There are 5 ways to get from Panama City to Portobelo by bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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

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Bus  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to Sabanitas
  2. Take the bus from Sabanitas to Portobelo Colón

$3 - $4

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Taxi  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Panama City to Portobelo 58 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Panama City to Portobelo 58 miles

$6 - $9

Shuttle  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Panamá City to Portobelo

$120

Uber  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take an Uber from Panama City to Portobelo 58 miles

$60 - $80

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Panama City to Portobelo. However, there are services departing from Panama City and arriving at Portobelo via Sabanitas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Panama City and Portobelo is 64 km. The road distance is 92.8 km.

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The best way to get from Panama City to Portobelo without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Panama City to Portobelo, including transfers.

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Panama City to Portobelo bus services, operated by UTRACOLPA, depart from Panama City station.

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Panama City to Portobelo bus services, operated by Panamá Regional Buses, arrive at Portobelo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Panama City to Portobelo is 93 km. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Panama City to Portobelo.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Portobelo. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 40 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between Panama City, Panama and Portobelo, Panama?

You can take a bus from Panama City to Portobelo via Sabanitas in around 2 h 7 min.

Bus operators
UTRACOLPA
Phone
+(507) 983 9091
Bus from Panama City to Sabanitas
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
grantnt.com
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from Sabanitas to Portobelo
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Valitours Transportation
Phone
(507) 6687-1802
Email
info@valitourspanama.com
Website
valitourspanama.com
Shuttle from Panamá City to Portobelo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120
Schedules at
valitourspanama.com
Book at
valitourspanama.com
Other operators
Uber Panama City, PA
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Panama City to Portobelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$60 - $80
UberXL
$65 - $85
Black
$75 - $95
Taxi from Panama City to Portobelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Radio Taxi Concordia 24 hrs
Phone
+507 236-7848
Website
rtconcordia.amawebs.com
Radio Taxi Caroline
Phone
+507 268-1023
Website
facebook.com
Radio Taxi Mall
Phone
+507 399-2234
Website
placesmap.net

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