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There are 3 ways to get from Tikal to Zacapa by bus, car or plane

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Public Minibus, bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the Public Minibus from Tikal to Santa Elena Tikal
  2. Take the bus from Flores - Santa Elena to Chiquimula Esquipulas

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Drive  •  6h 6m

  1. Drive from Tikal to Zacapa 403.5 km

Fly, bus  •  9h 2m

  1. Fly from Flores (FRS) to Guatemala City (GUA) FRS - GUA
  2. Take the bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte
  3. Take the bus from Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte to Zacapa

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The cheapest way to get from Tikal to Zacapa is to Public Minibus and bus which costs $18 - $21 and takes 10h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Tikal to Zacapa is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 6h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tikal to Zacapa. However, there are services departing from Tikal and arriving at Zacapa via Flores - Santa Elena and Chiquimula. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 10m.

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The distance between Tikal and Zacapa is 250 km. The road distance is 403.5 km.

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The best way to get from Tikal to Zacapa without a car is to Public Minibus and bus which takes 10h 10m and costs $18 - $21.

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It takes approximately 10h 10m to get from Tikal to Zacapa, including transfers.

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Tikal to Zacapa bus services, operated by Guatemala Local Buses, depart from Tikal station.

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The quickest flight from Flores Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Tikal to Zacapa bus services, operated by Transporte Maria Elena, arrive at Chiquimula station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tikal to Zacapa is 403 km. It takes approximately 6h 6m to drive from Tikal to Zacapa.

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  • Distance: 250.4 km
  • Duration: 10h 10m

What companies run services between Tikal, Guatemala and Zacapa, Guatemala?

You can take a bus from Tikal to Zacapa via Tikal, Santa Elena, Flores - Santa Elena, Chiquimula, and Chiquimula in around 10h 10m.

Airlines
TAG Airlines
Website
tag.com.gt
Flights from Flores to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Bus operators
Guatemala Local Buses
Bus from Tikal to Santa Elena
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Transporte Maria Elena
Phone
+502 7942 4420
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Flores - Santa Elena to Chiquimula
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autobuses FDN
Phone
+502 7947 7070
Email
info@transportesfuentedelnorte.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportes Monja Blanca
Phone
+502 7961 8484
Email
info@grupomonjablanca.com
Website
tmb.com.gt
Bus from Guatemala Zona 1 to Guatemala Centra Norte
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
tmb.com.gt
Perla de Oriente
Bus from Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte to Zacapa
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Rutas Orientales
Phone
+504 9994-1683
Email
informacion@rutasorientales.com
Website
rutasorientales.com
Bus from Guatemala City - Centra Norte to Zacapa
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
rutasorientales.com

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TAG Airlines offers flights from Flores Airport to Guatemala City Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Zacapa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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