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Rent a cheap car in Panama on VIP Cars

Reserve a cheap car rental and start your Panama trip in total comfort. Forming its coastline with the North- Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Panama is a country with cultural and historical diversity. Panama is a rather cheap country to live in and offers warm hospitality to all international travelers. Make your trip to Panama more delightful by booking a suitable rental car from VIP Cars. With a rental car in Panama at your disposal, you can move around various cities with utmost ease and comfort, on your own schedule and pace.

Whether traveling alone or with family, VIP Cars offers best quality car rental services at very economic prices; whatever your travel agenda, you can rent online or by give us a call & we will help you find your perfect car. Our partners provide a diverse range of cars belonging to multiple segments (like, SUVs, luxury cars, minivans, economy, intermediate and compact cars) with secure online booking engine. Book your Panama car hire deal today for bigger savings!!

Panama driving tips:

  • Speed limits are posted in kilometers and are generally between 25-30 km/h for city streets and 100 km/h for highways respectively.
  • In Panama, Zero tolerance is practiced when it comes to drunk driving, meaning the permitted blood alcohol limit to operate a vehicle is zero.
  • The Corredor Sur Expressway has tolls that are paid electronically. So have a word with the supplier about how to pay them in case you are planning to use the expressway.
  • In Panama City, drivers are fined between $50 and $100 if they park improperly, with double penalties for the repeat offenders.

Book from the best car rent companies in Panama

Our reliable association with top car rental suppliers in Panama makes sure that you have no trouble in picking up (and returning) the car as they have offices in almost all popular airport and city locations in the country. Therefore, with us, you can request your pick-up wherever you want in Panama. Besides this, the car hire companies offer a big fleet of cars at competitive prices, plus beneficial inclusions and add-ons. Inclusions (like collision damage waiver and theft waiver) are offered as the part of the quoted prices, while add-ons (like GPS, baby seats and Wifi devise) are offered as optionals & the renters have to pay a small extra amount to rent them.

Some of the car hire supplier companies we work with in Panama are listed below:

  • AceAce
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • SixtSixt
  • NationalNational
  • AlamoAlamo
  • DollarDollar
  • Hertz ThriftyHertz
  • BudgetBudget
  • ThriftyThrifty

What do you need to rent a car in Panama

To rent a car in Panama, the travelers need a driver’s license, a credit card and an identification proof. Here are a few points that you should keep in mind for a successful car rental pickup:


    Age restrictions

    In Panama, suppliers allow only those drivers to rent cars who are 21 years and above. Suppliers enforce different age qualification conditions for different car-types, so read the deal-specific T&Cs before placing the booking.


    Credit & debit cards

    Majority of car rent agencies in Panama allow payments through credit cards only. There are some suppliers which may allow payment through debit card or even cash, but this option is available only at selective locations; call us & we will help you find the right supplier.


    Driving license (DL)

    Whether you are a resident of US, UK, Croatia, Canada or Australia, you can drive your rental car in Panama with your native driver’s license, provided it is full and valid. Kindly bring your original license at the time of pickup; digital or xeroxed copies of the DL are not entertained.


    International driver’s permit

    Though drivers don’t need an IDP to drive in Panama, travelers, whose licenses are not in English, should carry it along. If you don’t have an IDP, do carry an official translation of your driver’s license if your DL is not in Roman alphabet.

Car-deal-types available for hire in Panama

VIP Cars and suppliers offer the below-listed deal-types for hire in Panama:

Short & long-term car rental

With VIP Cars, you can rent both short and long-term car rentals in Panama. Whether looking to rent a car for 1 day, one month or more, with us you can rent anytime anywhere; if you want to save more, we advice that you book as much in advance as possible.

One-way & Cross-border car hires

In Panama, you can rent car at one place and can take it to some other place within the country or beyond the borders. Both these options are available; note that international one way is also counted as the cross-border travel. Suppliers charge per-day fee for these services.

Read the T&Cs for deal-specific information as suppliers don’t allow cross-country to all the neighboring countries.

Car rent pick-up/return locations in Panama

As already stated, VIP Cars’ partner companies have offices in almost every city and airport location in the country. Just fill the form with the location to see whether it is available with us or not. It is because of this arrangement that our suppliers are able to offer one-way rentals.

Our suppliers have their offices set up across various places in Panama; some of the places are given below:

  • Colon


  • Paseo Gorgas

    Paseo Gorgas

  • David City Airport

    David City Airport

  • Gelabert Airport

    Gelabert Airport

  • Tocumen Intl Airport

    Tocumen Intl Airport

  • Torres de Alba Hotel

    Torres de Alba Hotel

  • Penonome Downtown

    Penonome Downtown

  • Hotel Riu Playa Blanca

    Hotel Riu Playa Blanca

Why rent a car in Panama?

Panama is the southern- most country in Central America located on the isthmus connecting North and South America. The comfort of travel and wide range of experiences make Panama one of the most appealing & emergent tourist destinations in the world. Panama's most substantial attraction is its diversity. When in, capital city also known as Panama City , do not leave out the four must-see places – Panama Viejo, Casco Antiguo, the Panama Canal, and the jungles adjoining the Canal area. Canal Museum and museum located at the Miraflores Locks are two family attractions for travelers visiting Panama.

What makes Panama more interesting is the extended array of fun activities that all tourists can enjoy here. Some of the famous activities in Panama include bird watching, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba riding, boating, kayaking, rock climbing and sport fishing among others. With so much to see and do, a car rental is the most practical way to explore Panama in abject freedom!

Most visited tourist places in Panama

There are numerous hiking trails in Panama through several National Parks that are a big 'do not miss’. Quetzal Trail is the most renowned hiking trail in entire Panama. Besides the trails, these following places must not be missed at any cost:

Panama Canal

Panama Canal

Considered as one of world’s greatest engineering specimen, it is a great place to visit with your family. A ride across the complete crossing of this canal is very relaxing. You can also explore this canal by visiting the Miraflores Locks Museum.

San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands

If you want a peek into the real culture and tradition of the inhabitants of Panama, a visit to the San Blas Islands is a must. This is a tiny tropical island which is very affordable and people here are very welcoming.

Bocas Town

Bocas Town

For scuba divers and people who love to take a walk through the rainforests, Bocus Town is a must-visit place in Panama.



The Coiba National Marine Park offers a view into the diverse marine life residing in Panama waters. Coiba is also the largest island in Central America.

Popular trips that you can take from Panama in a rental car

Though there are many locations in Panama which you can visit in your rental car, there are few popular cross-border and domestic one-way trips that are rented on VIP Cars; they are given as follows:

  • Car rental Panama to Costa Rica

    Suggested trip: Panama City (Panama) to Quepos (Costa Rica)

    Places to see on the way: Playa Santa Clara, David, Puerto Jimenez, and Puntarenas

  • Car rental Panama city to David

    Suggested trip: Panama City to Chiriquí province

    Places to see on the way: Playa Santa Clara

  • Car rental Panama to Colombia

    Suggested trip: Panama City to Colombia

    Places to see on the way: Tamarindo, Tikal, Veracruz, Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Atlanta

Top Deals

Best Car Rental Deals in Panama

Economy USD 15 /day
Compact USD 19 /day
Van / Minivan USD 25 /day
Luxury USD 28 /day

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