1 - $50.

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