There are 7 ways to get from Santa Teresa to Panama City by car, plane or bus

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

Drive to Changuinola, fly to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert  •  8 h 45 min

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

$68 - $289

Cheapest option

Bus, Panamá-Frontera  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from San Isidro de El General to Golfito por Cerro de la Muerte
  2. Take the Panamá-Frontera from Frontera to Panama City Frontera-Panamá

$53 - $66

5 alternative options

Bus to San Jose, fly to Panama City  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from San Isidro de El General, Cantón Pérez Zeledón, Provincia San José, 11901, Costa Rica to San José
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Panama City (PTY) SJO - PTY

$181 - $477

Drive, bus  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Santa Teresa to Bribri
  2. Take the bus from Changuinola to Albrook

Bus, Panamá-Frontera via Uvita  •  13 h 13 min

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

$71 - $84

Bus  •  21 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from San Isidro de El General, Cantón Pérez Zeledón, Provincia San José, 11901, Costa Rica to San José
  2. Take the bus from San José to Panama City San Jose

$90 - $96

Drive  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Santa Teresa to Panama City 414.6 miles

$60 - $95

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

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

Airlines
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Panama City
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Changuinola to Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $230
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
Bus operators
MUSOC S.A.
Phone
2770-3533
Bus from San Isidro de El General, Cantón Pérez Zeledón, Provincia San José, 11901, Costa Rica to San José
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
sanjosecostarica.org
Union de Buses Panama Changuinola
Phone
+(507) 303 6326
Bus from Changuinola to Albrook
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
grantnt.com
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from Uvita to Golfito
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Bus from San Isidro de El General to Golfito
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Panachif
Phone
Frontera 727-7054, Panamá 314-6885 Boletería, 314-6919
Website
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from Frontera to Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Marvelus Bus & Shuttle
Phone
+502 77620120
Email
marvelustravel@gmail.com
Website
marvelustravel.com
Bus from San José to Panama City
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
marvelustravel.com
Book at
marvelustravel.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Santa Teresa to Panama City?

The distance between Santa Teresa and Panama City is 446 km. The road distance is 663 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Santa Teresa to Panama City?

The cheapest way to get from Santa Teresa to Panama City is to bus and Panamá-Frontera which costs $50 - $70 and takes 13 h 32 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Santa Teresa to Panama City?

The quickest way to get from Santa Teresa to Panama City is to drive and fly which takes 8 h 45 min and costs $65 - $290.

How long does it take to get from Santa Teresa to Panama City?

It takes approximately 8 h 45 min to get from Santa Teresa to Panama City, including transfers.