Book Dollar car rentals in Panama City

Panama City, Panama
25 Sep — 2 Oct
Panama City, Panama
Sat 25/9
Noon
Sat 2/10
Noon
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Pros

" and accommodating."(in 1049 reviews)
"We had a ."(in 361 reviews)
" was friendly and helpful"(in 389 reviews)

Cons

"I will dollar again."(in 256 reviews)
"The was bad."(in 326 reviews)
"The conditions were terrible."(in 2963 reviews)

Reviews for Dollar in Panama City

Overall Rating4.4 OkayBased on 40 reviews
Cleanliness
5.6
Comfort
5.2
Overall
4.0
Pick-up/Drop-off
4.2
Value for money
3.4

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5.2
Pros:Car was niceCons:Slapped nearly $200 of extra charges on me, AFTER I'd rung and been re-assured that there weren't any to pay. Was charged $121 for mandatory insurance, plus $60 for gas (without asking me, that I didn't want), $7 a day to use the tolls, plus the tolls themselves (real cost $2.50 per use)Reviewed 28 Mar. 2019
review fromkayak
10.0
Cons:Navigation optionsReviewed 27 Nov. 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:The vehicle was ready for me when I arrived.Cons:The amount quoted for may stay was $95.00. My actual cost... $721.58. A lot more transparency is required here, there are many fees and additional required services. So while the actual cost of the car rental was indeed $95.00, that is obviously not where they make their money, it is in the fees where are not disclosed until you are there and it is too late to back out. As an additional kicker, I was charged $80 to vacuum the sand out of the car.Reviewed 23 Dec. 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:First they tried to give us smaller car claiming that it was the same. Then every 10 mins they will tell us that the car comes in 10 mins. Throughout the wait time they would say that the car needs to be washed, then that the door could not open so they need to find another one, finally they drove us to another location to get another car. Last but not least, we paid almost 4x the price on Kayak even though it said 'total including taxes'. They said Kayak was 'web price' and this was 'real price'. Other customers before us argued about the same thing too. The whole thing lasted for almost 2 hours. Please try another companyReviewed 23 Jul. 2017
review fromkayak
4.8
Did not get what I ordered and the panamapass is oPros:I will be complaining directly to Dollar about my experience.Cons:I ordered a small car - they gave me a Tucson - it was late that evening and I was too tired to fight about it. I get small cars because the required insurance costs less and the gas is less. I was not told about where to park when I returned the car either and the $7/day for the panama pass is outrageous. The tolls equate to less than $10 for the trip to and from the airport. He said we could not use cash and we say lines that allowed cash payment. I will be requesting a credit from Dollar for the upcharge on the insurance and the pass charges. . Our biggest expense when visiting Panama is the car rental.Reviewed 12 Sep. 2016
review fromkayak
3.6
They want us to buy a them a new windshield.Cons:When we returned the car they noticed a very small chip in the windshield and said I would need to pay for a new windshield. My passenger says he noticed the chip when we drove off. When we picked up the car we watched the inspector go around it. He didn't look at the glass, and the chip is very hard to see from the outside. The visa charge is $600 - $700 above the rental but they have not sent me the detail of charges I requested. They haven't responded to my email. The phone number provided by Dollar corporate is out of service and they didn't pick up at the 800 number on the brochure. Dollar US says it isn't their problem because the Panama agency is independent.Reviewed 5 Jan. 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
You know how to take a reservation --- you just doPros:Car was OK but not what we ordered. The people at the booth were very nice but they could do nothing without cars.Cons:Seinfeld 1985 and Panama 2015 You know how to make a reservation .. you just do not know how to hold a reservation. The start of the annual vacation was not great. On arrival at the airport in Panama City, Panama we found many people at the Dollar rental car booth. Every single person was waiting for a car. It seems that there were no cars available. It did not matter if you had a reservation or not…. “but we had a reservation”. We had rented a minivan. They could not tell us when any car would be available. Our first choice was a 19 -passenger bus. After considering this it turned out it was in for repairs. Almost three hours later we were offered a Toyota truck. Although it only held four people comfortably we managed to squeeze six in. The luggage was in back in the flatbed part so at each light we were alert to make sure no one took the luggage. The truck also did not have an EZPass so we could not take any of the toll roads. We had to wander through Panama City relying only on WAZE to get us out of the city to the Pan American highway.Reviewed 3 Jan. 2016
