Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala, is located in the Valle de la Ermita mountain valley. Locals call the city simply Guate. It's an unforgettable place to visit; a real mixture of the old and the new. Dilapidated, old buildings stand beside new structures of glass and steel. As the country's capital, it has notable galleries and museums. Flights to Guatemala City are best taken in the dry season, which runs from November to April, although the climate is warm all year round. There is lots of impressive architecture to see and activities to take part in, allowing visitors to dive right in.
Things to do and places to visit in Guatemala City
Flights to Guatemala offer a gateway to amazing experiences. The colonial buildings of Guatemala are impressive enough, but there's also Mayan ruins to see and explore. It's also a place of great natural beauty and diverse wildlife. Visitors arriving with children also have excellent options, including a zoo and children's museum. The city can be a little chaotic at times, and it's not uncommon to see sheep being herded through the streets.
Great things to see and do in Guatemala City:
Explore the Mapa en Relive – a giant 3D map of Guatemala's mountainous terrain
Visit one of the many antique churches, such as Iglesia de Santo Domingo or Catedral Metropolitana
Learn about traditional weaving techniques and clothing at the Ixchel Museum
Join the crowds of local for a stroll around the Plaza Central on Sundays
Watch the popular local football team, CSD Municipal, play at the Estadio Mateo Flores
Shop for Guatemala's famous textiles at the artesania market
Climb the Agua and Pacaya volcanoes
Dive into the history of the ancient Maya civilization at the Archaeology and Ethnology Museum
Wander through the Jardin Botanico, a treasure trove or different plants
See the animals at La Aurora Zoo
Watersports at Atitlan Lake
Enjoy the thrills at Xetulul Theme Park
Airports in Guatemala City
Flights to Guatemala City land at La Aurora International Airport, which is just a short distance to the south of the city center. La Aurora is also the main airport for Guatemala as a country and is one of the busiest in Central America.
The airport is located approximately 6km south of the center of Guatemala City.
Visitors will find various companies offering shuttle services between the airport and the city, which will take them to their hotel or other accommodation.
Frequently asked questions about flights to Guatemala City
How can I find cheap flights to Guatemala City on eDreams?
At eDreams you will find flights from $19 to Guatemala City. Thanks to the combination of various technologies, machine learning algorithms and real user searches on our platform, you will be able to choose between the different options that best suit your needs when you have to fly to Guatemala City.
Which airlines fly to Guatemala City?
Airlines flying direct from the US to Guatemala City include:
United Airlines, with flights from Houston, Newark - Nj and from Las Vegas, for example.
Avianca also operates numerous flights, some of them originating from Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
American Airlines, with flights from Miami to Guatemala City and New York and also from Nashville, TN.
Airlines with indirect flights to Guatemala City include:
Aeromexico, which flies from New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Interjet, with flights from Los Angeles and Miami, as well as from Las Vegas.
American Airlines, with flights from New York, Nashville, TN and also Houston.
How long before a flight to Guatemala City should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Guatemala City, you should get to the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs, and boarding the airplane can take some time. At eDreams, you can find the best deals for flights to Guatemala City departing from over 137 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Guatemala City with eDreams you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
What is the name of Guatemala City’s airport?
Guatemala City is served by 1 airport[s]. La Aurora Intl Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 137 cities, such as Flores, Mexico City and Cancun, the most popular routes.
How far is Guatemala City’s airport from the city centre?
Guatemala City’s airport La Aurora Intl Airport is located 16 miles from the city centre.
How much is the trip from the airport to Guatemala City’s city centre?
Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.39 USD per person. Taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from La Aurora Intl Airport , the average price for the ride to Guatemala City centre is around 3.59 USD per km. Car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, eDreams has the best offers of car rentals in Guatemala City. Pick your preferred car type and get from La Aurora Intl Airport to Guatemala City city centre on your own terms.
What is the weather like in Guatemala City?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Guatemala City is in January, February and March, when the average temperature reaches 30.36 °C, while March, January and February are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 40.08 hours.
However, if you prefer colder temperatures, make sure you visit Guatemala City during January, February or December to experience an average of 12.62 °C.
For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during February, January and March, when the average precipitation in Guatemala City is 4.33 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.