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There are 8 ways to get from Liberia to Panama City by bus, plane or car

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Bus to San Jose, fly to Panama City  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Liberia Airport to San Jose Airport
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Panama City (PTY) SJO - PTY

$270 - $560

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Pulmitan de Liberia, bus  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Take the Pulmitan de Liberia from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose Liberia Terminal Pulmitan
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook Tourist San Jose / ...

$46 - $98

6 alternative options

Fly Liberia to Panama City  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Liberia (LIR) to Panama City (PTY) LIR - PTY

$208 - $1,670

Bus to Managua, fly to Panama City  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Bomba Liberia to Managua
  2. Fly from Managua (MGA) to Panama City (PTY) MGA - PTY

$249 - $453

Bus to San Jose, fly to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Liberia Airport to San Jose Airport
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert (PAC) SJO - PAC

$171 - $456

Bus Tica Bus  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal to Cañas
  2. Take the bus from Cañas to San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala
  3. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook

$51 - $101

Bus Expreso Panamá  •  22 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
  2. Take the bus from Puntarenas to San José Empresarios Unidos
  3. Take the bus from San José to Panama City

$51

Drive  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Liberia to Panama City 587.5 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Liberia to Panama City is to bus which costs $51 and takes 22 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liberia to Panama City is to fly which costs $200 - $1,700 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liberia to Panama City. However, there are services departing from Pulmitan de Liberia and arriving at Panama Albrook via San Jose Terminal Tica Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 5 min.

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The distance between Liberia and Panama City is 674 km. The road distance is 939.9 km.

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The best way to get from Liberia to Panama City without a car is to Pulmitan de Liberia and bus which takes 19 h 5 min and costs $45 - $100.

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It takes approximately 8 h 45 min to get from Liberia to Panama City, including transfers.

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Liberia to Panama City bus services, operated by Grupo Caribeños, depart from Pulmitan de Liberia station.

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The best way to get from Liberia to Panama City is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $200 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can Pulmitan de Liberia and bus, which costs $45 - $100 and takes 19 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Panama City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Liberia to Panama City bus services, operated by Tica Bus, arrive at Panama Albrook station.

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Map of how to get from Liberia to Panama City.
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  • Distance: 421 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 45 min

What companies run services between Liberia, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama?

Copa Airlines flies from Liberia to Panama City twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liberia to Panama City via San Jose and San Jose Terminal Tica Bus in around 19 h 5 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Flights from Liberia to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Managua to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Managua to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Bus operators
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Pulmitan de Liberia to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia - Terminal de Buses Municipal to Cañas
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Bus from Liberia to Puntarenas
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from Cañas to San Jose Terminal Transnorte de Upala
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.com
Empresarios Unidos
Phone
(506) 2221-6600
Website
eupsacr.com
Bus from Puntarenas to San José Empresarios Unidos
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
eupsacr.com

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Panama City is 1 h ahead of Liberia. It is currently 7:21 AM in Liberia and 8:21 AM in Panama City.

Yes, the driving distance between Liberia to Panama City is 940 km. It takes approximately 14 h 11 min to drive from Liberia to Panama City.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Iberia and Copa Airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Panama City Airport.

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There are 253+ hotels available in Panama City. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Liberia to Liberia Airport is to shuttle which takes 15 min and costs .

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