There are 4 ways to get from San José to Antigua Guatemala by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Guatemala City (GUA) SJO - GUA

$68 - $163

3 alternative options

Bus via Guatemala City Holiday Inn  •  26 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from San José to San Salvador Terminal San Benito
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to Guatemala City Holiday Inn

$129 - $187

Bus  •  27 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San José to San Salvador Terminal San Benito
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to Antigua Guatemala

$114 - $145

Drive  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Drive from San José to Antigua Guatemala 724.5 miles

$110 - $160

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No, there is no direct bus from San José to Antigua Guatemala. However, there are services departing from San José and arriving at Antigua Guatemala via San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 40 min.

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The distance between San José and Antigua Guatemala is 887 km. The road distance is 1159.2 km.

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The best way to get from San José to Antigua Guatemala without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from San José to Antigua Guatemala, including transfers.

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San José to Antigua Guatemala bus services, operated by Tica Bus, depart from San José station.

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The best way to get from San José to Antigua Guatemala is to fly which takes 6 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 26 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 32 min.

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San José to Antigua Guatemala bus services, operated by Transporte del SOL, arrive at Antigua Guatemala station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San José to Antigua Guatemala is 1159 km. It takes approximately 17 h 5 min to drive from San José to Antigua Guatemala.

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Skytrans, Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from San Jose Airport to Guatemala City Airport.

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Map of how to get from San José to Antigua Guatemala.
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  • Distance: 554.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

What companies run services between San José, Costa Rica and Antigua Guatemala?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Copa Airlines and Skytrans fly from San José to Antigua Guatemala every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San José to Antigua Guatemala via San Salvador Terminal San Benito, San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente, and Guatemala City Holiday Inn in around 26 h 54 min.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City via Managua
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San José to San Salvador Terminal San Benito
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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Pullmantur
Phone
(502) 2495-7000, (504) 2232-0216 / 2232-0194 / 2232-0197
Email
informacion@pullmantur.com
Website
pullmantur.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to Guatemala City Holiday Inn
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
pullmantur.com
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to Antigua Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com

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There are 460+ hotels available in Antigua Guatemala. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San José to San Jose Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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