Be street smart in Guatemala City; don't ride public buses

Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 17, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment
Guatemala's network of red public buses logs dozens of thefts (and a few armed robberies) each day. Your chances as an outsider of escaping unscathed are slim, so we advise against using the system. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced; take them instead. The exception to the "no bus" rule is the TransMetro, a system of green public buses that travel on special lanes and stop at fixed stations with ample security. See our Guatemala City coverage.

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  • Pablo_Porres on Jan 3, 12 at 05:02 PM

    For traveling inside Guatemala City or getting to other destinations in Guatemala I wouldn´t recommend public transportation. Ride on yellow taxis ( or use private transporation like ( or ( which can provide executive transportation at a reasonable rate.

  • Swantraveller on Jun 17, 11 at 01:38 PM

    To come up with special buses that stops at a more secured location is a good idea. Safety while traveling is indeed first for any trips. Good tip - thanks for sharing.