You'll have to break up the journey from Guatemala City Airport (GUA-La Aurora Intl.) to Managua Airport (MGA-Augusto C. Sandino Intl.) because there are no direct flights on this route. American Airlines, Aeromexico and United Airlines offer the next best thing — a flight with just a single stopover.
If conditions are good and there are no delays, you could be landing at Managua Airport (MGA-Augusto C. Sandino Intl.) from Guatemala City Airport (GUA-La Aurora Intl.) in just 1 hour and 30 minutes. With such a speedy flight time, consider bringing just hand luggage.
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If you're looking for affordable flights from Guatemala City, make sure your first stop is Orbitz.com. You'll be able to compare flights from several different carriers and choose the low fare that best fits your budget. Flights leave Guatemala City from La Aurora International Airport, which is located four miles south of the city center. The airport is considered one of the busiest in Central America. The airlines servicing the airport include American Airlines, Iberia and Copa Airlines, and they offer domestic and international flights to Mexico, Spain and the US. The airport is undergoing a large modernization project, but it remains open to customers.
Most visitors take special vans and bus transport companies to and from the airport. Private shuttles cost about $35. The regular airport shuttles that link up with the major hotels charge $10 per ticket. One-way taxi trips to the airport are about $25.
Both short-term and long-term parking are available at the airport, but space is somewhat limited. The airport's newly renovated parking garage was completed in 2007 and holds up to 500 vehicles.
There are a couple of food vendors but no restaurants located at the airport. Your best bet if you have an early flight is to grab something to eat and bring it with you to the airport. Book your flights from Guatemala City through Orbitz.com so that your entire booking experience is a breeze.
Finding cheap flights to Managua once took hours of research and calls to different airlines. The process now takes just a few minutes when you book your flight through Orbitz.com. Orbitz tracks down the lowest prices for you, allowing you get a seat on one of the many planes flying into the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport. Also known as the Managua International Airport, it is only a 20 to 30 minute drive from downtown, depending on traffic. CanJet, United Airlines, TACA Airlines, and several others bring travelers to this airport.
The Augusto C. Sandino International Airport has several rental car agencies on-site where you can rent a car for your trip. If you prefer using public transportation, the city's buses and monorail system can get you from the airport to some of the top locations in town, including hotels. You can also check with your hotel and ask about any free shuttles or transportation options for guests.
No matter when you visit Managua, you will enjoy warm weather. The temperatures remain in the low 70s to high 80s throughout the year, even during winter. Since the temperatures are so high, you should use caution, wear sunscreen, and drinks lots of water on your trip.
Many travelers enjoy the top landmarks in the city, including the National Place of Culture, Old Cathedral of Managua, and the Museum of Acahualinca. If you need to find other things to do in the city, talk to the staff members at your hotel, or search through Orbitz.com. Orbitz not only offers cheap flights to Managua and reduced price air tickets, but it also offers fun ideas on things to see and do in the city.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.