Travel in Panama

Travel in Panama


Driving in Panama

Panama has good roads and cheap,  frequent public transportation.
The legal speed limit is 60km/hr in the cities and 100km/hr on highways. Driving above these limits may result in fines with the possibility of loosing your license. Most international driving licenses are accepted in Panama, but check with the Rental company to be sure. A blood alcohol level of any kind is not tolerated, as well as talking on the cell phone while driving. Not wearing seat belts is also prohibited.

Panama has a number of domestic airlines and a good domestic flight network.


Air Panama

By Air from David



Air Panama

There is an inexpensive bus system servicing all accessible parts of the country.

Travel in Panama By Bus from Panama City -
Regional and Int. Buses

Depart from Gran Terminal de Transporte, located in Albrook - 314-6248

Pedafront: (507) 314-6263

5 estrellas: (507) 314-6401

By Bus from David

Pedafront: (507) 774-9206

5 estrellas: (507) 774-8017

Travel in Panama By Train

Panama Railway Company: The country only railroad has two destinations, Panama City-Colon and back . It's tracks parallel the Panama Canal and pass through the rainforest, making this an interesting journey. Trains leave at 7:15 a.m. and return at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $35.00 (round trip) and $20.00 (one way)
Tel. 317-6070
Panama Train                  Panama Railway

Public Transport in Panama City

Public buses can be confusing and should only be used on main avenues, such as Via Espana, Avenida Ricardo J.Alfaro
(Tumba Muerto) and Avenida Transistmica.
The fixed rate is $0.25 and is paid when you step out of the bus.

Buses Via España, Panama City

Tours: There are many excellent tours that can be arranged through the hotel concierge or the Tour Desk on your cruise ship.  Tours cover Panama City, Colon; the outlying areas; and the Canal.

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Travel in Panama By Taxi: There are numerous taxi services in and around the cities in both Colon and Panama City. There are fixed rates from the hotels to the city, and vice versa. The average city tour costs $35 for the first 4 hours. You can negotiate extra hours after that.
Taxis in the Panama City are quite safe and cheap. The highest rate rate for two people can be $2.00, and even thought tourists are charged a bit extra, there is chance to negotiate a lower price. You can get a taxi, when you get to Tocumen International Airport, but they cost much more than average city taxi. The average cost for a ride from the airport to the city is $10.00 to $25.00.
Be sure to ask if your Hotel provides shuttle service.

Outside the City:  Boats are the principal mode of transportation in several parts of Panama, particularly between the San Blas and
Bocas del Toro archipelagos. Kuna Indian merchant vessels carry cargo and passengers along the San Blas coast, between Colón and Puerto Obaldía. Cars can be rented in Panama City.

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