Santo Domingo Ground Transportation

Many tourists arriving at the airport have prearranged local transportation through a tour operator. These companies have representatives at the airport to guide guests to vehicles waiting to take them to the reserved resort.


Taxis: Taxis are available just outside the Customs area. All taxis operate with standard rates and most drivers carry a copy of these. Clarify your destination and the price in advance. You pay upon arrival at your destination. Most hotels have taxi stations on or near their property, in most cases a bellman or front desk clerk can order a taxi for you. For a fare of about USD $25, taxis are the best option to get to Santo Domingo. Always choose the certified taxis that are members of the Asociacion de Taxis Turisticos, with cars generally of beige color; they may charge more but are safer.


Local Buses: For the more adventurous, the local bus lines operate on most of the roads of the area, for a minimal cost. The downside to public transportation in the Dominican Republic is irregular bus schedules, crowded vehicles, and potentially unsafe vehicles, drivers or passengers. Although for the most part it is a safe and effective means of transportation, it is generally recommended to use one of the more frequented means of getting around.


Rent-a-Car: A number of car rental agencies like Europcar, Budget and Avis offer service. Many hotels have car rental concessionaries on their properties.