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Panama Canal Railway

Colon, Panama
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Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  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
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Our tour group took the once-a-day afternoon train from Colon back to Panama City alongside the canal. It was fun to watch things from the train window. The train was clean and comfortable. Oddly, they offered us a snack box on the way out of...More

Thank Janie W
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Riding in the observation car you can appreciate the planning and engineering that went into the construction of this railroad. Traveled from Colon to Panama City in just a short period of time but it was easy to imagine what ti was like before there...More

1  Thank Fred G
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I did this train ride as part of a tour with Thomson cruises and really enjoyed it. You do not see much of the Panama canal railway but it was great to travel through the vast array of tropical forests in Panama. The carriages are...More

1  Thank Becky H
Reviewed 13 February 2017

You only get glimpses of the Panama Canal but it's a nice journey through the jungle where it becomes more interesting around Gatun Lake. Our journey was a bus down to Panama City and the train back to Colon as part of an organised tour...More

Thank AJS1066
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Took the railway as part of an excursion from our cruise ship berthed in Colon. Lovely carriage interiors with wood panelling. Served large sandwich and coffee on arrival but strangely, given a snack box on departure which, having declined the sandwich and coffee, would have...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

If you know the Panama Canal already this 1 hour rail trip is boring and not interesting at all. We took train from Panama City to colon and returned back with the "Expresso" bus which takes about 1 1/2 hours back, train ticket is $...More

2  Thank heinzalbert
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I loved traveling on the Panama Canal Railway. As the name suggests it more or less follows the Panama Canal, but it's not "on the banks" of the canal for most of it's length. Having said that there are many places where you can see...More

5  Thank Grommet_Small
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Yanique W
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Response from heinzalbert | Reviewed this property |
Use the bus called ESPRESSO, $ 3.10 per passenger each way. Runs every 20 minutes both ways
2 February 2017|
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Response from RosenMark | Reviewed this property |
We took it through the cruise line and took the bus to Panama City where we caught the train. When we got to Colon, the bus met us at the station and took us back to the dock. Actually unless you had an excursion, you... More