We will write how to get from Punta Cana airport to Samana. The distance from Punta Cana International Airport to Samana is 309 kilometers. The travel time from Punta Cana airport to Samana is around 4 hours and 15 minutes by taxi. If you go by bus around 8 hours from Punta Cana to Samana.
The cheapest way from Punta Cana airport to Samana is by bus for $23 USD. If you go by taxi will be around $270 USD depending your final destination. You can also rent a car in Punta Cana airport or get a private transfer cheaper option. Read here how to get from Samana to Punta Cana airport
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WHERE TO STAY IN SAMANA
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 Samana. 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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PUNTA CANA TO SAMANA
AIRPORT BUS PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SAMANA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Punta Cana airport to Samana is by bus. First you will have to get a local bus from Punta Cana International airport to the Bus Terminal.
PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO BAVARO 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. The bus travel time from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro Bus Terminal is around 1 hour.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUNTA CANA TO SANTO DOMINGO
The bus schedule from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo in 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. The Bavaro Express bus fare from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo is 500 DOP which is around $10 USD.
BUS ESPRESSO SAMANA SCHEDULE FROM SANTO DOMINGO TO SAMANA
Once in Santo Domingo you will have to walk to from Bavaro Expreso to Expreso Samana Bus Terminal 5 minutes walking distance in Santo Domingo.
The bus schedule from Santo Domingo to Samana with Espresso Samana is 8 30 am, 9 30 am, 11 am, 1 40 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm.
The bus from Santo Domingo to Samana travel time is 3 hours and 15 minutes getting to Juan Pablo Duarte de Las Terrenas-Samaná first. The bus fare from Santo Domingo to Samana is 400 DOP which is $8 USD perfect for travelers on a budget.
You will have to stop at Las Terrenas and get a local Guagua to Las Galeras or Samana 100 DOP which is $2 USD and 45 minutes travel time.
The total travel bus time from Punta Cana airport to Samana is around 8 hours by bus. The total bus fare from Punta Cana to Samana is $23 USD.
BY TAXI PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SAMANA
If you go from Punta Cana airport to Samana by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 4 hours and 15 minutes. The taxi fare from Punta Cana International airport to Samana is around $270 USD.
UBER FROM PUNTA CANA TO SAMANA
If you are ordering Uber in Punta Cana and Dominican Republic 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 $250-270 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.
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 Samana. It will take you 4 hours and 15 minutes to get to Samana from Punta Cana with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available in the airport. Prices are around $40 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SAMANA
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 Punta Cana. Prices are around $170 USD and you will be able to fit up to 5 people. It could be $35 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SAMANA (PUNTA CANA TO SAMANA)
The best way from Punta Cana International airport to Samana is getting a private transfer, Uber or a taxi since the distances from Punta Cana to Samana are far and you will get in your accommodation in 3 hours and 45 minutes for around $170-270 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 Punta Cana and get the local buses going to Santo Domingo and Samana. The buses are really cheap $23 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 SAMANA
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.
Bank or debit cards in an ATM are the recommended way to access your funds while traveling in Dominican Republic. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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