There are 5 ways to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panama City Airport (PTY) by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Panama City  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Panama City (PTY) SJO - PTY

$70 - $360

Cheapest option

Bus Tica Bus  •  15 h 56 min

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

$63 - $118

3 alternative options

Fly to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert (PAC) SJO - PAC

$80 - $360

Bus Expreso Panamá  •  22 h 1 min

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

$76

Drive  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Drive from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panama City Airport (PTY) 538 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panama City Airport (PTY) is to bus which costs $76 and takes 22 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panama City Airport (PTY) is to fly which costs $70 - $360 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between San Jose Airport (SJO) and Panama City Airport (PTY) is 538 km. The road distance is 860.8 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to fly from San Jose (SJO) to Panama City (PTY), including transfers and time at the airport.

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What companies run services between San Jose Airport (SJO), Costa Rica and Panama City Airport (PTY), Panama?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines fly from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panama City Airport (PTY) every 3 hours. Alternatively, Tica Bus operates a bus from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Panama City Airport (PTY) twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $90 and the journey takes 14 h.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Bus operators
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
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ticabus.com

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