Eugene, Oregon to Xela, Guatemala

Disclaimer: I know that lists of travel with costs and times can be pretty boring, but I like transportation, so I thank you for bearing with me.

I left Eugene the evening of August 4th and arrived in Xela the evening of August 6th.

Greyhound, Eugene to LA, 9:20 PM to 3 PM, $84. The ride was surprisingly fine. I watched a movie and actually slept quite a lot.

Two LA Metro Buses: half an hour, $2.50.

At this point I hung out at Ben’s house chatting, drinking beer, and eating delicious homemade pizza until about 11 PM. I had an early morning ahead of me so went to bed.

SuperShuttle: 3:45 AM to 4:30 AM, $27.

Mexicana: 6:45 AM to 12:30 PM, Los Angeles to Mexico City; 1:50 PM to 3:30 PM, Mexico to Guatemala. Roundtrip cost $215! Short layovers in Mexico City suck bigtime. Both of mine consisted of sweating a lot in the immigration line followed by sweating a lot as I ran through the airport trying to find the stupid gate. I also made it both times, but I’m not sure my seat-mates appreciated the smell.

Taxi, airport to bus station: 20 minutes, Q70 approx. $9.
Alamo pullman bus, Guatemala City to Xela: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Q60 approx. $7.50.

So I made it. Woo!


  1. Grandpa & Grandma said,

    August 10, 2009 at 10:35

    Hi Sean:
    Pleased to hear you made it home safely — quite a trip! You would be ready for a shower when you arrived!
    G & G

  2. Molly said,

    August 11, 2009 at 11:28

    WOW that’s a long trip – but good work. It makes it a little intimidating to even think of going to visit. But you said it’s easier to get there from NYC? It would be cool if I ever had time/money….

  3. Sean said,

    August 11, 2009 at 12:20

    Yeah, it’s easier from NYC, pretty much a direct flight (maybe a stop in florida or texas), and if you go at the right time of year it’s not that expensive.