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About Flights to Panama City, Panama

Summary info about Panama City, Panama flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$59

Best Round-Trip Price

$212

Fastest flight time

2h 50m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Panama City from United States in the last 72 hours is $59 (Fort Lauderdale to Panama City Tocumen Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Panama City from United States in the last 72 hours is $212 (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Panama City Tocumen Intl).
The fastest flight to Panama City from United States takes 2h 50m (Fort Lauderdale to Panama City Tocumen Intl).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Panama City, including United Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Avianca.

Cheapest flights to Panama City, Panama airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Panama City, Panama airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Panama City, Panama

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Panama City

Los Angeles (LAX) to Panama City, Panama (PTY)

Typically, flights to Panama City from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Panama City Tocumen Intl, which has an average price of $617

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO PANAMA CITY, PANAMA FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember15% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Panama City, Panama costs on average just $527 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO PANAMA CITY, PANAMA FROM LOS ANGELESDecember28% more expensiveIt costs about $790 for flights to Panama City, Panama from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO PANAMA CITY, PANAMA FROM LOS ANGELESDecember649% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Panama City, Panama from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Panama City, Panama?

Panama has 2 very distinct seasons: the dry and the rainy. Regardless of when you choose to visit, you will find that the city stays lively year-round and rarely lets the weather affect the activities. Dry season runs from mid-December – mid-April. This is peak tourist season too though and while you do not see much rain, the forest areas remain moist and covered with clouds. Rainy season starts late in April and goes as far as November. Certain activities only occur in the rainy season, like river rafting.

Users booking trips to Panama City, Panama from Billings found flights 95% cheaper than the average price of flights to Panama City, Panama. To find the cheapest price to Panama City, Panama from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

In general, September is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Panama City, Panama. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $499. If you’re not able to fly to Panama City, Panama in September, then June is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Panama City, Panama during June average around $598.

The ideal time to book your flight to Panama City, Panama is 53 days in advance when prices tend to average $680. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Panama City, Panama from United States for as low as $212 on momondo.

Our data shows that Wednesday is the least expensive day to fly to Panama City, Panama. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as $370. When flying out on a Thursday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United States to Panama City, Panama for around $406.

Our data shows that the cheapest United States to Panama City, Panama flights are usually those with departure times in the afternoon. Our users have found flights to Panama City, Panama in the afternoon for as low as $376. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Panama City, Panama is in the evening when prices are around $391.

If you are planning a flight to Panama City and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of May, June, and July. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Panama City, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. Shopping centers like Albrook Shopping Mall are very popular destinations for those visiting the Panama City area. Albrook Shopping Mall is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.

Those flying to Panama City, Panama could potentially find better pricing at Panama City Panamá Pacifico Airport (7 mi from Panama City, Panama city center), Panama City Tocumen Intl Airport (11 mi from Panama City, Panama city center), Contadora Airport (42 mi from Panama City, Panama city center), Isla San Jose San Jose Island Airport (58 mi from Panama City, Panama city center) or Río Hato Scarlett Martinez Intl Airport (59 mi from Panama City, Panama city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

Panama City Panamá Pacifico Airport has an average price of $521 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Panama City, Panama. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.



Panama City, Panama flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Panama City, Panama found recently by users on momondo
Copa Airlines
Sep 5
IAD9:46 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
4h 59m
PTY2:45 amPanama City Tocumen Intl
Sep 13
PTY2:38 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl
4h 49m
IAD7:27 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Copa Airlines
Oct 6
IAD9:46 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
4h 59m
PTY2:45 amPanama City Tocumen Intl
Oct 9
PTY2:38 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl
4h 49m
IAD7:27 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Spirit Airlines
Jun 19
FLL7:01 pmFort Lauderdale
3h 03m
PTY10:04 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl
Jun 21
PTY9:59 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl
3h 01m
FLL1:00 amFort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines
Jun 21
FLL7:01 pmFort Lauderdale
3h 03m
PTY10:04 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl
Jun 26
PTY9:59 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl
3h 01m
FLL1:00 amFort Lauderdale
Copa Airlines
Sep 12
IAD9:46 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
4h 59m
PTY2:45 amPanama City Tocumen Intl
Sep 23
PTY2:38 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl
4h 49m
IAD7:27 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Copa Airlines
Sep 12
IAD9:46 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
4h 59m
PTY2:45 amPanama City Tocumen Intl
Sep 23
PTY2:38 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl
4h 49m
IAD7:27 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Panama City, Panama

