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There are 7 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panajachel by plane, shuttle, taxi, bus or car

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Fly to Guatemala City, Private Shuttle

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

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Fly to Quetzaltenango, taxi

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Quetzaltenango (AAZ)
  2. Take a taxi from Quetzaltenango to Panajachel

5 alternative options

Fly to San Salvador, shuttle, Private Shuttle

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to San Salvador (SAL)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from La Libertad to Antigua Guatemala
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Antigua Guatemala to Panajachel

Fly to Retalhuleu, taxi

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Retalhuleu (RER)
  2. Take a taxi from Retalhuleu to Panajachel

Bus, taxi

  1. Take the bus from San José to Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda
  2. Take the bus from Tegucigalpa to Guatemala City
  3. Take a taxi from Guatemala City to Panajachel

Bus, Private Shuttle

  1. Take the bus from Costa Rica to Guatemala
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Antigua Guatemala to Panajachel

Drive

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panajachel

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panajachel is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panajachel is to fly and taxi which costs $110 - $460 and takes 5h 10m.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Panajachel is 921 km. The road distance is 1233.7 km.

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The best way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panajachel without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 23h 59m and costs $200 - $330.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panajachel, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panajachel is 1234 km. It takes approximately 18h 17m to drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panajachel.

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

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There are 98+ hotels available in Panajachel. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panajachel.
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  • Distance: 920.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica and Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala?

There is no direct connection from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panajachel. However, you can fly to Guatemala City, take the walk to Fuerza Aerea, take the bus to Plaza Argentina, take the walk to Guatemala, take the bus to Antigua Guatemala, take the walk to Antigua Guatemala, then take the Private Shuttle to Panajachel. Alternatively, you can fly to Quetzaltenango then take the taxi to Panajachel.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from San Jose to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from San Jose to Quetzaltenango via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from San Jose to Retalhuleu via Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Volaris Costa Rica
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Flights from San Jose to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Bus operators
Turansa
Website
turansa.com
Shuttle from Antigua Guatemala to Panajachel
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $150
Schedules at
turansa.com
Travel To Guatemala Shuttle
Phone
+502 7832 0805
Email
aviajarguatemala@gmail.com
Website
aviajarguatemala.webnode.es
Shuttle from La Libertad to Antigua Guatemala
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Nica
Phone
+505 8286 3176
Email
info@transnica.com
Website
transnica.com
Bus from San José to Tegucigalpa Hotel Alameda
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
transnica.com
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from Costa Rica to Guatemala
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Private
$73
Other operators
Taxi from Quetzaltenango to Panajachel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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