There are 8 ways to get from Panama City to Arenal Volcano by bus, taxi, car, plane or shuttle

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

Bus, taxi  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Albrook to Changuinola
  2. Take the bus from Bribri to Limón
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Limón to Guápiles, Cantón Pococí, Provincia Limón, 70201, Costa Rica
  4. Take a taxi from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí to Arenal Volcano

$124 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus EXPRESO PANAMÁ  •  24 h 50 min

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

$66 - $70

6 alternative options

Bus Union de Buses Panama Changuinola  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Albrook to Changuinola
  2. Take the bus from Bribri to San José
  3. Take the bus from San Jose to San Carlos

Bus Marvelus Bus & Shuttle  •  25 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to San José Panama City
  2. Take the bus from San José to Ciudad Quesada

$102 - $106

Drive  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Panama City to Arenal Volcano 589.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Panama City to San Jose, shuttle  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to San Jose (SJO) PTY - SJO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose to La Fortuna

$221 - $515

Fly Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to San Jose, shuttle  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert (PAC) to San Jose (SJO) PAC - SJO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose to La Fortuna

$105 - $300

Fly Panama City to Liberia, bus, taxi  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to Liberia (LIR) PTY - LIR
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Cañas
  3. Take a taxi from Cañas to Arenal Volcano

$303 - $1,798

What companies run services between Panama City, Panama and Arenal Volcano, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Panama City to Arenal Volcano via Changuinola, Sixaola, Bribri, San José, San Jose, San Carlos, Ciudad Quesada, Cantón San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela, 21001, Costa Rica, and La Fortuna, Cantón San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica in around 18 h 46 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Panama City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Flights from Panama City to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Panama City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Bus operators
Union de Buses Panama Changuinola
Phone
+(507) 303 6326
Bus from Albrook to Changuinola
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
grantnt.com
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from Bribri to Limón
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from Bribri to San José
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mepecr.com
TRACASA Transportes del Atlántico Caribeño
Phone
+506 - 27 68 87 32
Email
tracasa@tracasa.com
Bus from Puerto Limón to Guápiles, Cantón Pococí, Provincia Limón, 70201, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
tracasa.com
Transnorte de Upala
Phone
506- 2221 3318
Email
info@caribeños.com
Bus from San Jose to San Carlos
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.com
EXPRESO PANAMÁ
Phone
Tel.: (506) 2221.7694 Fax: (506) 2233.0439
Bus from Panama City to San José
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
expresopanama.com
Transportes San Carlos
Phone
2460-5064 - 2255-4300
Email
erickamendezcastro@hotmail.com
Website
plazasancarlos.com
Bus from San José to Ciudad Quesada
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminal7-10.com
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Bus from Panama City to San José
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com
Shuttle from San Jose to La Fortuna
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com
Reyna del Campo
Bus from Liberia to Cañas
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
reinadelcampo.com
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí to Arenal Volcano
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Panama City to Arenal Volcano?

The distance between Panama City and Arenal Volcano is 591 km. The road distance is 944 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Panama City to Arenal Volcano?

The cheapest way to get from Panama City to Arenal Volcano is to bus which costs $66 - $70 and takes 24 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Panama City to Arenal Volcano?

The quickest way to get from Panama City to Arenal Volcano is to fly and bus and taxi which takes 7 h 54 min and costs $300 - $1,800.

How long does it take to get from Panama City to Arenal Volcano?

It takes approximately 16 h 13 min to get from Panama City to Arenal Volcano, including transfers.