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Panama Canal Railway

Colon, Panama
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“dome car” (14 reviews)
“panama canal” (39 reviews)
“train trip” (5 reviews)
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Colon, Panama
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"dome car"
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"panama canal"
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"train trip"
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"open air"
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"beautiful trip"
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"catch the train"
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"bus station"
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"afternoon train"
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"passenger cars"
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"smooth ride"
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"before departure"
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"cross section"
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"nice journey"
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"coast to coast"
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"snacks and drinks"
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"huge lake"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train from Colon to Panama. It was part of a tour organized by our cruise line, Holland America. We chose to sit in the dome car section, very nice. Clean, comfortable, good bathroom. Fantastic views.

Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bussed from the canal to the City. Return was on the Panama Railway. What an awesome adventure. Plenty of space with comfortable seats. The staff was there to see to our every needs. The scenery is awesome. A smooth ride back to our cruise...More

Thank Gran7
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The security guy at the booth will ask for a bribe, but it was only a dollar. Also, the town is a but scary.

Thank silviam66
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The train is a must to do between Colón and Panama City. The views you get are outstanding and like everyone says get the dome car.

Thank Ironjet
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I rode this train across the Isthmus while there in the Army in the Sixties... I'll never forget the sight out of the train windows of ocean-going ships appearing to float through the Jungle - since we couldn't see the water most of the time.

Thank DrFUNGary
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The city of Colon feels very dangerous due to extreme poverty and it's run down roads and buildings. The yard of the train station is locked and safe. The security guard spoke excellent English and let us in before departure for safety reasons. BEWARE of...More

1  Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 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.

1  Thank Sascha S
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

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

1  Thank cozephyr1955
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 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

1  Thank Nessim B
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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
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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 !!!!
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waywright
27 July 2017|
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Response from Allgoodthyngs | Reviewed this property |
No baggage restrictions that I'm aware of
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