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

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Bus to Changuinola, fly to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Limón to Sixaola
  2. Fly from Changuinola (CHX) to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert (PAC) CHX - PAC

$35 - $240

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Bus via Santiago  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Limón to Sixaola
  2. Take the bus from Changuinola to Chiriquí
  3. Take the bus from Chiriquí to Santiago
  4. Take the bus from Santiago to Panama City

$25 - $45

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Bus to San Jose, fly to Panama City  •  7 h 59 min

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

$152 - $442

Bus, bus to David, fly to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Limón to Sixaola
  2. Take the bus from Changuinola to David
  3. Fly from David (DAV) to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert (PAC) DAV - PAC

$64 - $294

Bus, bus to David, fly to Panama City  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Limón to Sixaola
  2. Take the bus from Changuinola to David
  3. Fly from David (DAV) to Panama City (PTY) DAV - PTY

$193 - $398

Bus Union de Buses Panama Changuinola  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Limón to Sixaola Limon
  2. Take the bus from Almirante to Panama Albrook Changuinola

$36 - $39

Bus Terminales Panama David  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Limón to Sixaola
  2. Take the bus from Changuinola to David
  3. Take the bus from David to Panama City

$27 - $37

Drive  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Limón to Panama City 449.8 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Limón to Panama City is to bus which costs $26 - $40 and takes 14 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Limón to Panama City is to bus and fly which costs $35 - $240 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Limón to Panama City. However, there are services departing from Limón and arriving at Panama City via Sixaola, Changuinola, Chiriquí and Santiago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 33 min.

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The distance between Limón and Panama City is 401 km. The road distance is 719.6 km.

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The best way to get from Limón to Panama City without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 33 min and costs $24 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Limón to Panama City, including transfers.

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Limón to Panama City bus services, operated by Autotransportes MEPE, depart from Limón station.

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The quickest flight from Changuinola Airport to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Limón to Panama City bus services, operated by Panachif, arrive at Panama City station.

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Panama City is 1 h ahead of Limón. It is currently 7:41 PM in Limón and 8:41 PM in Panama City.

Map of how to get from Limón to Panama City.
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  • Distance: 250.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from Limón to Panama City via Sixaola and Almirante in around 12 h 50 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Flights from David to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Changuinola to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $230
Flights from David to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
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
Bus operators
Autotransportes MEPE
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Limón to San José
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from Changuinola to David
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Changuinola to Chiriquí
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Chiriquí to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Santiago to Panama City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Union de Buses Panama Changuinola
Phone
+(507) 303 6326
Bus from Almirante to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
grantnt.com
Terminales Panama David
Phone
+(507) 314 6228
Website
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from Santiago to Panama City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from David to Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Padafront
Phone
+(507) 314-6228
Bus from Santiago to Panama City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Limón to Panama City is 720 km. It takes approximately 10 h 28 min to drive from Limón to Panama City.

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Air Panama offers flights from Changuinola Airport to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert Airport.

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