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How To Get From Santo Domingo Airport To Punta Cana – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 16th, 2023 at 10:50 am

Santo Domingo Airport To Punta Cana

How To Get From Santo Domingo Airport To Punta Cana – You can go by bus, taxi, van and private transfer from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana.

What Is The Distance From Santo Domingo Airport To Punta Cana?

The distance from Santo Domingo Airport to Punta Cana is 168 kilometers. Click here to book online Santo Domingo activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is around 1 hour and 45 minutes. The taxi fare from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is around $140 USD. Read here how to get from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo the reverse way and beach resorts in Punta Cana

What Is The Cheapest Way From Santo Domingo Airport To Punta Cana?

The cheapest way from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is by bus for 700 DOP which is $13 USD. If you go by bus around 4 hours from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana.

What Is The Best Way From Santo Domingo Airport to Punta Cana?

The best way from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is by shared van for $37 USD to your hotel and you can book online. The shared van travel time from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is around 1 hour and 45 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Santo Domingo airport or get a private transfer.

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SIM CARD AT SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Santo Domingo airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Santo Domingo. Read here best Dominican Republic sim card for tourist and best Dominican Republic eSim

You can find the cheapest Dominican Republic eSim with Airalo Dominican Republic eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). GigSky Dominican Republic eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $30 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Dominican Republic eSim for $27 USD with 2.5 GB data. For $34 USD for 7 days with 3.5 GB data. And for $37 USD for 10 days with 5 GB data. For $47 USD for 15 days with 7.5 GB data. Use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER. You can get an eSim for Dominican Republic for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days with MTX Connect eSim.

WHERE TO STAY IN PUNTA CANA

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 is 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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HOW TO GET FROM SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUNTA CANA

AIRPORT BUS FROM SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUNTA CANA (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is by bus. There are local buses outside the airport running during the day on the highway. You will have to walk 20 minutes outside the airport or get a moto-taxi 5 minutes ride for 100 DOP which is $2 USD.

BUS ROUTE SANTO DOMINGO TO PUNTA CANA

The bus fare from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana is 500 DOP which is $12 USD. The total bus travel time from Las Americas International airport to Punta Cana is around 4 hours. Check here Expresso Bavaro schedule and route!

You will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Expresso Bavaro Bus Terminal in Santo Domingo. Once in the Bus Terminal will take around 2 hours and 30 minutes from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana taking Expresso Bavaro Bus.

The buses from Expresso Bavaro Bus Terminal (Expresso Bavaro) are leaving daily: 6 am, 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 5 pm. The bus travel time from Bavaro Bus Terminal in Santo Domingo to Punta Cana is around 2 hours and 30 minutes up to 3 hours plus 1 hour and 30 minutes reaching to the Expresso Bavaro Bus Terminal from Santo Domingo airport.

SHARED VAN FROM SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUNTA CANA (BEST WAY)

The best way from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The van fare from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is $37 USD and you can book online.

BY TAXI SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUNTA CANA

If you go from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is around 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The taxi fare from Las Americas International airport to Punta Cana is around $120-140 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination and your negotiation skills. If you are able to speak Spanish maybe you can go down to $100 USD.

UBER SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUNTA CANA

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If you are ordering Uber in Santo Domingo you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go 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 Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana. Uber is usually a great option but be careful Uber drivers will try to overcharge more than the app in Santo Domingo airport.

CAR RENTAL AT SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Santo Domingo’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Punta Cana or planning to move aorund. It will take you 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Punta Cana from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available in the airport. Prices are around $40 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUNTA CANA

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. 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 Santo Domingo. Prices are around $120-140 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $30-35 USD per person.

BEST WAY FROM SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUNTA CANA (SANTO DOMINGO TO PUNTA CANA)

PUBLIC BUS VS SHARED VAN

The best way from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is by shared van or airport shuttle for $37 USD you can book online and you will get to your accommodation in 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The best way from Santo Domingo airport to Punta Cana is by bus for $15 USD if you are traveling on a budget. You have to walk outside the airport for 10 minutes and get the local buses going to different places in the city going to Bavaro Bus Terminal in Punta Cana. It will take you around 4 hours total travel time!

If you prefer more comfort if you are traveling with more people or with too much luggage for around $100-120 USD you can get a taxi or a private transfer to your hotel and the travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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WHERE TO STAY IN PUNTA CANA

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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 is 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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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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You can find local meals in Dominican Republic for 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 than 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), the rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit the Dominican Republic is from December to April because of easier transport. 

Click here to know more about the weather in Dominican Republic!

CASH AND ATMS 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 the Dominican Republic no need to exchange them.

Bank or debit cards in an ATM are the recommended way to access your funds while traveling in the Dominican RepublicKnow real-time currency exchange here!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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Saturday 26th of March 2022

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