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Panama Airport Guide to Panama Airport - Tocumen (PTY)

Panama Airport Bus

Metro Bus is the company that provides bus service to different destinations within Panama. It connects Tocumen Airport with Panama City centre.

The trip time to Panama City is about 1 hour.


To take Metro Bus turns to be necessary to get to Tocumen-Corredor Sur, which is located facing the main road outside the airport premises.

How to get there

Exit Tocumen Airport and turn right. Walk towards Restaurante Selles and take the pedestrian walkway to the main road. Then, finally, cross the street.


There are different routes and the frequency of each route is every 5 minutes approximately.

Service hours: From 4:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Take a look at the several offered routes:

Tocumen – Via España

Tocumen – Via España – Plaza Concordia

Tocumen – Tumba Muerto

Tocumen – Tumba Muerto – Cervecería Nacional

Tocumen – Transístmica

Tocumen – Transístmica – Cervecería Nacional  


It is compulsory to buy the card (ticket) before taking the Metro Bus Rides.

Ticket price is $1.25 to any destination.

Where do I buy my ticket?

Metro Bus tickets aren’t sold at the airport.

A good way to ride Metro Bus is by kindly paying someone $1.25 and then swipe through his or her card.

On the other hand, the large white buses displaying Tocumen accept cash. 

Free shuttle bus

Panama Tourism Authority offers shuttle services to and from the Metromall, 15 minutes from the airport.

The service is free and you will ride in “Busitos”.

Service hours

Monday to Friday 
From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Every 30 minutes- 1 hour.

From 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
Every hour.

More information: +507 238-3734.