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Panama Canal Railway

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All reviews dome car panama canal nice ride snacks and drinks great journey passenger cars beautiful trip open air step outside journey takes vintage train smooth ride including snacks complimentary coffee coast to coast step back in time hour and minutes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an average train ride. Not as scenic as the company advertises. I have been in lot more scenic railways than this but a nice way to go from one side to the other. Once you get to the other side, take a bus to...More

1  Thank FarAway828047
Reviewed 1 week ago

The five of us took the train from Panama City to Colon to catch the cruise ship. Lots of warning about Colon and crime, so we did not linger in town....we went direct to the cruise ship. Our grandchildren loved it. The are 8 years...More

1  Thank SAM M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to experience the new expanded lock is to take the train. It’s a one hour ride through the rain forest to you destination. You can just sit and watch a cargo ship filled with containers work it’s way through the canal up...More

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Mostly used by tourists the Canal railway trip is an interesting one, particularly if you have access to the open space inbetween carriages, so as to be able to admire the views and take photographs, which was virtually impossible when I took the train. Make...More

4  Thank Iolanda A
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Good experience. a very convenient trip from Colon to Panama City. just enter the train, find a good seat for you, and Later one lady will come and give u the ticket. ticket fee $ 25, including snacks box and a cup of coffee. 1...More

3  Thank diazpty88
Reviewed May 6, 2018

This was a great way to see the Canal and surrounding area. The train was clean and provided snacks and drinks. You can move around and it is a fun way to see sights.

1  Thank solsenz
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Nice little 2 hour train ride through the jungle to Cristobal. The carriages have large platforms so you can just step outside for pics. The railroad parallels the canal more or less. If you're a serious rail fan you can ride in the cab with...More

Thank Mike V
Reviewed March 12, 2018

The train takes you from the Atlantic to Pacific along the Canal. Great views from the dome car. There are snacks and drinks available.

Thank Brimsmith
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

After visiting the new 3rd Locke we got onboard the Panama Canal railway. Old cartridges very nice leather seats quite comfortable. The journey takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. We were served with hot or cold drink and a snack box. It was a...More

2  Thank Drinamoon
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We travelled on the Panama Canal railway after we had visited the locks. The train is a vintage train which travels across Panama alongside the canal and lake. There are great views of the countryside. We were given a snack pack and offered drinks, complimentary...More

1  Thank wgsmall2017
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Donna T
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Drinamoon | Reviewed this property |
Explain exactly what you want to know? Are you actually on a cruise or your travelling to pick up your cruise? Most cruise liners book the train for you as a tourist, but if your travelling independently you would need to... More
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janetshipley2017
March 10, 2018|
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Response from tonyrQ2650GN | Reviewed this property |
No need to book train. you pay on the train and it is buttons with a snack box included. Only one carriage is glass top though so queue at the platform 10 mins early
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Rosemary W
February 26, 2018|
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No left luggage facility
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