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Panama City, Panama, view some of our deals below provided by Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
May 31
FLL7:19 pmFort Lauderdale
2h 50m
PTY10:09 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl
Spirit Airlines
Jun 21
FLL7:01 pmFort Lauderdale
3h 03m
PTY10:04 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl
Spirit Airlines
Jun 21
FLL7:01 pmFort Lauderdale
3h 03m
PTY10:04 pmPanama City Tocumen Intl

Which airlines fly to Panama City, Panama?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Panama City, Panama

Which airlines fly to Panama City, Panama?

When flying to Panama City, Panama from United States, momondo travelers will most often fly with one of these popular airlines: Copa Airlines, United Airlines, Delta or American Airlines. Depending on what airport in United States you fly from, you may be able to find flights with any of these popular airlines.

Avianca Flights to Panama City, Panama

Avianca will jet to Panama City, Panama around 41 times in an average week. Where you fly from will dictate what kind of deals you can get for Avianca, but prices as low as $134 have been found from Boston Logan Intl to Panama City, Panama. Avianca has scored 8.0/10 in momondo user reviews.

Delta Flights to Panama City, Panama

$106 is the best round-trip Delta deal to Panama City, Panama found on momondo in the last few days. The deal departed from Boston Logan Intl. Delta has 9 flights to Panama City, Panama most weeks, with prices varying by availability. 383 momondo users have reviewed Delta, scoring the airline a 7.8/10 on average.


Best first class flights to Panama City, Panama

Compare and see reviews for airlines with premium cabins that fly to Panama City, Panama
AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
DeltaPriceFrom $143First ClassRating
7.8
7.9

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.7

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

Best airline ever!

1 / 10
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Copa AirlinesPriceFrom $141First ClassRating
7.7
7.9

Boarding

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

All 4 Copa flights were excellent, but on all 4, the food was seriously bad (and I normally like airline food!)

1 / 10
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United AirlinesPriceFrom $221First ClassRating
7.4
7.6

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.7

Food

Reviews

Crew to do better job

1 / 10
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      Airports near Panama City, Panama

      Below you will find all the airports in Panama City, Panama along with the distance from the city center

      Tocumen International Airport (PTY)

      Tocumen International Airport is the largest airport in Panama, and the one Americans use when traveling to the area. In 2017, the new south terminal is expected to open, which will make getting through the airport a little easier. To get over to city center, you have a few options available right from PTY.

      Metro Bus

      The airport has a few public bus routes that run from the airport to central Panama City. The journey time is slow, taking about 60 minutes, but the fare is very reasonable at just $1.25 USD per trip. Most buses accept only a Metro Bus card except the large white buses with ‘Tocumen’ written at the top. Since these cards are not sold anywhere at the airport or in the vicinity, visitors often pay locals in cash and request them to swipe the card for them

      Shuttle

      The free airport shuttle goes from the airport to the Metro Mall and takes just 15 minutes. Hotels in the area also have free shuttles that go to-and-from the airport but wait times can be lengthy.

      Taxi

      The city heavily regulates all taxi services from the airport. You can find pre-purchased fares to the city center for about $35 USD and it takes about 20 minutes to reach downtown.

      Car Rentals

      Plan ahead and look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


      Popular routes to Panama City, Panama

      Most frequently searched flights to Panama City, Panama along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
      New York to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 07m
      Cheapest price$243
      Miami to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time3h 02m
      Cheapest price$256
      Los Angeles to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time6h 12m
      Cheapest price$287
      Atlanta to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time3h 56m
      Cheapest price$243
      Houston to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time4h 05m
      Cheapest price$354
      Dallas to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time7h 10m
      Cheapest price$473
      Washington, D.C. to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time6h 50m
      Cheapest price$302
      Orlando to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time3h 10m
      Cheapest price$272
      Chicago to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 23m
      Cheapest price$325
      Fort Lauderdale to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time2h 50m
      Cheapest price$249
      San Francisco to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time7h 08m
      Cheapest price$404
      San José, San José Province to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 18m
      Cheapest price$136
      Seattle to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time10h 11m
      Cheapest price$336
      Boston to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 40m
      Cheapest price$509
      Bogotá to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 43m
      Cheapest price$131
      Tampa to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time3h 26m
      Cheapest price$415
      Austin to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time7h 29m
      Cheapest price$336
      Denver to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time5h 45m
      Cheapest price$291
      Phoenix to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time8h 56m
      Cheapest price$576
      Charlotte to Panama City, Panama Flights
      Fastest flight time6h 32m
      Cheapest price$500

      How to travel around Panama City, Panama

      Panama is an exciting, modern capital city. Therefore, you will find plenty of public transportation options to take you around. Once you are in the city center, you can expect it to take only 15 minutes to get from one end to the other, and explore most of the city on foot.

