Long layover at Panama City airport (PTY) or in nearby hotels

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Possibility to spend the night at Panama City airport (PTY), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Panama City airport (PTY)

Spending the night at the airport

The terminal remains open 24 hours a day, so those passengers with a connection or cancelled flights can opt to stay inside the airport and avoid extra expenses in hotels and transfers. However, most services close at midnight.

Where to rest: Unfortunately, all seats have armrests, so laying on the floor is almost obligatory. Therefore, it is best to have a sleeping bag and a blanket, as the air conditioning is usually quite strong. To be more comfortable, another option is to enter one of the VIP lounges, one of which is open around the clock (although with a maximum stay of 3 hours). SEE VIP LOUNGES For an uninterrupted rest, there are a few hotels near the airport.

Baggage: There is a luggage storage service operating 24 hours a day in the Domestic Arrivals area, so you can forget about your bags and spend a more comfortable night.

Eating and drinking: The restauration and bar area closes after midnight.

Restrooms: Showers available inside the Copa Club lounge, open from 5:45 am to 9:45 pm.

Wi-Fi: The airport offers a free connection for 2 hours. Afterwards you will have to pay for what you consume.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, duty-free stores.


Booking accommodation


Nearby Hotels

Most options are found in the city centre. Some of them operate shuttles for the transfer of their guests. Crowne Plaza Panama Airport (Tel +507 292 2000), Riande Aeropuerto Hotel & Casino (Tel +507 291 9000), Express Inn PTY Aeropuerto Internacional Panama (Tel +507 292 1338), B&B Lodgings (Tel +507 6211 8896), Hostal Los Laureles (Tel +507 6270 0906), Dumas Hostel (Tel +507 6684 8953), Courtyard Panama at Metromall Mall (Tel +507 304 9595), Dumas Villa (Tel +507 395 3738), Los Panas Hostel (Tel +507 6070 7594), The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort Panama City (Tel +507 304 5555).

Latest updates: October 15, 2018

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