There are 5 ways to get from Placencia Airport (PLJ) to Guatemala City by plane, car, bus or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Placencia  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Placencia (PLJ) to Guatemala City (GUA) PLJ - GUA

$31 - $216

4 alternative options

Drive to Puerto Barrios, fly  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Placencia Airport (PLJ) to Puerto Barrios
  2. Fly from Puerto Barrios (PBR) to Guatemala City (GUA) PBR - GUA

$102 - $328

Bus, drive  •  16 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Independence to Punta Gorda
  2. Drive from Punta Gorda to Río Dulce
  3. Take the bus from Río Dulce to Guatemala City

$52 - $85

Bus, ferry, Ferry Fronteras Rio Dulce  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Independence to Punta Gorda
  2. Take the ferry from Punta Gorda Municipal Pier to Livingston
  3. Take the Ferry Fronteras Rio Dulce from Livingston to Rio Dulce
  4. Take the bus from Río Dulce to Ciudad Guatemala Calle 15

$34 - $72

Drive  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Placencia Airport (PLJ) to Guatemala City 438.6 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between Placencia Airport (PLJ) and Guatemala City is 312 km. The road distance is 701.8 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Placencia Airport (PLJ) to Guatemala City, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Placencia Airport to Guatemala City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Placencia Airport (PLJ) to Guatemala City is 702 km. It takes approximately 11 h 19 min to drive from Placencia Airport (PLJ) to Guatemala City.

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TAG Airlines, Tropic Air and Maya Island Air offer flights from Placencia Airport to Guatemala City Airport.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Guatemala City. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Placencia Airport (PLJ) to Guatemala City.
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  • Distance: 195.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between Placencia Airport (PLJ), Belize and Guatemala City, Guatemala?

Maya Island Air, Tropic Air and TAG Airlines fly from Placencia Airport (PLJ) to Guatemala City hourly.

Airlines
Maya Island Air
Website
mayaislandair.com
Flights from Placencia to Guatemala City via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Flights from Placencia to Guatemala City via Dangriga, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Flights from Placencia to Guatemala City via Punta Gorda, Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Placencia to Guatemala City via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Placencia to Guatemala City via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Flores
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Puerto Barrios to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Tropic Air
Website
tropicair.com
Flights from Placencia to Guatemala City via Belize City Goldson Intl Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Puerto Barrios to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Bus operators
James Bus Company
Website
d02044893.brinkster.net
Bus from Independence to Punta Gorda
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
d02044893.brinkster.net
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Río Dulce to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Río Dulce to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Litegua
Phone
+502 2326-9595
Website
litegua.com
Bus from Río Dulce to Ciudad Guatemala Calle 15
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $13
Schedules at
liteguaexpress.com
Especial
$4
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Punta Gorda Municipal Pier to Livingston
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
guidetobelize.info
Memo's Boat Service
Phone
+501 651-4780
Ferry from Punta Gorda Municipal Pier to Livingston
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
guidetobelize.info
Requena's Charter Service & Watertaxi
Phone
(501) 722-2070
Email
watertaxi@btl.net
Ferry from Punta Gorda Municipal Pier to Livingston
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
puntagordabelize.com
Ferry Fronteras Rio Dulce
Ferry from Livingston to Rio Dulce
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8

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