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    Default Taxi/Uber info needed Punta Cana - Sosua

    Hi, does anyone have any information on being picked up at PUJ and transported (3 people) to Sosua via Taxi/Uber?
    It's challenging (as well as expensive) to fly into POP from the UK these days (no direct flights) so I'm considering this option. (We have a 4 year old with us)!
    I'm guessing $200 US/$10,000RD will cover the taxi fare?
    Any opinions appreciated.

    J&T

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    There are many options, I don't know about Uber, but various agencies provide taxi service for this route, not cheap, and a good 6 hours or so - not sure if that is advisable with a small kid after a long flight....(could also consider a night or two in a hotel in Punta Cana, then do the trip to Sosua.)

    This is one agency site offers taxi or mini-van, no personal experience though: https://cocotours.com/

    But I know what you mean by no easy flight option to POP from UK, check TUI.be (must go to this Belgium site and via BRU). Maybe you can get a connecting flight from UK in time, it's a bit too tight now as you need to get your baggage and re-check-in and go through security again.

    Good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by j&t's future View Post
    Hi, does anyone have any information on being picked up at PUJ and transported (3 people) to Sosua via Taxi/Uber?
    It's challenging (as well as expensive) to fly into POP from the UK these days (no direct flights) so I'm considering this option. (We have a 4 year old with us)!
    I'm guessing $200 US/$10,000RD will cover the taxi fare?
    Any opinions appreciated.

    J&T
    Do you have to go to POP? Do you have any flexibility to have your holiday in Punta Cana or another location. It is a very long ride, especially after being on a long flight and then sitting in a vehicle for hours to reach your destination. If you are locked into Sosua you might want to consider flights in AZS which is El Catey Airport near Las Terrenas. If you fly in here it's about half the amount of time to Sosua.

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    There are UK flights that land in PC and then continue on to SDQ....
    if that interests you

    or

    Fly to MIA or NYC and then to POP

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    What ww said - MIA or NYC or Toronto, Montreal

    A six+ hour road trip with a young child immediately after a long int'l flight - pull my fingernails out now! You know you are going to have to stop for bathroom breaks, and to eat. That six hour trip is really going to be more like 7.5 hours and depending on arrival time in PC, maybe some of that will be after dark driving.

    If you stayed in PC overnight to get some rest and reset before the final push to Sosua - the $$$ spent would go a long way towards offsetting any additional cost in airfare via the USA/CAN if you can make the connection times work. The road trip is long, tedious and inherently riskier safety wise than flying to your actual destination after a stopover.

    The final cost of getting from one place to another is not always about the lowest possible cost. Convenience and less stress logistics have value too.

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    Or go at least to Santo Domingo.

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    Taxi rates from PUJ to Sosua are going to be very high. Just the rate from *PUJ to Santo Domingo is going to be about US$200+-. It is basically the same distance from the Capital to Sosua so you can double that $ amount to arrive at a range of the tariffs. This does not even include the tip to be provided the chauffeur. You will be better served to work out a flight agenda to POP. It is a better location (closer) for the surface travel to Sosua. You have to balance your travel $cost to/from POP vs the travel costs of your and the family's to include the intangible costs of stress of long/distance/time surface travel to/from PUJ.

    What airport is your UK origin and travel dates? Some posters may be able to research a route and cost for you.



    Regards,

    PJT



    *the surface trip from PUJ to Sosua will involve passage to Santo Domingo.

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    www.westjet.ca

    I just took a quick look. Don't know when you wish to travel but lots of flights from gatwick to pop via toronto. Prices from $400 - $900 depending on dates. Seats will often go on sale as the departure date approaches. I saw a return flight with only 2 hours in yyz for $387.

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    The only problem w/ UK to POP is it calls for an overnight on UK-POP leg.
    Afternoon arrival ... next morning departure

    The POP-UK leg is slick... short layover w/ time for a snack

    I have done it more than once....thru Toronto.

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    If you can Land in SDQ would be cheapper, British has codeshare with Iberia but have to make an stop in MAD, or with AA with stop in MIA and land direct in POP.

    in PUJ Uber is banned, so you will have to get diferent transportation from PUJ.

    TUI Brussels has one flight that stop in POP but you will have to do 2 tops as you are in UK and they fly BUR-SDQ-POP-BRU, With Condor you can also land in SDQ and from there hire a taxi to take you to Puerto Plata, Uber drivers ask people pinking up from the airport make some walk not close to taxi drivers from the airport to skip troubles with them picking up people in the airport. British has also codeshare with Copa, you can fly from UK to PTY and take a copa flight to Santiago STI and from there is only like almost 2 hrs drive to Sosua.

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