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There are 4 ways to get from Panama City to Guatemala City by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 49 min

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

$176 - $676

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Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to San José Panama-San Jose
  2. Take the bus from San José to Guatemala City Tica Bus Calzada Raul Aguilar Batres

$131 - $171

2 alternative options

Bus via San Salvador Terminal San Benito  •  41 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Panama Albrook to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
  2. Take the bus from San José to San Salvador Terminal San Benito
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to Guatemala City Holiday Inn

$139 - $248

Drive  •  27 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Panama City to Guatemala City 1184.9 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Panama City to Guatemala City is to bus which costs $130 - $180 and takes 2 days 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Panama City to Guatemala City is to fly which costs $170 - $700 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Panama City to Guatemala City. However, there are services departing from Panama Albrook and arriving at Guatemala City Holiday Inn via San José and San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 16 min.

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The distance between Panama City and Guatemala City is 1351 km. The road distance is 1895.9 km.

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The best way to get from Panama City to Guatemala City without a car is to bus which takes 41 h 16 min and costs $130 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min 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 Albrook station.

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The best way to get from Panama City to Guatemala City is to fly which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $170 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $250 and takes 41 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Panama City Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Panama City to Guatemala City bus services, operated by Pullmantur, arrive at Guatemala City Holiday Inn station.

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Map of how to get from Panama City to Guatemala City.
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  • Distance: 844.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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 every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Panama City to Guatemala City via San Jose Terminal Tica Bus, San José, San Salvador Terminal San Benito, and San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente in around 41 h 16 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Panama City to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Panama City to Guatemala City via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Panama City to Guatemala City via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Flights from Panama City to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Panama Albrook to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com
Bus from San José to San Salvador Terminal San Benito
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com
Bus from San José to Guatemala City Tica Bus Calzada Raul Aguilar Batres
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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 San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to Guatemala City Holiday Inn
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
pullmantur.com

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Guatemala City is 1 h behind Panama City. It is currently 10:53 AM in Panama City and 9:53 AM in Guatemala City.

Yes, the driving distance between Panama City to Guatemala City is 1896 km. It takes approximately 27 h 53 min to drive from Panama City to Guatemala City.

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

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There are 220+ hotels available in Guatemala City. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Panama City to Panama City Airport is to shuttle which takes 50 min and costs $75.

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