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How to get to Bocas del Toro from Panama City

by Santiago Aguilar 03 Jun 2023 0 Comments
How to get to Bocas del Toro from Panama City

To get to Bocas del Toro from Panama City, you have a few transportation options. Here are the best ways to reach Bocas del Toro:

Flight: The fastest and most convenient way to reach Bocas del Toro is by taking a domestic flight from Panama City to Bocas del Toro's main airport, Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (BOC). The flight duration is approximately one hour. Several local airlines operate flights between Panama City and Bocas del Toro, such as Air Panama and Nature Air.

Bus and Boat: Another option is to take a bus from Panama City to the town of Almirante, which is the gateway to Bocas del Toro. Buses depart from the Albrook Bus Terminal in Panama City. The bus journey takes about 9-10 hours. From Almirante, you can then take a water taxi or a public ferry to reach the main island, Isla Colón, in Bocas del Toro. The boat ride takes around 30 minutes.

Shuttle Service: Several shuttle services operate between Panama City and Bocas del Toro. These services typically provide door-to-door transportation and can be a convenient option. They offer comfortable vans or minibusses and include both the land and boat transfer to Bocas del Toro. The journey time can vary, but it usually takes around 9-10 hours.

It's important to note that flight schedules, bus frequencies, and shuttle availability may vary, so it's recommended to check the latest information and make reservations in advance. Contact our team at if you need help coordinating your travel logistics in Panama.

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