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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.

Airport Guides

Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón Airport




Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón International Airport is located in the Silver Port province, 18km (11 miles) to the east of Puerto Plata on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.


+1 809 291 0000


Puerto Plata

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Punta Cana International Airport




Punta Cana International Airport is located on the eastern tip of the island, 44km (27 miles) east of Higúey.


+1 809 959 2376

Punta Cana

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Las Americas 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.

Travelling to Dominican Republic by Rail

Driving to Dominican Republic

Getting to Dominican Republic by boat

Cruise ships

Some international cruise lines call at the Dominican Republic.

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