Can I take public buses around Panama?

Yes. Public buses go nearly everywhere in Panama and are reliable, cheap, and fast. Buses are how most Panamanians get around and will give you a flavor for how the locals travel. Travel by bus is a great option for those with a flexible schedule or tight budget. Buses to major parts of the country run often and leave from the country’s largest bus terminal in Panama City.

That said, buses take longer than other forms of transportation and may be less comfortable. Those who have less time in Panama may want to consider an alternate option, such as a domestic flight or shuttle.