There are 6 ways to get from Limón to Panama City by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Changuinola to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Changuinola (CHX) to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert (PAC) CHX - PAC

$29 - $233

5 alternative options

Bus to David, fly to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert  •  7 h 58 min

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

$58 - $287

Bus to David, fly to Panama City  •  8 h 22 min

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

$187 - $391

Bus to San Jose, fly to Panama City  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Guápiles, Costa Rica to San José
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Panama City (PTY) SJO - PTY

$148 - $438

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

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

Drive  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Limón to Panama City 449.8 miles

$65 - $100

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

Air Panama flies from Sixaola to Panama City once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Limón to Panama City via Sixaola and Changuinola in around 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from David to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
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
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
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Guápiles, Costa Rica to San José
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
yoviajocr.com
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from Limón to Sixaola
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Union de Buses Panama Changuinola
Phone
+(507) 303 6326
Bus from Changuinola to Albrook
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
grantnt.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Limón and Panama City is 471 km. The road distance is 720 km.

The cheapest way to get from Limón to Panama City is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 10 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Limón to Panama City is to fly which takes 2 h 6 min and costs $29 - $240.

No, there is no direct bus from Limón to Panama City. However, there are services departing from Limón and arriving at Albrook via Sixaola and Changuinola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Limón to Panama City, including transfers.