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There are 5 ways to get from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata by bus or car

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Bus via Santiago de los Caballeros

  1. Take the bus from Santo Domingo to La Vega
  2. Take the bus from Santiago de los Caballeros to Puerto Plata

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Bus #2

  1. Take the bus from Santo Domingo Terminal Caribe Tours to Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Santiago de los Caballeros to Puerto Plata

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Santo Domingo to La Vega
  2. Take the bus from La Vega to Puerto Plata

Bus via Puerto Plata

  1. Take the bus from Santo Domingo to La Vega
  2. Take the bus from Santiago to Puerto Plata

Drive

  1. Drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata is to bus which costs $6 - $10 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata. However, there are services departing from Santo Domingo and arriving at Puerto Plata via La Vega and Santiago de los Caballeros. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 25m.

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The distance between Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata is 169 km. The road distance is 212.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata without a car is to bus via Santiago de los Caballeros which takes 4h 25m and costs $6 - $11.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata, including transfers.

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Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata bus services, operated by Caribe Tours, depart from Santo Domingo station.

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Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata bus services, operated by Caribe Tours, arrive at Puerto Plata station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata is 213 km. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata.

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There are 220+ hotels available in Puerto Plata. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata.
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  • Distance: 169.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic?

You can take a bus from Santo Domingo to Puerto Plata via La Vega and Santiago de los Caballeros in around 4h 25m.

Bus operators
Caribe Tours
Phone
(809) 221 - 4422
Email
info@caribetours.com.do
Website
caribetours.com.do
Bus from Santo Domingo to La Vega
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caribetours.com.do
Book at
caribetours.com.do
Bus from Santiago de los Caballeros to Puerto Plata
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
caribetours.com.do
Book at
caribetours.com.do
Bus from La Vega to Puerto Plata
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caribetours.com.do
Book at
caribetours.com.do
Bus from Santo Domingo Terminal Caribe Tours to Santiago
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
caribetours.com.do
Book at
caribetours.com.do

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