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Welcome to Guatemala City Airport

The airport is situated four miles (6km) south of Guatemala City, and about 16 miles (25km) from Antigua.

Information & Facts

Car Rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz and National.

City Transfers

There is an airport shuttle bus, which meets most flights and drops off at the larger hotels. Bus 32 leaves for the centre every 30 minutes and buses leave regularly from Guatemala City to Antigua (journey time 1hr). Taxis are also available.


Tel: +502 (0)2 600311 or 3326084 or 3326085.

Departure Tax
US$3 (security tax).

There are banks and bureaux de change, bars, shops and restaurants at the airport. Shopping at the airport is particularly good, with plenty of local crafts on offer. Other facilities include a post office and pharmacy, hotel reservations and tourist information kiosks.

The official language is Spanish but English is understood in hotels and tourist destinations. Many indigenous languages are also spoken.

The official currency is the Quetzal (GTQ) divided into 100 centavos. In 2001 the US Dollar became the second official currency alongside the Quetzal and both are accepted. Travellers cheques and major credit cards are accepted, though some more than others. It is recommended to take travellers cheques in US dollars. Cash exchange is easier, but more risky. Visitors are not advised to exchange money at the informal booths on the street. There are ATMs in the towns and cities, which accept American Express and Visa. MasterCard and Diners Club have a more limited acceptance.

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