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There are 10 ways to get from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park by bus, car or plane

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Bus, Microbus  •  14h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to Capira
  2. Take the bus from Capira to Santiago
  3. Take the bus from Santiago to Madroñal
  4. Take the Microbus from David to Paso Canoas
  5. Take the bus from Paso Canoas to Quepos

$33 - $52

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Bus Tica Bus  •  18h 44m

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

$51 - $101

Bus Marvelus Bus & Shuttle  •  22h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to San José Panama City
  2. Take the bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Manuel Antonio Tracopa Terminal

$59 - $62

Bus Expreso Panamá  •  23h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to San José Panama-San Jose
  2. Take the bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Manuel Antonio Tracopa Terminal

$45 - $48

Drive  •  10h 28m

  1. Drive from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park 442.8 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to David, Microbus, bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert (PAC) to David (DAV) PAC - DAV
  2. Take the Microbus from David to Paso Canoas
  3. Take the bus from Paso Canoas to Quepos

$71 - $314

Fly Panama City to David, Microbus, bus  •  8h 46m

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to David (DAV) PTY - DAV
  2. Take the Microbus from David to Paso Canoas
  3. Take the bus from Paso Canoas to Quepos

$201 - $409

Fly Panama City to San Jose, bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to San Jose (SJO) PTY - SJO
  2. Take the bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Manuel Antonio

$165 - $478

Fly Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to San Jose, bus  •  8h 52m

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

$49 - $263

Fly Panama City to Quepos  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Quepos (XQP) PTY - XQP

$172 - $679

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The cheapest way to get from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park is to bus which costs $45 - $49 and takes 23h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park is to fly and Microbus and bus which costs $70 - $320 and takes 7h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park. However, there are services departing from Panama Albrook and arriving at Manuel Antonio via San José and Quepos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 44m.

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The distance between Panama City and Manuel Antonio National Park is 509 km. The road distance is 708.5 km.

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The best way to get from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park without a car is to bus and Microbus which takes 14h 29m and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 14h 29m to get from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park, including transfers.

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Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park bus services, operated by Tica Bus, depart from Panama Albrook station.

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The best way to get from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park is to bus and Microbus which takes 14h 29m and costs $30 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $700 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert Airport to David Airport is the direct flight which takes 35m.

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Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park bus services, operated by Transportes Delio Morales, arrive at Quepos station.

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Map of how to get from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park.
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  • Distance: 318.1 miles
  • Duration: 14h 29m

What companies run services between Panama City, Panama and Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park via Capira, Santiago, Madroñal, David, Paso Canoas, and Quepos in around 14h 29m. Alternatively, Copa Airlines, SANSA and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park hourly.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Panama City to David
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Panama City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
SANSA
Website
flysansa.com
Flights from Panama City to Quepos via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Panama City to Quepos via San Jose, Liberia
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Panama City to Quepos via San Salvador, San Jose
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Panama City to Quepos via Bogota, San Jose
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to David
Ave. Duration
38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Panama City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Bus operators
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from Panama City to Capira
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Capira to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Santiago to Madroñal
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Panachif
Phone
Frontera 727-7054, Panamá 314-6885 Boletería, 314-6919
Website
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from Panama City to Capira
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from Capira to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Terminales Panama David
Phone
+(507) 314 6228
Website
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from David to Paso Canoas
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from Paso Canoas to Quepos
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Manuel Antonio
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Panama Albrook to San Jose Terminal Tica Bus
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Transportes Delio Morales
Phone
+506 89221705, 85495010
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San José to Quepos
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
southerncostarica.biz

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Manuel Antonio National Park is 1h behind Panama City. It is currently 4:15 PM in Panama City and 3:15 PM in Manuel Antonio National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park is 708 km. It takes approximately 10h 28m to drive from Panama City to Manuel Antonio National Park.

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

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There are 228+ hotels available in Manuel Antonio National Park. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Panama City to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert Airport is to subway which takes 12m and costs $1.

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