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There are 4 ways to get from San Salvador to Panama City by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Salvador (SAL) to Panama City (PTY) SAL - PTY

$208 - $399

Cheapest option

Bus Transporte del SOL  •  35 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook Tourist San Jose / ...

$106 - $156

2 alternative options

Bus via Sébaco  •  39 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from San Salvador to Sébaco
  2. Take the bus from Sébaco to Managua
  3. Take the bus from Managua to San José
  4. Take the bus from San José to Panama City

$132 - $170

Drive  •  23 h 59 min

  1. Drive from San Salvador to Panama City 1028.4 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from San Salvador to Panama City is to bus which costs $100 - $160 and takes 35 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Salvador to Panama City is to fly which costs $200 - $400 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between San Salvador and Panama City is 1176 km. The road distance is 1645.5 km.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to Panama City without a car is to bus which takes 39 h 30 min and costs $130 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from San Salvador to Panama City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to Panama City is to fly which takes 3 h 46 min and costs $200 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 35 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from San Salvador Airport to Panama City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Panama City is 1 h ahead of San Salvador. It is currently 6:05 PM in San Salvador and 7:05 PM in Panama City.

Yes, the driving distance between San Salvador to Panama City is 1646 km. It takes approximately 23 h 59 min to drive from San Salvador to Panama City.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines offer flights from San Salvador Airport to Panama City Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Salvador to Panama City.
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  • Distance: 734.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

What companies run services between San Salvador, El Salvador and Panama City, Panama?

Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and Copa Airlines fly from San Salvador to Panama City 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Salvador to Panama City via San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente, San José Terminal 7-10, and San Jose Terminal Tica Bus in around 35 h 52 min.

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Salvador to Panama City
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from San Salvador to Panama City
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Bus operators
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Tica Bus to Panama Albrook
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
COTRAN R.L.
Phone
+505 2263 0288
Bus from Sébaco to Managua
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
facebook.com
Nica Bus
Phone
(506) 2221-2679, (506) 2221-2581
Bus from Managua to San José
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
nicabus.com.ni

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There are 244+ hotels available in Panama City. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Salvador to San Salvador Airport is to drive which takes 41 min and costs $2 - $4.

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