Country guides South & Central America
Airports in Panama
Tocumen International Airport
The airport lies 20 miles (32km) from Panama City.
Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
LocationThe airport lies 20 miles (32km) from Panama City.
Getting to the city
There are buses and minivans dubbed Taxi de Turismo, which can be booked from the Information Booth in the arrivals hall. The transfer time is about half an hour.
Car hire companies represented in the arrivals hall include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Regular taxis operate day and night at fixed prices depending on the number of passengers, but are not metered.
Transfer between terminals
The terminals are within easy walking distance of each other.
There is a bank and ATM, a restaurant and coffee bars, as well as snack bars. Last-minute gifts can be bought at several stores on the first and second floors, including duty-free. Baggage storage is available, and information booths are located in arrivals.
Parking at Tocumen International Airport is plentiful and very cheap.