There are 10 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

$55 - $69

8 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 19 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  •  9 h 4 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

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 - $89

Bus, taxi  •  14 h 53 min

  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 bus from David to Paso Canoas
  5. Take the bus from Ciudad Neily to Palmar Norte
  6. Take a taxi from Palmar Norte to Santa Teresa

$117 - $157

Bus  •  23 h

  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

Drive  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Panama City to Santa Teresa 424.1 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Panama City to Santa Teresa without a car is to Panamá-Frontera and bus which takes 13 h 32 min and costs .

More details

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

More details

The quickest flight from Panama City Marcos A Gelabert Airport to Changuinola Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

Search flights

Santa Teresa is 1 h behind Panama City. It is currently 7:52 PM in Panama City and 6:52 PM in Santa Teresa.

Yes, the driving distance between Panama City to Santa Teresa is 679 km. It takes approximately 10 h 10 min to drive from Panama City to Santa Teresa.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 45+ hotels available in Santa Teresa. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

More details

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

More details

Map of how to get from Panama City to Santa Teresa.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 279 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 27 min

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 23 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
38 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
Panachif
Phone
Frontera 727-7054, Panamá 314-6885 Boletería, 314-6919
Website
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
Bus from Panama City to Capira
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from Capira to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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
Padafront
Phone
+(507) 314-6228
Bus from Panama City to Paso Canoas
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
thebusschedule.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
Panamá Regional Buses
Bus from Panama City to Capira
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Capira to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Santiago to Madroñal
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
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
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

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Stansted Airport into central London, What are the different types of Renfe trains in Spain? and Travelling by boat in Italy - to help you get the most out of your next trip.