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Panama Canal Railway Company

Panama City, Panama
+507 317-6070
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Panamá Canal Railway Tour
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This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western hemisphere's first transcontinental railroad, follows the east bank of the canal that offers excellent views of the waterway and rainforests along its shoreline.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dome car” (17 reviews)
“gatun locks” (22 reviews)
“train departs” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Panama City, Panama
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+507 317-6070
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cool thing to do in Panama! Costs 25$ to go between Panama City and Colon. The train itself is very comfortable and with large widows. Additionally you may use open view platform to get closer look on marvelous views of the canal and surroundings. During...More

Thank Jakub S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watch how, surrounded by incredible engineering technology, two men in a rowing boat attach the ropes from the Panama Canal dock to each ship that transits the locks. Steel ropes are attached to mules (little trains) operated by the Panama Canal Railway Company that guide...More

Thank iainatsea
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Panama Canal Railway made the canal possible, and was instrumental in the independence of Panama from Columbia. The ride was very comfortable and relaxing, especially in the club car. Seeing the massiveness of Gatun Lake was so impressive, especially after reading the Path Between...More

2  Thank internationalmama
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Good experience, come to panama, only two hours and will be fascinated. Good atention, restaurant there, forest good, enviroment perfect and good history

1  Thank Best F
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We used the train to cross the isthmus during a tour we were on. We found the accommodations to be very comfortable, and the service pleasant. The train route paralleled the Panama Canal, taking you thru the jungle and Gatun Lake. We had the opportunity...More

Thank agatunbrat
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A group of 10 traveled from Panama City to Colon in the Panama Canal railroad. It was without a doubt one of our best visits while in Panama. The train was very comfortable, the ladies served hot rich coffee during the trip. When the trip...More

Thank Boris S
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Myself and a friend travelled on a dry weekday afternoon in mid-August. Operation schedule (Monday to Friday): Corozal (7:15am) to Colon (8:15am). Colon (5:15pm) to Corozal (6:15pm). Our hotel was in Panama City, so we took an 'Express' bus fare from Albrook to Colon (90...More

2  Thank jonotennis
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We took train from Colon to Panama City along the Channel. Old train with the bar and great views was great experience!

Thank Pavlína S
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We took train from Panama city to Colon . 25 american dollars..we had a Private guide For the Day..DOUG is the MAN... Box lunch & Coffee are provided ...map provided ... Cons, train Employees do not advise of trains location during ride...short 1.5 hour ride...More

Thank sleeper h
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We took the train ride from Panama City to Colon and returned by car. This was arranged by City Discovery Tours. We were picked up at our hotel and dropped at the station then picked up at Colon station for the return trip by road....More

Thank John G
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fillmyboots
29 September 2016|
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Response from Capo_in_B | Reviewed this property |
Hey Fillmyboots, if I was on a balcony of cruise ship through the canal, I would skip the Panama City Railway. You will be right in the heart of the best parts. The railway goes in and out and really does not go by the... More
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bubbles911
19 July 2016|
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Response from MaruyEnrique | Reviewed this property |
The train departs early morning (7 something) and returns in the afternoon. I do not recall the guide. We visited the port and the stores. We had lunch in a restaurant there.
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