• From Europe There are direct flights from Europe to Panama on Iberia Airlines and KLM.   Flights from Europe:   Iberia... VIEW

    There are direct flights from Europe to Panama on Iberia Airlines and KLM.

     

    Flights from Europe:

     

    Iberia Airlines has 5 flights per week to Panama: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

     

    To consult prices and schedules, visit www.iberia.com.

     

    KLM has daily flights from Amsterdam to Panama City

     

    To consult prices and schedules, visit www.klm.com.

     

    Avianca Taca Airlines has daily flights, with frequent departures connecting the 7 countries of Central America and offering excellent service.

     

    To consult prices and schedules, visit www.aviancataca.com.

     

    Stop over in the USA:

     

    You can get to Panama from several points in the USA. Consult the routs on the websites of the companies that fly to the country:

     

    - American Airlines (www.aa.com),

    - Spirit Airlines (www.spirit.com),

    - Delta (www.delta.com),

    - United (www.united.com).
     

  • From CentroAmerica Travel is easy between Panama and the other countries of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,... VIEW

    Travel is easy between Panama and the other countries of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua).

     

    By Air:

     

    There are

     

    Copa Airlines connects Panama with Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

     

    To consult prices and schedules, visit www.copaair.com.

     

    Avianca Taca Airlines has daily flights, with frequent departures connecting the 7 countries of Central America and offering excellent service.

     

    To consult prices and schedules, visit www.aviancataca.com.

     

    Air Panama has daily flights connecting Panama with Costa Rica.

     

    To consult prices and schedules, visit www.flyairpanama.com.

     

    Nature Air, a Costa Rican company offering flights connecting   Panama with Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

     

    To consult prices and schedules, visit www.natureair.es.

     

    By sea:

     

    Travel to one of the nearby countries can be a great opportunity for enjoying a sail on the Caribbean Sea. You can sail from Panama to Costa Rica by sea: 

     

    Costa Rica: you can take a pleasant 3-hour boat ride from Bocas del Torotoa Cahuita (Puerto Viejo). To consult prices and schedules, visit www.caribeshuttle.com.

     

    By road:

     

    Another possibility for travelling from Panama to other countries of the region is by Motor Coach. Several companies offer this service:

     

    Tica Bus connects the country with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras (Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula) and Guatemala. To consult prices and schedules, visit www.ticabus.com.

     

    Expreso Panama connects Panama with San José (Costa Rica). To consult prices and schedules, visit www.expresopanama.com.

  • Inside Panamá By Air:   Panama has 4 international airports, the main one being Tocumén International Airport (PTY), located... VIEW

    By Air:

     

    Panama has 4 international airports, the main one being Tocumén International Airport (PTY), located 30 minutes by highway from Panama City. The other airports are the Enrique Malek International Airport (DAV), David, in Chiriquí, the Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (PAC), Albrook, in Panama and the Scarlett Martínez International Airport (MPRH), río Hato, in Coclé.

     

    There are also several local national airports and landing strips that communicate the various tourist points around the country. Some of these include: Rubén Catú, in Santiago in the Veraguas Province; Capitán Alonso Valderrama, in Chitre in the Herrera Province; Penonomé, in Penonomé in Coclé Province; Bocas del Toro, on isla Bocas in Bocas del Toro Province; Capitán Manuel Niño, in Changuinola in Bocas del Toro; Puerto Armuelles, in Fontera in Chiriquí Province; Ramón Xatruch, in La Palma in Darien Province; Enríquez A. Jiménez, in Frank Field, Colón and Pedasí, on the way to El Arenal in Los Santos Province.

     

    The national Air Panama airline (www.flyairpanama.com) makes connections between the different national airports and makes it easy to get around the country.

     

    Charter services are offered by companies like: Charters Flights Panama (www.charterflightspanama.com) or My Fly Corporation (www.myflightcorp.com). For Helicopter service there is Rotor Jet (www.helicopterbocastours.com) or Helipan Corp. (www.helipan.com).

     

    By Sea or Water:

     

    Panama has over 10 ports along its coasts, as well as both banks of the canal. Among these are the ports set up to receive Cruise ships: Ports Cristóbal and Balboa, on both ends of the canal, the Gatún Yacht Club, the Cruise ship port of Cristóbal (Balboa) and the Cruise ship port of Fort Amador.

