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Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

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Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

Panamerican Highway (or Autopista) towards David

Looking for good detailed [landmarks] to get out of PTY If anyone has pictures of turn-offs please PM me for email. I have read tons of posts and have yet to find great instructions. Please be detailed.

Thanks Dave

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1. Re: Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

Google maps is now quite good for PC.

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2. Re: Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

Make sure you get a card for Corredor Sur tolls. Into town costs $2.65 - so $5.30 return.

Exit the airport heading for Panama. Less than a mile, the road goes over a bridge which is crossing a major highway - turn right immediately onto that highway - that is the Corredor Sur. Follow that through two sets of tolls to the end.

gb gave detailed instructions from there at #18 - tripadvisor.com/…48997181

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3. Re: Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

Ok And you get a card where?

Dave

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4. Re: Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

I believe you can get them from the rental agency.

A few more comments:

The cinta costera has about six lanes in each direction divided in two sections each way. At the end, you need to be over to the left hand side which goes up on to the flyover.

Often signs don"t tell you where the roads go - just what they are named. To go over the Bridge of the Americas, you need to follow signs for 'avenida de los Martires'.

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5. Re: Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

You can also buy the cards at the toll booths. They don't like it, but they will take cash. Just pretend you're a tourist who doesn't know anything.

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6. Re: Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

BTW -- are you driving to David? And what time of day are you arriving at Tocumen?

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7. Re: Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

We are down about 2:30 and are going to try to make Santiago......

Dave

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8. Re: Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

You won't make it to Santiago before dark. Do you have reservations in Santiago? If not, you should plan on spending the night in Coronado or maybe Penonome. It will be dark before you get to Penenome and that town rolls up the sidewalks and turns out the lights when the sun goes down.

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9. Re: Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

The start of Avenida Balboa - …tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/04/2b/6e/13/p…

Avenida de los Martires - telemetro.com/noticias/fotos/2013/05/23/foto…

You will be lucky to make Santiago before it gets dark - even if you don't get caught in traffic.

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10. Re: Solid outbound instructions from PTY to the Autopista

Thanks Guy's . Rechecked the flight were down at 2pm on a Tuesday. We do not have resverations. Necessary? We will shoot for Penenome. Does it get dark about 6:30? How about daybreak? Same?

Dave