There are 5 ways to get from Quetzaltenango to Costa Rica by shuttle, plane, bus or car

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Shuttle, fly  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Quetzaltenango to Antigua Guatemala
  2. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to San Jose (SJO) GUA - SJO

$90 - $185

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Bus  •  26 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$141 - $164

Shuttle, bus  •  30 h 29 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Quetzaltenango to Antigua Guatemala
  2. Take the bus from Antigua Guatemala to Tegucigalpa
  3. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda to San José

$145 - $205

Bus via Don Bosco  •  32 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Quetzaltenango to Guatemala Zona 1
  2. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10

$97 - $105

Drive  •  18 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Quetzaltenango to San José 817.5 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Quetzaltenango to Costa Rica is to bus which costs $95 - $105 and takes 32 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quetzaltenango to Costa Rica is to shuttle and fly which costs $90 - $190 and takes 8 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quetzaltenango to Costa Rica. However, there are services departing from Quetzaltenango and arriving at San José Terminal 7-10 via Don Bosco, Tica Bus Guatemala and San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 3 min.

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The distance between Quetzaltenango and Costa Rica is 954 km. The road distance is 1308 km.

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The best way to get from Quetzaltenango to Costa Rica without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 30 h 29 min and costs $140 - $210.

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It takes approximately 8 h 52 min to get from Quetzaltenango to Costa Rica, including transfers.

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Quetzaltenango to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Transportes Marquensita, depart from Quetzaltenango station.

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The quickest flight from Guatemala City Airport to San Jose Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 39 min.

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Quetzaltenango to Costa Rica bus services, operated by Transporte del SOL, arrive at San José Terminal 7-10 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quetzaltenango to Costa Rica is 1308 km. It takes approximately 18 h 57 min to drive from Quetzaltenango to Costa Rica.

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  • Distance: 596.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 52 min

What companies run services between Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Quetzaltenango to San José via Retalhuleu, San Salvador, and San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente in around 26 h 56 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Guatemala City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Bus operators
Atitrans Tours & Travel
Phone
+502 78323371
Website
atitrans.net
Shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Antigua Guatemala
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
atitrans.net
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Transportes Marquensita
Phone
+502 5795 3019
Bus from Quetzaltenango to Guatemala Zona 1
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com

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