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How To Get From Guatemala Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on January 27th, 2023 at 03:47 pm

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How To Get From Guatemala Airport To City Center – You can go by bus, shared transfer, taxi and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Guatemala Airport To City Center?

The distance from Guatemala Airport to city center is 6-14 kilometers is located in Zone 13 and the total distance is depending which area you go in Guatemala City. Click here to book online activities in Guatemala

The travel time by taxi from Guatemala airport to city is around 10-20 minutes. The taxi fare from Guatemala airport to Guatemala city center is around $8-12 USD. Read here how to get from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala City to Xela and how to get from Guatemala airport to Antigua.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Guatemala Airport To City Center?

The cheapest way from Guatemala airport to city center is by bus for 2-3 GTQ which is less than half $1 USD. The bus travel time from Guatemala airport to downtown is around 30 minutes.

What Is The Best Way From Guatemala Airport To City Center?

The best way from Guatemala airport to city center is by shared transfer for $11 USD per person and 40 minutes travel time and you can book online.

You can also rent a car in Guatemala airport or get a private transfer direct to your hotel.

SIM CARD AT GUATEMALA AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you buy a sim card at Guatemala airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Guatemala. Read here Guatemala sim card for tourist and best Guatemala eSim

You can find the cheapest Guatemalan eSim with Airalo Guatemala eSim prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). And for $21 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days.

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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 accommodations starting from $80 USD.

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HOW TO GET FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

AIRPORT BUS FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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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.

SHARED TRANSFER FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)

The best way from Guatemala airport to city center is by sharing a transfer direct to your hotel. The shared transfer travel time from Guatemala airport to city center is around 40 minutes.

The van fare from Guatemala airport to city center is $11 USD per person and you can book online.

BY TAXI FROM 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 from Guatemala airport to city center is around 10-20 minutes.

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 depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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If you are ordering Uber in Guatemala you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point at the airport. Expect to pay around $5-10 USD depending on your destination and time of the day from Guatemala airport to city center.

CAR RENTAL AT GUATEMALA AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car at Guatemala’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Guatemala or planning to go around. It will take you 10-20 minutes to get to Guatemala from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30 per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are convenient but can be expensive. 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.

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BEST WAY FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO GUATEMALA CITY

The best way from Aurora International airport to Guatemala City is to get a private transfer, Uber or a taxi since the distances aren’t far and you will get to your accommodation in 15-20 minutes for around $11 USD especially a great idea if you are traveling with someone.

If you are traveling on a budget you can walk outside the airport for 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 daytime.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN GUATEMALA

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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 accommodations starting from $80 USD.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN GUATEMALA BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN GUATEMALA

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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 beans, cheese, cocked food, or a combo and it will only cost you $1.50 USD. Rellenitos means a little filling, it is a plantain stuffed with refried black beans or sometimes cheese and it will only cost you $0.75 USD.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN GUATEMALA

There is 2 seasons dry and wet season. The 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 the 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.

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CASH IN GUATEMALA

Guatemala has its own currency called the Guatemalan Quetzal. A $1=7.49 GTQ. There are lots of ATMs and exchange currency in many parts of the country. And you have to know that dollars are very common and well-accepted in the country.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate of Guatemala

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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