THE PANAMA CANAL RAILWAY follows a picturesque pathway
across the isthmus of Panama.
The railway links the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
The route was opened in 1855 an throughout most of the 20th century was
controlled by the American government and then in 1979 ownership was turned
over to the Panamanian government.
In 1998 ownership was turned over to the Panama Canal Railway Company.
The train leaves Colon at 5:15 p.m. and passengers board the tourist car with
its raised levels for better viewing. The train travels through lush rain forests
and cruises beside the locks.
The train operates from Monday to Friday and is $25 per person for the train
Tickets can be purchased aboard. No reservations are required.