How to Get There

In case you select the Dominican Republic as your next destination, below we provide information on the various routes you can take to get there: air, sea and land.

In the By Air section, you will find the different international airports and the airlines that operate regularly from and into the country. If you decide to conduct domestic tourism, below you will find information on the domestic airlines operating within the country. In addition, we provide information regarding the Duties and Rights of Air Transport Passengers that the Dominican Civil Aviation Authorities follow.

The Dominican Republic also has ports to welcome cruise ships. They are located in the city of Santo Domingo and in the provinces of La Romana, Samaná and Puerto Plata.

Finally, if you plan to arrive by land, we provide information on the companies that operate the route from Haiti to the Dominican Republic.

 

By Air

Airports

The Dominican Republic has eight (8) international airports: the Dr. Jose Francisco Pena Gomez-Las Américas and the Dr. Joaquin Balaguer, La Isabela, International Airports, both in the city of Santo Domingo; the Gregorio Luperón Airport in Puerto Plata; the Cibao Airport in the city of Santiago; the María Montez Airport in Barahona, and the Juan Bosch Airport in the province of Samaná. Finally, the Punta Cana and the La Romana Airports, both located in the East Coast.

Contact Information and IATA and ICAO Codes for the Purpose of Reserving the Dominican Airports

AIRPORTS CONTACT PHONES IATA/OACI CODES
José Francisco Peña Gómez Santo Domingo – Las Américas International Airport 809-947-2225
809-947-2297
SDQ/MDSD
Punta Cana International Airport 809-959-2376 PUJ/MDPC
La Isabela, Dr. Joaquín Balaguer, Santo Domingo Norte International Airport 809-826-4019 JBQ/MDJB
Gregorio Luperón, Puerto Plata International Airport 809-291-0000 POP/MDPP
President Juan Bosch, El Catey, Samaná International Airport 809-338-5888 AZS/MDCI
Arroyo Barril, Samaná Airport.
Note: This airport is used only for domestic (internal) operations
809-248-2566 EPS/MDAB
La Romana International Airport 809-813-9000 LRM/MDLR
Cibao, Santiago, International Airport 809-233-8000 STI/MDST
María Montez, Barahona International Airport.
Note: Currently, this airport is not in operation
809-524-4144 BRX/MDPH

 

International Airlines

In the Dominican Republic there are 51 international airlines providing passenger, mail and cargo services. They operate from: the United States, Canada, Germany, England, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Cuba, Curaçao, Argentina, Peru, Aruba, Chile, Antigua, Venezuela, Brazil, Belgium, Puerto Rico and Haiti (2016 data).

The countries of origin of these airlines, contact numbers in their country and/or websites are provided in the table below. Not all these companies have offices in the DR. Therefore, if you need assistance, you should go to the airline counter at the airport where you arrived.

For more information on the regular routes that these airlines operate to and from the Dominican Republic, you may look them up in the Civil Aviation Board of the Dominican Republic’s the website at: http://www.jac.gob.do/index.php/sobre-nosotros/listado-de-lineas-aereas.

International Airlines Country of Origin Contact Phone in the Dominican Republic and/or Webpage
AIR BERLIN PLC& Co. LUFTVERKEHRS KG (AIR BERLÍN) Germany 809-688-5308
https://www.airberlin.com/
AIR CANADA Canada 809-549-0908
https://www.aircanada.com/
AIR TRANSAT, A.T., INC. Canada 809-586-0188
http://www.airtransat.com/
AEROLITORAL,S.A DE C.V. Mexico http://aeromexico.com/es/mx/
AEROPUBLICA,S.A. Colombia 809-472-2672
www.copaair.com
AEROVIAS DE MEXICO, S.A de C.V.(AEROMEXICO) Mexico http://aeromexico.com

 

