Getting to Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo has two airports. The main airport is the Aeropuerto Internacional Las Américas, located a little over 20 kilometers outside of the city. It handles the bulk of international flights and is a hub for major carriers from throughout the Americas and Europe. The smaller Aeropuerto Internacional La Herrera is located just west of the city and is a hub for mainly domestic airlines and air taxis.
The local buses don't have stops at either airport, making taxis the one and only option for getting into the city.
The Dominican Republic's two major bus companies - Caribe Tours and Metro - each have their own depots, as Santo Domingo doesn't have one central bus station. You'll find them at the following addresses:
- Caribe Tours: Corner of Av 27 de Febrero and Leopoldo Navarro
- Metro: Calle Francisco Prats Ramírez
Note that Caribe Tours has more departures per day to destinations throughout the Dominican Republic and that its network extends to more smaller towns than Metro.
If you happen to be traveling to Santo Domingo from Puerto Rico or vice versa and want to do so via the seas, Ferries del Caribe has a route between Santo Domingo and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. The Mayagüez - Santo Domingo service is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while the Santo Domingo - Mayagüez service is offered on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The trip takes about 12 hours.