There are 7 ways to get from Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua by bus, shuttle, car or plane

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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Bus Tica Bus  •  18 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Managua Tica Bus Tourist San Salvador / ...

$120 - $167

Cheapest option

Bus Transporte del SOL  •  25 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Xela to Guatemala City
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City Crowne Plaza to Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL

$81

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Bus Platinum Centro America  •  21 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Xela to Guatemala City
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Sébaco
  3. Take the bus from Sébaco to Managua

$107 - $165

Shuttle, bus  •  24 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 Managua

$120 - $165

Drive  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Quetzaltenango to Managua 553.8 miles

$75 - $110

Shuttle to Guatemala City, fly  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Quetzaltenango to Antigua Guatemala
  2. Fly from Guatemala City (GUA) to Managua (MGA) GUA - MGA

$132 - $282

Shuttle, shuttle to San Salvador, fly  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Quetzaltenango to Antigua Guatemala
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Antigua Guatemala to La Libertad
  3. Fly from San Salvador (SAL) to Managua (MGA) SAL - MGA

$149 - $446

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The cheapest way to get from Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua is to bus which costs $81 and takes 25 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua is to shuttle and fly which costs $130 - $290 and takes 8 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua. However, there are services departing from Xela and arriving at Managua Mercado Huembes via Guatemala City Crowne Plaza, Managua and Masaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 57 min.

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The distance between Quetzaltenango and Nicaragua is 769 km. The road distance is 886 km.

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The best way to get from Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 24 min and costs $100 - $170.

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It takes approximately 18 h 3 min to get from Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua, including transfers.

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Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua bus services, operated by Autobuses FDN, depart from Xela station.

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The quickest flight from Guatemala City Airport to Managua Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua bus services, operated by Transporte del SOL, arrive at Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua is 886 km. It takes approximately 12 h 35 min to drive from Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua.

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Map of how to get from Quetzaltenango to Nicaragua.
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  • Distance: 480.5 miles
  • Duration: 18 h 3 min

What companies run services between Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and Nicaragua?

You can take a bus from Quetzaltenango to Managua via Retalhuleu, San Salvador, San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos, and Managua Tica Bus in around 18 h 3 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Managua via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Salvador to Managua
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $700
TACA
Website
taca.alternativeairlines.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Managua
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from San Salvador to Managua
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Managua
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from San Salvador to Managua
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $700
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Managua
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Managua Tica Bus
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Xela to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
COTRAN R.L.
Phone
+505 2263 0288
Bus from Sébaco to Managua
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
facebook.com
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 Guatemala City Crowne Plaza to Managua Terminal Transporte del SOL
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Travel To Guatemala Shuttle
Phone
(502) 78329207, (502) 41458492, whatsapp: 00(502)30057775
Email
aviajarguatemala@gmail.com
Shuttle from Antigua Guatemala to La Libertad
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
traveltogt.com

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