AIR CARAIBES France 809-621-7777
http://www.aircaraibes.com/
AIR EUROPA Spain 809-683-8020
https://www.aireuropa.com/
AIR FRANCE France 809-892-3318
http://www.airfrance.com/
AMERICAN AIRLINES United States 809-542-5151
www.aa.com
ARUBAANSE LUCHTVAART MAATSCHAPPIJ, N.V. DBA ARUBA AIRLINES Aruba http://www.arubaairlines.com/
AVIANCA Colombia 809-563-2209
http://www.avianca.com/
BLUE PANORAMA AIRLINES,S. A. P Italy http://www.blue-panorama.it/
BRITISH AIRWAYS, PLC England http://www.britishairways.com/
COMPAIGNE AERIENNE INTER REGIONAL EXPRESS (AIR ANTILLES EXPRESS) France http://www.airantilles.com/
COMPAÑÍA PANAMEÑA DE AVIACIÓN (COPA AIRLINES) Panama 809-472-2672
http://www.copaair.com/
CONDOR FLUGDIENST Germany https://www.condor.com
CORSAIR, S.A. (DBA) CORSAIR INTERNATIONAL.   France http://www.corsair.fr/
CUBANA DE AVIACIÓN Cuba 809-227-2040
http://www.cubana.cu/
DELTA AIRLINES, INC. United States 809-955-1500
http://es.delta.com/
ENVOY AIR, INC. DBA AMERICAN EAGLE United States https://www.envoyair.com/
EVELOP AIRLINES, S.L. Spain http://www.evelop.com/
FRONTIER AIRLINES, INC. United States https://www.flyfrontier.com/
IBERIA OPERADORA Spain 809-227-0010
http://www.iberia.com/do/
IMP GROUP LIMITED (CANJET AIRLINES) Canada http://www.canjet.com/
INSEL AIR ARUBA, N.V. Aruba https://www.fly-inselair.com
INSEL AIR INTERNATIONAL,   B. V. Curaçao https://www.fly-inselair.com
INTERCARIBBEAN AIRWAYS, LTD. United Kingdom http://intercaribbean.com/
JET BLUE AIRWAYS, CORPORATION, INC. United States 809-200-9898
http://www.jetblue.com/
LAN ARGENTINA, S.A. Argentina 809-689-2221
http://www.lan.com/es_ar/
LAN PERÚ Peru 809-689-2221
http://www.lan.com/
LATAM AIRLINES GROUP, S.A. (DBA) LAN AIRLINES, S.A. Chile 809-689-2221
http://www.lan.com/
LIAT LIMITED Antigua 809-621-7777
http://www.liat.com/
MERIDIANA FLY, S.P.A. Italy https://www.meridiana.it
NEOS, S.P.A. Italy http://www.neosair.it/
PULLMANTUR AIR, S.A. Spain http://www.wamosair.com/es
REPUBLIC  AIRLINES, INC. United States http://www.rjet.com/
RUTAS AÉREAS DE VENEZUELA, RAV. S.A. Venezuela 809-540-5509
http://ravsa.com.ve/
SEABORNE VIRGIN ISLAND, INC. DBA SEABORNE AIRLINES Porto Rico http://www.seaborneairlines.com/
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES,CO. y/o AIRTRAN  AIRWAYS, INC. United States https://www.southwest.com/
SPIRIT AIRLINES, INC. United States 809-549-2046
https://www.spirit.com/
SUNRISE AIRWAYS, S.A. Haiti 849-916-6666
http://www.sunriseairways.net/
SUNWING AIRLINES Canada http://www.flysunwing.com/
TRANS AMERICAN AIRLINES, S. A.(TACA PERÚ) Peru http://www.avianca.com/
TUI AIRLINES BELGIUN D/B/A (JETAIRFLY) Belgium https://www.jetairfly.com/es
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United States https://www.united.com/ual/es/do/
US AIRWAYS United States https://www.aa.com/homePage.do
VRG LINHAS AÉREAS, S.A. Brazil https://www.voegol.com/
WEST JET AIRLINES, L.T.D. Canada http://www.westjet.com/
XL AIRWAYS FRANCE France http://www.xl.com/

 

Domestic Airlines

Some of these companies offer regular transportation services to Haiti, Aruba, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, San Martin, Curaçao, Porto Rico and Havana, among other international destinations, as well as excursions within the national territory. For more information on the regular routes and tour packages they offer, please check the airline website or contact number indicated below:

