Last updated on January 27th, 2023 at 03:55 pm
How To Get From Guatemala City to Xela (Quetzaltenango) – You can go by bus, taxi and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango?
The distance from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango is 200 kilometers. Click here to book online activities in Guatemala
The travel time from Guatemala City to Xela is around 3 hours by taxi and if you go by bus around 4 hours from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango. Read here Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala airport to city center and how to get from Guatemala airport to Antigua.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango?
The cheapest way from Guatemala City to Xela is by bus for 100 GTQ which is around $13 USD. If you go by taxi will be around $140-150 USD from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango depending on your final destination.
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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.
WHERE TO STAY IN QUETZALTENANGO (XELA)
A total of $10-20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Xela (Quetzaltenango). There are hotels mid-budget $40-60 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $80 USD.
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HOW TO GET FROM GUATEMALA AIRPORT TO QUETZALTENANGO
BUS GUATEMALA CITY TO XELA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Guatemala City to Xela is by bus. There are daily buses running during the day from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango. The bus fare from Guatemala City to Xela is around 80-120 GTQ which is around $11-13 USD. The bus travel time from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango is around 4 hours.
Transporte Alamo Buses From Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango
There are daily buses from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango starting from 5 am to 6 pm. Prices are around $11-13 USD. Check here their website!
Address in Guatemala City: 12 Avenida A, 0-65 zona 7
Xela Bus From Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango
There are daily buses from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango starting from 5 45 am to 4 15 pm. Prices are around $13 USD. Check here their website!
Address in Guatemala City: Calzada Roosevelt, 12-76 Zona 7, Centro Comercial Rus Mall Local C1-114
BY TAXI FROM GUATEMALA CITY TO QUETZALTENANGO
If you go from Guatemala City to Xela by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango is around 3 hours.
The taxi fare from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango is around $150 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM GUATEMALA CITY TO XELA (QUETZALTENANGO)
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. Expect to pay around $120-150 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT GUATEMALA
There are many options for renting a car in Guatemala. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Xela. It will take you 3 hours to get to Guatemala City to Xela in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM GUATEMALA CITY TO QUETZALTENANGO
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 $200 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $50 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM TO GUATEMALA CITY TO XELA (QUETZALTENANGO)
The best way from Guatemala City to Xela is to get a private transfer, Uber or a taxi since the distances are far and you will get in your accommodation in 3 hours for around $130-150 USD especially a great idea if you are traveling with someone.
If you are traveling on a budget from Guatemala City to Xela by bus will be the best option. The travel time is around 4 hours and you will pay around $11-13 USD. Just make sure you don’t have so much luggage and you do during the daytime.
WHERE TO STAY IN XELA
A total of $10-20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Quetzaltenango. There are hotels mid-budget $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 it is a thick corn tortillas with beans, cheese, cocked food, or 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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