      Taxi

      Taxis are the easiest and safest way to get from your hotel to any place downtown. Most rides will cost anywhere from $5 to $10 USD per trip, and there are no taxi meters. You must remember to negotiate the price before you get into the cab. Note that hotel taxis cost more than the ones you flag on the street.

      Ride share

      Uber does operate downtown in Panama. Download their app ahead of time so you can request a vehicle. The price, however, depends on how many people will share the ride and how far you are going. Uber will often cost more than taxis.

      City tour bus

      The red double-decker buses stop at all major attractions around town including the Miraflores Museum, Panama Canal, Albrook Mall, and Casco Viejo. You need a 24 or 48-hour pass to get on and off the bus, but it is the best deal for seeing everything in Panama City. While there are multiple deals and combos available on these tickets, a 24-hour pass purchased directly from City Sightseeing Panama is $33 USD per adult while the 48-hour pass is $35 USD per adult. For children between the ages of 4 – 12, tickets are at $20 USD per child.

      Bus and subway

      The city’s bus and subway are crowded; therefore, they are not recommended for tourists. The Metro Bus only visits one attraction, which is the Albrook Mall. The subway fares, however, are affordable at just $0.35 USD per ride, but you will need a $2.00 USD ride card to start.

      Rental Cars

      Rental cars are another option in the city, but the rental agencies are all at the airport. You can choose between National, Thrifty, and Dollar Car Rental, but remember that you will be dealing with heavy traffic and different road rules than what you are familiar with in the U.S.


      Visa requirements for visiting Panama City, Panama

      U.S. nationals do not need a visa to visit Panama for up to 180 days. However, they need a Tourist Card for $5 USD at the time of purchasing their travel ticket. For other nationals, please check the Embassy of Panama in the USA website.


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      Best things to do and see in Panama City, Panama

      Things to do and places of interest in Panama City

      Panama is the heart of Central America. Home to the famous Panama Canal, it is a lively city that is perfect for a weekend getaway. Whether you want to embrace the nightlife of the Latino culture or just explore the sights, you have a few attractions to consider.

      • Head over to Panama Viejo, which is the original Spanish settlement of the area. The ruins here date back to 1519 and are still available to explore.
      • Casco Viejo is another historic district but was renovated to create modern hotels, boutiques, and chic coffee bars. It is the perfect neighborhood to stroll, buy interesting food, and just soak up experiences.
      • Cinta Costera is a nice strip with sports facilities, shopping, and quick access to the ocean. Skyscrapers line the back of the neighborhood, and the walking paths are perfect if you prefer to walk rather than drive.
      • For the best views of the city, climb up to the top of Ancon Hill, known to the locals as Cerro Ancon. You do have to go through a security checkpoint and then 30 minutes of hiking to reach the top. Once you are there, you overlook the city and harbor. It is best to do this in the morning, before the temperatures get too hot.
      • Via Argentina is an upscale neighborhood of Panama City and has some of the finer eateries and bars for nightlife.
      • Attractions are equally plentiful in the area, like the Metropolitan National Park and the trails. You can also visit the Biomuseo (Museum of Biodiversity), which is a fun place to stop in and explore. Naturally, you need to see the famous Panama Canal and the Railway, which are all accessible by the Metro Bus.
      • Head over to the small, ancient fishing village of Portobelo and include a visit to Isla Grande to see the simpler life of Panama.
      • For a relaxing day on the beach, head to Taboga Island, which is 30 minutes from Panama City and offers a much more relaxed atmosphere than the beaches right next to the city.

      Tips and tricks for visiting Panama City

      Panama City has a reputation for being safe overall, but also sketchy at times. If you stick to the tourist areas, you do not have to worry about venturing into unsafe areas.

      Mind the weather


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