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1. Posted by mitchellpa (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

I am wanting to go to from Panama all the way through Guatemala. What is the best way to get from country to country?

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 8y

Fly.

3. Posted by mitchellpa (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Not exactly what I'm talking about. I wanted to go from Panama through to Guatemala. that means stops in San Jose, San Salvador, Managua, etc. I have discovered that Ticabus will help me a lot of the way, but I can't find a ride from San Salvador to Belize City. I can get up to Guatemala city, but Ticabus stops there.

4. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 8y

You're too hung up on TicaBus it's not the only company in the Central American transportation business.

5. Posted by mitchellpa (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Ticabus is the only one I have ran across. What else are there?

6. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 8y

There are dozens of different bus lines some will suit some won't.

Don't obsess-people travel through/to/from countries in Central America 24/7 once you're on the ground you'll see how many options are available and what options suit.

Ticabus is popular because of it's English language website but once on the ground you'll have to practice your Spanish language skills.

7. Posted by mitchellpa (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

I"ll keep checking it out and see what I can find. Thanks man.

8. Posted by JungleJano (Budding Member 54 posts) 8y

You will definitely be able to find rides from city to city. the bus network in central america is extensive, although not all buses are as classy as Tica. All major (and not as major) cities in Central america have bus stations and it's easy to find rides to your desired destinations. that being said, sometimes you will have to transfer in a different city, unlike Tica which ( i think ) usually gets you to your destination direct. I never took Tica, I always took local buses. Pay a little more and you'll have a much more comfortable (and safe?) ride, although it's still less expensive (and less classy) than Tica.

Spanish skills help a lot, but even just the basics will get you where you need to go.