Puerto Plata Transportation

Transportation in Puerto Plata is available 24/7, as in most tourist destinations within the Dominican Republic. The public transportation system offers large and medium sized buses, that connect the city and its suburbs. There is also public car routes to cross the city or go to the other districts such as Sosua, Cabarete, Cofresi or Costambar.


Caribe tours bus service in Sosua and Puerto Plata DR
Caribe Tours is an effective, economical alternative to travel.

Caribe Tours is a leading transportation company that services most cities and towns in the island, including Puerto Plata and its districts. A bus leaves every hour, making it super flexible for most travelers. The service rate is economical, the buses comfortable and yes, it is slower than driving or taking a taxi, but it is quite effective.

Metro bus Puerto Plata DR
Metro Bus is an executive bus service in the island.

Metro Servicios Turisticos is an executive bus service that operates between cities inside the Dominican Republic, and makes stops in Puerto Plata and Sosua. The cost is affordable, its buses are comfortable and take about 4 hours between Sosua and Santo Domingo; half the time to Santiago.


Tecni Taxi Puerto Plata
Tecni Taxi in Puerto Plata delivers great service.

Taxi service in Puerto Plata is available around the clock, from the local association and private companies. Travelers can get airport transfers, tour shuttles and per-day private driver services at a fixed rate.

The vehicles are varied in size, from 7 passenger vans to standard sedans for 5, and larger vans for 12, 14, 19 and even more passengers. The rates vary, see below for more information. To make a call from a mobile phone, just touch the telephone number.


  • TAXI PUERTO PLATA Calle Jose Del Carmen Ariza #28, Puerto Plata, DR 57000 OPEN 24HRS Tel. 1-809-586-5335
  • TECNI TAXI PUERTO PLATA Avenida Manolo Tavares Justo #14, Plaza Ortega Puerto Plata DR 57000 Tel. 1-809-320-7621 Business Hours: Open 24HRS
  • COMFORT TAXI PUERTO PLATA San Felipe, Puerto Plata DR 57000 Tel. 1-809-989-8809 Business Hours: 8am-8pm
  • COSTAMBAR TAXI Calle Principal, Costambar, Puerto Plata, DR 57000 Tel. 1-809-586-5335 Business Hours: Open 24HRS
  • TAXI JUNIOR PUERTO PLATA DR San Felipe, Puerto Plata DR 57000 Tel. 1-809-868-0432
  • COSTAMBAR TAXI STAND Calle Cristobal Colon, Puerto Plata DR 57000 Tel. 1-809-970-7318 Business Hours: Open 24HRS
  • TAXI POP VIP Avenida Ysabel de Torres, Puerto Plata DR 57000 OPEN 24HRS WhatsApp Chat Click to call: 1-809-586-3330 
  • BROTHERS TAXI POP Calle Camino Real Esquina Teresa Suarez, Puerto Plata DR 57000 Tel. 1-809-256-4990 Business Hours: Open 24HRS
  • DOMINICAN CHEAPER TRANSFERS Carretera Luperon Km 3 1/2, Plaza El Doral, Puerto Plata DR 57000 Tel. 1-829-580-5378 Business Hours: 8AM -11:00PM
  • TAXI TURISTICO POP ROBERT M. Maimon, Puerto Plata, DR 57000 Tel. 1-809-983-9126
  • POP AIRPORT TRANSFERS Calle Beller,  Puerto Plata DR 57000 Tel. 1-809-261-3340
  • JAVILLA TOURS BUS STATION Avenida Coronel Caamaño #18, Puerto Plata DR 57000 Tel. 1-809-261-3340


American Airlines
American Airlines has direct flights to Puerto Plata POP airport.

Several well known airlines have flights to Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon International airport (POP) from the USA, Canada, Europe and the Americas:

There are also local private flights to and from major cities inside the island, including Punta Cana, Bavaro, Santo Domingo, Samana and other.

cruise ship
Puerto Plata has two cruise ship ports, Taino Bay and Amber Cove.

Every week, thousands of passengers arrive to Puerto Plata via the cruise ship ports of Amber Cove and Taino Bay. While this is for 24hrs, it is a great start that opens the gate of experience to learn about the opportunities of the Dominican North Coast lifestyle.

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