There are 3 ways to get from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Quetzaltenango to Guatemala Zona 1 Xela
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Malacatán Maya Del Sol

$21

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Taxi  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán 62.7 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán 62.7 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán is to taxi which costs $70 - $90 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán. However, there are services departing from Quetzaltenango and arriving at Malacatán via Guatemala City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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The distance between Quetzaltenango and Malacatán is 58 km. The road distance is 100.3 km.

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The best way to get from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs $21.

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It takes approximately 10 h 30 min to get from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán, including transfers.

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Quetzaltenango to Malacatán bus services, operated by Autobuses del Norte S.A., depart from Quetzaltenango station.

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Quetzaltenango to Malacatán bus services, operated by Autobuses Maya de Oro S.A., arrive at Malacatán station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quetzaltenango to Malacatán is 100 km. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Malacatán. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán.
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  • Distance: 36.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 30 min

What companies run services between Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and Malacatán, Guatemala?

You can take a bus from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán via Guatemala Zona 1 and Guatemala City in around 10 h 30 min.

Bus operators
Autobuses del Norte S.A.
Phone
+502 2251 0050 / +502 2251 0079 / +502 2251 0610
Email
guate@adn.gt
Website
adn.gt
Bus from Quetzaltenango to Guatemala Zona 1
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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Autobuses Maya de Oro S.A.
Phone
+502 2471 0952
Website
autobusesmayadeoro.com.gt
Bus from Guatemala City to Malacatán
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
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Taxi from Quetzaltenango to Malacatán
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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