Tocumen International Airport, Panama - Stein Travel

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Welcome to Tocumen International Airport

The airport lies 17 miles (27km) from Panama City.

Car Parking

Open-air parking is available in front of the terminal.

Car Rental

Car hire companies represented in the arrivals hall are Alamo, Avis, Barriga, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

City Transfers

The only public transport into Panama City is provided by minivans dubbed 'Taxi de Turismo', which can be booked from the Information Booth in the arrivals hall. The fare is US$15, and transfer time is about half an hour. Regular taxis also operate day and night at fixed prices depending on the number of passengers, but are not metered. The taxi rank is outside the arrivals area.


Tel: +507 238 2700.

Departure Tax

There is a bank and ATM on the departure level. A restaurant and coffee bar are situated on the mezzanine overlooking departures, and snack bars in arrivals. Last-minute gifts can be bought at several stores on the first and second floors, including duty free. Baggage storage is available, and information booths are located in arrivals.

The official language is Spanish. However, many Panamanians speak both Spanish and English.

The official currency is the Panamanian Balboa (PAB), equal to 100 centesimos, but the US Dollar is accepted everywhere at a rate of B1 = US$1. Balboa are available only in coin denominations. The only paper currency used is US dollars. It is easy to exchange currency and travellers cheques in Panama at banks, exchange shops, hotels and the airport. Avoid the black market. The best rates are offered at the larger banks. Old, creased and dirty foreign notes may be refused for exchange. Most major credit cards, American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Diners club, are widely accepted. There are about 300 ATMs in Panama City. Banks are usually open from 8am to 1.30pm on weekdays.

Local time is GMT -5.

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