Car Rentals in Panama City, Panama

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Panama City, Panama
May 26 — Jun 2
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Panama City, Panama
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Important information about Panama City car rentals

Panama’s largest city and capital, Panama City, has various attractions. From the famous waterway Panama Canal to the top-notch historical sites, there's always something for everyone. Top sights include Miraflores Visitor Center, Panamá Viejo, Casco Viejo, Biomuseo, and Avenida Balboa. Visiting these places can be convenient if you consider car rentals in Panama City, as you'll get the freedom to drive and explore the sights at your timing. Some major roads to look out for include the Inter-American highway and the toll highways Corredor Sur and Corredor Norte. Panama City has a few streets with parking spaces, and you can also park vehicles in your hotel's parking area. There are more than 60 car rental locations in Panama City available, giving you a surfeit of choices for your car rental requirements.

If you're thinking about rental cars in Panama City, know that you'll get some streets with hourly pay parking meters. Some hotels also offer complimentary parking spaces for guests. Driving can be a bit challenging during morning and afternoon rush hours. We recommend avoiding the Punte de las Americas bridge, Calle 50, and Vía España that are notorious hotspots. Also, some roads can transform into one-way roads to counter traffic during the start or end of holidays, so it's wise to get into the city early on before the holidays kick in. Car rentals in Panama City come with the convenience of visiting top attractions, such as Playa Malibú and Cerro Chame, in nearby cities. The city can be fairly walkable but cheap car rentals in Panama City will be an ideal alternative if you want to get the most out of your trip.

Driving in a large unfamiliar city can be a daunting task, but having the territory's rules of the road in mind can make the process seamless. Traffic travels on the right-hand side, so you should always drive on the right of the road. Panama law requires that all drivers wear a shirt while behind the wheel. It's against the law to use a cellular phone to call or text while driving, and the driver and front-seat passengers must wear seat belts. You don't have to put on a seat belt if you sit in the back of the vehicle. If you're traveling with a child under five years of age, they must be in a special child seat in the back. You'll find yourself with a drunken driving violation if you drive car rentals in Panama City after consuming a small amount of alcohol, as Panama has a zero BAC driving limit. Check with Panama City's motor vehicle department for any recent law developments.

You should always carry with you your Panama driver's license or your country's driver's license if you're a visitor. International drivers will also have to showcase an international driver's permit along with foreign licenses. Panama law also stresses that you carry your identification when driving, whether Panama ID (Cedula) or passport for foreigners. It's worth noting that foreign driver's licenses are only valid for three months after entry into Panama, after which you must obtain a Panama driver's license. The minimum age to drive or rent a vehicle in Panama is 18 years, but suppliers for Panama City car rentals consider those under 25 as novice drivers. You may incur an extra charge for your economy car rental or passenger van rental if you're between 18-24 years old.


Best deals found for Panama City, Panama car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Panama City, Panama
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$21/day

3 Jul - 1 Aug
Nissan Kicks
Fiat 500
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

$5/day

6 Jun - 22 Jun
Fiat 500
Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$7/day

4 Jun - 17 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Mahindra Scorpio
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$38/day

16 Jul - 23 Jul
Mahindra Scorpio
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$15/day

29 May - 7 Jun
Ford EcoSport
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$11/day

1 Jul - 1 Aug
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$5/day

29 May - 7 Jun
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$5/day

6 Jun - 20 Jun
Perodua Myvi
BMW 3 Series
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$9/day

1 Aug - 8 Aug
BMW 3 Series

Panama City, Panama car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Panama City that's right for you

