Express Transportation: Punta Cana – Santo Domingo
From Punta Cana Bavaro to Santo Domingo
From Bavaro, one can take the Expreso Bavaro Bus directly to Santo Domingo. Travelers can board and/or purchase a ticket for Expreso Bavaro from the Bavaro Bus Station just a block south of the Friusa Intersection on the Avenida Estados Unidos 809-552-1678. You may also board at the Veron stop along the Carretera Luperon-Punta Cana 809-455-1473. Departure times from the Bavaro Bus Station are: 7am, 9 am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Tickets cost RD$400 for both adults and children (cash only). Note that the Expreso Bavaro Buses leave from the bus station in Friusa and pass by the Veron stop on the way to Santo Domingo, so pick-up times are approximately a half an hour after the original departure time.
The buses are large and well maintained with air conditioning that can be self controlled from your seat. The driver will also put on one to two movies during the trip. The buses are equipped with bathrooms that can only be used for urination.
Upon entering Santo Domingo, the driver is flexible with letting passengers off. The normal stops are in front of the Dario Contreras Hospital on Santo Domingo’s east side, the corner of Calle Josefa Brea & 27 de Febrero, Parque Enriquillo (close to the Colonial Zone) and the last stop on Juan Sanchez Ramirez, off of Maximo Gomez. Simply ask the driver if you have a particular stop in between the ones previously mentioned and he will find the solution.
Getting to Bavaro from Santo Domingo
The bus is picked up just off the Avenida Maximo Gomez on Juan Sanchez Ramirez #31 809-682-9670 just about a half a block from the Supermercado Nacional. Departure times are the same as in Bavaro 7am, 9 am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm. Before leaving the city, the bus will make one more stop at El Parque Enriquillo on Avenida Duarte. Tickets can also be purchased at this location.
The Bavaro stops begin at the Punta Cana Airport and snake north up the coast. The next main stops are Veron, Pueblo Bavaro and then in front of various hotels, namely: Barcelo Bavaro, IFA, Melia, Paradisus Palma Real, Now Larimar, Secrets, Barcelo Dominican Beach, Carabela, Palladium, Princess, Iberostar, Bahia Principe, Majestic, Barcelo Premium.
The last stop is called Friusa, located at the main bus terminal on the Avenida Estados Unidos. The bus will actually pass through Friusa and head north to make stops at Iberostar, Bahia Principe, Majestic, and Barcelo Premium resorts before returning. You can also get a taxi at this stop if your hotel is not on the list.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ: The Expreso Bavaro is currently the only express transportation between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana. The total travel time each way is approximately 3 1/2 hours and costs RD$400 each way (about US$10 – cash only). The bus only stops at PUJ airport from Santo Domingo to Bavaro and not vice-versa. The bus can make a stop close to SDQ Airport from Bavaro to Santo Domingo. Note that you will have to take a motor taxi from the highway to the airport. This cannot be done with heavy luggage. The bus DOES NOT stop at SDQ Airport from Santo Domingo to Bavaro. If you are arriving at SDQ, you must catch the bus at one of the terminal mentioned in this article. You cannot purchase tickets in advance and you CANNOT purchase tickets from this website. We do not sell bus tickets and we are not the bus company.
Santo Domingo to Punta Cana
- Depart Santo Domingo from the Main Terminal in Santo Domingo
- +0:20 – you will stop at Parque Enriquillo
- +2:45 – you will stop at Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)
- +3:00 – you will stop in Veron
- +3:35 – your journey ends in Friusa (Bavaro)
Punta Cana to Santo Domingo
- Depart Punta Cana from Friusa (Bavaro)
- +0:30 – you will stop in Veron
- +3:35 – your journey ends in Santo Domingo (Main Terminal)
Santo Domingo 1st Station
Calle Juan Sanchez Ramirez #31
Near Avenida Maximo Gomez
Santo Domingo 2nd Station
Expreso Bavaro Schedule as of August 2013
Bavaro – Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo – Bavaro