The cheapest times to fly from MEM to PTY are

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • April 2nd to July 22nd (except the weeks of April 9th and May 7th)
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 MEM to PTY is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1496 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $500 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Panama City

Flying from Memphis, TN (MEM) to Panama City (PTY) will usually cost between $520 to $827 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $543. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $980. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $437 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $674 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEM to PTY flight.

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

MEM to PTY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEM to PTY flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Memphis. 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 MEM. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $105 (14%) 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 $631. Return trip prices are from the PTY to MEM 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 MEM 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 4 hour 26 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MEM 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 MEM to PTY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Orlando, FL (MEM > MCO > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $600
  • Average savings: $74 (10.91%)

See MEM to MCO flights

Hack #2: Tampa, FL (MEM > TPA > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $640
  • Average savings: $34 (4.97%)

See MEM to TPA flights

Hack #3: Atlanta, GA (MEM > ATL > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $670
  • Average savings: $4 (0.52%)

See MEM to ATL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tocumen International Airport to Memphis International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1915 miles or 3082 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEM to PTY flight is about 4 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Memphis, TN and Panama City?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from MEM to PTY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMEM
Origination airport nameMemphis International Airport
CityMemphis, TN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codePTY
Destination airport nameTocumen International Airport
CityPanama City


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