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Getting Around Panama by Shuttle Bus

Getting Around Panama by Shuttle Bus

If you have a few more dollars to spend, and you want to make your travel a little easier, the Hello Travel bus shuttle company makes a good alternative to going it alone. For the extra cost, they can make getting around Panama a bit less stressful.

They have regular air-conditioned shuttle services to and from the more popular destinations, including:

♦  Boquete to Bocas del Toro
♦  Boquete to Santa Catalina
♦  Bocas to Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica)
♦  Bocas to San Jose  (Costa Rica)
♦  Boquete to ‘Lost and Found’ (backpackers jungle hostel in Chiriqui)

Getting Around Panama by Shuttle Bus

Getting Around Panama by Shuttle Bus

The cost is in the $30-$40 range for trips within Panama, and a little extra for trips to and from Costa Rica.

We took their shuttle from Santa Catalina to David for $30 per person. The shuttle vans take small groups of around 12 to 20 people, and can be a little cramped when full (which they usually are). All luggage and backpacks are secured safely on the roof, with a tarpaulin cover.

They depart/terminate in central locations in town, and make regular bathroom breaks.

Getting Around Panama by Shuttle Bus

Getting Around Panama – David Bus Station

We took another shuttle from Boquete to Bocas del Toro for $30 per person. This included the boat transfer from Almirante to Bocas town.

Of course, if you just take the standard Panamanian buses you’ll pay half the price.

We tried both, and found the Panamanian buses to be just fine, and certainly no more crowded than the Hello Travel shuttles.

In any case, their shuttle buses don’t travel to many of the places you might want to visit, such as Boca Chica for instance. For these other destinations, you have no option but to take a local bus – or a taxi if you’re really flush.

Getting Around Panama by Shuttle Bus

Getting Around Panama – Albrook Bus Station




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