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Panama Taxi

Great Rates for your Taxi in Panama City


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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World-Class Panama City Cab Service

From exciting nightlife to beautiful natural sites, Panama is an eclectic mix of modern and historical. Be sure to check out the colonial buildings of Casco Viejo and the stunning rainforest in the Natural Metropolitan Park during the day, then explore the many bars, restaurants and casinos in the evening. To make sure you have time to see all Panama City has to offer, the quickest way to get around is to take a Panama City cab service. You can easily get a taxi in Panama City by hailing one in the street, calling a phone dispatch company, booking your ride in advance or walking to a taxi rank.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
28 €
28 €
25 MIN
40 €
40 €
70 MIN
5 €
5 €
10 MIN

How much is a Taxi in Panama City?

Taxis in Panama City are actually very affordable compared to most other large cities. You can easily get around most destinations downtown with a fare of $2 (€1.80) to $5 (€4.60). If you’re travelling from the airport, you will be charged a set fare of $30 (€28) for your Panama City cab service. However, it’s worth noting that fares aren’t fixed downtown and drivers don’t use a taximeter, so there may be cases a higher fee is quoted. Be sure to use an official taxi, and agree on a price you’re comfortable with before beginning your journey to avoid surprises!

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How to Get a Taxi in Panama City

There are two types of taxis in Panama City, regular yellow taxis and white tourism taxis. The yellow Panama taxis can be hailed in the street or found at taxi ranks outside large hotels, shopping malls and tourist attractions. The white tourism Panama taxis can be called for a pickup and are usually a little more expensive and premium compared to the regular taxis. If you’re looking to book your Panama City taxi in advance or call for a pickup, you can do so on the following numbers; 

Ambar Luna: +507 6664 0171

Radio Taxi Plaza Tocumen: +507 6680 6186

Benefits of Booking your Panama City Taxi with Welcome

With language barriers and unsure rates for local taxis in Panama City, it can sometimes be a little tricky and stressful to take a local cab. Instead, you can pre-book your Panama City cab service with Welcome Pickups and enjoy a completely stress-free experience. Not only do we offer competitive fixed rate fares, but we also have local English-speaking drivers, fully personalised door-to-door transfers, guaranteed on-time pickups and 24/7 customer service, should you need any assistance during your travels.

Panama Taxi Tips

  1. Panama taxi drivers love to use shortcuts, so don’t be surprised if they take you a different way to your GPS app.
  2. There’s no extra charge for passengers after the first.
  3. Tipping your Panama taxi driver isn’t expected unless they spend the whole day driving you to different destinations.
  4. If you like your Panama City taxi driver, it’s normal to request their phone number for future rides.

Wheelchair-Accessible Panama City Cab Service

The regular Panama City taxis aren’t wheelchair accessible. However, there are a few specialist companies that offer specially trained drivers and fully wheelchair-accessible vehicles. One of the top-rated wheelchair-accessible Panama taxi companies is Let’s Go To Panama. To book your ride with them, you can fill in their online form.

Panama Taxi Safety and Complaints

Taking a taxi in Panama City is usually very safe and comfortable. Panama taxi drivers are notoriously friendly and chatty. However, if you do experience any issues such as overcharging or an unsafe and unprofessional driver, you can report it to the transit police by calling  +507 231 2678.

Frequently asked questions

Are Panama taxis safe?

Taking a taxi in Panama City is usually safe, however, the level of service can vary from driver to driver. To avoid issues such as being overcharged or having to deal with an unprofessional driver, you can book your Panama City cab service in advance with Welcome Pickups and enjoy a 5-star ride every time.

Are taxis in Panama City expensive?

Panama taxis are quite affordable compared to other major cities, but they don’t offer set-rate fares for their journeys. The average cost of a taxi in Panama City centre will be around $2 (€1.80) to $5 (€4.60). If you’d prefer to take a Panama taxi with a fixed rate fare, you can book your rides with Welcome Pickups instead and avoid surprises or hidden fees.

Can I pay for my Panama City taxi by card?

No, the local Panama City taxi drivers don’t accept card payments. You will need to pay for your Panama taxi in cash in the local currency or USD.

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