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How to get from Panajachel to Antigua

You’ve enjoyed a relaxing experience in Panajachel, Guatemala, with its fantastic views of Lake Atitlan and surrounding volcanoes. Now you’re ready for your next adventure, head to Antigua being a UNESCO world heritage site is one of Guatemala’s most visited destinations with colonial Spanish architecture, monuments and ruins. But what is the best way to travel from Panajachel to Antigua?

How do I get from Panajachel to Antigua?

Panajachel to Antigua 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 Panajachel to Antigua is by bus. But a private car is both the fastest way to travel from Panajachel to Antigua and the best way to travel from Panajachel to Antigua because it’s so convenient.

Panajachel to Antigua by bus

When taking a local bus it is important to buy your ticket directly from the ticketing office. Tickets can be purchased at the Calle Principal, buses are scheduled to run once per day and the journey takes around 3 hours, traffic dependent. The only bus leaves at 10:45am and tickets cost around $5.00USD.

Panajachel to Antigua by bus
Time intervals1 time per day
First/Last Departure10:45am
Avg. Price$5
Distance80 km
Duration3 Hours
Operating CompaniesGuatemala Local Buses

Panajachel to Antigua 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 Panajachel and be driven to your destination in Antigua, 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 Panajachel to Antigua 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 Panajachel to Antigua, click here!

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

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