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How To Get From Puerto Plata to Punta Cana Airport – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 18th, 2023 at 09:48 am

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

What Is The Distance From Puerto Plata to Punta Cana Airport?

The distance from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana International Airport is 392 kilometers. Click here to book online Dominican Republic activities and day trips

The travel time from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana airport is around 5 hours and 15 minutes by taxi. If you go by bus around 9-10 hours of travel time.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Puerto Plata to Punta Cana Airport?

The cheapest way from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana airport is by bus for $20-25 USD. If you go by taxi will be around $200 USD depending on your final destination. Read here how to get from Punta Cana airport to Puerto Plata

What Is The Best Way From Puerto Plata to Punta Cana Airport?

The best way from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana Airport is by shared van for $105 USD to your hotel and you can book online. The van travel time from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana Airport is around 5 hours and 30 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Punta Cana airport or get a private transfer.

WHERE TO STAY IN PUNTA CANA

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 Punta Cana. 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 PUERTO PLATA TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

BUS FROM PUERTO PLATA TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana airport is by bus. First you will have to get a bus from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo, from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana and a local bus going to Punta Cana International airport.

METRO BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUERTO PLATA TO SANTO DOMINGO (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The bus schedule from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo with Metro Bus is 7 am, 9 am, 11 am, 3 pm, and 5 pm. Click here to check schedule and route with MetroBus!

The bus travel time from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo is 3 hours and 45 minutes. The bus fare from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo is 400-500 DOP which is $8-10 USD.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM SANTO DOMINGO TO PUNTA CANA

Once you are in Santo Domingo you will have to get to Juan Sanchez Ramirez if you take the Bavaro Expreso from Metro Bus at Avenida Luperon or Caribe Tours Bus Terminal in Av. 27 de Febrero. You will have to get a 10-15 minutes taxi ride for $2-3 USD.

The bus schedule from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana with Expreso Bavaro Bus Terminal (Expreso Bavaro) is leaving daily: 6 am, 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 5 pm.  Check here Expresso Bavaro schedule and route!

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. The bus fare from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana is 500 DOP which is $12 USD.

BAVARO BUS TERMINAL TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

There are local buses (TRAMABAPU or SITRABAPU) running during the day every 30 minutes from Bavaro Bus Terminal to Cruce Veron where you will get a bus going to Punta Cana International airport. You will have to walk to the airport 10 minutes walking distance.

The bus fare from Punta Cana Bavaro Bus Terminal is 120 DOP to Cruce de Verón and 50 DOP from Cruce Veron to Punta Cana International airport which is around $3 USD. You can pay by cash to the collector man at the bus. The bus travel time is around 1 hour from Bavaro Bus Terminal to Punta Cana airport.

The total bus travel time from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana airport is around 9-10 hours including the waiting time and the total bus fare is around $20-25 USD.

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SHARED VAN FROM PUERTO PLATA TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT (BEST WAY)

The best way from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana airport is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana airport is 5 hours and 30 minutes.

The van fare from Punta Cana airport to Puerto Plata is $105 USD and you can book online.

BY TAXI PUERTO PLATA TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

If you go from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana airport by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 5 hours and 15 minutes.

The taxi fare from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana is around $200 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic/distance and your final destination.

UBER FROM PUERTO PLATA TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

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If you are ordering Uber in the Dominican Republic you should know that prices are similar to 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 $200 USD depending on your destination and time of the day from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana airport.

CAR RENTAL AT PUERTO PLATA

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There are many options for renting a car in Puerto Plata. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Punta Cana. It will take you 5 hours and 15 minutes to get from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available and prices are around $40 USD per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION PUERTO PLATA TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

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 are only ideal if you have the budget and want comfort. Prices are around $205 USD and you will be able to fit up to 6 people. It could be $35 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM PUERTO PLATA TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

PUBLIC BUS VS SHARED VAN

The best way from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana airport is by shared van or airport shuttle for $105 USD you can book online and you will get to your accommodation in 5 hours and 30 minutes.

The best way from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana airport if you are traveling on a budget is by bus for $20-25 USD. You have will have to get the local buses going to Bavaro Bus Terminal in Punta Cana.

It will take around 9-10 hours total travel time to reach Punta Cana airport riding local buses with the transferring and waiting time included.

If you prefer more comfort if you are traveling with more people or with too much luggage to get to your accommodation in 5 hours and 30 minutes for around $200 USD get a taxi or a private transfer to your hotel.

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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 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. 

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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 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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