There are 11 ways to get from Panama City to Santa Teresa by plane, car, bus or taxi

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

Fly Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to Changuinola, drive  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert (PAC) to Changuinola (CHX) PAC - CHX
  2. Drive from Changuinola to Santa Teresa

$67 - $290

Cheapest option

Panamá-Frontera, bus via Golfito  •  16 h 58 min

  1. Take the Panamá-Frontera from Panama City to Frontera Panamá-Frontera
  2. Take the bus from Ciudad Neily to San Isidro del General Ciudad Neily

$56 - $65

9 alternative options

Fly Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to David, drive, bus  •  7 h 12 min

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

$84 - $334

Fly Panama City to David, drive, bus  •  8 h 14 min

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

$214 - $429

Fly Panama City to San Jose, bus, taxi  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Panama City (PTY) to San Jose (SJO) PTY - SJO
  2. Take the bus from San José Terminal Tracopa to San Gerardo de Dota
  3. Take a taxi from San Gerardo de Dota to Santa Teresa

$253 - $585

Fly Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to San Jose, bus  •  8 h 31 min

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

$137 - $370

Bus, taxi  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to David
  2. Take the bus from David to Paso Canoas
  3. Take the bus from Ciudad Neily to Palmar Norte
  4. Take a taxi from Palmar Norte to Santa Teresa

$118 - $153

Panamá-Frontera, bus  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the Panamá-Frontera from Panama City to Frontera Panamá-Frontera
  2. Take the bus from Paso Canoas to Uvita por Costanera / ...

$66 - $84

Bus Marvelus Bus & Shuttle  •  21 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to San José Panama City
  2. Take the bus from San José to San Isidro de El General Pérez Zeledón / ...

$89 - $95

Bus Expreso Panamá  •  24 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Panama City to San José Panama-San Jose
  2. Take the bus from San José to San Isidro de El General Pérez Zeledón / ...

$75 - $81

Drive  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Panama City to Santa Teresa 424.1 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Panama City to Santa Teresa is to Panamá-Frontera and bus which costs $55 - $70 and takes 16 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Panama City to Santa Teresa is to fly and drive and bus which costs $80 - $340 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The distance between Panama City and Santa Teresa is 446 km. The road distance is 678.6 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to get from Panama City to Santa Teresa, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Panama City, Panama and Santa Teresa, San José, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Panama City to Santa Teresa via Frontera, Paso Canoas, and Uvita in around 13 h 32 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Panama City to David
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Panama City to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to Changuinola
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $230
Flights from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert to David
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
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
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
Bus operators
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from Paso Canoas to Uvita
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from San José Terminal Tracopa to San Gerardo de Dota
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from Ciudad Neily to Palmar Norte
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from Ciudad Neily to San Isidro del General
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Terminales Panama David
Phone
+(507) 314 6228
Website
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from Panama City to David
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Panachif
Phone
Frontera 727-7054, Panamá 314-6885 Boletería, 314-6919
Website
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from David to Paso Canoas
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from Panama City to Frontera
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Transportes Blanco Térraba Sur
Phone
(506) 2783-4293
Bus from Ciudad Neily to Palmar Norte
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
terrabasur.com
Cinco Estrellas
Phone
+507 314-6285
Bus from Panama City to Paso Canoas
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
MUSOC S.A.
Phone
2770-3533
Bus from San José to San Isidro de El General
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
sanjosecostarica.org
Other operators
Taxi from San Gerardo de Dota to Santa Teresa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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