Now that you’ve enjoyed Guatemala City with its many different cultural attractions, it’s time to enjoy a relaxing natural experience in Panajachel, Guatemala, 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 to Panajachel?
How do I get from Guatemala City to Panajachel?
Guatemala City to Panajachel is about 115kms apart and about 3 hours 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 Guatemala City to Panajachel is by bus. But a private car is both the fastest way to travel from Guatemala City to Panajachel and the best way to travel from Guatemala City to Panajachel because it’s so convenient.
Guatemala City to Panajachel by bus
When taking a local bus it is important to buy your ticket directly from the ticketing office and reconfirming the scheduled departure times with the bus provider. You will need to go to Transportes REBULI to purchase a ticket and get on the bus, first bus leaving at 8.30am and the last bus leaving at 4.30pm and tickets cost around $6.00USD.
Buses are scheduled to run every hour, but in reality they sometimes run once every 4 hours, so you really get what you pay for when taking the cheapest way to travel from Guatemala City to Panajachel.
|Guatemala City to Panajachel by bus|
|Time intervals||8 times per day|
|First/Last Departure||8.30 AM / 4:30 PM|
|Operating Companies||Transportes REBULI, 21 Calle Zona 1|
Guatemala City 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 Guatemala City 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 Guatemala City to Panajachel can include stops at…
- Antigua UNESCO world heritage site
- La Azotea
- museo Casa Del Tejido Antiguo
- Valhalla Macadamia Farm
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 Guatemala City