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How to get from Punta Cana International Airport to Punta Cana City Centre

Punta Cana is located on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic and is one of the most popular beach destinations in the country. Although the city centre of Punta Cana is small, there are a few luxury hotels located along the stunning white sand beaches there and some more boutique local hotels located in the heart of the town.

There’s only one transfer option when it comes to transport from Punta Cana airport to Punta Cana city centre, and that’s a Punta Cana airport taxi. The airport is located just 5 km from the city centre of Punta Cana, so your taxi journey shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. The set cost of a taxi transfer from Punta Cana airport to your hotel in the city centre is €18 ($20 USD).

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Punta Cana at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups min
Taxi €18 10min 24/7

How to get from Punta Cana Airport to the city center by taxi

Taking a Punta Cana airport taxi or pre-booked private car is the only option when it comes to transportation from Punta Cana airport to Punta Cana city centre. However, they are fast, affordable and available 24/7.

Cost of a taxi transfer from Punta Cana Airport to your hotel

There are set costs for the local taxis at Punta Cana airport. The fare depends on the exact hotel you’re heading to, but if it’s close to the city centre, your transportation from Punta Cana airport will cost approximately €18 ($20 USD).

Cost

€18 ($20 USD)

Trip Duration

10 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?

You can easily find all of the Punta Cana airport transportation outside of the arrivals hall exit doors. To take a taxi, look for the long line of cars at the taxi rank and head to the front of the queue.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the only transfer from Punta Cana airport to the hotels in the City Centre. They are available 24/7 and can get you to the door of your hotel in Punta Cana city centre in just 10 minutes. Having said this, if you’d prefer not to have to haggle with the local drivers or wait in line for a taxi during peak hours, you can pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups instead.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi from Punta Cana Airport to the hotels is cheap, if you split the cost between a few people, you can save even more.

Useful Tips

Standard Punta Cana Airport taxis can take up to 4 passengers.
Be sure to agree on the price with your driver before beginning your journey.
There's no extra charge for luggage that fits in the trunk of your taxi.

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.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24h before and get a refund

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Prices

DAYTIME
€18.0
NIGHTTIME
€22.0
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 Punta Cana from the airport?

Punta Cana city centre is located just 5 km from the airport. Taking a Punta Cana airport taxi shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes to reach your hotel in the city centre of Punta Cana.

How do you get to Punta Cana from the airport?

Taking a Punta Cana airport taxi or private car is a quick and easy way to get to the city centre of Punta Cana. The journey takes just 10 minutes and there’s a set cost of €18 ($20 USD) for the Punta Cana airport transportation.

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