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How To Get From Santo Domingo Airport To Puerto Plata – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 15th, 2023 at 12:54 pm

How To Get From Santo Domingo Airport To Puerto Plata - All Possible Ways

How To Get From Santo Domingo Airport To Puerto Plata – You can go by bus, taxi, van and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Santo Domingo Airport To Puerto Plata?

The distance from Santo Domingo Airport to Puerto Plata is 235 kilometers. Click here to book online Dominican Republic activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is around 3 hours and 25 minutes. The taxi fare from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is around $200 USD. Read here how to get from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Santo Domingo Airport To Puerto Plata?

The cheapest way from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is by bus for 400-500 DOP which is $8-10 USD. The bus travel time from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata is around 5-6 hours.

What Is The Best Way From Santo Domingo Airport to Puerto Plata?

The best way from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is by shared van for $64 USD to your hotel and you can book online. The shared van travel time from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is around 3 hours and 30 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Santo Domingo airport or get a private transfer prices are around $200 USD.

SIM CARD AT SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you 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

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WHERE TO STAY IN PUERTO PLATA

There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Puerto Plata. 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 PUERTO PLATA

AIRPORT BUS FROM SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUERTO PLATA (CHEAPEST WAY METRO BUS AND CARIBE TOURS)

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The cheapest way from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is by bus. There are no direct buses going from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata. You will have to walk 20 minutes outside the airport or get a moto-taxi for 5 minutes ride for 100 DOP which is $2 USD.

The bus fare from Santo Domingo airport to Metro Bus Station and Caribe Tours is 50 DOP which is $1 USD and you have to pay by cash inside the bus.

The bus travel time from Las Americas International airport to Metro Bus Stop (Francisco Prats Ramirez Street) is around 1 hour plus the waiting and walking time could be 30 minutes extra. The local buses in Santo Domingo are leaving outside the airport in the Highway (La Autopista).

METRO BUS FROM SANTO DOMINGO TO PUERTO PLATA

The bus from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata travel time is 3 hours and 45 minutes getting to Puerto Plata. The bus fare from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata is 400-500 DOP which is $8-10 USD perfect for travelers on a budget.

The bus schedule from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata with Metro Bus is 7 am, 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm, and 3 30 pm. The total travel time by bus from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is around 4 hours plus 1 hour and 30 minutes from the airport 2 times more than a taxi.

SHARED VAN FROM SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUERTO PLATA (BEST WAY)

The best way from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

The van fare from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is $64 USD and you can book online.

BY TAXI SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUERTO PLATA

If you go from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is around 3 hours and 25 minutes.

The taxi fare from Las Americas International airport to Puerto Plata is around $180-200 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 $160 USD.

UBER SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUERTO PLATA

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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 at the airport. Expect to pay around $180-220 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.

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 at Santo Domingo’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Puerto Plata or planning to move around the area. It will take you 3 hours and 25 minutes hours to get to Puerto Plata from the airport by private car.

There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available at the airport. Prices are around $40 USD per day. Click here to get the best deals renting a car in Punta Cana!

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUERTO PLATA

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and want comfort after your flight to Santo Domingo. Prices are around $220 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $55 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUERTO PLATA (SANTO DOMINGO TO PUERTO PLATA)

PUBLIC BUS VS SHARED VAN

The best way from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is by shared van or airport shuttle for $64 USD you can book online and you will get to your accommodation in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

The best way from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is by bus for $10 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 Puerto Plata. It will take you around 5-6 hours total travel time!

If you prefer more comfort if you are traveling with more people or with too much luggage for around $200 USD you can get a taxi or a private transfer to your hotel and the travel time is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

WHERE TO STAY IN PUERTO PLATA

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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 the 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 the Dominican Republic is called Dominican Peso 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 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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