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Panama Canal Railway Company

Panama City, Panama
+507 317-6070
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Panamá Canal Railway Tour
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Panama City, Panama
Panama City, Panama
+507 317-6070
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One way cost $25 per person. The train is modern, clean, comfortable with great viewing windows. There are also open air sections where you can stand outside to either smoke or view the scenery. We were traveling too fast to identify wildlife but traveling across...More

1  Thank heatherquick
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Toured the Gutan locks by foot, then off to the restored Amtrak rail cars to tour the rest of the canal to meet our ship in the Colon port. So informative, we even stopped mid way for a little shopping and ice cream refresher by...More

Thank zimzam40
Reviewed 4 December 2017

It was a toss up whether we went down the canal in a boat or took this train, as it turned out we made the right choice for a change as the boat excursion was 3 hours late getting back as they couldn't find anyone...More

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Cool thing to do in Panama! Costs 25$ to go between Panama City and Colon. The train itself is very comfortable and with large widows. Additionally you may use open view platform to get closer look on marvelous views of the canal and surroundings. During...More

Thank Jakub S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Watch how, surrounded by incredible engineering technology, two men in a rowing boat attach the ropes from the Panama Canal dock to each ship that transits the locks. Steel ropes are attached to mules (little trains) operated by the Panama Canal Railway Company that guide...More

Thank iainatsea
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Panama Canal Railway made the canal possible, and was instrumental in the independence of Panama from Columbia. The ride was very comfortable and relaxing, especially in the club car. Seeing the massiveness of Gatun Lake was so impressive, especially after reading the Path Between...More

3  Thank internationalmama
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Good experience, come to panama, only two hours and will be fascinated. Good atention, restaurant there, forest good, enviroment perfect and good history

1  Thank Best F
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We used the train to cross the isthmus during a tour we were on. We found the accommodations to be very comfortable, and the service pleasant. The train route paralleled the Panama Canal, taking you thru the jungle and Gatun Lake. We had the opportunity...More

Thank agatunbrat
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A group of 10 traveled from Panama City to Colon in the Panama Canal railroad. It was without a doubt one of our best visits while in Panama. The train was very comfortable, the ladies served hot rich coffee during the trip. When the trip...More

Thank Boris S
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Myself and a friend travelled on a dry weekday afternoon in mid-August. Operation schedule (Monday to Friday): Corozal (7:15am) to Colon (8:15am). Colon (5:15pm) to Corozal (6:15pm). Our hotel was in Panama City, so we took an 'Express' bus fare from Albrook to Colon (90...More

3  Thank jonotennis
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30 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
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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