Guatemala city to Nicaragua by bus
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Sep 26, 2013 9:24 PM Last Post By: cdubbster
Nov 13, 2012 7:16 PM
Has anyone travelled from Guatemala city to Nicaragua by bus recently? I plan on making this trip this Sunday.
I have been looking up buses and the main 2 options are King Quality and Tica,
What price would I expect to pay and how long would the trip take? My end point will be Leon but im guessing I will have to go to Managua first.
Which of the above buses are best?
Nov 14, 2012 4:15 AM
1i just did this on monday with transporte de sol. it leaves at 2am in the morning, all the info is on their website. it is a direct bus without having to spend the night in san salvador. i have also used king quality and tica. take a look at all the websites and decide which would better for you. look at tica as it seems that someone said that tica bus runs through leon or close by, and they have live help during the day.
Nov 14, 2012 6:17 AM
Nov 14, 2012 2:26 PM
3I took a bus with Transporte de Sol from San Salvador to Managua. The bus was comfortable, spacious and they gave us chicken burgers for breakfast haha! No complaints. Even crossing the border was fairly painless. Take plenty of water with you though as we didn't really stop anywhere for that and there was nowhere to get water when we crossed to border into Nica. Also, get ready to hustle when you get to Managua, the taxi drivers are brutal.
Nov 14, 2012 2:33 PM
Nov 16, 2012 3:51 AM
5I am about to try Del Sol from Estelí to Guatemala City. The rumors are that it is a decent choice. I had taken TicaBus from Guatemala City to Managua and was less than pleased. I blogged about it and pointed the TicaBus folks at it but no comment.
There is also a low-budget option called José María that seemed pretty interesting. If you are interested, ask at Hotel España in Zona 1. They run twice a week, do an overnight run and, as I remember, arrive in Managua at Mercado Huembes.
Edited by: phil_l56
Nov 16, 2012 6:34 AM
6the cost of transporte del sol is $80 plus another $18 for foreigners to cross the borders of honduras and nicaragua.
Nov 16, 2012 8:45 AM
7I think the low-budget bus Phil-156 is referring to and they priobably have a new name now, is a nicaraguan bus line called Transporte Rey de Reyes. I don't know if they named it after Daniel Ortega the nicaraguan president, or Jesus Christ. But any way, at one time walking around the area I saw an old pullman type bus parked at an alley near that Hotel. Their address is 9a avenida and 15 calle zone 1. But I would not take any chances with those buses http://www.laprensa.com.ni/2010/01/05/nacionales/12223-estalla-granada-bus-que Transporte del Sol or King Quality is a bettter option.
Jan 22, 2013 4:27 PM
8Hi, could anyone help. I'm currently in Guatemala City and just spent the last 2 hours trying to track down the bus station/offices for King Quality. Went to the address on their website but their not there any more and the directions the guy there gave us turned out to be a dead end also.
Alternatively does anyone know where the Sunrise transportation 2am bus leaves from for Managua.
I really need to go tomorrow and would prefer a non stop bus.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Jan 22, 2013 7:31 PM
Sep 26, 2013 9:24 PM
10Alternatively if you're on a tight budget and have a bit more time on your hands you can always use the local bus system and get from Guatemala City to Leon in a couple of days and for under $25. Granted it's a little bit more work, but definitely worth it to stop off in El Salvador for a bit. Here's a couple of step-by-step guides that show you the best way to cross the countries;
Guatemla to El Salvador bus
El Salvador to Nicaragua bus
(3 star Hotel)
From US$89.00 per night
Guatemala CityBook now
(0 star Hotel)
From US$15.00 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$85.33 per night