Getting Around in Guatemala
Air TransfersGround TransferCar RentalsAirport Pickup
Guatemala possesses a wide network of roads that serve almost any corner of the country. Roads are being used by virtually anything including motor vehicles, bike riders and pedestrians and all sorts of animals. Therefore a certain “nonchalance” and lots of attention is required if you wish to drive yourself. The roads and highways are generally well maintained and signposting has improved in recent years. We recommend a Ground Transfer for a hassle free vacation.
Internal flights are of great importance to the visitor, allowing you to save many hours of overland driving due to big distances between major destinations.
Flying in Guatemala is a popular and convenient way to travel to one of Guatemala’s main destination: Tikal. Several airlines are offering this service that results in competitive rates. We recommend either Grupo Taca or TAG Airlines, depending on the time of day you wish to travel and/or the amount of luggage you are planning to bring with you.
Between any two points within Guatemala, a transfer can be reserved. Main destinations are regularly served from Guatemala City and to a lesser extend from Antigua. The services are divided into private transfer and public transfer. A private service is scheduled only for your own party while on a public service, you will be joined by other travelers as well. A private guided tour transfer can also be arranged upon request.
There are car-rental agencies in several sizeable towns and at the airport in Guatemala City and Flores. Roads are generally not too congested, though you may find it hard to concentrate with such wonderful scenery unfolding around you!
Most visitors flying to Guatemala from North America, Europe or other parts of the world arrive at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City. From La Aurora it is just a short drive to Guatemala City and about 45 km (30 miles) to Antigua. Transportation services between the airport, any Hotel or Resorts at any destination can be arranged.