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There are 9 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  •  4h 46m

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

$33 - $240

Cheapest option

Bus Terminales Panama David  •  15h

  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

$25 - $43

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Fly Limon to Panama City  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Limon (LIO) to Panama City (PTY) LIO - PTY

$147 - $493

Bus to San Jose, fly to Panama City  •  8h 4m

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

$151 - $443

Bus, bus to David, fly to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert  •  10h 9m

  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

$62 - $294

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

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

$52 - $339

Bus Union de Buses Panama Changuinola  •  14h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Limón to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Limón
  2. Take the bus from Changuinola to Panama Albrook Changuinola

$34 - $37

Bus Tica Bus  •  18h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Limón to San José Limon
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook Tourist San Jose / ...

$45 - $97

Drive  •  10h 28m

  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 $34 - $37 and takes 14h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Limón to Panama City is to bus and fly which costs $30 - $240 and takes 4h 46m.

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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 and David. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h.

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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 15h and costs $25 - $45.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m 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 best way to get from Limón to Panama City is to fly which takes 4h 58m and costs $140 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $34 - $37 and takes 14h 21m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Limón to Panama City.
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  • Distance: 250.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

SANSA, Copa Airlines and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Limón to Panama City every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Limón to Panama City via Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Changuinola in around 14h 21m.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Limon to Panama City via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Limon to Panama City via San Jose, Liberia
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Changuinola to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $230
Flights from David to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from San Jose to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Limon to Panama City via San Jose, San Salvador
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Bus operators
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from Limón to Sixaola
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from Limón to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Limón to San José
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from Changuinola to David
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Union de Buses Panama Changuinola
Phone
+(507) 303 6326
Bus from Changuinola to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
grantnt.com
Terminales Panama David
Phone
+(507) 314 6228
Website
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from David to Panama City
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com

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Panama City is 1h ahead of Limón. It is currently 3:13 AM in Limón and 4:13 AM in Panama City.

Yes, the driving distance between Limón to Panama City is 720 km. It takes approximately 10h 28m 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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There are 265+ hotels available in Panama City. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Limón to Limon Airport is to taxi which takes 6m and costs $7 - $9.

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