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Getting to the Dominican Republic
As well as Santo Domingo, the major resorts of Puerto Planta, Punta Cana and La Romana each boast an international airport and receive direct flights from Miami.
From Australia: The most convenient flights are with Qantas or V Australia to Los Angeles connecting with American Airlines via Miami to Santo Domingo or one of the resorts.
New Zealand: The most convenient flights are with Qantas or Air New Zealand to Los Angeles connecting with American Airlines via Miami to Santo Domingo or one of the resorts.
From the UK: The most convenient non-stop flights are from London Gatwick to Punta Cana and Puerto Plana on Thomson or Thomas Cook. Otherwise, you need to connect via Miami.
From the USA: From Miami, American Airlines offers daily flights to Santo Domingo, Puerto Planta, Punta Cana and La Romana. From New York Newark, Continental offers direct flights to Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Puerto Plana. From Los Angeles, American Airlines offers flights via Miami.
Flight time to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Brisbane to Santo Domingo is 23 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Santo Domingo is 23 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Santo Domingo is 24 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Santo Domingo is 31 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Auckland to Santo Domingo is 23 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
London to Punta Cana is 9 hrs 15 min, direct flight
New York to Santo Domingo is 3 hrs 19 min, direct flight
Miami to Santo Domingo is 2 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Santo Domingo is 8 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
(ˆIncludes layover time.)
Las Américas International Airport, is located 18km east of Santo Domingo. The major resorts of Puerto Planta, Punta Cana and La Romana each boast an international airport. Taxis meet all arriving flights and hotels can arrange transport by prior arrangement.
Visitors must have a passport valid for at least six months after entry. All visitors must hold return/onward tickets and proof of sufficient funds. In lieu of visas, a Tourist Card is issued on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days.
Hire car and shuttle flights offer the best ways of exploring the Dominican Republic. Taxis are also available in the cities and towns, but be wary of unmarked street cabs.
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