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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 for 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.


The airport lies 20 miles (32km) from Panama City.

Getting to the city

There are buses and 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, 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

The terminals are within easy walking distance of each other.


There is a bank and ATM, a restaurant and coffee bars, as well as snack bars. 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.



Airlines from Tocumen International Airport include Aeromexico, Air Canada Rouge, Air China, Air France, American Airlines, American Eagle, Avianca, Avianca Costa Rica, Avianca Ecuador, Avianca El Salvador, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, KLM, Laser Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Spirit Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turpial Airlines, and United Airlines.


Wifi can be used free of charge for up to two hours.

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.