Car Rental at Tocumen International Airport

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Tocumen International Airport, Panama City, Panama
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Tocumen International Airport
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$11.76 / per day
Tocumen International Airport
Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$14.51 / per day
Tocumen International Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Yaris Sedan or similar
Toyota Yaris Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Firefly
$18.29 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Tocumen International Airport
Standard
Toyota Yaris Sedan or similar
Toyota Yaris Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$23.14 / per day
Tocumen International Airport
Full-size
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$26.35 / per day
Tocumen International Airport
Premium
Kia Optima or similar
Kia Optima
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NUCarrentals
$51.02 / per day
Tocumen International Airport
Luxury
Kia Optima or similar
Kia Optima
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$61.96 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 11:32 on 2024-06-17. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, English
Currency
PAB
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+507
Average car rental price
$28 per day
Average car rental length
10 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 60 km/h or 25 - 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h or 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.6 / 10
Tocumen International Airport

Airport Car Rental

Tocumen International Airport (PTY), is Panama’s primary international airport. Located 21 km (13 miles) from Panama City, it serves as a hub for Copa Airlines, the flag carrier of Panama.

PTY is the busiest airport in Central America and welcomes more than 16 million passengers every year. The airport offers direct, nonstop flights to a number of US cities as well as to locations across North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and even Istanbul.

 

Top international routes

  • Bogota
  • Miami
  • Cancun
  • Havana
  • Sao Paulo

Main airlines

More than 20 airlines serve Tocumen International Airport in Panama City. They include Copa, Avianca, LATAM, United, American, Delta, LASER, and Turkish Airlines.

Terminals

Tocumen International Airport (PTY) has two terminals, Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2). T1 is also known as the Main Terminal. It handles domestic flights and is located on the north side of the airport. T2 is also known as the South Terminal and handles international services. A 170-meter-long pedestrian corridor connects the two terminals.

Car rental desks are in Terminal 1, on level 100.

Location

Tocumen International Airport is about 21 kilometers (13 miles) northeast of the city center. It takes 20-30 minutes to drive between the two, depending on traffic.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $17 per day
  • Medium cars - from $14 per day
  • Vans - from $67 per day
  • Premium cars - from $29 per day
  • Small cars - from $12 per day
  • SUVs - from $20 per day

Services and facilities

Both of the terminals at Tocumen International Airport have lounges, as well as a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants. You’ll also find a number of ATMs, three currency exchange desks, an information desk, a pharmacy, and a medical center for passengers needing medical assistance. There are also hotels nearby, although none are airside.

Nearest gas station

There is a Puma gas station about 1.2 kilometers (0.7 miles) from the airport. This station is located on the corner of Domingo Diaz and Circunvalacion and is open daily from 08:00–20:00 (09:00–18:00 on Sundays). There are other gas stations between the airport and Panama City as well.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Colon (84 km/52 miles)
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This article was reviewed and updated by Linda, a seasoned traveler. She is the founder of As We Saw It, a travel blog full of itineraries, travel tips, and cultural experiences to enjoy all over the world. With over 50 countries under her belt, Linda has lived in Panama and has first-hand experience driving around the country.

Airport info

Rating
7.1
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Check-in and departures 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 7.4
  • Wi-Fi 5.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.7
  • Lounge 6.7

Tocumen International Airport (PTY)

  • IATA: PTY
  • ICAO: MPTO
  • Name: Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
  • Distance from city: 13 miles / 21 km

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Tocumen International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Tocumen International Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Tocumen International Airport
$23.41
January
$23.48
February
$36.01
March
$22.96
April
$20.30
May
$24.30
June
$26.03
July
$23.01
August
$20.95
September
$19.26
October
$16.68
November
$35.47
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Tocumen International Airport is November — when rental costs average $16.68 per day. This is 31% cheaper than the yearly average and 54% cheaper than renting a car in March (when prices average $36.01 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Tocumen International Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in January the average rental period is 11 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average number of rental days at Tocumen International Airport
11
January
10
February
10
March
10
April
7
May
8
June
11
July
9
August
8
September
9
October
9
November
10
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Tocumen International Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Tocumen International Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Tocumen International Airport in February, while they are least likely to rent in in May.
Monthly searches at Tocumen International Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
149%
January
169%
February
118%
March
57%
April
46%
May
77%
June
105%
July
115%
August
95%
September
83%
October
68%
November
119%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, SIXT, Ace Rent a car
Popular car categories SUVs, Medium cars, Small cars, Large cars
Lowest price $12 per day
Cheapest supplier Avis

