You feel relaxed and re-energised after your time in the laid-back, colonial port city of Portobelo, and you’re now ready to experience the liveliness of the capital. The hustle and bustle of Panama City awaits you as you prepare to see the history and culture of Panama’s capital. But how do you get from Portobelo to Panama City?
How do I get from Portobelo to Panama City?
Portobelo to Panama City is about 98 km and 1 hour and 35 minutes driving time.
When travelling from Portobelo to Panama City, 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 Portobelo to Panama City. If convenience is your priority, the fastest way to travel from Portobelo to Panama City – and the best way to travel from Portobelo to Panama City – is by private car.
Portobelo to Panama City by bus
To get from Portobelo to Panama City by bus, you’ll need to head to Portobelo’s main station. It’s not possible to get to Panama City directly, so you’ll need to change in Sabanitas, along the route to Colon. While a direct drive would take a little over 1.5 hours, taking into account unscheduled stops for other passengers and a transfer in Sabanitas, the journey can take up to 3 hours if you opt to travel by bus. It is cheap, though, costing around $5-6 USD per person for the journey in full.
|First/Last departure||5:30 AM AM / 7 PM|
|Avg. Price 2 persons||$10.40 USD|
Portobelo to Panama City by taxi
Taking a private car is recommended if you prefer a convenient and comfortable option for travelling between different cities. Using a trusted global service like Daytrip, you will be picked up at your accommodation in Portobelo and be driven to your destination in Panama City. 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 Portobelo to Panama City can include stops at…
- Parque Municipal Summit
- Miraflores Visitor Center
- Templo Baha’i
With comfort, convenience, and adventure, it is clear that a private transfer is the best option!