Santo Domingo ↔ Punta Cana

The article will be useful if you plan to travel by bus from Punta Cana (Bavaro) to Santo Domingo and further to Puerto Plata and Sosua. Or, on the contrary, to move from the North or the center of the Dominican Republic to the East, in the direction of Santo Domingo towards Punta Cana.


It is worth noting that to get from Puerto Plata, Sosua, Samana, Pedernales, Baraona or Santiago to Punta Cana and conversely, a direct bus will not work. Access from these settlements to Punta Cana, you can only stopover in the capital, Santo Domingo!

Therefore, choosing a route to the Dominican Republic, look at the map. If between your chosen cities Is s-Domingo-100% waiting for you transfer, at best at one terminal, and at worst –different companies and bus terminals. Try to set the time for the change of transport in the capital, if Your final destination Is not C-Domingo.

The ways to get yourself to Punta Cana and Bavaro from Santo Domingo or conversely

  • The easiest and fastest way is The expreso Bavaro bus.

In Santo Domingo-the following stops: Calle Juan Sánchez Ramírez almost at the corner with MAXIMO Gomez, near the metro station Joaquin Balaguer ( see here) And the Park Enriquio, calle Rovelo, where the car company «APTRA» (and here) .

The bus station in Santo Domingo

Bavaro’s follow through many hotels. Full list of stops in the direction of S. Domingo here. Including picking you up at the airport in Punta Cana.
Departure from the final point (metro terminal) at 07:00 am, 09:00 am, 11:00 am, 13:00 pm, 15:00 pm, 16: 00 pm.
Back from Bavaro (Punta Cana) buses Bav. Exp. departs from the village of Friusa from the terminal, the next stop in the village of Veron. here: Full list

Bus station Are-bavaro in the village Friusa

Important note: in the direction Of s-Domingo from Bavaro to the airport does not stop!

By the way how in Frise and in Verona You will find plenty of ATMs, in contrast to the resort of Bavaro, where its actually not, except for the San Juan shopping centre, which is on foot about 5 km away In the same shopping Mall products at affordable prices, because in the resort of Bavaro prices on products, fruits, wine, cigarettes, and other mini-markets and retail shops at least 1.5-2 times higher(!), than in the usual Dominican shops and mini-markets, and no choice.

From the village of Friusa (Friusa) to Veron (Veron) and through the entire Bavaro, including through the aforementioned Mall walking small bus company Traumabapu. They run every 25-30 minutes, stop on demand (as a taxi) from early morning until 19 PM. The fare is 30 Dominican pesos ($0.6). For tourists, the fare may be more expensive: 50 pesos (or$1),

City bus

The distance from Punta Cana (Friusa) to Santo Domingo is only 200 km ( 3 hours). Ticket price for autumn 2017. one way: 400 pesos ($8). Bus schedule from Friusa (from the terminal): 07:00 am, 09:00 am, 11:00 am, 13:00 pm, 15:00 pm, 16: 00 pm.

By the way , if you arrived in the Dominican Republic at Punta Cana airport and plan to spend a few days on the beaches, you can help article how to get from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro.

  • Another option-with a transfer to Higuey, if you for some reason are not satisfied with the schedule from Bav. Express or you need, for example, to the resorts of the southern coast of the Dominican Republic: in La Romana, Juan Dolio or Boca Chica.

Buses «Aptpra» depart from Parque Enriqillo in S. Domingo from 5 to 30 to 20: 00 every 20-30 minutes from Higüey: Av.Hermanos Trejo No. 1esq. Antonio Valdez (Hijo) from 4-30 to 20-30.
Passage 270 DOP / $5.
Read more on the company’s website

How to get from Bavaro to Higuey

To Bavaro Express station in the village of Friusa can be reached by public transport: 30 pesos/ $ 0.6, 30 min. at the intersection to the left bus station, transfer to the bus to Iguea 60/1, $ 2, 1 hour 20 min. (wi-fi, Luggage compartment, conder, comfortable seats). Stops at Higüey opposite the bus station, where you can change to Domingo.

The schedule of Iguai in Santo Domingo
Schedule from Santo Domingo to Higuey



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Get there budget from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo

Theoretically, small buses should be cheaper. Travel between neighboring villages is 30-50 DOP, but this is only an assumption, in practice, not checked.

Continuation of the way to Puerto Plata, Sosua in the article

Even the small commuter transport is mostly the same with air conditioning and wi-fi, only there is no space for Luggage. You need to get to Verona, there is a change to Higuey, then to La Romana, then transfer to San Pedro de Macoris, then to Juandolio or Boca Chica, after San andrés, and Santo Domingo.

This is what standard buses in the Dominican Republic look like

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In theory, it seems difficult to change the bus so many times, but in practice everything is simple: drivers stop where You need to, and the conductor will certainly show you where to sit in another bus. Usually, it is near.

Actually-it’s all the tricks of independent movement in the Dominican Republic today. We hope this article was useful for you.

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