Originally Posted by Kirstee
I'm travelling in April 2011 and am booking a flight into Panama
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