Last updated on October 8th, 2021 at 05:48 pm
We will write how to get from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan. The distance from La Aurora International Airport to Lake Atitlan is 140 kilometers. The travel time from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is around 3-4 hours by taxi and if you go by shuttle bus around 4-5 hours.
The cheapest way from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is by shuttle for $25 USD. If you go by taxi will be around $120 USD depending your final destination. You can also rent a car in Guatemala airport or get a private transfer. Read here Guatemala sim card for tourist, how to get from Guatemala airport to Antigua and Guatemala airport to city center.
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GUATEMALA AIRPORT 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.
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.
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 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 is around 3-4 hours and the taxi fare from Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan is around $120 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
UBER GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO LAKE ATITLAN
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 $100-125 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with 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. It will take you 4 hours to get to Lake Atitlan 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 City and Lake Atitlan. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Lake Atitlan.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO LAKE ATITLAN
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 $100-120 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $30-40 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 LAKE ATITLAN
The best way from Aurora International airport to Lake Atitlan is getting 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 when they are full for around $25 USD.
If you want to find buses, shuttles, ferries, or private transportation all in one search, you can also search and book through Guatego. They help you search various transportation options across Central America, so can be very helpful to help plan your trip and your 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 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.
Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.
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