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How to get from Punta Cana Airport to Bavaro

Bavaro is known as the resort centre of Punta Cana. Its white-sand beaches and glistening turquoise waters have made it the perfect home for the luxury resorts of Punta Cana. Bavaro is the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy the amazing Dominican hospitality.

There are two different transfer options from Punta Cana Airport to Bavaro; taxi or bus. Taking a Punta Cana airport taxi is the only direct transfer option and it takes just 20 minutes to reach Bavaro. Taking the public Guagua bus takes at least 60 minutes as it isn’t direct, but it does cost just €2 (120 DOP).

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
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Taxi €31 20min 24/7
Bus €4 60min 06:00–22:00

How to get from Punta Cana Airport to Bavaro by taxi

Taking a taxi is the quickest and only direct way to get from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro. Taking a Punta Cana airport taxi costs just €31 ($35 USD) and takes around 20 minutes to reach Bavaro.

Taxi fare from Punta Cana Airport to Bavaro

The cost of a local taxi from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro is set and based on your exact destination or hotel. The cost to the city centre of Bavaro is €31 ($35 USD), but this may increase if you’re heading to a specific resort outside of the centre.

Cost

€31 ($35 USD)

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Punta Cana Airport.

Where do I get it from?

Taxis are readily available 24/7 from just outside the arrivals terminal. You will see the long line of taxis located at the taxi rank.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is three times faster than public transportation and means that you can transport large luggage items with ease. After your long flight, you can hop into a private, air-conditioned taxi and make your way directly to your hotel in Bavaro in comfort.

Editor’s Note

The convenience of taking a taxi from Punta Cana Airport to Bavaro completely outweighs the cost. If you're travelling with luggage, this is the only way to make it to your hotel safely.

Useful Tips

You can transport large luggage items for free in the trunk of the taxi.
A standard taxi at Punta Cana Airport can take 4 passengers.
Make sure to agree on the price of your journey with your driver before getting in the taxi.

How to get from Punta Cana Airport to Bavaro by bus

The local buses in Punta Cana are called Guaguas. They are less like a standard bus and more like a large minivan. There are two different buses that operate from Punta Cana airport; to Higuey and to Verón. Both buses stop in Cruce de Verón, where you will need to change to another Guagua bus that will then take you to Bavaro. The total journey time is around 60 minutes from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro.

How much is the bus from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro?

The cost of each bus is €1 (60 DOP), so the total cost for the journey into Bavaro will be €2 (120 DOP), as you will need to take two buses to complete your journey. You can pay the driver as you get on or off the bus at your desired stop.

Cost

€2 (120 DOP)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the Guagua bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Guagua buses usually run from 06:00 to 22:00.

Where do I get it from?

The bus from Punta Cana Airport to Bavaro leaves from outside the terminal building at Punta Cana airport. You can see the destination of each bus written on the front, often in shorthand.

Convenience

Although the local buses are cheap, they are an uncomfortable and inconvenient way to travel. There’s absolutely no luggage storage, many times the airconditioning doesn’t work properly and you will need to make a change in Cruce de Verón to another bus, adding time and stress to your journey.

Editor’s Note

Although the local Guagua buses are cheap, they can get very crowded, hot and uncomfortable. If you're travelling with luggage, children or elderly passengers, I suggest taking a taxi for your safety and comfort.

Useful Tips

Only take hand luggage on the bus as there's no space for suitcases.
Pay the driver directly in change in DOP or in UDS.
The buses only fit around 20-30 people, so be sure to arrive early to get a seat.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Punta cana. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€19.0
NIGHTTIME
€23.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Bavaro from Punta Cana airport?

The distance from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro is 19 km. The journey will take around 20 minutes in a Punta Cana airport taxi and 60 minutes on a public Guagua bus, as you will need to make a change in Cruce de Verón.

How much is a taxi from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro?

The local taxis are Punta Cana airport have set rates based on the destination or hotel you’re heading to. The cost of a taxi from Punta Cana airport to Bavaro center is €31 ($35 USD). However, this can change if your destination is one of the resorts out of the centre. To enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a set-rate fare, we suggest booking your transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups

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