Guatemala City airport: Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport (GUA)

Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport

Who last visited Guatemala City Airport years ago, will be surprised. The old terminal has been thoroughly modernized without violating the architecture of the sixties. The terminal has also been expanded with a northern wing which is therefore called Terminal North (the old terminal is Central).

Airport codes

IATA airport code: GUA
ICAO airport code: MGGT


Local transport


There's no train connection with Guatemala City Airport.

Car and bus

La Aurora Airport is situated 6 kilometers south of Guatemala City's center. The airport is easily accessible by rental car. From the city the Avenida 6A leads to the airport.

City bus 32 connects the airport with Guatemala City's center. The bus leaves every 30 minutes and the ride takes about one hour. There are also shuttle buses going to the city which stop at various hotels. From the bus station in Guatemala City buses run to Antigua (traveling time approximately one hour).

Car rental Guatemala City Airport

You can find counters for car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Four rental companies are present at Guatemala City Airport: Avis, Budget, Hertz and National. You can also book a rental car in advance using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Taxis can be found outside the Arrivals Hall. Make sure the driver switches on the meter or clearly agree on a price beforehand. A taxi ride from the airport to Guatemala City costs about US$ 10. The taxis can also take you to Antigua for which the price amounts to US$ 30-40.

Airport Parking

There's a parking lot outside the terminal. We advise to only park your rental car here for a short time and not to leave it at night.




There are no hotels at Guatemala City Airport. The nearest hotels are Hotel Westin Camino Real‎ (Tel. +502(0)2 433 3000), Hotel Real Intercontinental Guatemala‎ (Tel. +502(0)2 413 4444), Clarion Suites Hotel Guatemala City‎ (Tel. +502(0)2 421 3333) and a Holiday Inn (Tel. +502(0)2 421 0000). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Since the renovation of the old terminal and the addition of Terminal North the range of restaurants, (snack) bars and coffee shops has greatly improved. The shopping area has also been expanded, with for example a large duty-free shop and many souvenir shops.


You cannot store baggage. For lost-and-found objects you need to turn to the information desk in the central hall.


There's an information desk in the central hall where employees can inform you about flight schedules and airport services. There are also counters of the Tourist Office and you can book hotels in the Arrivals Hall.


Apart from some basic facilities such as copying and faxing at the VIP lounge (Presidents Club) there are no business facilities at Guatemala City Airport. Business facilities and the possibility to rent meeting space and conference rooms are offered by the business hotels in the city (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Excellent facilities have been created for the disabled when the terminal was renovated. There are wheelchair ramps, wide automatic doors, adapted toilets and low-hanging telephones. You can ask for assistance at the information desk.

Other services

You can go to a bank or one of the exchange offices to change money. There are also several ATM's. In addition there's a post office, a pharmacy and several travel agents. You can contact the First Aid station via the information desk. Although not at the airport, but fun to visit if you need to wait a long time for your flight, is the zoo. It's a fifteen-minute walk from the airport. Do you have more time available? Opposite the zoo there's a large souvenir market.




La Aurora International Airport
Colonia Reyna Barrios
Finca San Isidro 01010
Guatemala City

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +502(0)2 432 2841
Fax: none
Email: none

Airport codes

IATA airport code: GUA
ICAO airport code: MGGT