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There are 6 ways to get from Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala by bus, plane, shuttle or car

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

Recommended option

Bus, fly  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Cancún International Airport T2
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Guatemala City (GUA) CUN - GUA

$127 - $424

Cheapest option

Bus via Santa Elena  •  26h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to Belize City
  2. Take the bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the bus from Santa Elena to Guatemala Zona 1

$57 - $99

4 alternative options

Bus  •  23h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
  2. Take the bus from Tulúm to Belize City
  3. Take the bus from Belize City to Guatemala Centra Norte

$92 - $158

Bus, shuttle  •  27h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Chetumal to Flores
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Flores to Cobán
  4. Take the bus from Cobán to Antigua Guatemala

$115 - $299

Bus #2  •  29h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to San Cristóbal de las Casas OCC/GL Playa del Carmen / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Antigua Guatemala

$122 - $218

Drive  •  17h 22m

  1. Drive from Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala 684.7 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala is to bus which costs $1100 - $1900 and takes 26h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala is to bus and fly which costs $2400 - $8500 and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala. However, there are services departing from Playa del Carmen Alterna and arriving at Antigua Guatemala via Belize City, Santa Elena, Plaza Barrios and Guatemala El Trebol Zona 7. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 20m.

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The distance between Playa del Carmen and Antigua Guatemala is 778 km. The road distance is 1095.5 km.

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The best way to get from Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala without a car is to bus which takes 23h 36m and costs $1700 - $3100.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m to get from Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala, including transfers.

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Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala bus services, operated by ADO, depart from Playa del Carmen Alterna station.

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The quickest flight from Cancun Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala bus services, operated by Autobuses FDN, arrive at Guatemala Zona 1 station.

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Antigua Guatemala is 1h behind Playa del Carmen. It is currently 10:17 AM in Playa del Carmen and 9:17 AM in Antigua Guatemala.

Map of how to get from Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala.
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  • Distance: 486.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Antigua Guatemala?

You can take a bus from Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala via Tulúm, Belize City, and Guatemala Centra Norte in around 23h 36m.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cancun to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Bus operators
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Cancún International Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to Tulum Terminal ADO
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $23
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$16 - $23
Economy
$5 - $8
Bus from Tulúm to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$27 - $40
Economy
$18 - $26
Bus from Playa del Carmen Alterna to Belize City
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$30 - $45
Economy
$20 - $30
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Alterna to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$50 - $70
Economy
$40 - $60
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Belize City to Guatemala Centra Norte
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Belize City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
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facebook.com
Bus from Santa Elena to Guatemala Zona 1
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Autobuses Mayab
Phone
55/5133-2424 or 01800/702–8000
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Playa del Carmen Terminal Turística to Chetumal ADO Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
San Juan Travel
Phone
+502 7926 0042 / 79248018 / 55542218 / 55541719
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Chetumal to Flores
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Guatemala Transportation
Phone
+5027762-2496
Website
guatemalatransportation.com
Shuttle from Flores to Cobán
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
guatemalatransportation.com
Book at
guatemalatransportation.com
Turansa
Website
turansa.com
Bus from Cobán to Antigua Guatemala
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Schedules at
turansa.com
Transport Guatemala
Website
transportguatemala.com
Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Antigua Guatemala
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
transportguatemala.com
Book at
transportguatemala.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala is 1096 km. It takes approximately 17h 22m to drive from Playa del Carmen to Antigua Guatemala.

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Volaris and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Cancun Airport to Guatemala City Airport.

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There are 458+ hotels available in Antigua Guatemala. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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