Last updated on January 18th, 2023 at 10:57 am
How To Get From Punta Cana Airport to Santiago – You can go by bus, taxi, van and private transfer from Punta Cana to Santiago de los Caballeros.
What Is The Distance From Punta Cana Airport To Santiago?
The distance from Punta Cana International Airport to Santiago De Los Caballeros is 339 kilometers. Click here to book online Dominican Republic activities and day trips
The travel time by taxi from Punta Cana airport to Santiago is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Punta Cana to Santiago is around $180 USD. Read here how to get from Santiago to Punta Cana airport the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Punta Cana Airport To Santiago?
The cheapest way from Punta Cana airport to Santiago is by bus for $23 USD. The bus travel time from Punta Cana airport to Santiago is around 8 hours.
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WHERE TO STAY IN SANTIAGO
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 Santiago. 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 PUNTA CANA TO SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS
AIRPORT BUS FROM PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTIAGO (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Punta Cana airport to Santiago is by bus. First you will have to get a local bus from Punta Cana International airport to the Bus Terminal, to Santo Domingo and to Santiago.
PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO PUNTA CANA 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 (Expreso Bavaro) 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 Punta Cana to Santo Domingo is around 3 hours plus. The Bavaro Expreso bus fare from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo is 400-500 DOP which is around $10 USD.
METRO BUS AND CARIBE TOURS BUS SCHEDULE FROM SANTO DOMINGO TO SANTIAGO
Once you are in Santo Domingo you will get at Juan Sanchez Ramirez if you take the Bavaro Expreso and you will get at Parque Enriquillo if you took Expreso Higuey. You will have to get 10-15 minutes taxi ride for $2-3 USD to get to Caribe Tours Bus Terminal in Av. 27 de Febrero or Metro Bus at Avenida Luperon.
The bus schedule from Santo Domingo to Santiago with Caribe Tours is running every 1-2 hours starting at 6 am to 5 30 pm. Check here bus schedule and prices with Caribe Tours!
The travel time by bus from Santo Domingo to Santiago is around 3 hours. The bus fare from Santo Domingo to Santiago is 300 DOP which is $6 perfect for travelers on a budget.
The total bus travel time from Punta Cana airport to Santiago is around 8 hours including the waiting time. The total bus fare from Punta Cana airport to Santiago De Los Caballeros is around $22 USD.
BY TAXI FROM PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTIAGO
If you go from Punta Cana airport to Santiago by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Punta Cana airport to Santiago is around 4 hours and 30 minutes.
The taxi fare from Punta Cana to Santiago is around $180 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic/distance and your final destination.
UBER FROM PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTIAGO
If you are ordering Uber in Punta Cana and Dominican Republic you should know that prices are similar and taxis can be a little bit cheaper for short distances. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point at the airport. Expect to pay around $180 USD depending on your destination and time of the day from Punta Cana airport to Santiago.
CAR RENTAL AT PUNTA CANA AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at Punta Cana’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Santiago. It will take you 4 hours and 30 minutes to get from Punta Cana to Santiago De Los Caballeros in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available in the airport. Prices are around $40 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTIAGO
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 $200 USD and you will be able to fit up to 5 people. It could be $40 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM PUNTA CANA AIRPORT TO SANTIAGO (PUNTA CANA TO SANTIAGO)
The best way from Punta Cana International airport to Santiago is getting private transportation, Uber or a taxi since the distances are far and you will get in your accommodation in 4 hours and 30 minutes for around $180-200 USD especially a great idea if you are traveling with someone.
If you are traveling on a budget you can 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 3 hours more bus ride to Santiago and the total bus fare is around $22 USD great option if you are traveling alone for 8 hours bus ride.
WHERE TO STAY IN SANTIAGO DE LOS CABALLEROS
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.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
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.
CASH AND ATMS IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The currency of 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 Republic. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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