Travel to Dominican Republic

Flying to Dominican Republic

British Airways ( operates direct flights from Gatwick to Punta Cana all year round. Airlines offering non-stop flights from the USA including American Airlines (, Delta (, JetBlue ( and United (

Visitors are advised to arrange airport transportation prior to travelling. Please see the passport and visa section for information regarding entry requirements.

Major airports in the Dominican Republic are Punta Cana International Airport, Las Américas International Airport (Santo Domingo) and Puerto Plata International Airport.

Flight times:

From London to Punta Cana: 9 hours 5 minutes.
From London to Santo Domingo: 12 hours 20 minutes (including stopover).

From New York to Punta Cana: 3 hours 45 minutes.
From New York to Santo Domingo: 3 hours 45 minutes.

Departure tax:

A departure tax of US$20 is levied on all passengers which is usually included in your airfare. Passengers should check with their airline to verify this.

Airport guides

Airport Code: POP. Location: Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón International Airport is located in the Silver Port province,... Money: A bank, a bureau de change and ATMs are available in the terminal. Read more

Airport Code: PUJ. Location: Punta Cana International Airport is located on the eastern tip of the island, 44km (27 miles) east... Money: ATMs, currency exchange facilities and other banking services are available in terminal 1 and 2. Read more

Other airports in Dominican Republic

Las Americas International Airport

Airport Code: SDQ. Location: Website: N/A. Public transport description: N/A

Travel by rail

Getting to Dominican Republic by boat

Cruise ships:

Some international cruise lines call at the Dominican Republic.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.