Once you’ve seen all that Panama City has to offer and you’re ready to take advantage of relaxing on some of the country’s best beaches, it’s time to head to Rio Hato! A stunning mix of nature and luxury, Rio Hato is a long string of beaches, resorts and national park that creates an endless plethora of entertainment, relaxation and exploration for families, couples, and curious adventurers!
It is the ideal contrast to continue your Panamanian adventure after spending some time in the capital. But how do you get from Panama City to Rio Hato?
How do I get from Panama City to Rio Hato?
Panama City to Rio Hato is about 120 km and 1 hour and 55 minutes driving time.
When travelling from Panama City to Rio Hato, there are a couple of options available depending on your preference and priorities. The options are to take a local bus, or arrange private transportation.
For budget-conscious travellers, the bus is the most cost effective option, and the cheapest way to travel from Panama City to Colon. If convenience is your priority, the fastest way to travel from Panama City to Rio Hato – and the best way to travel from Panama City to Rio Hato – is by private car.
Panama City to Rio Hato by bus
To take a bus from Panama City to Rio Hato, head to the main station, Panama Albrook station. We must make you aware that there is no direct bus between the two locations, so you will be required to change in Anton. If you’re travelling with luggage, this can be a little stressful, but on the other hand the journey is very cheap and cost effective and this may be a key factor for you.
There are three operators provided buses that connect to Rio Hato, and the services run on average every 20 minutes. The first bus from Panama City to Anton is at 5:30 AM, and the last one is at 11 PM. However, you will also need to check the times of the connecting buses for the onward journey to Rio Hato, so in this regard it can get a little complicated to plan the trip.
|Time intervals||20 minutes|
|First/Last departure||5:30 AM / 11 PM|
|Avg. Price 2 persons||$10 USD|
|Duration||~2 hrs 45 mins|
|Operating Companies||Union de Transportistas Penonome|
Union de Transportes La Pintada
Panama City to Rio Hato by taxi
Taking a private car is recommended if you prefer a convenient and comfortable option for travelling between different cities. Using a trusted service like Daytrip, you will be picked up at your accommodation in Panama City and be driven to your destination in Rio Hato. That means no bus stops, no crowds, and no confusion. Best of all, you’ll be transported by a knowledgeable, local driver and have the opportunity to make sightseeing stops along the way! A trip from Panama City to Rio Hato can include stops at…
- Templo Baha’i
- Parque Municipal Summit
- Miraflores Visitor Center
- Chorro Macho
With comfort, convenience, and adventure, it is clear that a private transfer is the best option!