There are 5 ways to get from Tapachula to Panajachel by bus, car or shuttle

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Bus Tica Bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala Tapachula
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Panajachel

$52 - $71

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Private Transfer  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Tapachula to Panajachel Tapachula

$35

3 alternative options

Bus Trans Galgos Inter  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula, Mexico to Guatemala City Terminal Transgalgos Internacional
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala City to Panajachel

$53 - $194

Bus Marvelus Bus & Shuttle  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Tapachula to Guatemala City
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Panajachel Zona 1 / ...

$42

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Tapachula to Panajachel 135.3 miles

$15 - $23

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No, there is no direct bus from Tapachula to Panajachel. However, there are services departing from Tica Bus Tapachula and arriving at Panajachel via Guatemala City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Tapachula and Panajachel is 120 km. The road distance is 216.4 km.

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The best way to get from Tapachula to Panajachel without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to get from Tapachula to Panajachel, including transfers.

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Tapachula to Panajachel bus services, operated by Tica Bus, depart from Tica Bus Tapachula station.

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Tapachula to Panajachel bus services, operated by Transport Guatemala, arrive at Panajachel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tapachula to Panajachel is 216 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Tapachula to Panajachel.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Panajachel. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tapachula to Panajachel.
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  • Distance: 75.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 48 min

What companies run services between Tapachula, Mexico and Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala?

You can take a bus from Tapachula to Panajachel via Tica Bus Guatemala and Guatemala City in around 8 h 48 min.

Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Tapachula to Tica Bus Guatemala
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Transport Guatemala
Website
transportguatemala.com
Bus from Guatemala City to Panajachel
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transportguatemala.com
Book at
transportguatemala.com
Trans Galgos Inter
Turansa
Website
turansa.com
Bus from Guatemala City to Panajachel
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $150
Schedules at
turansa.com
Transportes REBULI
Phone
+502 2230 2748
Bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Panajachel
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Adrenalina Tours
Phone
(502) 5308-1489
Email
info@adrenalinatours.com
Website
adrenalinatours.com
Shuttle from Tapachula to Panajachel
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
adrenalinatours.com

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