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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 ANGELES||September||15% cheaper||Flying 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 ANGELES||December||28% more expensive||It 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 ANGELES||December||649% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Panama City, Panama from Los Angeles in December than any other month|
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.
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 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.
$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.
|Delta||PriceFrom $143||First Class||Rating|
Best airline ever!
1 / 10
|Copa Airlines||PriceFrom $141||First Class||Rating|
All 4 Copa flights were excellent, but on all 4, the food was seriously bad (and I normally like airline food!)
1 / 10
|United Airlines||PriceFrom $221||First Class||Rating|
Crew to do better job
1 / 10
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.
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
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.
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.
Plan ahead and look for deals on car rentals with momondo.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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