To which city should I fly? -The Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City is the only airport in the country with flights to the United States and Europe. From there it is a four hour bus ride to Quetzaltenango.
Other possibilities: coming from Mexico you have the chance to arrive with shuttle from San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, in Quetzaltenango.
How do I get to Quetzaltenango from the airport in Guatemala City? - Arriving at the airport you might want to change some money for taxis, buses, snacks, etc. In the airport they offer exchange offices.
First Option: A taxi will take you to a first class bus station (Alamo, Galgos, or Linea Dorada). This can cost you up to 10$USD. There you can buy your ticket to Xela, costs are about Q70 (about 10 $USD). From the Terminal in Xela you can hire a taxi in order to get to the family or hotel (costs are about 30 Quetzales).
Second Option: Pick up service
Another possibility is organizing a private transport to pick you up at the airport. Please contact us for more information about this service.
If your flight arrives early in the day, our driver in Guatemala City, (Donaldo is his name) will meet you and will take you directly to the bus station to travel to Quetzaltenango the same day. We recommend you to avoid traveling from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango any later than 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
The airport pickup service includes: *airport pick up *transfer to the bus station *bus ticket
*Pick up service in Quetzaltenango at the bus station.
The price of this service is approximately $26.00. You can pay for this service directly to via Paypal.