review fromkayak
7.2
RentalCons:Upon our rental return, it was questioned about a missing part underneath the hood of the car tire. This location of the car was not inspected by the Dollar staff at the time of rental nor pointed out to us. Thankfully, we were not charged for this. However, it made me question if this is something Dollar does in Panama City? I highly recommend that all renters ensure everything is inspected around the car and under the car with the Dollar representative at the time of your pickup to avoid shadiness by the staff upon your rental return.Reviewed 24 Apr. 2016
review fromkayak
4.0
Scam: Bait and SwitchPros:Their office was clean, and the car was clean and worked well.Cons:Classic bait and switch at Dollar PTY airport. 24 hours after I rented my car, I got an e-mail asking me to "please call immediately there is an urgent problem with your rental." I replied immediately and said I didn't have a cell phone in Panama but would be happy to discuss any problem over e-mail. Never heard back. I e-mailed 24 hours later and said I hadn't heard from them, so please contact me if they still have a problem. Nothing. When I returned the car, I was told they gave me the wrong car (uh huh) and that they also "forgot" to extract some mandatory fee from me, so they'd need to charge me four times the originally agreed rental price to cover the "upgrade" and magic fee. I refused. This had all the classic signs of a scam. Eventually, they told me they wouldn't let me leave unless they charged me about double the quoted price. I had a flight to catch and had already wasted too much time dealing with them. I told them go ahead, but I'll be disputing the charge immediately (which I did, and I won the dispute); they didn't seem to care. After all that, they refused to offer me the "free" shuttle to the airport terminal, so I had to pay for a cab to the airport. Absolutely unprofessional and unacceptable.Reviewed 26 Jan. 2016
review fromkayak
6.8
Vacation SUV rentalCons:I secured rental cost but upon my pickup agent stated in Panama I must purchase their insurance coverage to get the vehicle. Very disappointing not reading or finding the fine print anywhere to sign on to their high cost when my insurance has always covered my car rentals in the US.Reviewed 27 Mar. 2017
review fromkayak
5.6
Pros:The easy drop off systemCons:They did jot honor a reservation I made online because it was to cheap. They charge their counter price which was almost 5 times what the reservation wasReviewed 23 Dec. 2019
review fromkayak
2.0
Did not honor kayak reservationCons:The location at Panama City airport did not honor the reservation and I had to pay more than twice the reservation amountReviewed 30 Dec. 2016
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Where can I find Dollar car rentals in Panama City?

Panama City Intl Ap, Dollar car rentals

Address

Panama City Intl Ap

Hours

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Address

Ave Eusebio A Morales

Hours

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00

Address

Ave Ricardo J. Alfaro

Hours

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

Address

Via Israel And 74th Street

Hours

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+507 270 0355

Address

Panama Domestic/intl Apo, Pa.

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+507 270 0355

Address

Ciudad De Santiago De Veragus

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+507 270 0355

Address

Via Tocumen

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+507 236 4955

Address

Santa Maria Plaza Mall

Hours

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00

Phone

+507 279 5721

Good to know

Most popular location

Panama City Intl Ap

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 12/day

Good deal

C$ 7/day

Top tips for renting a car from Dollar in Panama City

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Dollar in Panama City for C$ 7 or less
  • Economy rental cars from Dollar in Panama City are around 12% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Dollar in Panama City

  • As the situation changes with coronavirus (COVID-19) Dollar will continually update its policies accordingly. Please contact Dollar directly for the latest information. You can find up-to-date information on the coronavirus response of Dollar here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Dollar

  • On average a rental car from Dollar in Panama City costs C$ 12 per day.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Dollar in Panama City.

  • Dollar has 8 rental locations in Panama City. Take a look at our Dollar rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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