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Panama Canal Railway

Colon, Panama
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“dome car” (12 reviews)
“panama canal” (39 reviews)
“train trip” (5 reviews)
Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The train never came so we got stranded in one of the most horrible and ugly places on earth. Had to go back by bus. What a horrible day.

Thank Sascha S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable train with friendly crew. Enjoyed views along the Panama Canal and the jungle. Expect rainy weather - bring raincoat or umbrella. I'd love to ride train again. Dome car offers good views but cost a little more. Lounge area is accessible to all passengers...More

Thank cozephyr1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to ride this train every day for several years to work. The view is spectacular to the Panama Canal lake in several parts of the ride. It takes about 1 hr from coast to coast. It was always on time. Very comfortable. My...More

Thank Nessim B
Reviewed 2 September 2017

If you come to Panama City this is a must do! Cab to Albrook Bus station. Take Express bus to Colon, ride train back. Cab ride back to hotel. the experience is amazing! You see the canal, the huge lake that supplies the water, there...More

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Rather than travelling by coach, if you get the opportunity to let the Panama Canal Railway train with observation car and bar take the strain you will follow the Canal for most of the route to the Miraflores Locks through forests, villages and lakes while...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I love train rides. Seriously, I'm the person loving the train that circles amusement parks. This ride along the Panama Canal was very enjoyable. We sat in a business car because we arrived at the train station literally seconds before departure. I recommend piling your...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

If you have time dont miss the opportunity to see Panama Canal by taking a train ride Colon to Miraflores. You can choose morning or afternoon and will not be disappointed with the views. There are open air viewing places as well as an enclosed...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We matched this up with a trip to Colon/Portobelo - took the train there and got a ride back to Panama City. It provides a snack and coffee. Bring cash, they might not have the credit card machine working. It was a nice, comfortable trip.

Thank jcharanis
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is an awesome trip. I've ridden many RR excursions, and this could well be the best of them all. We took the afternoon train, which runs from Colon to Miraflores. The dome car has A/C and provides fantastic views of the canal and surroundings....More

6  Thank dlchambers
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The glass ceiling cart is an amazing way to see Panama from coast to coast. They also have small open carts that you can walk to and really get a close look at the sights. There's a bar so you can have a drink while...More

1  Thank Rebekah B
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Arundhati G
12 November 2017|
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
I think it was about $20 give or take a few...and the bus from Albrook mall to the train station (you have to jump off across the street) was $3.15. A must do !!!!
27 July 2017|
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Response from Allgoodthyngs | Reviewed this property |
No baggage restrictions that I'm aware of