Panama City Airport - rent a car from Tocumen Airport with Cartrawler
Panama City, the capital of Panama, is a growingly popular destination in Central America for both leisure and business tourism.
Toyota Yaris Sedan
Many car models used in Panama car hire fleet are not sold in Europe, for example the above Toyota Yaris sedan with 4 doors, which is a very popular cheap rental car in Panama. Read more about Panama car hire below.
As an important administrative and economic centre of the region, the city loated at the entrance to the Panama Channel has been experiencing rapid development in the recent years. The political and economic stability of the Panama Republic has boosted its capital to the position of one of the world’s best locations for retirement.
Panama City is served by a large airport known as Tocumen International Airport - PTY (or Panama City Airport), located approx. 15 miles northeast from the city centre.
Flights to Panama City - Tocumen Airport
The busiest airport of Central America, Tocumen International Airport operates a large selection of flights to Latin America, United States and Canada.
From Europe it is possible to fly to Panama City from Amsterdam (KLM), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (Air France), Madrid (Iberia) and Frankfurt (Condor).
The predominant airline at Tocumen Airport is the Panama flag carrier, Copa Airlines.
Car hire from Tocumen Airport (Panama City Airport)
When arriving to Panama City by air, you will find a variety of internationally known rent-a-car companies, as well as local providers of car rental in Tocumen Airport.
Car hire at Panama City Airport is available from: Budget Car Rental, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Hertz Car Hire Panama, Avis Rent A Car, National Car Rental, Sixt Rent A Car and the local agency Barriga Rent A Car.
Is car rental at Panama City Airport (Tocumen Airport) expensive?
Usually car hire from Tocumen Intl Airport is relatively cheap. The most competitive offers can easily be found online, with the help of internet search engines, such as Cartrawler which displays prices from many providers and facilitates online bookings.
The cheapest Panama City Airport hire cars can often be found on Cartrawler with prices starting from around £160 for a 7-days rental of a Toyota Yaris Sedan, Hyundai Getz, or a similar car in economy class.
If you are traveling in a larger group in Panama, offers of larger vehicles, with capacity for 7 or more people are often available from approx. £ 360 for a week of Tocumen Airport car hire. Here a popular model of a 7-seater is a Chrysler Voyager, similar MPV.
Please note that in Panama you will sometimes be able to rent an unseen in Europe Toyota Minibus 12-seater. This type of large people carriers, more typical for the US car rental market can be hired with a regular drivers permit.
SUV car hire from Tocumen Airport
Panama City is neighboured by the tropical forest covering a large part of the country’s territory and not all of the Panama roads offer the best conditions for driving. If you are planning an off-road experience in Panama, use Cartrawler to find the best SUV rental deals from Tocumen Airport.
Often the cheapest SUV to rent in Panama City are available from approx. £ 320 for a 7-days rental of a Ford Escape, or similar. A Toyota RAV4, a popular rental SUV in Panama can sometimes be found at even more competitive rates at Tocumen Airport.
Toyota RAV4 a SUV (4-wheel drive) for hire in Panama - typically equipped with petrol engine
Tocumen Airport is located along the Panama stretch of the Pan-American Highway.
Known in Spanish as Carretera Panamerica, the Pan-American Highways is a network of major roads stretching from Alaska through North and Central Americas to Argentina in South America.
The Pan-American Highway totals 30000 miles, making it the world’s longest motorway. However, because of the impenetrable jungle and swamplands on the border of Panama and Colombia known as Darién Gap, the Pan-American Highway discontinues in this area. You will not be able to drive from Panama to Colombia, being a ferry the only altarnetive for continuing your road trip towards South America.