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 Guatemala City, being the largest city in Central America you will not find a lack of attractions to explore such as the National Palace and Cathedral of Guatemala City. But what is the best way from Panajachel to Guatemala City?
How do I get from Panajachel to Guatemala City?
Panajachel to Guatemala City 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 Panajachel to Guatemala City is by bus. But a private car is both the fastest way to travel from Panajachel to Guatemala City and the best way to travel from Panajachel to Guatemala City because it’s so convenient.
Panajachel to Guatemala City 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 Panajachel to Guatemala City
|Panajachel to Guatemala City by bus|
|Time intervals||8 times per day|
|First/Last Departure||8.30 AM / 4:30 PM|
|Operating Companies||Transportes REBULI|
Panajachel to Guatemala City 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 Guatemala City, 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 Guatemala City 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 Panajachel to Guatemala City, click here!
Going the other direction? Check our guide on: Guatemala City to Panajachel