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How to get from Santo Domingo Airport to La Romana

The colourful city of La Romana is located on the Dominican Republic’s Caribbean coastline. Filled with beautifully pained obelisks, vibrant houses and 16th-century Mediterranean architecture, La Romana is so much more than a tropical beach getaway.

When it comes to travelling from Santo Domingo airport to La Romana, you have two options; taxi or bus. Taking a Santo Domingo airport taxi is the quickest and most comfortable option as it takes just 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach La Romana, while the bus is a great budget option, but it takes much longer as it’s not direct.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €110 80min 24/7
Bus €42 130min 06:00–17:00

How to get from Santo Domingo airport to La Romana by taxi

Taking a taxi from Santo Domingo airport to La Romana is the quickest and most convenient transfer option as it’s the only direct one. Santo Domingo airport taxis are available 24/7, and you can make your way from SDQ airport to your hotel in La Romana in just 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Taxi fare from SDQ airport to La Romana

The local drivers at Las Americas airport don’t offer set-rate fares, instead, they will decide on the fare at the moment. The average cost of a taxi from Santo Domingo airport to La Romana is around €110 ($125 USD), but this can change depending on the driver or your haggling skills.

Cost

€110 ($125 USD)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 20 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
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Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Santo Domingo airport

Where do I find the transportation from SDQ to La Romana?

The taxis can easily be found just outside of the arrivals hall at Santo Domingo airport. Simply look for the long line of taxis and walk to the first empty car.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the only direct way to get from SDQ airport to La Romana. Instead of transferring between buses and trying to navigate public transport in the hot sun, you can enjoy a relaxing air-conditioned ride directly to your hotel in La Romana.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi from Santo Domingo airport is more expensive than taking the public bus, if you're travelling in a group and split the fare between three people, it works out around the same price, but is much more convenient.

Useful Tips

Not all taxi drivers at Santo Domingo airport speak English, be sure to write down your hotel's address to avoid any miscommunication or overcharging.
If you're comfortable speaking in Spanish, you can haggle with your driver to reduce your fare.
There's no extra charge for luggage items that will fit in the trunk of the taxi.

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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 Santo domingo. 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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How to get from Santo Domingo airport to La Romana by bus

There’s no direct bus from Santo Domingo airport to La Romana. You will first need to take a taxi to the Parque Enriquillo bus station in Santo Domingo city centre. From there, you can then take the Expreso Bavaro bus into La Romana. The total journey time is around 2 hours and 10 minutes (not including waiting times) and costs a total of €36 ($2,300 DOP) one-way.

How much is the bus from SDQ airport to La Romana?

The cost of a taxi from Santo Domingo airport to the bus station in the city centre is around €30 ($33 USD) and the cost of a one-way ticket on the Expreso Bavaro bus to La Romana is €6 ($400 DOP). That makes the total cost of the journey €36 ($2,300 DOP).

Cost

€36 ($2,300 DOP)

Trip Duration

2 Hrs 10 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 2 hours for the Expreso Bavaro bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Expreso Bavaro bus is available from 06:00 to 17:00.

Where do I find the transportation from SDQ to La Romana?

The bus from Santo Domingo to La Romana can be found at the Parque Enriquillo bus station in Santo Domingo city centre. To get there you will need to take a taxi from SDQ airport to the city centre first.

Convenience

As there’s no direct bus from SDQ airport to La Romana, this is the least convenient mode of transport. You will need to make a change in Santo Domingo city centre to the bus and there could be a wait of up to 2 hours. You will also need to carry your luggage with you which takes a lot of time and effort.

Editor’s Note

Although taking the bus is the cheapest mode of transportation from SDQ to La Romana, it's not very convenient. If you're travelling in a group or with large luggage items, I strongly suggest taking a taxi instead.

Useful Tips

Make sure to arrive at least 45 minutes before the bus departs as seats fill up quickly.
There's some luggage space below the bus.
You can pay for your bus ticket in USD or Dominican Pesos.

Frequently asked questions

What is the closest airport to La Romana, Dominican Republic?

Santo Domingo airport is located 85 km from La Romana in the Dominican Republic. If you take a Santo Domingo airport taxi, the journey will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes. If you choose to take the public bus, you will need to make your way to Santo Domingo city centre first and then go to La Romana, so this journey takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Santo Domingo to La Romana?

The local drivers at Las Americas airport don’t offer a set-rate fare, they decide on the price in the moment. The average cost of the journey from Santo Domingo airport to La Ramona is around €110 ($125 USD), but this can change depending on your driver and if you’re comfortable haggling in Spanish. To secure a set-rate fare you can rely on, we suggest booking your Santo Domingo transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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