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

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

We will write how to get from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata. The distance from Las Americas International Airport to Puerto Plata is 235 kilometers. The travel time from Santo Domingo airport to Puerto Plata is around 3 hour and 25 minutes by taxi. And if you go by bus around 5-6 hours total travel time from Santo Domingo 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. And if you go by taxi will be around $200 USD depending your final destination and negotiation skills. You can also rent a car in Santo Domingo airport or get a private transfer. Read here how to get from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo

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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 costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs more or less $80 USD a night.

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SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORT TO PUERTO PLATA

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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 getting a moto taxi 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.

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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 is around 3 hour 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 depending 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 than taxi. You can pre book with Uber app from your phone and going to the pick up point in 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 in Santo Domingo’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Puerto Plata. It will take you 3 hour 25 minutes hours to get to Puerto Plata from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available in the airport. Prices are around $40 USD per day. Click here to get the best deals renting a car in Punta Cana!

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 Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Puerto Plata.

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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 is only ideal if you have the budget and you really 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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For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!

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

The best way from Las Americas International airport to Puerto Plata is getting Uber or a taxi since the distances are far and you will get in your accommodation in 3 hours and 25 minutes for around $180-200 USD especially great idea if you are traveling with someone.

If you are traveling on a budget you can walk outside the airport 10 minutes in Santo Domingo and get the local buses going to Puerto Plata. The buses are really cheap $10 USD but you will need cash and local currency. Just make sure you don’t have so much luggage and you do during the day time.

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 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.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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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. 

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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.

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 a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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