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Buses

Going to Xela, you may make reservations, although tickets are usually available if you arrive one hour before departure. The trip is normally about 4 to 4.5 hours. Do not take any departures after 3:00 PM—if necessary, stay overnight in Guatemala City and leave the next day. We have an optional airport pickup and homestay available if you need to do this. The schedules below are accurate to the best of our knowlege but may change without notice.

Linea Dorada
Cost Q70 (about $9), restroom on board, air conditioning
16 Calle 10-03, Zona 1, Guatemala City Tel: 2415-8900
Guatemala City to Xela: 7:00 AM, 3:00 PM
Xela to Guatemala City: 4:00 AM, 4:00 PM

Alamo
Cost Q65 (about $8), no restroom, no air conditioning
12 Avenida "A" 0-65, Zona 7, Guatemala City Tel: 2471-8626
Guatemala City to Xela: 6:15 AM, 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM
Xela to Guatemala City: 4:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 12:45 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:45 PM *
* Fri and Sun only

Passports

A valid passport (not due to expire within 6 months) is required to enter Guatemala, but citizens of most countries do not need a visa. The complete list of countries from which a visa is not required is on our FAQ page.

Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Canada: Passport Canada

Ireland: Department of Foreign Affairs

United Kingdom: Home Office Identity and Passport Service

United States: US Department of State Passport Services


Answers to common questions about traveling are on our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.