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

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Fly  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Guatemala City (GUA) PTY - GUA

$162 - $390

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Bus #2  •  46h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to San José
  2. Take the bus from San José to Managua
  3. Take the bus from Managua to Guatemala City

$139 - $152

4 alternative options

Bus via Tegucigalpa  •  45h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Panama Terminal Tica Bus to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
  2. Take the bus from San José to Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda
  3. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Marriott Hotel to Guatemala City Holiday Inn

$175 - $190

Bus  •  45h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Panama Terminal Tica Bus to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL
  3. Take the bus from Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL to Guatemala City Crowne Plaza

$161 - $174

Bus #3  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Panama Terminal Tica Bus to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
  2. Take the bus from San José Terminal Tica Bus to Managua
  3. Take the bus from Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL to Guatemala City Crowne Plaza

$154 - $180

Drive  •  27h 47m

  1. Drive from Panama City to Guatemala City 1877.8 km

$130 - $200

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Guatemala due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Guatemala

Domestic travel is restricted within Guatemala due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Guatemala

International flights leaving Panama are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Panama

Last updated: May 5 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Panama City to Guatemala City is to bus which costs $130 - $160 and takes 46h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Panama City to Guatemala City is to fly which costs $160 - $390 and takes 6h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Panama City to Guatemala City. However, there are services departing from Panama Terminal Tica Bus and arriving at Guatemala City Crowne Plaza via San Jose Terminal 7-10 and Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 58m.

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The distance between Panama City and Guatemala City is 1351 km. The road distance is 1877.8 km.

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The best way to get from Panama City to Guatemala City without a car is to bus via Tegucigalpa which takes 45h 2m and costs $170 - $190.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Panama City to Guatemala City, including transfers.

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Panama City to Guatemala City bus services, operated by Tica Bus, depart from Panama Terminal Tica Bus station.

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The best way to get from Panama City to Guatemala City is to fly which takes 6h 3m and costs $160 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus via Tegucigalpa, which costs $170 - $190 and takes 45h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Panama City Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Panama City to Guatemala City bus services, operated by Transporte del SOL, arrive at Guatemala City Crowne Plaza station.

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Map of how to get from Panama City to Guatemala City.
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  • Distance: 1350.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 3m

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

Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Panama City to Guatemala City twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Panama City to Guatemala City via Albrook, Panama Terminal Tica Bus, San Jose Terminal Tica Bus, San José, Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda, and Tegucigalpa Marriott Hotel in around 45h 2m.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Panama City to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Panama City to Guatemala City via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Panama City to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Panama City to Guatemala City via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Panama Terminal Tica Bus to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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ticabus.com
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Bus from San José Terminal Tica Bus to Managua
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com
Pullmantur
Phone
(502) 2495-7000, (504) 2232-0216 / 2232-0194 / 2232-0197
Email
informacion@pullmantur.com
Website
pullmantur.com
Bus from Tegucigalpa Marriott Hotel to Guatemala City Holiday Inn
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
pullmantur.com
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Bus from Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL to Guatemala City Crowne Plaza
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from San José to Managua
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni

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Guatemala City is 1h behind Panama City. It is currently 12:28 AM in Panama City and 11:28 PM in Guatemala City.

Yes, the driving distance between Panama City to Guatemala City is 1878 km. It takes approximately 27h 47m to drive from Panama City to Guatemala City.

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

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There are 285+ hotels available in Guatemala City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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