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There are 7 ways to get from Turrialba to Zacapa by bus, plane or car

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Bus, fly to Guatemala City

  1. Take the bus from Turrialba to San Jose Terminal Transtusa
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Guatemala City (GUA)
  3. Take the bus from Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte to Zacapa

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Bus, fly to San Salvador

  1. Take the bus from Turrialba to San Jose Terminal Transtusa
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to San Salvador (SAL)
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador Terminal de Buses de Occidente to El Poy
  4. Take the bus from Esquipulas to Zacapa

Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Turrialba to San Jose Terminal Transtusa
  2. Take the bus from Costa Rica to San Salvador
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador to Santa Ana
  4. Drive from Metapan to Zacapa

Bus via Managua

  1. Take the bus from Turrialba to San Jose Terminal Transtusa
  2. Take the bus from San José to Managua
  3. Take the bus from Managua to Guatemala City
  4. Take the bus from Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte to Zacapa

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Turrialba to San Jose Terminal Transtusa
  2. Take the bus from Costa Rica to San Salvador
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador to Guatemala Zona 1
  4. Take the bus from Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte to Zacapa

Bus #2

  1. Take the bus from Turrialba to San Jose Terminal Transtusa
  2. Take the bus from Costa Rica to Guatemala
  3. Take the bus from Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte to Zacapa

Drive

  1. Drive from Turrialba to Zacapa

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Turrialba to Zacapa is to bus which costs $90 - $120 and takes 31h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Turrialba to Zacapa is to bus and fly which costs $80 - $290 and takes 9h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Turrialba to Zacapa. However, there are services departing from Turrialba and arriving at Zacapa via Lumaca, Costa Rica, San Salvador, Guatemala Zona 1 and Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 8m.

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The distance between Turrialba and Zacapa is 849 km. The road distance is 1170.2 km.

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The best way to get from Turrialba to Zacapa without a car is to bus via Managua which takes 30h 50m and costs $110 - $130.

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It takes approximately 9h 56m to get from Turrialba to Zacapa, including transfers.

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Turrialba to Zacapa bus services, operated by Transtusa, depart from Turrialba station.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Guatemala City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Turrialba to Zacapa bus services, operated by Perla de Oriente, arrive at Zacapa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Turrialba to Zacapa is 1170 km. It takes approximately 17h 33m to drive from Turrialba to Zacapa.

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Map of how to get from Turrialba to Zacapa.
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  • Distance: 848.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 56m

What companies run services between Turrialba, Costa Rica and Zacapa, Guatemala?

You can take a bus from Turrialba to Zacapa via San Jose Terminal Transtusa, Lumaca, Coca Cola, San José, Managua, Guatemala City, and Ciudad Guatemala Centra Norte in around 30h 50m.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from San Jose to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Volaris Costa Rica
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from San Jose to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Bus operators
Transtusa
Phone
+506 4036-1800
Email
info@transtusacr.com
Website
transtusacr.com
Bus from Turrialba to San Jose Terminal Transtusa
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
transtusacr.com
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
Bus from Esquipulas to Zacapa
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
rutasorientales.com
El Salvador Local Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from San Salvador Terminal de Buses de Occidente to El Poy
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
horariodebuses.com
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from Costa Rica to San Salvador
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Bus from Costa Rica to Guatemala
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Private
$73
Nica Bus
Phone
+505 2222 2276
Email
Nicabusinternacionalsa@gmail.com
Website
nicabus.com.ni
Bus from San José to Managua
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni
Cristóbal Colón Autobuses (Línea Dorada y Trans Galgos Inter)

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Copa Airlines, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Volaris Costa Rica offer flights from San Jose Airport to Guatemala City Airport.

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