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Panama Canal Railway Company

Panama City, Panama
+507 317-6070
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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.
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  • Average12%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Panama City, Panama
+507 317-6070
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

All that you heard or read or even seen on videos about this unique attraction is nothing compared to, "actually being there" One has to see it in person to experience the feeling.

1  Thank MarkMendes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

There were few people on the car. It was very comfortable both good airconditioning and good seats. The AC did drip though and was a bit cold in the top of the car, but the big picture windows and seats closer to the snack bar...More

1  Thank Sally47
Reviewed 19 May 2013

=Great place to sightseeing and relax with the cocktail and some good coffee from the local street markets

Thank JuanECruz
Reviewed 10 May 2013

This runs daily between Colon and Panama City. We only rode one way but sat in the restored carriage where you can sit higher with curved glass windows to get a better view of the jungle and Gatun lake, etc as you pass through. The...More

Thank Thekla924
Reviewed 19 April 2013

We made reservations for the train tour months in advance because we found one that had everything we wanted. We were there at the end of the dry season and didn't want to miss this. We went through Panama Travel Corp. and were not disappointed....More

2  Thank BandonOregonElvis
Reviewed 14 April 2013

This was an expensive treat -$25 for a one-way, one hour ride. Being a train freak, not one I could resist. Plus, I didn't know in advance how short in would be - literature on the trip being sparse. (There is a scant website, if...More

Thank HawaiianArtWorks
Reviewed 21 March 2013

You don't even get a good look at the canal or the Culebra Cut or anything really. I might as well have been traveling on the Vermonter to New York City...just another trip on a train. Nothing special even though the history of the Panama...More

4  Thank GraftonLaurie
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We took the ride from Panama City to Colon. The tickets go on sale about an hour before the train leaves. Everyone gets their ticket and rushes to get in the observation car. We had trouble getting a seat in there as it was reserved...More

2  Thank JanetSue_13
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Very neat experience to be on the Atlantic Ocean in the morning and the Pacific Ocean in the afternoon of the same day!

Thank Donnasdreams
Reviewed 12 March 2013

We have lived in Panama for 9 years and crossing the Isthmus on the train has been on our bucket list since we got here. It took having visitors who also wanted to do this to get us on the train. The ride was beautiful...More

4  Thank Travelingwomyn
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My husband and myself are taking a cruise through the Panama Canal heading up to Miami. We were looking at The Panama Canal Railway tour but wondering if we could be seeing most of the same sights from the comfort of our balcony suite? Oh that sounded snobby. But hey, we are seniors and we like ease, comfort and a bonus if we are able to enjoy beautiful, interesting sights without too much hassle. Thanks for any input. fillmyboots
29 September 2016|
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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
Do you recall the name of the guide you used to get to Colon before the train trip back? What time did you depart Panama City and what all did you see with your guide? Thanks.
19 July 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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