Tocumen International Airport

Tocumen International Airport (PTY)


A short drive from Panama City is one of the busiest airports in Central America. Tocumen International Airport is the main entry point to holidaymakers flying to Panama. The airport has a modest selection of shops and restaurants and is well serviced by taxis waiting to transport passengers to their hotels.

With two VIP lounges, the recently revamped Tocumen International Airport is a great airport to use when travelling to Central America, or as a stopover on the way to South America.


The airport lies 17 miles (27km) from Panama City.

Getting to the city

The only public transport into Panama City is provided by minivans dubbed Taxi de Turismo, which can be booked from the Information Booth in the arrivals hall. The transfer time is about half an hour.


GMT -5.


Tel: +507 238 2700.

Car rental

Car hire companies represented in the arrivals hall include Alamo, Avis, Barriga, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Regular taxis operate day and night at fixed prices depending on the number of passengers, but are not metered.

Transfer between terminals

Ther terminals are within easy walking distance of one another.


There is a bank and ATM on the departure level. A restaurant and coffee bar are situated on the mezzanine overlooking departures, and snack bars in arrivals. Last-minute gifts can be bought at several stores on the first and second floors, including duty-free. Baggage storage is available, and information booths are located in arrivals.


Parking at Tocumen International Airport is plentiful and very cheap.

Departure Tax





Flights to Tocumen International Airport can be booked on Continental, American Airlines, Iberia, Copa, Aires, Delta, Grupo Taca, Avianca and Lloyd Aero Boliviano.


No wifi services are currently available, but internet services are available at the business centre on the ground floor.

Business Lounges

Located on the ground floor, the business centre offers Internet, cable and telephone services. It costs between $25 and $50 to get into the Tocumen Royal Saloon VIP Lounge. Conference facilities are available at the Hotel Riande Aeropuerto.

Tocumen International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.