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

Last updated on January 18th, 2023 at 11:19 am

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

What Is The Distance From Santiago to Punta Cana Airport?

The distance from Santiago to Punta Cana International Airport is 339 kilometers. Click here to book online Dominican Republic activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Santiago to Punta Cana airport is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Santiago to Punta Cana airport is around $180 USD. Read here how to get from Punta Cana airport to Santiago the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Santiago to Punta Cana Airport?

The cheapest way from Santiago to Punta Cana airport is by bus for $23 USD. The bus travel time from Santiago de los Caballeros to Punta Cana airport is around 8 hours.

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

SIM CARD AT PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you buy a sim card at Punta Cana airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Punta Cana. Read here best Dominican Republic sim card for tourist and best Dominican Republic eSim

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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 SANTIAGO TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

BUS FROM SANTIAGO TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT (CHEAPEST WAY)

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

METRO BUS AND CARIBE TOURS BUS SCHEDULE FROM SANTIAGO TO SANTO DOMINGO

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The bus schedule from Santiago to Santo Domingo with Caribe Tours is running every 1-2 hours starting at 5 45 am to 8 15 pm. Check here bus schedule and prices with Caribe Tours!

The travel time by bus from Santiago to Santo Domingo is around 3 hours. The bus fare from Santiago to Santo Domingo is 300 DOP which is $6 perfect for travelers on a budget.

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 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 Santiago to Punta Cana airport is around 8 hours including the waiting time and the total bus fare is around $23 USD.

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BY TAXI FROM SANTIAGO TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

If you go from Santiago to Punta Cana airport by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Santiago to Punta Cana is around 4 hours and 30 minutes.

The taxi fare from Santiago to Punta Cana 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 SANTIAGO TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

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If you are ordering Uber in the Dominican Republic you should know that prices are similar and taxi 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.

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 Punta Cana. It will take you 4 hours and 30 minutes to get from Santiago De Los Caballeros 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 FROM SANTIAGO 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 $200 USD and you will be able to fit up to 5 people. It could be $40 USD per person.

BEST WAY FROM SANTIAGO TO PUNTA CANA AIRPORT

The best way from Santiago to Punta Cana International airport 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 get the local buses going from Santiago to Santo Domingo, from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana Bavaro Bus Terminal and Punta Cana International airport. The total bus fare from Santiago to Punta Cana is around $23 USD great option if you are traveling alone for 8 hours bus ride.

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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 Dominican Republic.

BEST TIME TO VISIT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

In the 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. 

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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 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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