Domestic Airlines Contact Phone in the Dominican Republic and/or Webpage
AEROGLOBAL, S.R.L. 809-850-7578
AEROINTER, S.A. 809-350-3246
AEROLINEAS SANTO DOMINGO 809-826-4117
www.airsantodomingo.com.do
AERONAVES DOMINICANAS, C.XA. (AERODOMCA) 809-826-4141
www.fly-dominicana.com
AERONAVES EJECUTIVAS, S.R.L. (AEROJET) 809-581-8272
AIR CENTURY 809-826-4222/829-826-4054
www.aircentury.com
CLOUDS AIR, (CAIR), S.R.L. 829-715-3888
DW DOMINICAN WINGS, S.A. 809-338-2727
HELICÓPTEROS DOMINICANOS (HELIDOSA) 809-826-4100
www.helidosa.com
HELICRAFT, S.A. 809-541-2866
LINEAS AEREAS INTER ISLAS, S.A. (AIR LINES INTER ISLAND) 809-482-2093/809-541-2179/809-687-7444
info@airinterisland.com
PAN AM WORLD DOMINICANA (PAWA DOMINCANA) 829-735-0300
https://www.pawadominicana.com
RED AIR, S.R.L. 809-563-4691
REPUBLIC FLIGHT LINES, S.R.L. 809-547-7448
repflight@gmail.com
RIMJO, S.A. 809-826-4080
SERVICIOS AEREOS GECA, S.R.L. 849-206-5506
SERVICIOS AEREOS PROFESIONALES, S.A. 809-826-4117
www.sapair.com
SERVICIOS DE TRANSPORTE AEREO DOMINICANO, S.R.L. (SETRAD) 809-547-7448
seatur21@gmail.com
SKY HIGH AVIATION SERVICES, S.R.L. 809-591-4412
TROPICAL AERO SERVICIOS, S.R.L. 809-826-4135
www.tas.com.do

For more information, please visit the Department of Airports and Cruise Tourism of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic: http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/es/sobre-rd/aeropuertos/

 

Non-scheduled Airlines or Charters

The Dominican Republic receives a large number of non-scheduled flights or charters to its various tourist areas. These flights are offered by travel agencies or authorized tour operators, so we recommend contacting them directly in their respective countries.

 

  • Assistance to Air Transport Passengers

Dominican legislation recognizes a series of rights and protection for air transportation passengers. Airlines are required to respond to passengers in accordance with what is established in the International Agreements that regulate the matter. Claims must be made within the deadlines established for that purpose.

The first step for passengers is to submit their complaint and/or claim to the airline where they purchased their ticket. If their case is not solved by the airline, they can submit their claim to the Civil Aviation Board of the Dominican Republic, which has an Air Transport User’s Guide available to them at:

http://www.jac.gob.do/moduloDocumentos/docs/Guia%20del%20Usuario%20del%20Transporte%20Aereo.pdf

 

By Sea: Cruce Ships

In case tourists prefer to visit the Dominican Republic by sea, currently there are four ports in operation to welcome cruise ships. They are located in the cities of Santo Domingo, La Romana, Samaná and Puerto Plata. The cruise ship season in the Dominican Republic runs from October to April. However, the ports of La Romana and Puerto Plata operate year-round.

Port Companies that Operate in Each Port
Santo Domingo Port

Note: Services are provided via ferry boat from the city of San Juan, Porto Rico, to Santo Domingo and vice versa. Information about rates and schedules may be found at: http://acferries.com/.

La Romana Port
Samaná Port
Puerto Plata Port The Dominican Republic has a new infrastructure to welcome cruise ships. It is called Amber Cove Cruise Center and is located in the Bay of Maimon, Province of Puerto Plata, on the north coast of the island. The new tourist facility represents the largest investment in cruise tourism that the country has made to date. Information about the attractions offered by the port may be accessed through its website at http://www.ambercove.com/. Information is also provided on CARNIVAL CORPORATION, the company that operates in that port. This information includes the following cruise companies:

For more information, please visit the Department of Airports and Cruise Tourism of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic: http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/es/sobre-rd/aeropuertos/

 

By Land

If you are in Haiti or wish to travel to Haiti from the Dominican Republic, you may also travel by land. Several bus companies provide this kind of service. To verify their departure times and rates, we encourage you to contact the companies directly or look them up through their web pages:

Bus Company Address, Contact Phone in the Dominican Republic and Webpage
  1. TERRA BUS
Av. 27 de Febrero No.445, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
809-369-6383
http://terrabussa.com/
  1. CAPITAL COACH LINES
Boulevard 27 de Febrero No.455, El Millón, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
809-530-8266
http://es.capitalcoachline.com/
  1. CARIBE TOURS
Av. 27 de Febrero Esq. Leopoldo Navarro, Ensanche Miraflores, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
809- 221- 4422
http://www.caribetours.com.do/

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