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There are 5 ways to get from Managua to Panama by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Panama City  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to Panama City (PTY) MGA - PTY

$151 - $330

Cheapest option

Bus Tica Bus  •  23 h 56 min

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

$70 - $139

3 alternative options

Fly to David  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Managua (MGA) to David (DAV) MGA - DAV

$173 - $788

Bus Expreso Panamá  •  32 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Managua to San José
  2. Take the bus from San José to Panama City San Jose-Panama

$82

Drive  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Managua to Panama City 720.6 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Managua to Panama is to bus which costs $82 and takes 32 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Managua to Panama is to fly which costs $150 - $330 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Managua and Panama is 688 km. The road distance is 1153 km.

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The best way to get from Managua to Panama without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 56 min and costs $70 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Managua to Panama, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Managua to Panama is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs $150 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $140 and takes 23 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Managua Airport to Panama City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Panama is 1 h ahead of Managua. It is currently 5:35 AM in Managua and 6:35 AM in Panama.

Yes, the driving distance between Managua to Panama is 1153 km. It takes approximately 17 h 18 min to drive from Managua to Panama.

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Copa Airlines offers flights from Managua Airport to Panama City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Managua to Panama.
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  • Distance: 430 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Managua, Nicaragua and Panama?

Copa Airlines flies from Managua to Tocumen twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Managua to Panama City via San José, San Jose Terminal Tica Bus, Panama Albrook, and Albrook in around 23 h 56 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Managua to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Managua to David via Panama City
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Managua to David via San Jose, Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Bus operators
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
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ticabus.com
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The best way to get from Managua to Managua Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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