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There are 3 ways to get from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by bus, taxi or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Santo Domingo Estación 2 to Punta Cana Airport

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana

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  1. Drive from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana

Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by bus

The bus journey time between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana is around 2h 30m and covers a distance of around 183 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 30m. Operated by Expreso Bavaro and APTPRA, the Santo Domingo to Punta Cana bus service departs from Santo Domingo Estación 2 and arrives in Punta Cana Airport. Typically 30 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
2h 30m
Fastest bus time:
2h 30m
Bus distance:
183 km
Buses per week:
30
Cheapest price:
$8
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:00
Last bus departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Santo Domingo to Punta Cana bus schedules

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dominican Republic

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Dominican Republic. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Dominican Republic.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Dominican Republic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Dominican Republic from July 1.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Dominican Republic

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Dominican Republic from June 2.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Dominican Republic

Limited international flights leaving Dominican Republic began to resume from July 1.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Dominican Republic

Last updated: September 26 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana is to bus which costs $8 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana is to bus which costs $8 and takes 1h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santo Domingo Estación 2 and arriving at Punta Cana Airport. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 44m.

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The distance between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana is 157 km. The road distance is 182.4 km.

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The best way to get from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana without a car is to bus which takes 1h 44m and costs $8.

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The bus from Santo Domingo Estación 2 to Punta Cana Airport takes 1h 44m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Santo Domingo to Punta Cana bus services, operated by Expreso Bavaro, depart from Santo Domingo Estación 2 station.

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Santo Domingo to Punta Cana bus services, operated by Expreso Bavaro, arrive at Punta Cana Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santo Domingo to Punta Cana is 182 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana.

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  • Distance: 157.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 44m

What companies run services between Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic?

Expreso Bavaro operates a bus from Santo Domingo Estación 2 to Punta Cana Airport every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 1h 44m. APTPRA also services this route every 4 hours.

Bus operators
Expreso Bavaro
Phone
(809) 682-9670
Email
info@expresobavaro.com
Website
expresobavaro.com
Bus from Santo Domingo Estación 2 to Punta Cana Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
expresobavaro.com
Other operators
Taxi from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Tropical Taxi
Phone
+809 263-6363
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Santo Domingo Taxi
Phone
+809-544-4444
Website
santodomingotaxi.com
Apolo Taxi
Phone
+809 537-0000
Website
apolotaxi.com

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