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

Last updated on January 17th, 2023 at 12:09 pm

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

What Is The Distance From Puerto Plata to Samana?

The distance from Puerto Plata to Samana is 214 kilometers. Click here to book online Dominican Republic activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Puerto Plata to Samana is around 3 hours and 20 minutes. The taxi fare from Puerto Plata to Samana is around  $150-170 USD. Read here how to get from Samana to Puerto Plata the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Puerto Plata to Samana?

The cheapest way from Puerto Plata to Samana is by bus for 400 DOP which is $8 USD. The bus travel time from Puerto Plata to Samana is around 3 hours and 30 minutes total travel time.

What Is The Best Way From Puerto Plata to Samana?

The best way from Puerto Plata to Samana is by shared van for $70 USD to your hotel and you can book online. The van travel time from Puerto Plata to Samana is around 3 hours and 30 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Puerto Plata or getting a private transfer that can be similar prices or even cheaper.

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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 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 SAMANA

BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUERTO PLATA TO SAMANA (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from Puerto Plata to Samana is by bus. There are two direct buses with El Canario from Puerto Plata to Samana. The bus schedule from Puerto Plata to Samana with El Canario is leaving at 5 am and 6 am from Puerto Plata and passing by Sosua and Cabarete.

The bus from Puerto Plata to Samana travel time is 3 hours and 30 minutes. The bus fare from Puerto Plata to Samana is 400 which is $8 USD.

MORE OPTIONS PUERTO PLATA TO SAMANA

GUAGUA FROM PUERTO PLATA TO SAMANA

There are also guaguas running during the day going from Puerto Plata to Samana for around $8 USD similar price than the bus. You can also get buses from El Canario stopping at Sanchez. Where you can get a local guagua going from Sanchez to Samana for $2 USD and 40 minutes travel time.

SHARED VAN FROM PUERTO PLATA TO SAMANA (BEST WAY)

The best way from Puerto Plata to Samana is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Puerto Plata to Samana is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

The van fare from Puerto Plata to Samana is $70 USD and you can book online.

BY TAXI FROM PUERTO PLATA TO SAMANA

If you go from Puerto Plata to Samana by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Puerto Plata to Samana is around 3 hours and 20 minutes.

The taxi fare from Puerto Plata to Samana is around $150-170 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination and your negotiation skills.

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UBER FROM PUERTO PLATA TO SAMANA

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If you are ordering Uber in Puerto Plata you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and expect to pay around $150-170 USD depending on your destination and time of the day.

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 Samana or if you want to move around. It will take you 3 hours and 20 minutes with a private car from Puerto Plata to Samana. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available for rent and prices are around $40 USD per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM PUERTO PLATA 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. Prices are around $180 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $45 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM PUERTO PLATA TO SAMANA

PUBLIC BUS VS SHARED VAN

The best way from Puerto Plata to Samana is by shared van or airport shuttle for $70 USD you can book online and you will get to your accommodation in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The best way from Puerto Plata to Samana if you are on a budget is getting by bus for $8 USD and 3 hours and 30 minutes travel time.

If you wish more comfort by Uber, a private transfer or a taxi since from Puerto Plata to Samana the distances are far and you will get to your accommodation in 3 hours and 20 minutes for around $150-170 USD especially a great idea if you are traveling with someone or a lot of luggage.

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WHERE TO STAY IN SAMANA

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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 in Samana. 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. 

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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 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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