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How To Get From Santiago to Puerto Plata – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 17th, 2023 at 10:35 pm

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

What Is The Distance From Santiago to Puerto Plata?

The distance from Santiago to Puerto Plata is 72 kilometers. Click here to book online Dominican Republic activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Santiago to Puerto Plata is around 1 hour and 15 minutes by taxi. The taxi fare from Santiago to Puerto Plata is around $40 USD. Read here how to get from Puerto Plata to Santiago the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Santiago to Puerto Plata?

The cheapest way from Santiago to Puerto Plata is by bus for $3 USD. The bus travel time from Santiago to Puerto Plata is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

What Is The Best Way From Santiago to Puerto Plata?

The best way from Santiago to Puerto Plata is by shared van for $35 USD to your hotel and you can book online. The van travel time from Santiago to Puerto Plata is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Santiago or get a private transfer.

SIM CARD AT PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

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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 SANTIAGO TO PUERTO PLATA

BUS FROM SANTIAGO TO PUERTO PLATA (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from Santiago to Puerto Plata is by bus. You will have to get a local bus from Santiago to Puerto Plata for around 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time.

METRO BUS SCHEDULE FROM SANTIAGO TO PUERTO PLATA

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The bus schedule from Santiago to Puerto Plata with Metro Bus is starting from 9 20 am, 11 20 am, 1 20 pm, 4 20 pm, 5 50 pm and 7 45 pm. You can check here schedule and prices!

The bus from Santiago to Puerto Plata travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes getting to Puerto Plata. The bus fare from Santiago to Puerto Plata is 150 DOP which is $3 USD perfect for travelers on a budget.

You can get the bus at Santiago Metro Bus Terminal at Avenida Juan Pablo Duarte corner with Maimon Street and you will get in Puerto Plata Metro Bus Terminal at Calle Beller corner with 16 de Agosto near the beach area and city center in Puerto Plata.

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SHARED VAN FROM SANTIAGO TO PUERTO PLATA (BEST WAY)

The best way from Santiago to Puerto Plata is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Santiago to Puerto Plata is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The van fare from Punta Cana airport to Santo Domingo is $35 USD and you can book online.

BY TAXI FROM SANTIAGO TO PUERTO PLATA

If you go from Santiago to Puerto Plata by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi FROM Santiago to Puerto Plata is around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The taxi fare from Santiago to Puerto Plata is around $35-40 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic/distance and your final destination.

UBER FROM SANTIAGO TO PUERTO PLATA

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If you are ordering Uber in 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 $40 USD depending on your destination and time of the day from Santiago to Puerto Plata.

CAR RENTAL AT SANTIAGO

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There are many options for renting a car in Santiago. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Puerto Plata. It will take you 1 hour and 15 minutes to get from Santiago to Puerto Plata in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available and prices are around $40 USD per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM SANTIAGO TO PUERTO PLATA

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. Prices are around $36 USD and you will be able to get direct to your hotel in Puerto Plata.

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BEST WAY FROM SANTIAGO TO PUERTO PLATA

PUBLIC BUS VS SHARED VAN

The best way from Santiago to Puerto Plata is by shared van or airport shuttle for $35 USD you can book online and you will get to your accommodation in 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The best way from Santiago to Puerto Plata is getting private transportation, Uber or a taxi since the distances are far and you will get in your accommodation in 1 hour and 15 minutes for around $40 USD especially a great idea if you are traveling with someone.

If you are traveling on a budget you can get the bus going from Santiago to Puerto Plata and the total bus fare is around $3 USD great option if you are traveling alone.

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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 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 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 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 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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