24 km northeast of Panamá, Tocumen offers all the services of an international airport (exchange, car rental, tourist information…). A second terminal is being worked on to be able to receive ever more flights. Tocumen is the main hub of Latin America. Note that the airport remains open all night and that there is a deposit service on the ground floor. When you arrive at the migration service, you will take your borrowings and a photo, and you will be asked how many days you will stay and where you will stay (name the first hotel where you go). The agent may ask you to submit a return or exit ticket, as well as USD 500 in cash (or a payment card and proof of a minimum amount of USD 500 in your account).
The taxi is the easiest way to reach Panamá City. Count (in 2018) USD 30 for 1 or 2 persons if you go to the same location (US $ 20 per person if you go to different locations), or US $ 15 per person from 3 persons (information on the airport website and rates displayed in the airport (search for the local "Taxi") on the ground floor). To get to the airport from the city center, the rates are similar but more easily negotiable. It may also be interesting to take a Uber.
A bus stop is located about 300 m from the airport (cross-point). You can take a Metrobus (modern air-conditioned bus) direction "Albrook - Corredor Sur". Pass every 30 minutes. From 40 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes drive to the center of the capital, depending on traffic. The rate is US $ 1.25. A rechargeable card is required to take the Metro Bus. It is now possible to buy it at the airport (more expensive than in the city: US $ 10 giving US $ 3 credit). You can also simply arrange with premises that will make you pass with their card against the equivalent of the currency rate. Taking the bus is only recommended to people already familiar with the city and not too busy.
From Panama City, to get to the airport in Metrobus, the simplest is to go to the Albrook terminal to have room, or next to Mayo Metro Station 5. Provide margin, especially at peak times.
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