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There are 5 ways to get from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from San Jose  •  11 h 13 min

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

$254 - $1,116

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Caltrain to San Francisco, fly  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Guatemala City (GUA) SFO - GUA

$244 - $978

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Bus TAP  •  3 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Anaheim, CA
  2. Take the bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
  3. Take the bus from Tijuana to Mexico
  4. Take the bus from México Central Norte to San Cristóbal de las Casas
  5. Take the bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Antigua Guatemala

$246 - $482

Bus via Reynosa  •  3 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to Reynosa
  3. Take the bus from Reynosa to México Norte
  4. Take the bus from México Central Norte to San Cristóbal de las Casas
  5. Take the bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Antigua Guatemala

$337 - $625

Drive  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Drive from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala 3145 miles

$360 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala is to bus which costs $240 - $490 and takes 3 days 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala is to fly which costs $250 - $1,200 and takes 11 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala. However, there are services departing from San Jose, CA and arriving at Antigua Guatemala via Anaheim, Ca, Tijuana, México Central Norte and San Cristóbal de las Casas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 7 h.

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The distance between San Jose and Antigua Guatemala is 2489 miles. The road distance is 3145 miles.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 7 h and costs $240 - $490.

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It takes approximately 11 h 13 min to get from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala, including transfers.

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San Jose to Antigua Guatemala bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from San Jose, CA station.

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The best way to get from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala is to fly which takes 11 h 13 min and costs $250 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $490 and takes 3 days 7 h.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Guatemala City Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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San Jose to Antigua Guatemala bus services, operated by Transport Guatemala, arrive at Antigua Guatemala station.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala.
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  • Distance: 2488.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 13 min

What companies run services between San Jose, CA, USA and Antigua Guatemala?

United Airlines, Aeroméxico and five other airlines fly from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala via Anaheim, CA, Anaheim, Ca, Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx, Tijuana, Mexico, México Central Norte, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and San Cristóbal de las Casas in around 3 days 7 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City via Las Vegas, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Phoenix, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Miami
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12 h 17 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Guatemala City via Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Anaheim, Ca to Tijuana Central Bus Term, Mx
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to San Cristóbal de las Casas
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $65
Economy
$35 - $55
Transport Guatemala
Website
transportguatemala.com
Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Antigua Guatemala
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
transportguatemala.com
Book at
transportguatemala.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Reynosa
Ave. Duration
41 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Reynosa to México Norte
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$65 - $95
Full Fare
$85 - $120

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More Questions & Answers

Antigua Guatemala is 2 h ahead of San Jose. It is currently 11:03 PM in San Jose and 12:03 AM in Antigua Guatemala.

Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Antigua Guatemala is 3145 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 6 h to drive from San Jose to Antigua Guatemala.

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Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Guatemala City Airport.

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There are 462+ hotels available in Antigua Guatemala. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Jose to San Jose Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 7 min and costs $2 - $5.

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