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Kia Rio 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Nissan Juke 5 2 SUVs
Avis Hyundai Accent 4 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Accent 4 1 Medium cars
Thrifty Kia Carnival 4 3 Vans
Dollar Hyundai Tucson 5 3 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs
SIXT Kia Picanto 3 0 Small cars
Thrifty Hyundai Grand i10 5 2 Medium cars
Dollar Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Panama
Kia Picanto
January 27, 2024
Panama is amazing and easy to drive with a car! Use the app waze for the routing and police notificationa
Netherlands
Kia Rio
December 18, 2023
The trip was fine, but we were in traffic jam in panama for 2 hours. And you have to stay focused and never keep your eyes from the pavement because there are big holes here and there
Netherlands
Hyundai i10
December 2, 2023
Love Panama. Considering the natural areas, cost of living, food, gas prices, prices for activities, I prefer this much much much more over Costa Rica. People are a bit nicer, less pushy.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Venue
May 19, 2023
Had a great time at the beach.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Carnival
March 17, 2023
Nice family reunion and beach trip. Once we obtained the Kia carnival, we went to the beach. Nice resort. Unfortunately, the day before returning the car, the car was hit on the side while parked on a park and we never knew who did it.
Czech Republic
Hyundai i10
January 27, 2022
Over the course of two days, we visited places on the Caribbean coast, the Panama Canal and the Pacific coast.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Dollar
8.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Ace Rent a car
4.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
20
Total rental companies
17
Average daily price
$27.53
Lowest daily price
$11.76
Total cars available
249

Top 17 Suppliers at Tocumen International Airport in 2024

Dollar
Very good 8.2 / 105 reviews
+5072795735 / +5072795736
Aeropuerto, Avenida Domingo Díaz, Panamá
$15 - $97
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.2 / 7 reviews
+5072600000
Aeropuerto Internacional De Tocumen
$21 - $92
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.9 / 1 review
+5491152599877
Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
$34 - $56
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.8 / 78 reviews
+5072049555
Tocumen Int'l Airport
$20 - $87
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
National
National
Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
+5072757222
Tocumen International Airport, Airport Counter-Terminal 1
$27 - $184
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
2384142
Tocumen International Airport
$32 - $176
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.5
+50762827456
Hotel Riande Aeropuerto; Ave. Domingo Diaz
$31 - $58
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Good 7.3 / 2 reviews
+5072104205
Riande Airport Hotel Tocumen, Between Pan American Highway and Av. Domingo Diaz, 0819-09190, Panamá
$48 - $70
Budget
Budget
Good 7.1 / 25 reviews
+5072384069
Aeropuerto Internacional, Avenida Domingo Díaz, Panamá
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Good 7.1 / 8 reviews
+50762827456
Aeropuerto Internacional Tocumen, Panama City
$18 - $129
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.6 / 8 reviews
+50769831916 / +50762827456
Tocumen, Between Pan American Highway and Av. Domingo Diaz, 0819-09190, Panamá
$41 - $87
Working hours
Mon:06:00-20:00
Tue:06:00-20:00
Wed:06:00-20:00
Thu:06:00-20:00
Fri:06:00-20:00
Sat:06:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Alamo
Satisfactory 6.6 / 7 reviews
+5072365777
Tocumen International Airport, Airport Counter-Terminal 1
$25 - $174
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Europcar
Satisfactory 6.5 / 22 reviews
+50778000080
Tocumen Airport Via Tocumen 1, Panama
$34 - $358
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Firefly
Firefly
Satisfactory 6.4 / 13 reviews
+50768151628
Av. Domingo Díaz, Panamá, Panama
$17 - $34
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Tue:07:00-17:00
Wed:07:00-17:00
Thu:07:00-17:00
Fri:07:00-17:00
Sat:07:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Satisfactory 6.2 / 29 reviews
+5073150434
Tocumen Intl Apo
$12 - $46
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:00
Tue:06:00-21:00
Wed:06:00-21:00
Thu:06:00-21:00
Fri:06:00-21:00
Sat:06:00-21:00
Sun:06:00-21:00
SIXT
SIXT
Poor 5.8 / 32 reviews
+5073216350
Tocumen Airport Via Tocumen 1,Panamá
$13 - $128
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Ace Rent a car
Poor 4.9 / 16 reviews
+5072383200
Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen Panamá, Panamá, Panama
$35 - $145
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
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