Going to Xela, you can't easily make reservations. Tickets are normally available if you arrive in sufficient time before departure. The trip is 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.

Alamo (recommended)
Cost Q65 (about $8), no restroom, no air conditioning, rest stop midway
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, 1:45 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 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

Fuente del Norte (not recommended)
Cost Q75 (about $10), restroom, air conditioning
8a Av 16-41, Zona 1, Guatemala City Tel: 2251-3817, 7747-7070
Guatemala City to Xela: 7:00 AM, 3:00 PM
Xela to Guatemala City: 2:00 AM, 3:00 PM

Linea Dorada (not recommended)
Cost Q75 (about $10), restroom on board, air conditioning
16 Calle 10-03, Zona 1, Guatemala City Tel: 2415-8900
Guatemala City to Xela: 7:00 AM
Xela to Guatemala City: 4:00 AM, 4:00 PM


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.