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Panama Airport Informational Guide to Tocumen International Airport (PTY) - Non Official

Panama Airport Bus

See as follows Panama Airport Bus options:

Metro bus

Metro Bus is the company that provides bus service to different destinations within Panama, connecting Tocumen Airport with Panama City.

Travel time to Panama City is about 1 hour.


To take Metro Bus comes 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 with 5 minutes frequency approximately.

Buses depart from 4:00 am to 8:00 pm.

To get to Panama City it is better to take buses to Via España, Tumba Muerto o Transístmica since all stop at the metro station Estación San Miguelito.


It is compulsory to buy the card (ticket) before boarding a bus.

One-way ticket is $0.25.

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 $0.25 and then swipe through his or her card.

Please take in mind that buses do not accept cash excepting the large white buses displaying Tocumen.

Free shuttle bus

Panama Tourism Authority offers shuttle services from Panama Airport to Metromall, located about 15 minutes from the Airport.

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

You just need to approach to Panama Tourism Authority counter.

Service hours

Monday to Friday: From 10:00am to 5:00pm. 

Every 30 minutes-1 hour.

Sundays: From 11:00am to 5:00pm. 

Every hour.

For more information, please call: +507 238-3734.