     

    The most important Panamanian port for Cruise ship arrivals is Colón 2000, in the city of Colón, with an enormous surface area that docks and sails a multitude of Cruise ships from all over America and Europe. More information at: www.colon2000.com

     

    Some of the shipping lines that call at Panamanian ports include: Royal Caribbean (www.royalcaribbean.es), Costa Cruceros (www.costacruceros.es) or Star Clippers (www.starclippers.com).

     

    Panama also has a large number of docks and landings at tourist destinations, facilitating your arrival at ports such as: Limones, Punta Mala, San Miguel, Jaqué or Portobelo.

     

    By Land:

     

    The country’s main highways include the Pan-American Highway and the Trans-isthmus Highway. The first extending from the border with Costa Rica, travelling the length of the country and ending in the Jungle of Darién. The other connects Panama City with Colón.

     

    There are two fast lane routes around Panama City that are toll roads: the North Corridor (between Panama City and Colon and the South Corridor (30 km from Tocumen International Airport to Pacora).

     

    Several motor coach companies offer regular service connecting all geographical points of Panama. You can see companies, routes, prices and schedules on the website of the Panamanian Grand National Transportation Terminal at www.grantnt.com.

     

    If you decide on renting an automobile you can contract it with a number of national as well as international companies, including:

     

    - Avis (www.avis.com.pa),

    - Europcar (www.europcar.es),

    - Sixt (www.sixt.es),

    - National Rental Car Panama

    (www.nationalpanama.com).
     

    Details to consider when renting an automobile:

     

    -When renting an automobile you must present your passport, containing the seal indicating your entrance to Panama. You may drive with the license of your country of origin, which is valid for 3 months. After that time you are required to obtain a license issued in Panamá.

     

    -Minimum driving age for rentals in the country is 23 years.

     

    -When you pick up the automobile, you will be required to make a deposit for possible imperfections, which will be reimbursed upon return of the vehicle. This amount may only be paid by credit card; they do not accept cash or debit card deposits.

     

    -The rented vehicle may only be used within Panamanian territory; it is not permitted to cross borders in the vehicle.

     

    -Rented automobiles are covered by a basic policy with partial coverage for collision and robbery and third party damages, however you can contract additional coverage.

     

    Panama has a large taxi fleet covering the entire country. Make sure you always choose yellow cabs with official numbers or taxies affiliated with your hotel.

     

    How to travel between the main tourist attractions:

     

    Panama City - Archipelago of the Pearls: To get to the archipelago, first take a taxi or motor coach to Amador. This takes around 15 minutes from down town and you can catch a microbus in the 5 of May Plaza. Take a ferry from Amador to Taboga or Contadora Island. You can also take a water taxi.

     

    For more information: www.sealasperlas.com.

     

    Panama City - Archipelago Bocas del Toro: first you must get to Amador and from there take a boat to the Island of Colón. There are several tours of the different islands. For more information: www.interbocas.com/transportemaritimo/horarios.htm.

     

    You can also catch a flight, lasting about an hour from the Marcos A. Gelabert airport on Air Panama (www.flyairpanama.com).

     

    There is a water taxi service to complete your trip to Bocas del Toro. Bocas Marine & tours (www.bocasmarinetours.com), Taxi 25 (office in almirante: (+507) 758 - 3497) and tour operator Jampan (www.jampantours.com)

     

    Panama City - Isla Grande: You can travel by road to La Guaira, crossing the North Corridor highway and take the Trans Isthmus highway to Colon. The trip takes around 2 hours. From La Guaira you can take a 5-minute boat ride to isla Grande.

     

    If you prefer going by motor coach, take it at the Marcos A. Gelabert airport station, heading toward Colon. Before reaching Colon, get off at Sabanitas and change buses for La Guaira, where you can take a boat to the Island.

     

    Panama City - San Blas Islands: Air Panama has daily flights to the El Porvenir airport in the San Blas archipelago, from the Marcos A. Gelabert airport (www.flyairpanama.com). The flight takes around 30 minutes.

    Panama City - Boquete: The fastest and easiest way to get to this lovely region is by air from David on Air Panama (www.flyairpanama.com). Once you arrive, take a bus from the centre of town.

    Panama City - Valley of Antón: the easiest way to get there is by motor coach from the Albrook shopping centre (connected to the airport). The buses leave every 30 minutes and take about 2 hours to get to the valley.

     

  • Car rental

    Information about car rental companies in the area:

photo