Travelling To The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is very easy and relatively inexpensive to get to. Find out below the various options now available.

By Air

The main airports in the Dominican Republic are:

  • (AZS) Samana, also known as "El Catey", located between Nagua and Samana on the north coast
  • (JBQ) "La Isabela" airport in Santo Domingo, mainly for domestic flights but also receives some flights from other Caribbean islands
  • (LRM) La Romana on the south east coast
  • (POP) Puerto Plata, also known as "Gregorio Luperon" on the north coast
  • (PUJ) Punta Cana International in the east, the busiest airport in the country
  • (SDQ) Santo Domingo, also known as "Las Americas" on the south coast, near the capital city of Santo Domingo
  • (STI) Santiago also known as "Cibao International" near Santiago de los Caballeros, the island's 2nd largest city

Direct charter flights go to the Dominican Republic from Canada and most European airports, including Madrid (MAD and Paris (CDG), with journey time from the UK totaling approximately 9½ hours. Flights from the USA leave New York, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Philadelphia, San Juan, Atlanta and Charlotte.

The following airlines operate services to the Dominican Republic:


Upon arrival, you will be charged USD 10 for a tourist card, which can also be paid in Euros only. Remember, there will also be a departure tax of USD 20 in cash, payable on most charter and some scheduled flights - your airline should give you full details.

By Boat

A 12 hour ferry ride connects Mayaguez in Puerto Rico with Santo Domingo. Departing at around 8 pm. the boat arrives in the Dominican Republic at around 8 am. the following morning.

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