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Getting from Santo Domingo aiport to Punta Cana

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Getting from Santo Domingo aiport to Punta Cana

What is the best way to get from Santo Domingo Airport to Punta Cana. Out tickets were $350 cheaper each if we flew into Santo Domingo. Does anyone know how long it will take to drive that distance?

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1. Re: Getting from Santo Domingo aiport to Punta Cana

A taxi will eat up your savings pretty quick at about $200 per trip. Your best and most cost effective option is to take a taxi to the stop for the Bavaro Express bus. The bus costs about $10 USD (payable in Pesos). It will be about a 3-4 hour ride on the bus.

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2. Re: Getting from Santo Domingo aiport to Punta Cana

I have done this trip 2 times with both times taking advantage of the savings of flying into Santo Domingo. I was able to get private taxi for $165 each way that would fit up to 5 people -we had 2 the first time and 4 the 2nd time. www.SantoDomingoTaxi.com -they have an American reservation number and someone who speaks English. There company is a little more expensive then a bus but they can usually make it there in about 2.5 hours if they use the new road and it is a private car. I used this company because all the drivers speak English, take American money and will be at the airport with the a sign with your name on it. They make it very easy for someone like me who loves the Caribbean but not that great at my Spanish. While I have never taken the bus, by the time you get a taxi, take that to the bus station and then wait for the bus to leave, I heard you can spend most of the day just dealing with that. You also have to get a taxi at the bus station in Punta Cana. From what I have been told by the time you are done with everything you barely save money over a private taxi and you spend your whole vacation day saving that little bit of money. I got smart the 2nd trip and found another couple on the plane to share the ride with us. The trip was $165 and all 4 of us split the cost. Works out to be $40-ish per person. That is not bad.

Good Luck and enjoy your vacation,

Jeff

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3. Re: Getting from Santo Domingo aiport to Punta Cana

hi

we did just that last November. We used www.mydominciantransfers.com Name is Julio. It cost us 310.00 round trip I could not find anyone that beat that price. On time outside with a sign with your name on it we were at our resort in about 21/2 hours and that is including one or two stops along the way.

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4. Re: Getting from Santo Domingo aiport to Punta Cana

I understand the cost savings, but aren't you essentially wasting a good two days out of your vacation, just dealing with the transfers back and forth to Santo Domingo? That's what makes it not worth it to me, unless I could go for longer than a week, and could also spend a few days in SD. But just to fly in and leave right away to head to PC..... dunno.

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