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There are 6 ways to get from Quetzaltenango to Tikal by bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus Linea Dorada, Public Microbus  •  16h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Xela to Guatemala City
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$41 - $70

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Bus, Public Microbus via Guatemala City  •  17h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Quetzaltenango to Guatemala Zona 1
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$35 - $40

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Bus, Public Microbus via Don Bosco  •  18h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Quetzaltenango to Guatemala Zona 1
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena
  3. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$41 - $46

Drive  •  12h 52m

  1. Drive from Quetzaltenango to Tikal 470.5 miles

$50 - $80

Shuttle, fly  •  9h 47m

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

$167 - $392

Shuttle, Public Microbus  •  18h 52m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Quetzaltenango to Panajachel
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Panajachel to Flores
  3. Take the Public Microbus from Santa Elena to Tikal

$82

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The cheapest way to get from Quetzaltenango to Tikal is to bus and Public Microbus which costs $35 - $40 and takes 17h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Quetzaltenango to Tikal is to shuttle and fly which costs $160 - $400 and takes 9h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quetzaltenango to Tikal. However, there are services departing from Xela and arriving at Tikal via Guatemala City and Santa Elena. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 31m.

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The distance between Quetzaltenango and Tikal is 334 km. The road distance is 752.8 km.

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The best way to get from Quetzaltenango to Tikal without a car is to bus and Public Microbus which takes 16h 31m and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 16h 31m to get from Quetzaltenango to Tikal, including transfers.

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

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

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Quetzaltenango to Tikal bus services, operated by , arrive at Tikal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quetzaltenango to Tikal is 753 km. It takes approximately 12h 52m to drive from Quetzaltenango to Tikal.

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  • Distance: 208.7 miles
  • Duration: 16h 31m

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

You can take a bus from Quetzaltenango to Tikal via Guatemala City, Flores - Santa Elena, Santa Elena, and Tikal in around 16h 31m.

Airlines
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Guatemala City to Flores
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Guatemala City to Flores
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Bus operators
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
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Bus from Guatemala City to Flores - Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Linea Dorada
Public Microbus
Bus from Santa Elena to Tikal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
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
4h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportes Marquensita
Phone
+502 5795 3019
Bus from Quetzaltenango to Guatemala Zona 1
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Atitrans Tours & Travel
Phone
+502 78323371
Website
atitrans.net
Shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Antigua Guatemala
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
atitrans.net
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Shuttle from Quetzaltenango to Panajachel
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Shuttle from Panajachel to Flores
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$56
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and TAG Airlines offer flights from Guatemala City Airport to Flores Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Tikal. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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