Last updated on January 27th, 2023 at 03:34 pm
How To Get From Guatemala Airport To Lake Atitlan – You can go by bus, taxi and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Guatemala Airport To Lake Atitlan?
The distance from La Aurora International Airport to Lake Atitlan is 140 kilometers. Click here to book online activities in Guatemala
The travel time by taxi from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is around 3-4 hours. The taxi fare from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan will be around $120 USD depending on your final destination. Read here how to get from Guatemala airport to Antigua, Guatemala City to Xela and Guatemala airport to city center.
What Is The Cheapest From Guatemala Airport To Lake Atitlan?
The cheapest way from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is by shuttle for $25 USD and you can book online. The shuttle travel time from Guatemala to Lake Atitlan is around 4-5 hours.
What Is The Best Way From Guatemala Airport To Lake Atitlan?
The best way from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is by shared transfer for $37 USD per person and 4 hours travel time and you can book online.
SIM CARD AT GUATEMALA AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to 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.
And for MTX Connect eSim Guatemala for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days. Holafly Guatemala eSim for $42 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days. GigSky Guatemala eSim for $40 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.
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WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE ATITLAN
A total of $10-20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Lake Atlitan. There are hotels mid- budget for $40-60 USD and you can find luxury accommodation starting from $80 USD.
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HOW TO GET FROM GUATEMALA TO LAKE ATITLAN
AIRPORT SHUTTLE GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO LAKE ATITLAN (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is by shuttle. There are shared vans outside the airport running during the day you will see them easily with a sign Lake Atitlan or Panajachel.
The shuttle from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is around $25 USD (can be more expensive at night time if it’s not full) and you pay to the bus driver with cash and you can book online.
The bus travel time from Guatemala airport to Panajachel in Lake Atitlan is around 4-5 hours. The shuttles are running when they are full and there is no fixed time. Unless you booked online and leaving after the plane arrived. I saw this schedule starting at 6 am, 11 am and 2 30 pm but don’t trust so much it can be more services always flights are coming to Guatemala airport.
SHARED TRANSFER FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO LAKE ATITLAN (BEST WAY)
The best way from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is by sharing a transfer direct to your hotel. The shared transfer travel time from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is around 4 hours.
The van fare from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is $37 USD per person and you can book online.
CHICKEN BUSES CHEAPEST WAY FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO LAKE ATITLAN
The cheapest way from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is by chicken bus. You will have to get Uber or taxi from Aurora International airport to 21 Street with 1A Avenida where the chicken buses are leaving during the day. The total travel time by chicken bus is around 6-7 hours. The Uber or taxi fare would be around $10 USD depending on the time and traffic.
The chicken bus fare from Guatemala City to Lake Atitlan is around $4-5 USD. You can pay to the bus driver and make sure you are bringing cash and local currency. The chicken buses are only running during day time and not at night time.
BY TAXI FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO LAKE ATITLAN
If you go from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is around 3-4 hours.
the taxi fare from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is around $120 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO LAKE ATITLAN
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 $100-125 USD depending on your destination and time of the day from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan.
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 Lake Atitlan or planning to move around. It will take you 4 hours to get to Lake Atitlan from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around €30 per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM GUATEMALA TO LAKE ATITLAN
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 $100-120 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $30-40 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO LAKE ATITLAN
The best way from Aurora International airport to Lake Atitlan is getting a private transfer, an Uber or a taxi since the distances are so far and you will get in your accommodation in 3-4 hours for around $125 USD by Uber and taxi especially great idea if you are traveling with someone or with too much luggage.
If you are traveling on a budget you can get the shuttle from Guatemala airport. The shared vans are leaving from Guatemala to Lake when they are full for around $25-40 USD and you can book online. The price will be depending on the pickup point and schedule!
GETTING AROUND LAKE ATITLAN BY TUK TUK AND BOAT
To get around Lake Atitlan between Panajachel and San Pedro. You can get tuk tuks and the fare is around $2-3 USD depending on your final destination. If you want to go around Lake Atitlan by boat the prices are around $4-5 USD per person depending on the distance and how many people are joining.
WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE ATITLAN
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.
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 which is a thick corn tortilla 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.
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.
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