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There are 6 ways to get from San Jose to Tocumen by plane, train, subway, shuttle or car

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Fly from San Jose

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

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Caltrain to San Francisco, fly

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Panama City (PTY)

4 alternative options

BART to Oakland, fly

  1. Take the BART from Berryessa / North San Jose to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Panama City (PTY)

Train to Sacramento, fly

  1. Take the train from San Jose to Sacramento
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Panama City (PTY)

Shuttle to Monterey, fly

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
  2. Fly from Monterey (MRY) to Panama City (PTY)

Drive

  1. Drive from San Jose to Tocumen

San Jose (SJC) to Panama City (PTY) flights

The flight time between San Jose (SJC) and Panama City (PTY) is around 11h 54m and covers a distance of around 5296 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 55m. Services are operated by United Airlines, Delta, Copa Airlines and others. Typically 66 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

66 Weekly Planes
11h 54m Average Duration
$159 Cheapest Price
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Last updated: January 27 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Jose to Tocumen is to Caltrain and fly which costs $150 - $410 and takes 10h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from San Jose to Tocumen is to Caltrain and fly which costs $150 - $410 and takes 10h 34m.

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The distance between San Jose and Tocumen is 5291 km. The road distance is 6865.7 km.

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It takes approximately 10h 54m to get from San Jose to Tocumen, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Jose Airport to Panama City Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 47m and has one stopover.

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Tocumen is 3h ahead of San Jose. It is currently 1:50 AM in San Jose and 4:50 AM in Tocumen.

Yes, the driving distance between San Jose to Tocumen is 6866 km. It takes approximately 3 days 9h to drive from San Jose to Tocumen.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Jose Airport to Panama City Airport.

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There are 150+ hotels available in Tocumen. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Jose to San Jose Airport is to line 60 bus which takes 7 min and costs $3.

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Map of how to get from San Jose to Tocumen.
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  • Distance: 5291 km
  • Duration: 10h 54m

What companies run services between San Jose, CA, USA and Tocumen, Panama?

United Airlines, Delta and five other airlines fly from San Jose to Tocumen every 3 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $490
Flights from San Jose to Panama City via Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 16m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Panama City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Panama City
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Panama City via Houston
Ave. Duration
10h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Panama City via Newark
Ave. Duration
11h 19m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Panama City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Panama City via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
11h 28m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Monterey to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Monterey to Panama City via Denver
Ave. Duration
16h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City via Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 16m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Panama City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Panama City
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from Oakland to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Panama City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Panama City via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Panama City via Denver
Ave. Duration
12h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Monterey to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from San Jose to Panama City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from San Jose to Panama City via Salt Lake City, Orlando
Ave. Duration
15h 12m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Flights from San Francisco to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from San Francisco to Panama City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from Oakland to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Monterey to Panama City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
10h 11m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Francisco to Panama City via San Salvador
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Panama City via Los Angeles, San Salvador
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Monterey to Panama City via Los Angeles, San Salvador
Ave. Duration
14h 29m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Monterey to Panama City via San Francisco, San Salvador
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Panama City via Miami
Ave. Duration
10h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $750
Flights from Sacramento to Panama City via Charlotte, Miami
Ave. Duration
13h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Monterey to Panama City via Phoenix, Miami
Ave. Duration
14h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 800-660-4287
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
caltrain.com
One-way Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder
$3 - $5
One-way Adult
$7 - $10
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Berryessa / North San Jose to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
bart.gov
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Monterey Airbus
Phone
831-373-7777
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from San Jose International Airport to Monterey
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$39
Standard Rate
$44

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