Small Cars

$10 - $23

All Car Types

$29 - $53

The average price of a Small rental in Panama City, Panama is $15. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Panama City, Panama is in November. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $10 per day. A Small rental is typically 61% less expensive than the average car rental in Panama City. The average price of a vehicle rental in Panama City can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Panama City Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Panama City, Panama is $25. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Panama City, Panama is in January. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just $16 per day. A Medium rental is typically 35% less expensive than the average car rental in Panama City. The average price of a vehicle rental in Panama City can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Panama City Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Panama City, Panama is $46. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Panama City, Panama is in January. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just $32 per day. A Large rental is typically 20% more expensive than the average car rental in Panama City. The average price of a vehicle rental in Panama City can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a SUV rental in Panama City, Panama is $33. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Panama City, Panama is in November. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $24 per day. A SUV rental is typically 11% less expensive than the average car rental in Panama City. The average price of a vehicle rental in Panama City can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Panama City SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Panama City, Panama is $58. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Panama City, Panama is in January. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just $41 per day. A Van rental is typically 36% more expensive than the average car rental in Panama City. The average price of a vehicle rental in Panama City can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Panama City Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Pickup Truck rental in Panama City, Panama is $37. The cheapest time to rent a Pickup Truck in Panama City, Panama is in October. The price is 17% lower than the rest of the year at just $31 per day. A Pickup Truck rental is typically 3% less expensive than the average car rental in Panama City. The average price of a vehicle rental in Panama City can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Panama City, Panama is $48. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Panama City, Panama is in January. The price is 29% lower than the rest of the year at just $35 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 23% more expensive than the average car rental in Panama City. The average price of a vehicle rental in Panama City can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$5/day

26 May - 29 May
Mitsubishi Colt
Fiat 500
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

$5/day

6 Jun - 22 Jun
Fiat 500
Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$7/day

4 Jun - 17 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt

Panama City car rental directory

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Quick facts about car rentals in Panama City

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Panama City
Most Popular AgencyNationalThe most popular Panama City car rental agency found on momondo this month is National. Other top choices for car rental companies are Europcar and Thrifty
Popular Car TypesEconomy, SUV, MiniThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in Panama City in the past 72 hours: Economy, SUV, Mini.
Cheapest Rental Car$5The lowest price for a rental car in Panama City is $5/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $14/day.
Most Popular ModelHyundai AccentThe most popular car model to rent in Panama City in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Class Economy Car as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Panama City

Nearby attractions:

ATLAPA Conventions Center9.8 mi
Estadio Nacional Rod Carew11.2 mi
Veneto Casino11.5 mi
Amador Causeway14.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Veneto Casino2.0 mi
Amador Causeway3.1 mi
ATLAPA Conventions Center3.9 mi
Estadio Nacional Rod Carew4.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

Amador Causeway3.9 mi
Veneto Casino6.6 mi
ATLAPA Conventions Center8.3 mi
Estadio Nacional Rod Carew9.2 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Panama City - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Panama City so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

$28 is the cost of a weekend car rental in Panama City for June, with cheap deals starting as low as $2. For a one-week car rental, Panama City prices in June average $20 with the best deals starting at $3.

You can expect to find the cheapest rental car prices in Panama City from National, who has 6 locations in the city. momondo users have found daily rates as low as $2, but the average rate for car rentals in Panama City from National is $6/day.

Rental cars in Panama City from popular agencies such as Alamo, Thrifty, and Budget will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Panama City, we can help you find the cheapest car to rent for your upcoming trip.

With temperatures averaging 80.6 °F and precipitation usually 5.5″ during June, you should consider renting a Standard car when traveling to Panama City. A Standard car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of June and is a popular choice for travelers heading to Panama City. Renting a Standard in Panama City will cost you $29/day on average.

Dollar is very popular in Panama City, Panama, as they have more locations than any other car rental company. You can find 8 locations in the city of Panama City, Panama, and can expect to pay about $21/day for your rental car in Panama City, Panama.

Travelers who rent a car in Panama City should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 20 mph. Suburban speed limits around Panama City are generally 65 mph, whereas speed limits on highways are 75 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re traveling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

Those looking for a rental car in Panama City during the month of May should expect temperatures to be around 80.6 °F and should expect around 7.1″ of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

Those looking to rent a car in Panama City for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in Panama during the month of May usually is around 80.6 °F with 7.1″ of possible rain.


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