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How to get from Antigua to Panajachel

Now that you’ve enjoyed Antigua, Guatemala, and its colonial Spanish architecture. It’s time to enjoy a relaxing natural experience in Panajachel, and soak in the fantastic views of Lake Atitlan and the surrounding volcanoes. Panajachel is a major tourist town, you will be able to experience local restaurants, souvenir shops and interact with other tourists from around the globe. But how do I get from Antigua to Panajachel?

How do I get from Antigua to Panajachel?

Antigua to Panajachel is about 80kms, and about 3 hour driving time.

You have the option of taking a local bus or using a private car service. For travelers looking for a cost effective option, the cheapest way to travel from Antigua to Panajachel is by bus. But a private car is both the fastest way to travel from Antigua to Panajachel and the best way to travel from Antigua to Panajachel because it’s so convenient.

Antigua to Panajachel by bus

When taking a local bus it is important to buy your ticket directly from the ticketing office. You will need to go to the main bus station by the market to purchase a ticket and get on the bus, the only bus leaves at 7:00am and tickets cost around $5.00USD.

Guatemala City to Panjachel by bus
Time intervals1 time per day
First/Last Departure7:00am
Avg. Price$5
Distance80 km
Duration3 Hours
Operating CompaniesGuatemala Local Buses

Antigua to Panajachel by taxi

Taking a private car is recommended if you prefer a convenient and comfortable option for traveling from place to place. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Antigua and be driven to your destination in Panajachel, no bus stops, no crowding, no confusion. Daytrip is a great option because they even let you choose to stop and see some sites along the way! A trip from Antigua to Panajachel can include stops at…

  • La Azotea
  • museo Casa Del Tejido Antiguo
  • Valhalla Macadamia Farm
  • Iximche

With comfort, convenience, and adventure, it is clear that a private transfer is the best option! To book a private transfer from Guatemala City to Panajachel, click here!

Going the other direction? Check our guide on: Panajachel to Antigua

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