Car Rental at Tocumen International Airport

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Tocumen International Airport, Panama City, Panama
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500+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$19.74 per day
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$23.70 per day
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$30.68 per day
Intermediate
Kia Rio Sedan or similar
Kia Rio Sedan
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flexways
$35.79 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Kia Optima or similar
Kia Optima
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty Car Rental
$36.81 / per day
Full-size
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$47.94 / per day
Premium
Toyota Fortuner or similar
Toyota Fortuner
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$99.56 / per day
Minivan
Hyundai H-1 or similar
Hyundai H-1
  • 12
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$317.96 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2023-02-06. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
Spanish,
English
Currency
PAB
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Country code
507
Average car rental price
$76.52 / per day
Average car rental length
10 days
Speed limit within town
25 - 30 km/h
16 - 19 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.8
Tocumen International Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Serving more than 16 million travelers every year, Panama City Airport is the busiest in the country. Also known as Tocumen Airport, it hosts flights to multiple destinations in the United States, as well as in the rest of North America, the Caribbean, South America, and even Europe and China.

Top international routes

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Bogota
  • Miami
  • Cancun
  • Havana
  • Sao Paulo

Main airlines

Copa Airlines, Avianca, and Venezolana

Terminals

Tocumen Airport has two terminals, the main terminal and the southern terminal, also known as T1 and T2 (the latter was opened in 2019). The main terminal is further divided into piers A and B. It is possible to walk between the terminals.

Location

The airport is about 20km (12 miles) northeast of the city center, the trip between the two taking about 25 minutes by car.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $46 per day
  • Medium cars - from $35 per day
  • Small cars - from $30 per day
  • SUVs - from $76 per day

Services and facilities

Panama City Airport has a number of shops, cafes, and eateries. You’ll also find a number of lounges, hotels nearby, ATMs, two currency exchange desks, an information desk, a pharmacy, and a medical center.

Nearest gas station

A Puma gas station on the corner of Domingo Diaz and Circunvalacion is about 1.2 km (0.7 miles) from the airport and takes three minutes to reach. This station is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near the airport and on the way from the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Colon (84 km/52 miles)
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Airport info

Rating
7.1
  • Getting to the airport 6.6
  • Check-in and departures 7.0
  • Terminal facilities 6.7
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.2
  • Lounge 5.6

Tocumen International Airport (PTY)

  • IATA: PTY
  • ICAO: MPTO
  • Name: Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 15,616,065
  • Distance from city: 13 miles / 21 km WSW of town
  • Working hours:

Top 2 Locations near Tocumen International Airport

  1. 10.0 km / 6.2 miles away
  2. 325.1 km / 202.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Tocumen International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Tocumen International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Tocumen International Airport
$60.10
January
February
$65.11
March
$17.17
April
$21.46
May
$17.17
June
July
$21.46
August
$42.27
September
$40.23
October
$86.07
November
$86.07
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Tocumen International Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $17.17. You can see that this is 62% cheaper than the yearly average and 80% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $86.07 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent rental length at Tocumen International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in October the average rental period is 17 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 8 days.
Average Rental Length
8
January
8
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
11
June
8
July
8
August
10
September
17
October
12
November
11
December

Which is the busiest month for car rental at Tocumen International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Tocumen International Airport in January, while they are least likely to to rent in in June.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
139%
January
104%
February
86%
March
85%
April
97%
May
80%
June
99%
July
92%
August
81%
September
101%
October
106%
November
129%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Kia Rio 4 2 Medium cars
Budget Toyota Fortuner 4 2 SUVs
Budget Kia Picanto 4 2 Small cars
Dollar Hyundai Creta 5 2 SUVs
Dollar Nissan Juke 5 2 SUVs
Dollar Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Budget Kia Rio 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Hyundai Tucson 5 3 SUVs
SIXT Hyundai Accent Aut. 4 1 Medium cars
SIXT Hyundai H1 Aut. 5 2 Vans

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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Hertz
8.58 / 10
Lowest rated company
Europcar
7.97 / 10
Total number of reviews
5
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$76.52
Lowest daily price
$19.74
Total cars available
119

Top 12 Suppliers at Tocumen International Airport in 2023

Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.6 / 3 reviews
+5072600000 / +5073012696
Aeropuerto Internacional, Avenida Domingo Diaz, Panama
$42 - $126
Alamo
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
2365777
Tocumen International Airport, Airport Counter-Terminal 1
$31 - $178
National
National
Excellent 8.5
2757222
TOCUMEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
+5073150434
Tocumen Intl Apo
$24 - $100
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
Thrifty Car Rental
Excellent 8.3 / 40 reviews
+5072049555
Aeropuerto Internacional, Avenida Domingo Diaz, Panama
$28 - $83
Flexways
Flexways
Excellent 8.2
+5491152599877
Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
$31 - $59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.2 / 12 reviews
+5072384069
Aeropuerto Internacional, Avenida Domingo Díaz, Panamá
$49 - $113
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
Dollar
Excellent 8.2
+5072795735 / +5072795736
Aeropuerto, Avenida Domingo Díaz, Panamá
$20 - $96
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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8.1
+50762827456
Hotel Riande Aeropuerto; Ave. Domingo Diaz
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
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Excellent 8.1 / 1 reviews
+50769831916 / +50762827456
Tocumen, Between Pan American Highway and Av. Domingo Diaz, 0819-09190, Panamá
$34 - $78
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
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.1 / 18 reviews
+5073216350
Tocumen Airport Via Tocumen 1,Panamá
$52 - $229
Europcar
Excellent 8 / 10 reviews
+50778000080
Tocumen Airport Via Tocumen 1, Panama
$40 - $318
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
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