Travel Guatemala City to Panajachel

Jan 12th, 2017, 04:44 PM
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Travel Guatemala City to Panajachel

I plan to take a Pullmantur bus from San Salvador to Guatemala City. The Pullmantur bus arrives at the Holiday Inn, G.C, Zone 10. From there I would like to go to Panajachel. I know I can get a van or shuttle from G.C. to Antigua. However, I don't want to spend the night in Antigua--just want to go on to Pana.

Is there shuttle service from G.C. to Pana (with presumably a stop in Antigua)? Or will I have to use 2 different van services? FWIW, I am a single female and will be traveling alone. I have been to Antigua and Pana once before, and speak Spanish with moderate fluency.

Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide.
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Jan 13th, 2017, 11:31 AM
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I think most shuttles go through Antigua. Try Atitrans.
www.atitrans.net

www.revuemag.com for more information....
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Jan 16th, 2017, 01:55 AM
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Yes, research for my previous trip to Guatemala was that nearly all shuttles go through Antigua. I used Adrenalina from Antigua to Pana on my previous trip, but forgot about Atitrans, so thanks for the reminder.
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Jan 16th, 2017, 09:55 AM
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Especially if you can find someone to share with, you could consider a private driver. The trip would take 2.5-3 hours instead of 5+ hours, you wouldn't have to wait at the airport, and could be dropped at your hotel or preferred restaurant or dock in Pana. I still take share shuttles between Antigua and Pana but between Pana and Guatemala City in either direction, hire a driver.

Here are 2 transportation providers I’ve been pleased with in Guatemala for share shuttles, private transfers, and flight arrangements:
Adrenalina Tours: http://www.adrenalinatours.com
Rainbow Travel: http://www.rainbowtravelcenter.com

Our favorite private driver, Alfredo Garcia, is bilingual, personable, prompt, and safe, and has nice vehicles: [email protected]

Happy trails!
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Mar 26th, 2017, 11:05 AM
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I ended up spending the night at the Holiday Inn in Guatemala City, and taking an Atitrans shuttle the next morning to Panajachel. I chose Atitrans because it was $10 cheaper than Adrenalina. I'm glad I did because when I got to Antigua, I had to change to a different van to go to Pana, and it was an Adrenalina van, which had both Atitrans and Adrenalina passengers. Same van, just $10 cheaper.

Thank you for your replies. I had a wonderful time in Guatemala!
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Mar 26th, 2017, 11:43 AM
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Good to know - thanks!
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Mar 28th, 2017, 11:50 AM
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glad it worked out!
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Mar 31st, 2017, 09:09 PM
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bookmarking. Thanks!
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