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Flights to Guatemala overview

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Going found the most deals with travel dates in January.


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Going found the least deals with travel dates in July.


Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Guatemala

Book in the Goldilocks Window

While there’s no certain day of the week that’s best to book flights, there is a time period when prices tend to be cheaper. The Goldilocks Window—not too far away from your departure date, while also not too close—falls about 2–8 months before an international trip and 1–3 months before a domestic trip. If you plan to travel during a busy season, like December in Guatemala, start looking on the earlier end of that window. For instance, you should consider booking in June for a winter holiday trip or in January for a summer vacation.

It can be tempting to wait to book and hope for a better deal, but we’ve found that last-minute deals rarely exist, especially during busy periods. In fact, airlines typically raise prices at the 21-, 14-, and 7-day points before a trip, so don’t wait until the month before your departure date to book.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

Even if you’re watching fares like a hawk, some flight prices just don’t budge. Before you give up on a trip to Guatemala, try our Greek Islands Trick. Despite the name, it can be used all over the world. If you really want to fly from San Francisco to Guatemala in December but prices are more than you’re willing to pay, look for flights to Mexico City or Dallas instead. If you find a great deal, from there you can look for a cheaper flight to Guatemala.

The point of the trick is to get close to your destination for the cheapest price possible, then find a regional or budget airline flight for the last leg. It requires more planning, but it could save you a couple hundred bucks that you could put toward your hotel.

Search alternative departure airports

If you live in San Francisco, you likely already search for flights out of Oakland, too. But sometimes you can save money by looking even farther away. If flights from the San Francisco area to Guatemala are too expensive, search for flights from LA or San Diego. If you see an amazing deal, you can then look for a cheap flight from San Francisco to one of those cities.

We see jaw-dropping deals every day, like $202 from LA to Japan or less than $100 from Atlanta to Chile. So if you see a deal like that—but for Guatemala—it’s likely worth adding an extra flight.

Fly when it’s cheaper

The more flexible you can be with your travel dates the better. While peak travel seasons sometimes have their advantages, like ideal weather, more people visiting a place means airlines can charge more for flights. The best way to save money is to travel during the off season, when airfare and hotels are cheap.

We love traveling during shoulder seasons, just before and after high season. In these weeks or months, like early December and late April in Guatemala, you get low prices and few crowds, plus nice weather.

Even if you are planning to travel during peak season, you can still save money by flying on less busy travel days. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are generally the least busy and cheapest days to fly. Fridays and Sundays, unsurprisingly, are the most expensive.

Set alerts for specific trips

One of the easiest ways to save money on flights is to let technology do the work of searching for you. Set up fare alerts for your travel dates––or a few alerts if your dates or departure airports are flexible––and you’ll get an email when prices drop. It’s best to do this ahead of the Goldilocks Window we mentioned above to see the best deals roll in.

Guatemala is not the most well-connected country to the US, but there are nonstop flights from nine US cities. Most visitors coming from the US can reach Guatemala with just one stop.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Guatemala

When is the high season in Guatemala?

High season in Guatemala runs from December to April, when the weather is warm and dry and people travel for events around the Christmas and Easter holidays.

When is the best time to visit Guatemala?

The best time to visit Guatemala depends on what you want to do. Much of the country can be visited any time of year, but if you want to visit beaches you’re best off traveling from March–April, which is also the high season. In general, the best time to visit coincides with the high season, from December–April.

Hurricane season runs from October–November, but prices during this time can be very cheap. May and August–September are the rainy season, but again, they offer lower prices.

We like traveling during the shoulder seasons, just before and after high season. Think early December and late April, when you can typically have decent weather but avoid the peak-season crowds.

How many airports are there in Guatemala?

There are about a dozen airports in Guatemala but only two international airports: La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City and Mundo Maya International Airport (FRS) in Flores. The vast majority of international visitors will fly into Guatemala City.

Which city in Guatemala is the easiest to get to?

Guatemala City, the capital, is home to Guatemala’s largest airport and is the easiest city to reach. Nine US cities offer nonstop flights to La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to Guatemala?

Guatemala requires an import permit, rabies vaccinations, a vaccination and microchip record, and a rabies serologic titer from an approved laboratory, among other restrictions.

How long is the flight to Guatemala?

From New York, the flight time to Guatemala is close to 5 hours, while from Miami or Orlando it’s closer to 3 hours. From Atlanta, it’s about 3.5 hours, and from Houston and Dallas it’s about 3 hours. From LA, it’s about 4.5 hours. From the rest of the country, you’ll have to make a connection, and your flight time could be 5–12 hours.

From Europe, there’s a nonstop flight from Madrid that takes about 12 hours. From the rest of Europe, you’ll likely have one stop, and flights could range from 15–20 hours.

It’s easy to reach Guatemala from around Central America, Mexico, and Colombia, with flight times from 1–4 hours. From the rest of South America, they could be up to 7 hours. And from Asia and Africa, there are no nonstop flights, and flight times can be long—from 14–30 hours.

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