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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Panama City, Panama
+507 317-6070
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We chose to have a lie in and get a car, hotel sorted for us to Colon to catch the late pm train back to Panama. We were advised Colon not the safest of places and to do it this way was substantially cheaper than...More

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The railway does not run at weekends, but in the morning from Panama City to Coon and at 5pm in the reverse direction. If you go on your own the journey is $25; the tours are very expensive. I caught a bus from Panama City...More

Thank Honor D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The train is quite nice and the staff were very friendly. The ride itself was smooth and comfortable. However, we were hoping to see the canal all along the way but the views are mostly jungle.

Thank axwtravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode the train from Colon to close to Panama City. I didn't get to see what I was hoping for as there were a lot of trees on the route and it is quite expensive to take a ride. Drinks and snacks were available...More

Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a day-trip from Panama City to Colon. This train is a great way to get there. Only used by tourists, but it gives you a great view of the land during the ride. Service on board is good with coffee and a...More

Thank Arthur861
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Was really looking forward to this as it runs alongside the canal. While this is true you don't get to see the canal all the time. In fact, you get to see jungle most of the time. And at $25 for a one way trip...More

Thank BlueHeeler777
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Rode this train as a young adult, and after many yrs, we went on a day trip. They upgraded with a small glass dome, so you are able to see everything. I took tons of pix'

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Nice train with great views. A good way to see Panama away from all of the traffic and nonsense. A good way to cross the country with ease.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Comfortable way to cross Panama between Colon and Panama City. The observation car gives great views of the scenery, the canal, and the lakes.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We enjoyed going on this train trip as part of our in-depth Panama Canal trip. It has a new area to sit and see the views as the train travels through the jungle.

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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
July 19, 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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