Getting To and Around the Dominican Republic

Travel Team
By Travel Team 2 Min Read

The Dominican Republic has several international airports, with Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) being one of the busiest. Domestic flights connect major cities and tourist destinations.  

Public buses and guaguas (shared vans) are the primary modes of public transportation, with guaguas more suitable for smaller jaunts. Taxis and rideshare services are also available but are easier to find in urban and tourist zones.  

Renting a car is convenient for exploring the country and ideal for comfort. Still, driving conditions can be challenging, so be cautious, and a robust network of roads links towns and cities to villages and beaches. The island supports all of the commuting done by the locals with an efficient highway system that keeps the population moving.  

In Santo Domingo, you will find the Metro, rail-based transport, which stops at popular tourist sites within the city. You can buy a day pass for USD$1.45.  

Dominicans are naturally helpful and likely to assist visitors, but accessible transportation in the Dominican Republic can be tough to find in more rural areas. Curb ramps are standard in major downtown hubs like Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, and it is easy to find wheelchair-accessible shuttles to hotels. Parking areas rarely have spaces for drivers with disabilities, and most buses and taxis are not wheelchair accessible.

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