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There are 5 ways to get from San Salvador to Guatemala City by plane, bus, car or shuttle

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Fly  •  2 h

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

$84 - $185

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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

3 alternative options

Bus Pullmantur  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to Santa Ana 201
  2. Take the bus from Santa Ana to Guatemala City Holiday Inn

$29

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from San Salvador to Guatemala City 151.8 miles

$17 - $26

Shuttle  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from La Libertad to Guatemala City

$42

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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.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City. However, there are services departing from San Salvador and arriving at Guatemala City Holiday Inn via Santa Ana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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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 5 h 45 min and costs $30.

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

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San Salvador to Guatemala City bus services, operated by , 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 and costs $80 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from San Salvador Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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San Salvador to Guatemala City bus services, operated by Pullmantur, arrive at Guatemala City Holiday Inn 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

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

TAG Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Skytrans fly from San Salvador to Guatemala City 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City via Santa Ana in around 5 h 45 min.

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
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $240
Bus operators
bus
Bus from San Salvador to Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Salvador Tica Bus San Carlos to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com
Guatemala Transportation
Phone
+5027762-2496
Website
guatemalatransportation.com
Shuttle from La Libertad to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
guatemalatransportation.com
Book at
guatemalatransportation.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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TAG Airlines, 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 222+ 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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