Panama Canal Railway, Colon
(3.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
The 1849 California Gold Rush led to a sudden and desperate demand for transportation of hopeful gold miners to California, and thus Panama Canal Railway was born. Construction began in 1850 and the first official journey took place in 1955. The railway was coined a transcontinental railroad--the first of its kind-- connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through Central America with 77 km (48 mi) of rail running parallel to the Panama Canal. The rail provides both freight and passenger service, offering a scenic view of ships, jungle, and wildlife. Put Panama Canal Railway into our Colon vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Offered through Norwegian Cruise Line as an excursion package. Package included Gatun Lock observation, train ride from Colon to Panama City in a dome car, a quickie bus ride along the bay of Panama C...  more »
  • first the cost of the ticket is 25 dollars in a single via, 50 dollars round trip and turned, in the way they give a box with candy and a drink, the train departs at 7:15 am Corozal terminal that is close to the terminal albrook, I went in low season and had not much person waiting, finally if you will zone free it is best to take a taxi say do not know that it is very dangerous to walk on foot by Columbus, and indeed the area is horrible the cost is 2 dollars per person but they said me maximum they should charge 1.20 and the entrance to free trade zone is to one dollar, back to panama take the bus terminal colon expresso option which us cost 3.15 per person and takes the same as the train , the train is really nice inside and is very nice to see the totally recommended channel.
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  • We took a smaller boat from Panama City through the Canal to Colon then took the Railway back to Panama City. I was able to stand outside between the cars and watch the passing rain forest, Lake Gatun...  more »