Transfer to/from - Panama City airport (PTY)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Panama City airport (PTY)


The availability of transportation at Tocumen Airport is covered by MiBus buses, as well as the Metro, door-to-door transfers and taxis.

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How to get a door-to-door transfer for families or groups?

If you're looking for the utmost convenience and peace of mind to get from the airport to Panama City, you can opt for a private transfer service.

The best option is to book online your transfer in advance from or to the airport. This way, a driver will be waiting for you, and you won't have to negotiate prices with taxis or transfer companies. You can book a car for 3 people for USD32.00 (total price per vehicle), one for 4 people for USD37.00, or minibuses for 8 (USD45.00) or 17 passengers (USD170.00).

Bookings must be made at least 4 hours in advance. At the airport, the driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name as soon as you exit the baggage claim area and enter the public hall. If you're at a hotel or apartment, the driver will be waiting for you outside the building. If parking is available, sometimes they can wait at the reception.


How to get from the airport to the city?

MiBus is the bus service that transports tourists and passengers from the airport to the city and from the city to the airport. Routes

How to get there by metro?

On March 15, 2023, the Aeropuerto metro station started operating as part of the extension of line 2 from Corredor Sur to Tocumen International Airport, passing through the ITSE station. MORE INFORMATION

What is the official taxi service?

In the Arrivals area, there is a tourism taxi service (the only ones that can be boarded on the premises) with fixed rates. This service can be individual or shared. The journey to the city center takes approximately 30 minutes.

Taxi service rates from the airport:
Panama City: USD30.00
Albrook: USD35.00
Amador, Corozal, Cárdenas, Diablo, Los Rí­os: USD38.00
Clayton: USD40.00
Howard, Cocoly, Rodman, Kobby, Playa Bonita, Paraí­so, Pedro Miguel, Summit: USD48.00
Gamboa: USD55.00
Chilibre: USD50.00
Las Cumbres: USD40.00
Arraijan, Veracruz: USD48.00
Chorrera: USD55.00
Colon: USD85.00
Chame, Gorgona, Capira: USD80.00
Coronado, San Carlos, Decamerón, Playa Blanca, Nueva Aventura, Punta Chame: USD120.00
Chepo: USD40.00
Pacora: USD30.00
Sherman: USD140.00
Portobelo: USD120.00

Where to wait for the Uber?

App services like Uber pick up their passengers in the parking area located outside the Arrivals level, across the street, between rows 15 and 18.

Latest updates: June 12, 2024

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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