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Travel from Antigua to San Ignacio

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Travel from Antigua to San Ignacio

We are a group of 4 girls travelling around Central America this summer. We would like to be able to travel from Antigua to San Ignacio; does anyone know the best way to do this? So far it looks like we will have to go via bus to Guatemala City and then to Flores/Tikal and then to San Ignacio- is this the only way? Does anyone have any recommendations for bus companies for this trip? Many thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Travel from Antigua to San Ignacio

Yes or fly between GUA and Flores and road from Tikal to San Ignacio

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2. Re: Travel from Antigua to San Ignacio

Fuente del Norte, Linea Dorada, and San Juan Travel Services provide Express bus service between Flores and Belize City. Buses leave Flores in the early morning every day.

On the way to Belize City, the express buses are not supposed to stop at San Ignacio (or anywhere else in Belize, but check with the driver). You can get off at the border (after crossing), and continue the trip by Belizean taxi & bus. Get a taxi from the border to the first town (Benque) where you can get a bus to San Ignacio (or ask the taxi driver the fare to SI). The taxi fare is about BZ$10 and the bus fare is about BZ$2.

Other than that, you can get non-express buses or a taxi to the border.

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3. Re: Travel from Antigua to San Ignacio

The bus ride from Antiqua to Flores is 9 hours, and to me was not worth the money saved. I would fly to Flores/Santa Elena, and taxi or bus from there to San Ignacio.

4. Re: Travel from Antigua to San Ignacio

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