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How to get from Punta Cana International Airport to La Romana

La Romana is a beautiful city located on the sunny Caribbean coast of the Dominican Republic. Nestled along the Chavón River, La Romana is a stunning recreation of a 6th-century Mediterranean village, filled with art, music, colourful coral reefs and white-sand beaches. La Romana is the perfect destination for any beach lover or culture enthusiast.

There are two different transfer options from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana; taxi or bus. Taking a Punta Cana airport taxi is the quickest and most comfortable transfer option as it takes just 60 minutes and costs around €150 ($170 USD). As there’s no direct bus from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana, you will need to make two changes, which takes around 2 hours and 20 minutes to reach the city. However, the bus is a cheaper option at just €6 (380 DOP) one-way though.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €89 60min 24/7
Taxi €150 60min 24/7
Bus €12 140min 07:00–16:00

How to get from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana by taxi

The only direct transfer from Punta Cana airport to La Romana is by taking a Punta Cana airport taxi or private car. The total journey time is just 60 minutes and the cost is around €150 ($170 USD).

Fare of a taxi from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana

The cost of a taxi from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana will depend on your exact destination in the city. The average cost is €150 ($170 USD), but this could change depending on the total journey time and the number of passengers.

Cost

€150 ($170 USD)

Trip Duration

60 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 find the transportation from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana?

Taxis can be found 24/7 just outside of the arrivals hall at Punta Cana airport.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Punta Cana airport to La Romana is by far the most convenient and comfortable transfer option. You won’t have to make any changes and can transport your personal belongings and loved ones safely and securely to the door of your hotel.

Editor’s Note

To make the transfer from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana by taxi a little more affordable, you can split the cost between up to 4 people.

Useful Tips

You can discuss the cost of your journey with your driver before you leave the airport to secure a set-fare.
Luggage that fits in the trunk of the taxi can be transported for free.
The journey time may increase during rush-hour or high season due to traffic.

How to get from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana by bus

There’s no direct bus transfer from Punta Cana airport to La Romana. Unfortunately, you’ll have to make two changes and take three different buses to get to La Romana from the airport. First, you will take a local Guagua bus from Punta Cana airport to Cruce de Verón, then you will take another Guagua bus from there to Bavaro Bus Terminal. The final bus is the Bavaro Express from Bavaro Bus Terminal to La Romana. The total journey time is around 2 hours and 20 minutes.

How much is a bus transfer from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana?

The cost of the local Guagua buses are €1 (60 DOP) each and the cost of the Bavaro Express bus is €4 (200 DOP). So, the total cost for the buses from Punta Cana airport to La Romana is €6 (380 DOP).

Cost

€6 (380 DOP)

Trip Duration

2 Hrs 20 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 2 hours for the Bavaro Express bus and 30 minutes for the Guagua buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Bavaro Express bus runs 6 times a day from 07:00 to 16:00. The local Guaguas run form 06:00 to 22:00.

Where do I find the transportation from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana?

Unfortunately, there’s no direct bus from Punta Cana airport to La Romana, you will need to make a change in Cruce de Verón and in Bavaro Bus Terminal. You can find the first local Guagua bus from outside the airport Terminal.

Convenience

Taking the bus is an extremely inconvenient transfer from Punta Cana airport to La Romana. You will need to make multiple transfers, there’s little to no space for large suitcases and the bus from Bavaro to La Romana only leaves 6 times a day until 16:00. If you land in the late afternoon, or if you have small children or large luggage items, taking the bus from Punta Cana airport to La Romana isn’t an option.

Editor’s Note

Although the bus is a cheap transfer option, it's extremely inconvenient. For a more convenient but affordable transfer option, I recommend booking a Punta Cana Airport taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups

Useful Tips

There's no luggage space on the Guagua buses.
Make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes early for the buses to ensure you can get a seat.
Purchase your tickets from the drivers on the individual buses.

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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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Frequently asked questions

How far is Punta Cana airport from La Romana?

The distance from Punta Cana Airport to La Romana is around 77.5 km. Taking a Punta Cana airport taxi will take around 60 minutes to reach La Romana and taking the public bus will take around 2 hours and 20 minutes.

How to get from Punta Cana airport to La Romana?

There are two different ways to get from Punta Cana airport to La Romana, taking a taxi or the public bus. A Punta Cana airport taxi costs around €150 ($170 USD) and takes just 60 minutes. On the other hand, to take the public bus takes at least 2 hours and 20 minutes as you need to make two changes, but it costs just €6 (380 DOP).

How much is a taxi from Punta Cana airport to La Romana?

The local taxi drivers will charge you depending on your exact destination in La Romana. The average cost for a taxi from Punta Cana airpot to La Romana is €150 ($170 USD), but this could increase based on the number of passengers and your exact destination. To enjoy a secure, set-rate fare, we suggest booking your Punta Cana Airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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