Bus & times to Punta Cana

snowbrat85

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aside from Expresso Bavaro, are there any other buses to Punta Cana from the Capital Santo Domingo? Need to find something leaving after 4pm.
 

SKY

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Nothing. Caribe Tour does not go there, only Expresso Bavaro. Any gua gua or other form of transport would not be recommended.

Of course you can take a private Taxi.
 
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carlos

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no buses after 4PM so like SKY said you may want to look into a taxi. If you need a taxi recommendation I am sure someone here will give you a few options where you can negotiate a price in advance.
 
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Is Expresso Bavaro the same as APTRA? That's what we use to go to PC from Parque Enriquillo and Expresso Bavaro to return. I just don't know if they're one and the same.
 

snowbrat85

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no buses after 4PM so like SKY said you may want to look into a taxi. If you need a taxi recommendation I am sure someone here will give you a few options where you can negotiate a price in advance.
Any reasonably priced uber/ taxi drivers would be appreciated. Its better in the long run cuz we'd still need a uber/taxi from the bus to the hotel
 

carlos

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Is Expresso Bavaro the same as APTRA? That's what we use to go to PC from Parque Enriquillo and Expresso Bavaro to return. I just don't know if they're one and the same.

I did not bring that up because both companies don't run buses past 4PM which is what the poster needs.
 

carlos

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Any reasonably priced uber/ taxi drivers would be appreciated. Its better in the long run cuz we'd still need a uber/taxi from the bus to the hotel

give it a little time and someone here will recommend a taxi where you can feel comfortable/safe and negotiate a price in advance.
 

MariaRubia

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The only way to book Uber is on the app, and I don't think the app in Dom Rep allows you to book from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana. There are quite a few private transfer companies online which provide shared taxis and private transfers from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana and this would be your cheapest option. I think you can get it down to around US$ 100 one-way if you book this way but they tend to charge "per person" so this may not work if you are more than 1 person travelling.

The price of a normal transfer in a private car would be around US$ 150 one-way. It's a 2.5 hour journey, there are tolls, and you need to remember that the driver who takes you then has to come straight back, so for him it's a 5 hour drive using 5 hours of gas. If you're booking round-trip you will be able to get a round-trip fare of maybe US$ 250.

Personally I would recommend a driver I always use called Jesus, he only does tourist transport for hotels and airports and speaks English. I have used him for many years and never once had a problem. He has MPV's with leather seats which are super comfortable. You can whatsapp him on +1 809 432 0999
 

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How does one call Uber? Please explain?
If you have used uber before, get the drivers phone #, or when arriving in the country call for a uber and when he arrives ask him to cancel you request with uber, and pay him a lower amount for the trip... which he keeps all $$...........
 
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SKY

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You need to download the app on your phone to get Uber. You cannot phone for a Uber, it must be done with the phone app. What Doc says is the way to go.
 
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USA DOC

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also you can download the app for inDriver...when he arrives you name the price........