We will write how to get from Guatemala airport to city center. The distance from La Aurora International Airport to city center is 6-14 kilometers is located in Zone 13 and the total distance is depending which are you go in Guatemala City.
The travel time from Guatemala airport to city is around 10-20 minutes by taxi and if you go by bus around 20-30 minutes. Click here to book online activities in Guatemala
The cheapest way from Guatemala airport to city center is by bus for 2-3 GTQ which is less than half $1 USD and if you go by taxi will be around $8-12 USD depending your final destination. You can also rent a car in Guatemala airport or get a private transfer.
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WHERE TO STAY IN GUATEMALA
A total of $10-20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Guatemala. There are hotels mid- budget for $40-60 USD and you can find luxury accommodation starting from $80 USD.
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GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
AIRPORT BUS GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Guatemala airport to city center is by bus. There are red buses outside the airport running during the day. You will have to walk 15 minutes outside the airport. The bus fare from Guatemala airport to city is 2-3 GTQ which is less than half $1 USD and you can pay by cash to the bus driver.
The bus travel time from Guatemala airport to city center is around 20-30 minutes. The red buses in Guatemala are leaving outside the airport near Aurora Zoo where the red buses are stopping near Aurora International airport. Just make sure you know your final destination in Guatemala City and ask the bus driver.
BY TAXI GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Guatemala airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 10-20 minutes and the taxi fare from Guatemala airport to city center is around $8-12 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
UBER GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you are ordering Uber in Guatemala you should know that prices are similar than taxi. You can pre book with Uber app from your phone and going to the pick up point in the airport. Expect to pay around $5-10 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with from Guatemala airport to city center.
CAR RENTAL AT GUATEMALA AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Guatemala’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Guatemala. It will take you 10-20 minutes to get to Guatemala from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30 per day.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Guatemala. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Guatemala.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Guatemala. Prices are around $30 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $7 USD per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
BEST WAY FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO GUATEMALA CITY
The best way from Aurora International airport to Guatemala City is getting Uber or a taxi since the distances aren’t far and you will get in your accommodation in 15-20 minutes for around $10 USD especially great idea if you are traveling with someone.
If you are traveling on a budget you can walk outside the airport 10 minutes in Guatemala City and get the Red Buses going to different places in the city. The buses are really cheap 20-30 cents of USD but you will need cash and local currency. Just make sure you don’t have so much luggage and you do during the day time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN GUATEMALA
A total of $10-20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Guatemala. There are hotels mid- budget for $40-60 USD and you can find luxury accommodation starting from $80 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN GUATEMALA
Your daily food budget travel in Guatemala could be a total of $8-10 USD if you eat in local places. If you are in a budget you can go to the streets of Guatemala and find many available street food all around the country. You can buy Pupusa it is a thick corn tortillas with bean, cheese, cocked food, or combo and it will only cost you $1.50 USD. Rellenitos means alittle fillings, it is a plantains stuffed with refried black beans or sometimes cheese and it will only cost you $0.75 USD.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN GUATEMALA
There are 2 season dry and wet season. Rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Guatemala is from the months of November to April because it is the months of dry season. However, lots of tourists prefer to travel from January to March since it’s not peak season but it can be rainy for a few days.
CASH IN GUATEMALA
Guatemala has its own currency called the Guatemalan Quetzal. A $1=7.49 GTQ. There are lots of ATM’s and exchange currency in many part of the country. And you have to know the dollars is very common and well-accepted in the country.
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