By plane

Punta Cana is a direct three-hour flight from several major cities around the world and with almost 4 million international arrivals each year, Punta Cana  International Airport is the second most popular airport in the Caribbean.

Punta Cana Airport | © tienvijftien

Although Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is the biggest airport in the country it is not the only airport.  About 30 minutes from the capital Santo Domingo is another big airport called Aeropuerto Internacional de las Américas (SDQ)

Naturally for people arriving to Punta Cana PUJ is the most convenient since it is only 10 to 30 minutes away from most resorts in the area.

Other less significant and often just domestic airports are:

  • Cibao International Airport (STI) also known as Santiago International Airport is the country’s third busiest airport
  • La Isabela International Airport (serves Santo Domingo)
  • La Romana International Airport (now only 45 minutes from Punta Cana hotels)
  • El Catey International Airport (serves Samana)
  • Gregorio Luperon International Airport (serves Puerto Plata)

The second best airport for Punta Cana is the La Romana Airport, which is about 45-minutes drive from the major Punta Cana hotels.

The Las Americas International (Santo Domingo) is approximately a 2-hour drive away from the Punta Cana major hotels. The cheapest and best way to get to and from Santo Domingo is by the commuter express bus. This will cost about US$8.

These are approximate flight times between Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) and some popular destinations around the world

Destination Flight Time
San Juan 0h35
Miami 1h50
Caracas 2h00
Bogota 2h20
Atlanta 2h50
New York 3h30
Lima 4h00
Montreal 4h15
Toronto 4h30
Madrid 7h30
Paris 8h00
Buenos Aires 8h00
London 8h45
Milan 9h30
Rome 9h45
Prag 10h30
Moscow 11h30
St. Petersburg 11h45