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Panama Airport Taxi

The trip from Panama Airport to Panama City centre takes approximately between 20-30 minutes.


Once you exit the baggage claim you will be offered taxi services. Please do not pay attention to them, since they will ask you a tip to carry your bag to the cab, and proceed to the taxi ranks.

Also avoid boarding unofficial cabs. Scams are an issue to take into account regarding taxis in Panama Airport.


Find the taxi ranks outside Arrivals of both terminals.


Find the following taxi companies at Panama Airport:

- Ambar Luna: (507) 66640171
- Costera Services: (507) 66777126

Service hours: Convenient hours.


Fares are fixed from Panama Airport.

The cost for a single ride from Panama Airport to city center is $30.00.

You can also take a collective taxi, since fares are really convenient: $15.00 for each passenger. By taking a collective taxi you will share your ride with other passengers to a common destination.

See below fares to other popular destinations:

- Albrook: $35.00
- Amador, Corozal, Cárdenas, Diablo, Los Ríos: $38.00
- Clayton: $40.00
- Gamboa: $55.00


If you wish to pay just $10-15 for your ride to the city center, please walk to the main road and hail a taxi from there. It is advised to count with bargaining skills and a good level of Spanish to achieve it.

Shared Rides

Mobile applications such as Uber operate in Panama Airport. You can select the ride through your app and share or not share it with someone else.


If you want to transfer on your own to Panama City centre you can book private transportation from Panama Airport.

Book your transfer from Panama Airport