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Cheap Domestic Flights within Guatemala

Domestic Flights within Guatemala

Search and buy domestic flights within Guatemala. We offer flights from all airines flying within Guatemala, giving you lots of choice for travelling around the country.

Santa Lucía, Guatemala

What are domestic flights in Guatemala?

A domestic flight in Guatemala is any flight that departs from a destination within Guatemala and arrives at another destination, still within Guatemala. For example, the most popular domestic flight within Guatemala is between Guatemala City and Flores. As it's a small country, there are actually only three domestic routes that airlines fly.

Domestic flights in Guatemala are often quick and, without delays, don't take longer than one hour.

Which airlines fly within Guatemala?

At the moment, TAG Airlines is the only airline that offers domestic flights within Guatemala.


Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos (TAG) is the national carrier of Guatemala. It's based at La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City and flies the only two domestic routes within Guatemala — Guatemala City–Flores and Guatemala City–Puerto Barrios.

Aside from domestic flights in Guatemala, the airline also connects the country to other destinations within Central America.

Virgin Atlantic aircraft

Why book domestic flights in Guatemala?

Guatemala is a vibrant country with lots to explore. Although it's a small country and each city might not look too far to travel when looking at a map, heavy traffic and indirect roads make driving around Guatemala time-consuming.

For example, driving from Guatemala City to Flores can take 9+ hours by road. However, if you fly between the same two destinations, it only takes one hour.

Taking a flight in Guatemala saves you an enormous amount of time and lets you explore more and travel less. Or, if you're travelling for business, the ease and comfort of air travel makes flying the only option when travelling long distances around the country.

Are there domestic flights in Guatemala?

Although it's a small country, there are domestic flights in Guatemala.

Domestic flights within Guatemala are fairly straightforward. There are only three airports open to passenger flights within the country, one in each of Guatemala CityFlores and Puerto Barrios.

There are only two direct domestic routes in Guatemala:

Guatemala City ➡ Flores

Guatemala City ➡ Puerto Barrios

Anyone who wants to fly between Flores and Puerto Barrios would have to connect via Guatemala City:

Flores ➡ Guatemala City ➡ Puerto Barrios

Internal Guatemala Flight Check-In Times

These are the check-in times for each airline that currently flies domestically within Guatemala.


Online: Opens 24 hours before check-in.

Airport: There's no specific check-in deadline. However, the airline states that you should arrive at the airport at least two hours before scheduled flight departure time to ensure that you don't miss check-in and boarding.

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Domestic Flights Guatemala FAQs

Do I need a passport for domestic flights in Guatemala?

No, you won't be required to carry a passport in order to fly domestically within Guatemala. You'll need some form of government-issued photo ID, though. For example, a driving licence will be accepted.

What's the baggage allowance for flights within Guatemala?

Those flying within Guatemala will be given a free allowance of 20 kg. This means that the baggage is included within the price of the ticket and doesn't cost extra.

How early do I need to arrive for domestic flights in Guatemala?

You should arrive at the airport two hours before your flight departs, regardless of whether you've checked-in online or not.

Can I book domestic flights within Guatemala online?

Yes, you can book domestic flights within Guatemala online at Alternative Airlines. Use our search form to search for between the destinations that you want to fly and we'll show you all flight options for that route and date.

Why visit Guatemala?

Guatemala, although small, has a lot to offer from active volcanoes and mountains to idyllic beaches and coastal towns, as well as lush rainforests and ancient Mayan ruins.