Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-06-2010, 20:09   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 1
Transportation from Panama City Airport to Port of Colon, Panama

Hello,

I'm travelling in April 2011 and am booking a flight into Panama City Airport to arrive on time for an 1830 sailing from Port of Colon. The flight arrives in Tucomen (PTY) at 1345 hrs.
What is the best and most cost efficient way to get to the Port of Colon on time ? (2 hrs prior to sailing)
Any advise is appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Kirstee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2010, 20:16   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
DeepFrz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Winnipeg
Boat: None at this time
Posts: 7,930
Maybe this link will help.

How to get to the Colon free zone
__________________

__________________
DeepFrz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2010, 20:39   #3
Registered User
 
BlueSeas's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Boat: Catalina 22 - La Maestra
Posts: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirstee View Post
Hello,

I'm travelling in April 2011 and am booking a flight into Panama City Airport to arrive on time for an 1830 sailing from Port of Colon. The flight arrives in Tucomen (PTY) at 1345 hrs.
What is the best and most cost efficient way to get to the Port of Colon on time ? (2 hrs prior to sailing)
Any advise is appreciated.
It has been a couple of years since I flew into PTY, but I believe it is about 30 minutes east of town and the canal. It was about a $30 or $40 taxi ride to the city. I believe there is a train that runs from Panama City to Colon which a lot of people use to go to work in Colon every day but I think it runs to Colon in the morning and back in the afternoon.

Another option is taking a bus from Albrook Transportation Terminal. This is the main hub of transportation for buses and domestic airlines. I think they leave about every 30 minutes and takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

It can also take up to a couple of hours to get out of the airport, so plan accordingly.

Not sure how much that helps, but hope it gets you started in the right direction.

BTW, Overall, Panama is great, but Colon is the most dangerous city in Panama, so stay in very public areas and avoid it at night... Dennis
__________________
May the wind at your back never be your own... Walter Matthau
The Front Page
BlueSeas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2010, 20:51   #4
RTB
Registered User
 
RTB's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Home port Kemah, TX Currently in Brunswick Georgia
Boat: Hunter 36
Posts: 1,509
Images: 2
Hi Kirstee. Welcome aboard!

I started the same thread a short while back and had some great replys. Check here. Travel From Panama City to Colon
__________________
RTB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 00:03   #5
Registered User
 
Misiu's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bocas del Toro, Panama
Boat: Catalina 30 "Niunia"
Posts: 180
If you decide to take taxi you may contact Jose Saenz: bocasfrog at yahoo. com
He can pick you up from Tocumen and take you to Colon directly. Jose is dependable, trustworthy and speaks decent English.
__________________
Michał
"The acquisition of the knowledge of navigation has a strange effect on the minds of men." /Jack London/
Misiu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 08:01   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
FREE Geographical Information System SIG Panama

If you're sailing around the world, at some point you will likely find yourself in Panama.
SIG Panama offers an extensive database of over 35,000 businesses with monthly updates, digital maps of Taboga, Bocas, Colon and Free Zone as well as Contadora Island.
Your options are endless and the program's efficiency guaranteed.
And the best part, after you download SIG, you don't need the CD or to be connected to the Internet to use the program.

< SIG Panama >
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 20:06   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sarasota, FL
Boat: All kinds of 'em, from 9' dinks to 100+' motoryachts, power or sail...
Posts: 89
Send a message via Yahoo to robw_fl
I'd say grab a cab. They can take you right where you want to go, and they travel on your schedule - not a predetermined one that may get you there late if there are any delays. Plenty available right there at the airport, and as mentioned, don't hang around Colon too long or too late. Just have the cab drop you at your destination and enjoy your sail out of there...

Rob
__________________
USCG Lic. Capt. Rob Welling
Professional Delivery Captain
robw_fl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 07:19   #8
Registered User
 
lorenzo b's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama
Boat: Steel trawler 63' Eileen Farrell
Posts: 961
Rebook your flight and spend a few days in Panama City. The old city is fabulous.
__________________
lorenzo b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 11:20   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1
Re: Transportation from Panama City Airport to Port of Colon, Panama

Before my trip to Panama I started looking for a round trip from the airport to Colon Home Port which is 1.15 hour away, I've email and called many transfers companies none responded then I found services@retransferpanama.com. Donald Peralta responded back within minutes and even called my home phone later which I sent with my email. My wife and I decided to use them after reading some testimonials from others. Very professional, reliable, on time, by the time we landed Gregg the driver sent us a text with his pic outside waiting with R&E Transfer logo.

Gregg was a very nice guy professional, knowledgeable about Panama and spoke english very well. R&E Transfer had the best prices for both transfer & tours 20 to 25% less and very reliable, we did city tour and Panama canal the last day, Gregg was already @ the Exit of the Home Port waiting for us. We strongly recommend R&E Transfer for tours and transfer from the airport to wherever you wish to go when visiting Panama.
__________________

__________________
fred.jans is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
airport, Panama, Panama Canal

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Travel From Panama City to Colon RTB Other 20 01-12-2012 08:44
Crew Available: Seeking Crew Position - Currently in Panama City, Panama mgibson1973 Crew Archives 0 11-04-2010 13:58
Hello from SoCal via Colón, Panama ! Sunfish1 Meets & Greets 3 20-11-2009 10:04
New, from Port Panama City, Florida wmclibby Meets & Greets 4 15-11-2006 16:51



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:49.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.