How-to travel to Boquete from David and Panama-City

By | October 10, 2013

First time traveling to Boquete? This article will help you planning your trip. Wether you are planning to travel by public transportation, by car or even by plane, you will find details below. 

Travel to Boquete by car

Leaving Panama-City, go west and cross the Bridge of the Americas and just head straight on the Pan-American Highway for about 6 hours. When entering the City of David you will find a sign on the right hand side pointing Boquete.

Take a turn to the right and from their it will take you from the just renovated road to Boquete in about 30 minutes. Click here to find a detailed route instruction provided by Google Maps. The distance from Panama-City to Boquete is almost 481 kilometers (about 300 miles).

Tip: are you on 3g/edge data network? Download the Waze application for iOS or Android phones and get noticed by any inconveniences on the road (road works, police retains, etc.).

Travel to Boquete by bus

Departing from Panama-City? Take the bus from Albrook Bus Terminal to David Bus Terminal. Buses leave when they are full, normally between 1 hour and 1 and half hour starting from 5:30am in the morning until 11pm in the evening. When arriving in David at the terminal, you have to take another bus to Boquete. Those buses leave every 30 minutes from 6am in the morning until about 10pm in the evening.

The total travel time from Panama-City to Boquete by bus is about 8 hours.

FromToTravel DurationRegular PriceDiscounted Price
Panama-CityDavid7 hours$18.25click here for requirements to get the discounted price
DavidBoquete45 minutes$1.50click here for requirements to get the discounted price

Travel to David by plane (and additional transportation to Boquete)

Air Panama is the only airline that provides direct flights from Albrook Airport (Aeropuerto Marcos A. Gelabert- Edific. Terminal) to the airport of David (Aeropuerto Enrique Malek). You can make a reservation online at or by giving a call at: +(507) 316-9000. They have flights going to and coming from Panama-City 3 to 4 times a day.

From David Airport to Boquete expect a drive from about 40 minutes.You can rent a car at the airport of David, take a taxi to Boquete or take a taxi from the airport to the bus terminal of David and from there take a direct bus to Boquete.

FromToTravel DurationRegular PriceDiscounted Price
Panama-CityDavid30 minutes$116.96 one-way$80 one-way
(click here for requirements to get the discounted price)

Useful resources

By Plane – AirPanama

Online Reservations
Trough their website.

Reservations by phone or e-mail
Panamá  Aeropuerto Marcos A. Gelabert- Edific.
Terminal Teléfono:   +507- 316-9000

David, Chiriqui  Aeropuerto Enrique Malek Pedregal Edificio Terminal
Teléfono:  +507-721-0841/42 / +507 – 316-9075 – 9076 – 9077

David, Chiriqui Centro Calle 2da. Antiguo Colegio Nuestra Señora de los Angeles Plaza Oteima
Teléfono:  +507- 775-0812 //507 -316-9074

By Bus

Reservations by Phone – Panama-City to David
+(507) 314-6228
+(507) 314-6395
+(507) 314-6264

Reservations by Phone – David to Panama-City
+(507) 775-2974
+(507) 775-8853
+(507) 774-9205

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