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Panama City Tocumen Airport

General information

Panama City Tocumen Airport is the busiest airport in Central America. Panama City is the financial, commercial and tourist centre of the country. The city has a striking number of skyscrapers, including the twisted F&F Tower in Obarrio near Punta Paitilla. The vast majority of all flights at the airport are operated by national flag carrier Copa Airlines. The airport calls itself the ‘Hub of the Americas’.

The capital of Panama has three airports, Panama City Tocumen Airport is the largest airport, Panama City Albrook Airport and Panama City Pacifico Airport are much smaller.


Where is Panama City Tocumen Airport situated?

Panama City Tocumen Airport is located northeast of Panama City, close to Highway 1 Carretera Panamericana.

How many terminals does Panama City Tocumen Airport have?

The airport has two terminals, namely Main Terminal T1 (North Pier, A North, B South) and South Terminal T2. South Terminal is also known as Terminal 2 and was officially opened in April 2019. It is used for passenger flights since 2020. In both terminals you will find Arrivals on the ground floor and Departures on the first floor. Terminals T1 and T2 are within walking distance of each other.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Panama City Tocumen Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Panama.

Airport Distance
Panama City Albrook Airport 22km
Panama City Pacifico Airport 28km



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 $ 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
$ 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Panama City Tocumen Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, National (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt, Hertz, Enterprise 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

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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:

  • Copa Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Lufthansa


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, an IHG Hotel, 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 the Tocumen International Airport and offers its guests a small outdoor pool, shuttle service from the Hotel to the Airport. 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.


The Executive Hotel, Panama City

Featuring a gym, restaurant and a terrace, The Executive Hotel is located in Pánama’s Bella Vista and next to the 52nd Street and Aquilino de la Guardia. It features rooms with balconies and free parking.


Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo, Panama City

Offering an outdoor pool and spa centre, Central Hotel Panama is set in the historic centre of Panama City, 200 metres from Presidential Palace. The hotel has a sauna and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.


Radisson Hotel Panama Canal, Panama City

Located right at the mouth of the Panama Canal, Radisson Hotel Panama Canal offers an outdoor pool, hot tub, gym and lush gardens. Free WiFi and free parking are provided.

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!


From Panama City: Rainforest Zipline Adventure

Combine adventure with nature on this zipline activity in the rainforest outside Panama City.


Panama City: 4-Day Island Hopping San Blas Adventure

Explore San Blas on a 4-days island hopping adventure. Visit more than 6 islands, go hiking in San Blas jungle, enjoy a Money Heist tour in Pelicano island, and snorkel in crystal-clear waters.

Tour & transport

Panama: Guided Northbound Panama Canal Cruise with Box Lunch

Sail from Panama and travel northbound along the Panama Canal on a 6-hour cruise on the Pacific Queen. See the Bridge of the Americas, Pedro Miguel Locks, the Gaillard Cut, and the Centennial Bridge.


  3 reviews

Have you visited Panama City Tocumen Airport lately? So far, 3 airport passengers have written an airport review about Panama City Tocumen Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

2 months ago

Dirty, ridiculously expensive food, insufficient and unattended restrooms, and poor internet service. No excuses for admins because they are always crowded, collecting millions for sure but not fixing very well known issues. Even the A/C is not cool enough, and you have to walk a lot to find flight info monitors.

Medasculo Moreno
12 months ago

The airport keeps its carpets dirty, they are always uncleaned and now when they should clean the most is when they do the least. The vip rooms over crowded the bad and expensive food the very low air conditioning or rather I will never do this stopover again. They want to keep all the money and customer service is the worst of all.

Catherine Deymier
1 year ago

A small bottle costs usd 3.5 … it is a shame as they take yours at the checking and you have no choice than pay that outrageous amount if your are thirsty.

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