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Transportation from San Salvador to Antigua, Guatemala

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Transportation from San Salvador to Antigua, Guatemala

Hi... We've been to Guatemala and Antigua many times but this will be our first trip going to Antigua from San Salvador. We'll be dropping off a rental car in San Salvador. What's the best bus to catch to Antigua? We'll probably have to change in Guate City, right? Thanks much! Bruce

La Libertad, El...
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1. Re: Transportation from San Salvador to Antigua, Guatemala

You can either take Ticabus, King Quality to GC then on to Antigua or get a taxi or chicken bus #102 to La Libertad then a shuttle Bon Voyage or Arsotur direct to your Antigua hotel.

2. Re: Transportation from San Salvador to Antigua, Guatemala

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3. Re: Transportation from San Salvador to Antigua, Guatemala

There is a direct shuttle service from San Salvador city to Antigua Guatemala, they pick you up at your hostel in San Salvador, link:

gekkotrailsexplorer.com/shuttle-service/…

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4. Re: Transportation from San Salvador to Antigua, Guatemala

Or if you wanna go cheap and authentic you can catch a series of chicken buses and avoid Guatemala City altogether. It's a mission, but done if you're on a budget and got some time. Here's a handy step-by-step guide, just follow it in reverse to get back into Guatemala. dontforgettomove.com/guatemala-to-el-salvado…

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6. Re: Transportation from San Salvador to Antigua, Guatemala

Last year I paid U.S. 40 for shuttle from Antigua to El Tunco in El Salvador. No problem at all. I can't remember how long it took, but for sure it is less time than chicken bus. Try contacting via e-mail Yellow House Hostel in Antigua as they have a sort of travel agency in their reception and may give you info. I figure since they schedule shuttles from Antigua to El Salvador they ought to know about shuttles going the other way?

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8. Re: Transportation from San Salvador to Antigua, Guatemala

We found the route and advice that #4 posted to be very helpful. We had a fun/interesting time going from San Pedro, Guatemala to El Tunco, El Salvador.

nicoleandwestonsexcellentadventure.com/2013/…

We also made it by local buses from El Tunco to El Cuco.

nicoleandwestonsexcellentadventure.com/2013/…

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9. Re: Transportation from San Salvador to Antigua, Guatemala

NIcole D, truly enjoyed reading. Chicken busses are not only an amazing adventure, but an education. And as for your meltdowns? Totally normal.

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