The cheapest times to fly from ELP to PTY are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 27th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, December 17th, and December 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ELP to PTY is early December. Prices can be as high as $1610 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $763 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Panama City

Flying from El Paso, TX (ELP) to Panama City (PTY) will usually cost between $789 to $951 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $790. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1056. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $267 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $818 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ELP to PTY flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ELP to PTY route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ELP to PTY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ELP to PTY flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from El Paso. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PTY, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ELP. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Panama City, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to El Paso. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $70 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $810. Return trip prices are from the PTY to ELP flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ELP to PTY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 11 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ELP to PTY

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ELP to PTY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (ELP > MIA > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $687
  • Average savings: $131 (16.01%)

See ELP to MIA flights

Hack #2: Orlando, FL (ELP > MCO > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $728
  • Average savings: $90 (11%)

See ELP to MCO flights

Hack #3: Tampa, FL (ELP > TPA > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $783
  • Average savings: $36 (4.34%)

See ELP to TPA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ELP to PTY? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tocumen International Airport to El Paso International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2336 miles or 3759 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ELP to PTY?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ELP to PTY flight is about 5 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between El Paso, TX and Panama City?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 26 available flights from ELP to PTY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ELP
Origination airport name El Paso International Airport
City El Paso, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 31.8
Longitude -106.4

Return Airport

Destination code PTY
Destination airport name Tocumen International Airport
City Panama City
Country Panama
Latitude 9.1
Longitude -79.4


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