Public buses are readily available throughout Panama but I’ve only taken the bus to Panama City one time because my daughter’s flight was cancelled and she needed to get to Panama City to catch an international flight. My cost, with a Pensionado discount, was $10.60 to take the bus from David to Panama City. A few times, I’ve also taken the community buses to Boquete for $1. It’s only $1.75 to take the bus from Boquete to David, which is the second largest city in Panama.
Because I have limited knowledge about taking the buses in Panama, I asked my friend Elaine Hayes to write about here experiences. Elaine loves to take the bus. Here’s her article about Taking a Bus in Panama.
Taking the bus all around Panama is a lot easier that you think. And you will be surprised to find that once you get the hang of it, it just might be your preferred method for travel!
Panama has one of the easiest and efficient bus systems in the America’s. All it takes it a few dollars, and a little bit of bravery in the beginning, and it will open up a whole new way to travel independently.
Let’s first begin our journey at Albrook Bus Station in Panama City. Albrook is a huge area that has its own airport, the main bus station for all of Panama, and the largest mall in all of the Americas. From here, it can get you started to go anywhere in the country.