Tocumen International Airport (PTY)

(Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen)
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  • Costas L.
    "Amazingly beautiful approach to Panama City."(15 Tips)
    Leon O.
    "Cigarettes are very cheap in duty free."(25 Tips)
    Maria Elena d.
    "Free WiFi and the best cocktails, the service is the best!"(57 Tips)
    José N.
    "Free wireless if you log on to Tocumenfree."(5 Tips)
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  • Costas L.
    Costas LazaridesDecember 6, 2012
    Amazingly beautiful approach to Panama City. However, someone needs to urgently speak to Latin Americans about wireless internet connections, their importance & need for them to work and be reliable.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Serafettin B.
    Serafettin B.November 28, 2016
    They have no idea what they are doing there! I never seen this kind of such a fool people together . Tocumen Airport is very small for such city.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Janek R.
    Janek RubešSeptember 16, 2014
    4 bus: exit to the right, follow the road, until you see a little path with a roof over it, at the there is a roundabout. Bus sign: coredur sur, albrook, fare 1,50$ ask someone and give him cash. :)
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysSeptember 7, 2015
    The Panama Canal is truly a fascinating place to visit. It is over 80 km long, connects the Atlantic and the Pacific. The Tocumen airport is roughly 30 minutes to the canal
  • Alfonso C.
    Alfonso CastilloAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    When you come out to take a taxi to Panama City, please double check with the driver. The fare should not be more than $40 (example Uber fare is $35, from Panama to the airport. Don't let them cheat!
  • Bruno R.
    Bruno RampazziNovember 8, 2010
    If you will stay for long time, go downstairs and will find a free transfer to Metromall every 30 min. There you can eat better and expend some time, they have some outlet stores and tourist discounts
  • Gabriel D.
    Gabriel De ObarrioJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Mola's Bar (2 locaciones at both ends is a great option to have a drink and snack before your flight! Free WiFi and the best cocktails, the service is the best!
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SantoroMarch 17, 2014
    You can't bring water you JUST bought in the terminal for $7usd past the gates and on your plane! WTF... Panama's bad first impression.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Maria Elena d.
    Maria Elena de ObarrioJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Mola's Bar is a great option to have a drink and snack before your flight! Free WiFi and the best cocktails, the service is the best!
  • Xosé C.
    Xosé CastroSeptember 23, 2013
    Complete (fast) food court on second floor. Not really well indicated. I think there are just three restrooms in the whole airport (!!). No bookstores or papers/magazines as far as I could see.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BodeMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you thought a croissant was a nice light start of the day, don't try the one of the naturally fast (normally slow) on the 1st floor foodcourt, old and solid as a brick..
  • Robert F.
    Robert FApril 20, 2013
    No duty-free cigarettes, no smoking booth and leave your lighter at home, it will be confiscated. Make sure to take the stairs/escalator up for decent WiFi
  • Toshie
    ToshieFebruary 11, 2016
    Whoever said there's a great food court eats horrible fast food... Good luck trying to find something good and not loaded with calories
  • Peter Y.
    Peter Yesawich Jr.June 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy a cold Balboa, Panama or Rock Ice. Say hello to random strangers. Great networking.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BodeJune 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The new food court is nice, but if you just want a coffee and sandwich you have to stand in line and watch a quite disorganized crew messup. Abajoi el foodcourt, vive Tierra Firme . Mas autentico
  • Terri T.
    Terri ThrushSeptember 14, 2014
    Air Bar excellent #margaritas on the rocks with #donjulioañejo! Ask for #Daniel! Wow!
  • Niklas W.
    Niklas WeinsSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The new metro bus makes it a lot cheaper to get to the airport (even though the path is still kinda weird). Pay 25 centavos rather than 25$ on a taxi. Handy for backpackers, you do need the card tho
  • Manfred K.
    Manfred KisslingFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The new wing, very nice and convenient, the old one a pit. Housekeeping went on vacation and never came back...
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MowrerJanuary 4
    Been here 5+ times
    New terminal can't come soon enough. The food court is an absolute relic, frozen in time since 20 years ago w/ the most awful fast-food. Only option outside of it is a Nathan's (!!) on the bottom fl.
  • Rodwell B.
    Rodwell BraddickApril 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    On your way out, use the immigration line to your right (if you're standing towards the staircase) that one usually move faster.
  • Abi P.
    Abi PanickerAugust 8
    Very fun airport, more like a mall, that happens to have some air traffic going through it. Very diverse selection of shops and restaurants, only one lounge air side, Copa, which is OK
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CollaguazoFebruary 5, 2015
    Crappy airport. Spend the least possible time here.Duty free cheap prices at Panama airport are a myth.Decent place to wait for boarding...Margaritaville at the foodcourt
  • Amauri L.
