Panama City Tocumen Airport

General information

Panama City Tocumen Airport is the busiest airport in Central America. The airport has the ambition to continue to grow as the ‘Hub of the Americas’.

Panama City is the financial, commercial and tourist centre of the country. The city has a remarkable number of skyscrapers, including the twisted F&F Tower in Obarrio, near the business district Punta Paitilla.


Where is Panama City Tocumen Airport situated?

Panama City Tocumen Airport is located northeast of Panama City.

How many terminals does Panama City Tocumen Airport have?

The busiest airport in the country has one terminal, which is called the North Terminal (T1). In January 2019, a second terminal will be opened, the South Terminal (T2).

Airport Map



The distance from Panama City Tocumen Airport to the centre of Panama City is 22 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Panama City.

From PTY Airport to Panama City City centre by Car
22 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Panama City Tocumen Airport by public transport. Visit the Panama City Tocumen Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Panama City Tocumen Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Panama City is about PAB 30.-. Book your taxi at Panama City Tocumen Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From PTY Airport to Panama City City centre by Taxi
22 km
30 min
PAB 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Panama City Tocumen Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Budget, National (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt, Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Hertz, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Avis, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Panama City Tocumen Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Panama City Tocumen Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Panama City Tocumen Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Panama City Tocumen Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Panama City Tocumen Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Panama City Tocumen Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Panama City Tocumen Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Crowne Plaza Airport, Tocumen

Crowne Plaza Airport offers accommodation in Tocumen just a 200 metres from Tocumen International Airport while a free shuttle service from the airport is offered as well as free internet access throughout the property.


Express Inn PTY Aeropuerto Internacional Panama, Tocumen

This simple hotel is located right next to Tocumen International Airport and offers guests a small outdoor swimming pool, shuttle services and free continental breakfast. Free WiFi is provided in all areas of the hotel.


Riande Aeropuerto Hotel Casino, Tocumen

A 5-minute drive from Tocumen International Airport, this modern 4-star hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the hotel. Guests can enjoy the spacious outdoor pool and tropical gardens.

Hotels in Panama City

Looking for the best hotels in Panama City? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Ojos Del Rio, Panama City

Just 2.6 km from Metropolitan National Park, Hotel Ojos Del Rio is located in Panama City. This accommodation offers a fitness centre and shared lounge. Free WiFi access is available.


Hyatt Place Panama City Downtown, Panama City

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Hyatt Place Panama City Downtown is located in Panama City, Panama. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning.


Plaza Paitilla Inn, Panama City

Plaza Paitilla Inn offers panoramic views of Panama Bay and has a lounge bar, outdoor pool and sun terraces. The property also has an equipped business centre and a gym. The rooms offer a minibar, flat-screen cable TV and a coffee maker.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Panama City Tocumen Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Panama: Panama Canal, Colón Rainforest and San Lorenzo Fort

Get back to nature in a Caribbean rainforest and learn more about the historic San Lorenzo Fort on a day trip from Panama City. See the new Panama Canal locks built to support the passage of super tankers and large cargo ships.


Panama City: Panama Canal, Railway and Monkey Island Tour

Take a day trip to the Atlantic side of Panama in a tour mixing the amazing structures of the Panama Canal, and the beauty of the rainforest with a ride on the Panama Canal Railway.

Tour & transport

Panama Airport Transfer to Panama City

Enjoy a comfortable transfer service from Panama's international airport to Panama City.


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