We will write how to get from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo. The distance from Punta Cana International Airport to Santo Domingo is 200 kilometers. Click here to book online Dominican Republic activities and day trips
The travel time from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo is around 2 hours and 30 minutes by taxi. If you go by bus for around 4 hours. Since you will have to get to Punta Cana from the airprot to take a bus from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo.
The cheapest way from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo is by bus for $15 USD. If you go by taxi will be around $140 USD depending on your final destination. You can also rent a car in Punta Cana airport or get a private transfer.
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WHERE TO STAY IN SANTO DOMINGO
There are dormitory rooms where you can rent the bed for as low as $10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. AirBnb are also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Double room hostels can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
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PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTO DOMINGO
AIRPORT BUS FROM PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTO DOMINGO (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo is by bus. First you will have to get a local bus from Punta Cana International airport to the Bus Terminal. There are local buses (TRAMABAPU or SITRABAPU) outside the airport terminals running during the day every 30 minutes.
You will have to walk outside the airport. The bus will go to Cruce de Verón where you will have to change getting the bus coming from Higuey and going to Bavaro Bus Terminal.
The bus fare from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro is 50 DOP for the bus to Cruce de Verón and 120 DOP Higuey to Bavaro Bus Terminal which is around $3 USD and you can pay by cash to the collector man at the bus.
BUS ROUTE PUNTA CANA TO SANTO DOMINGO
The bus travel time from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro Bus Terminal is around 1 hour. The buses from Bavaro Bus Terminal (Bavaro Express) are leaving daily: 7 am, 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm. Check here Expresso Bavaro schedule and route!
The bus travel time from Bavaro Bus Terminal in Punta Cana to Santo Domingo is around 3 hours plus 1 hour reaching to the Bavaro Bus Terminal from Punta Cana airport.
The Bavaro Express bus fare from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo is 500 DOP which is around $12 USD. Plus you will have to add an extra $3 USD from local public buses from Punta Cana International airport to Bavaro Bus Terminal.
BY TAXI PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTO DOMINGO
If you go from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The taxi fare from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo city center is around $120-140 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic/distance and your final destination.
UBER PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTO DOMINGO
If you are ordering Uber in Dominican Republic you should know that prices are similar and taxi can be a little bit cheaper for short distances. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and going to the pickup point in the airport. Expect to pay around $100-120 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo.
CAR RENTAL AT PUNTA CANA AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Punta Cana’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Santo Domingo. It will take you 2 hours and 30 minutes to get from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo or your final destination with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available in the airport. Prices are around $40 USD per day.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Punta Cana and Santo Domingo. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Santo Domingo.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTO DOMINGO
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey or can be affordable depending of the hotel. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Punta Cana. Prices are around $120-140 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $30 USD per person.
SHARED SHUTTLE FROM PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTO DOMINGO
There are airport shuttles from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo. Prices are starting from $20-25 USD if you shared the ride. If you share the ride, the shuttle will be stopping in a few hotels. The shuttle travel time from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo can take around 3 hours depending your final destination.
BEST WAY FROM PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTO DOMINGO (PUNTA CANA TO SANTO DOMINGO)
The best way from Punta Cana International airport to Santo Domingo is getting Uber or a taxi since the distances are far and you will get in your accommodation in 2 hours and 30 minutes for around $120-140 USD especially great idea if you are traveling with someone. Private transportation can be more affordable starting from $120-140 USD if you are able to fit 4-6 people.
If you are traveling on a budget you can get the shared shuttle from $20-25 USD from Punta Cana International airport to Santo Domingo. If you walk outside the airport in Punta Cana International airport and get the local buses going to Bavaro Bus Terminal will take around 4 hours total travel time to reach Santo Domingo and around $13 USD great option if you are traveling alone.
WHERE TO STAY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. AirBnb are also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Click here if you want to get $30 credit on your first booking in AirBnb.
Double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs more or less $80 USD a night.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
You can find local meals in Dominican Republic around $3-4 USD per person. At lunch you might want a chicken sandwich for $5 USD salad, burger and pizza with a fresh fruit drink for $7-10 USD. You can have a budget of $15-20 USD a day and it can already get you more then enough decent meals in Dominican Republic.
BEST TIME TO VISIT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
In Dominican Republic their summer (December to April), there are fewer rains than normal. In their winter (May to November), rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Dominican Republic is from December to April because of easier transport.
CASH AND ATM IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The currency of Dominican Republic is called Dominican Pesos and as of now, $1 USD is worth 57 DOP Dominican Pesos. Do not exchange your currency at the airport because you’ll get less than what you’ll get with the city’s exchange. Anyway if you are bringing USD you can use them while traveling around Dominican Republic no need to exchange them.
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