The cheapest times to fly from PTY to MBJ are

  • January 29th to February 11th
  • March 5th to April 29th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • August 6th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 8th, October 29th, and November 19th)

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 PTY to MBJ is early September. Prices can be as high as $1956 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $496 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Montego Bay

Flying from Panama City (PTY) to Montego Bay (MBJ) will usually cost between $532 to $866 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $533. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1451. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $917 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $636 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PTY to MBJ flight.

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

PTY to MBJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PTY to MBJ flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Panama City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.6, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MBJ, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into PTY. Thursdays 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 $54 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $630. Return trip prices are from the MBJ to PTY 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 PTY to MBJ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 10 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from PTY to MBJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from MBJ
  • Usually 2.28% less expensive than MBJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See PTY to KIN flights


Flight Hacking PTY to MBJ

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 PTY to MBJ — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $604
  • Average savings: $31 (4.92%)

See PTY to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Avianca, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Airways, COPA, Delta, Iberia, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 659 miles or 1061 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PTY to MBJ flight is about 2 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Panama City and Montego Bay?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from PTY to MBJ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code MBJ
Destination airport name Sangster International Airport
City Montego Bay
Country Jamaica
Latitude 18.5
Longitude -77.9


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