The cheapest times to fly from SFO to PTY are
- January 15th to February 11th
- March 12th to March 25th
- April 9th to June 3rd (except the week of May 7th)
- August 20th 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 SFO to PTY is early October. Prices can be as high as $1460 for Wednesday flights during late December, or as low as $509 for Tuesday flights around early October.
When to Fly to Panama City
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Panama City (PTY) will usually cost between $518 to $773 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $577. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1014. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $438 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $671 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to PTY flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to PTY route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to PTY flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Panama City, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $59 (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 $664. Return trip prices are from the PTY to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SFO to PTY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 57 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Hacking SFO 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 SFO to PTY — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $632
- Average savings: $40 (5.89%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to PTY? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Tocumen International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 3320 miles or 5343 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to PTY?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to PTY flight is about 6 hour 57 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Panama City?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from SFO to PTY.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Tocumen International Airport|
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