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

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Bus Autobuses FDN  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Quetzaltenango Zona 1

$19 - $67

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Bus Tica Bus  •  11 h 21 min

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

$38 - $54

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from San Salvador to Quetzaltenango 247 miles

$28 - $45

Fly, bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from San Salvador (SAL) to Guatemala City (GUA) SAL - GUA
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City Terminal Galgos Internacional to Quetzaltenango

$92 - $230

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No, there is no direct bus from San Salvador to Quetzaltenango. However, there are services departing from San Salvador and arriving at Quetzaltenango via Guatemala Zona 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

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The distance between San Salvador and Quetzaltenango is 282 km. The road distance is 395.2 km.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to Quetzaltenango without a car is to bus which takes 9 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h to get from San Salvador to Quetzaltenango, including transfers.

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

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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 Quetzaltenango bus services, operated by Autobuses del Norte S.A., arrive at Quetzaltenango station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Salvador to Quetzaltenango is 395 km. It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to drive from San Salvador to Quetzaltenango.

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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 58+ hotels available in Quetzaltenango. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Salvador to Quetzaltenango.
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  • Distance: 176 miles
  • Duration: 9 h

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

You can take a bus from San Salvador to Quetzaltenango via Guatemala City and Guatemala Zona 1 in around 9 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Salvador to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
50 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 to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $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
Bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Quetzaltenango
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
lineadorada.info
Autobuses del Norte S.A.
Phone
+502 2251 0050 / +502 2251 0079 / +502 2251 0610
Email
guate@adn.gt
Website
adn.gt
Bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Quetzaltenango
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Galgos Inter
Phone
2232-3661
Email
transgalgosinter@hotmail.com
Website
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Guatemala City Terminal Galgos Internacional to Quetzaltenango
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
Bus from Guatemala City Terminal Galgos Internacional to Quetzaltenango
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $45
Schedules at
transgalgosintergt.com
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
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ticabus.com

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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 .

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