Taxis are usually available in front of the airport, but you may have to stand in line for a while, especially if you are among the last passengers to go through immigration and customs and several dozen others get in line ahead of you.
Few taxis are metered in Guatemala and you'll need to negotiate the price of the trip with the driver before you get in. Depending on your negotiating skills, taxis are about 20 to 50 percent more expensive than Ixchel's airport transfer service.
During daytime hours, shuttle buses that have dropped off passengers at the airport are often available for the trip back to Antigua, but they are not an entirely dependable option, especially if you arrive early in the morning or late at night.
Minibuses are slightly cheaper than our pickup service, but you'll have to share them with eight to ten other people and they have no fixed schedules; they leave when they are full.
For the really brave, there are also public buses. While they are unbeatably cheap, they are also very slow and uncomfortable. We recommend you don't take a public bus if you arrive after dark or carry a lot of luggage. Also, beware the pickpockets and bag snatchers! Watch your belongings carefully!
We believe that our airport pickup service is the easiest, safest and most comfortable way to get here. Give it a try and see for yourself!