There are 4 ways to get from San Salvador to Guatemala City by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Fly from San Salvador (SAL) to Guatemala City (GUA) SAL - GUA

$84 - $185

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Bus Autobuses FDN  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City

$12 - $22

2 alternative options

Bus Tica Bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Tica Bus Guatemala Tica Bus San Carlos

$20 - $27

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from San Salvador to Guatemala City 151.8 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from San Salvador to Guatemala City is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Salvador to Guatemala City is to fly which costs $80 - $190 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Salvador and arriving at Guatemala City. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between San Salvador and Guatemala City is 178 km. The road distance is 242.9 km.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to Guatemala City without a car is to bus which takes 4 h and costs $12 - $22.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from San Salvador to Guatemala City, including transfers.

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San Salvador to Guatemala City bus services, operated by Autobuses FDN, depart from San Salvador station.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to Guatemala City is to fly which takes 2 h 5 min and costs $80 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $22 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest flight from San Salvador Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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San Salvador to Guatemala City bus services, operated by Autobuses FDN, arrive at Guatemala City station.

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Map of how to get from San Salvador to Guatemala City.
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  • Distance: 111.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

What companies run services between San Salvador, El Salvador and Guatemala City, Guatemala?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Skytrans fly from San Salvador to Guatemala City 4 times a day. Alternatively, Autobuses FDN operates a bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $22 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $240
Bus operators
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 79477070, +502 22513817, Whatsapp: +502 47397438
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Salvador to Guatemala City is 243 km. It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to drive from San Salvador to Guatemala City.

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Skytrans and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from San Salvador Airport to Guatemala City Airport.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Guatemala City. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to San Salvador Airport is to drive which takes 41 min and costs $2 - $4.

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