How Do You Fly To The San Blas Islands? Flights From Panama City To San Blas

Flying to the San Blas Islands is done trough the local terminal at Albrook located in Panama City. Private flights to San Blas, Panama are done with 8-2 seater planes or helicopters and takes 50 minutes.


Flying to San Blas has never been easier, there are no regular flights to the archipelago but private planes can be easily booked through us. Hassle free private transfers to the heart of San Blas. Corazon de Jesus.


Air transfers to San Blas are mainly indicated for guests reluctant of the typical +3 hour total road and water taxi transfers that depart from your hotel in Panama City and take you to our catamarans in San Blas. Road transfers to San Blas start at around 5:30 in the morning and location for pickup is the lobby of your hotel or residence.


Road transfers are the most commonly used means to getting to San Blas. The vast majority of travelers to San Blas, Panama choose this transfer method mainly because of the lower cost which for most cases is $70/person/way, other expenses of road transfers are local Kuna taxes of total $20/person and port fees of $3/person/way.


(PAC)Panama, PA Panama City / Albrook Int. is the code for Albrook terminal and your starting point if you choose to fly to San Blas. We can take care of all your transfers also from your location to Albrook terminal. If you would like to be transferred from Tocumen International airport to Albrook, we can also provide the necessary private road transfers. Tocumen International airport to Albrook local airport is around 30 minutes ride. Make sure you detail your needs upon making your reservation.


If you choose to fly in, and unlike the option of road transfers, there is no need for boarding a water taxi since the catamaran will be located and anchored right next to the run way at Corazon de Jesus, the island where the airport is located. After very light customs formalities you will be taken by the catamaran, that is a 2 minute water transfer. Choosing a road transfer from Panama City requires you boarding a water taxi which will take around 30 minutes, so take that into consideration when deciding.


Flying in and out also gives you the flexibility to choose your own flight departure hours, so you may depart from Panama City to San Blas at the time you are most comfortable with. Check out time of the catamaran will be adapted accordingly and fixed to the same time your landing was.


How much does it cost to fly to San Blas?

  • Islander Bn2 - Airplane 8 guest total (1200 lbs | 544kg) Cost: $1,337.50/way

  • Piper Seneca - Airplane 4 guest total(500 lbs | 226kg) Cost: $1,136.88/way

  • Piper Archer - Airplane 3 guest total(400 lbs | 181kg) Cost: $562.50/way

  • Kodiak Quest 100 Deluxe - Airplane 8 guest total (1500 lbs | 680kg) $1,839.06/way

  • Robinson R44 - Helicopter 3 guest total (700 lbs | 317kg) Cost: $1,819.00/way

  • Airbus EC130 T2 - Helicopter 6guest total (1200 libs | 544kg) Cost: $5,685.00/way

The most commonly used planes for travelling from Panama City to San Blas are the Piper Archer and the Islander

Islander plane transfer to San Blas

Piper plane transfer to San Blas


Price of private air transfers to San Blas depend on the number of guests onboard and type of plane used. Book your flight now along with your reservation.


Make sure you visit www.catamaranadventures.net for updates and latest news on traveling to San Blas and specially transfers available.


Contact us for any questions related to types of air transfers to San Blas.


Bookings made from February- April 2021 will benefit from 10% discount on your flight to San Blas. Claim your discount when making your reservation.