    Amauri LucinioJuly 1, 2014
    There are several stores and it is a tax free area but hold on your impulses, connect on the free airport Wi-Fi and check eBay before each deal, you will notice that most of them will not worth it.
  • José N.
    José NettoSeptember 23, 2012
    Free wireless if you log on to Tocumenfree. Tons of stores, tons of crap. One bookstore in sight but no newspapers. From anywhere.
  • Moises R.
    Moises RojasSeptember 16, 2016
    Free wifi! Don't put your real email. Not necessary. Server doesn't validate if email is real or not.
  • Vicky M.
    Vicky MoralesAugust 31, 2014
    Don't forget to travel with your own adaptador thing, you need it to charge your phone
  • Niklas W.
    Niklas WeinsSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The most picturesque landing I know when the plane slowly pulls down by the Panama Canal & passes the ever-growing skyline :)
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 21, 2016
    If you are looking for restaurants or bars, go to the food court on he 2nd floor. Can walk up by Gate 23.
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.May 13
    Security checks at the gates. You'll be held in an area with not enough seats. No liquids allowed either
  • Christian I.
    Christian IngleFebruary 21, 2014
    Never leave anything to chance when it comes to duty free. 1. They dont have it (videogame consoles) 2. Everything os far more expensive than the mall. Iphones average nearly 800 usd!!
  • Kris P.
    Kris ParrishMay 25, 2013
    Very good duty free shopping. They do not sell souvenirs here though. Only duty free and electronics.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GrassleyOctober 28, 2012
    You're going to go through security. Then before you get on the plane you are going to have you carry on searched, your shoes taken off, and get patted down again. Be cool and get it over with.
  • Sasho A.
    Sasho AndrijeskiAugust 3, 2015
    Probably worst airport I've been to. Not because it is poor, it has very fancy/expensive shops. All the staff is bad, exchange rates are insane and there is no place for luggage. no trolleys to move.
  • Saulo P.
    Saulo PassosMay 11, 2011
    Excelente option for free wifi. Try to stay closer to the Copa VIP lounge, where you could get the connection a bit stronger
  • Chris F.
    Chris FontenotOctober 18, 2011
    There is a food court on the second floor near the middle of the airport. The escalator, stairs, and elevator are all near gates 22-23.
  • Freddy O.
    Freddy Ortiz VargasJuly 12, 2013
    Great renovation, great free WIFI all over the airport. Very fast to get by.
  • Netta M.
    Netta MarshallDecember 28, 2014
    Don’t turn up thirsty after 11PM. Everything is closed, there are no vending machines, but there is 1 water fountain near terminal 26 if you're into trekking and all that.
  • Yan2
    Yan2November 26, 2014
    Free wifi for 2 hours. SIM card with data can be purchased from vending machine. Tourist card to Cuba from Copa check in counter.
  • Michael V.
    Michael VolosenMarch 8, 2014
    officially, my least favorite airport. They have you go through security AGAIN at the gate, and have all the same rules... Even if you buy food and water IN THE FREAKING AIRPORT.
  • A B.
    A BApril 24, 2014
    For clueless people who do not eget the free wifi, you must log via web into the homepage and sign-in with your email address.
  • Leon O.
    Leon Oe1 week ago
    Very short queues, almost no wait (took 10 mins from entering the airport to gate, incl security and baggage drop). Immigration officers don’t speak English. Cigarettes are very cheap in duty free.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas S.December 9, 2015
    When you come from Cuba you feel like in paradise here. ;-)
  • Pedro S.
    Pedro SalomaoAugust 24, 2012
    Free wifi! Unfortunately its too unstable. Best spot: between gates 21-22. Comfy airport, lacking more eating options though.
  • Keisha B.
    Keisha BalfourAugust 15, 2014
    Wifi's free and consistent. You also get to charge your phone!
  • razz c.
    razz cortes-macedaOctober 19, 2010
    Get the VIP service. They greet you at the gate, expediite customs, pick up your bags and bring them to you while you wait in the VIP lounge
  • Linda B.
    Linda BDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It's undergoing a major expansion and will be world class when finished
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine Kennedy AllenNovember 27, 2013
    So much awesome duty free stuff to buy! Actually good deals as opposed to other countries...
  • Charly D.
    Free wifi for 30 min, always crowded, shops are 2x-3x more expensive than outside, unless you live in a developing country with expensive electronics stay way- waste of time, food court ok but small
  • Maria M.
    Maria MoralesJanuary 5, 2014
    Free wifi and duty free MAC cosmetics! Wifi signal is only good in certain areas though...
  • P Alejandro T.
    P Alejandro TovarAugust 8, 2014
    Advise: log in first with your PC. Two hours later with your phone. At gate 4 you can reach wifi network called MolasNorte password: 12345678. There are better deals with electronic devices on Amazon
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