The Real Jane
How to get to LAS TERRENAS, Samaná
Updated: May 19, 2020
What is the closest Airport? How about busses and the price of a taxi or a private jet?
Since we are a fly in destination, the only way to get here is to hop on a plane!
EL CATEY - SAMANAThe closest Airport is El CATEY ( AZS) this is located just 25minutes from the center of Las Terrenas. The most flights arrive from Canada
Air Canada Rouge ( Montreal)
Air Transat ( Montreal)
Westjet ( Toronto)
Seasonal: Flights with XL-airways from Paris ( mid Dec - March)
LAS AMERICAS - SANTO DOMINGO
The second closest airport is Santo Domingo ( SDQ), also know as Las Américas International Airport. The trip from the airport to Las Terrenas-Samana is about 2 hours by car, taxi or bus.
All major airline companies from the US and Europe .
Low cost airlines from Europe: TUifly (Brussels) and TUI Airways ( UK)
Punta Cana Airport is about 4 hours away (transfer to Las Terrenas recommended by taxi /car rental )
Puerto Plata Airport is about 3 hours away (transfer recommended recommended by taxi)
PRIVATE JET and AIRPLANE
If your budget allows it, from any major airport, you can also book a private Jet.
(Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Puerto Rico, Miami, New York)
Private flights and VIP flights are available in several packages, from 2 to 36 passengers.
(Private Jet & Airplane to Samana)
TAXI TRANSFER /SHUTTLE
Taxi transfer are available from any major Airport in the Dominican Republic
The most taken transfer is a taxi shuttle, this is a safe and secure way to get here and some of our drivers speak English. The vehicles are minibuses with AC and wifi.
A driver will await you at the airport with a card with your name on it and booking details
The price depends on the arrival airport and the amount of people.
But to give you an estimate for 6 people :
From Santo Domingo Airport price is between us$180 and US$200 /minivan
From El Catey Airport price is between US$70-US$80 /minivan
From Punta Cana price from US$300 /minivan
BUSSES TO LAS TERRENAS - Samana
BUS FROM SANTO DOMINGO TO LAS TERRENAS(company : Transporte Las Terrenas)
Travel time 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Bus Stations :
Just North of Zona Colonial Plaza Lama, on Calle Barahona #129 (Behind Plaza Lama)
Departures: 8:30am - 9:30am - 11am - 1:40pm - 3pm - 6pm
From the Highway, crossroads of Las Americas with Juan Pablo II, Parada Samana (About 20 minutes from Santo Domingo Airport
It is the same bus from Zona Colonial, departing about 30 minutes later.
Departures: 9am - 10am - 2:10pm - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
The end point of the bus is in the beginning of town ( near the Esso Gas station)
From there you need to take a taxi to your destination in Las Terrenas.
BUS FROM PUNTA CANA To LAS TERRENAS
Travel time 6 hours - Price +/- $2000RD
Take a taxi to the Expreso Bavaro Bus Station, around the Friusa intersection on the Avenida Estados Unidos. It is a large luxury bus with air-conditioning. 809- 682 9670.
Departure: 7am - 9am - 11am - 1pm - 3pm - 4pm. You will arrive in Santo Domingo about 3 hours later and must request the driver to let you off at the Parada Transporte Las Terrenas (stop) on the Highway. From there you need to take the bus to Las Terrenas- Samana. Explained above.
SELF DRIVE / CAR RENTAL
On any airport you can also rent a car, check my article with information about driving a car in the Dominican Republic.