Traveling to Miches by Airplane

Miches is serviced by the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic

Posed to become the next great eco-tourism center on the island, Miches continues to grow in popularity every year.  Getting to this destination from the airport, however, can be quite the ordeal.  Many people consider the long drive a way to do some sightseeing rather than a burden to overcome.  

International Airport of Punta Cana

One of the only privately owned airports in the world is also the most popularly used one on the island.  The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is a unique facility, where guests are greeted by locals wearing traditional Dominican clothing and a professional photographer on hand to snap photos.  The airport has three open air terminals, two of which are used for international flights, while the other welcomes domestic flights and charters.  Over 250 flights touch down here each week during the height of tourist season. 

Flying to Miches from the US

Punta Cana International Airport welcomes the most international flights of any airport on the island, making it easier to book a direct flight than anywhere else.  Atlanta, Miami, New York, and Philadelphia are just a few locations in the United States that fly non-stop to Punta Cana

This table informs you of which airlines offer scheduled service directly from the U.S. and the places from which they are flying. Online services don't always list the most logical options so it can be helpful to know which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.

Punta Cana International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Baltimore, MD, USA BWI AirTran, Southwest Airlines
Chicago, IL, USA MDW AirTran, Southwest Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Jet Blue
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines
Pittsburgh, PA, USA PIT AirTran

Flying to Miches from Canada

Air Canada is the leader in flights from Canada, but there are actually two other commercial airlines which can provide transport from the north to Punta Cana.  These are Air Transat and Sunwing Airlines and they fly from Montreal and Toronto on a regular basis. 

The following chart indicates which airlines fly directly from Canadian locations.

Punta Cana International Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Halifax, Canada YHZ Air Canada
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines

Flying to Miches from Europe

With increased flights during the winter months, travel to Punta Cana International Airport from Europe is actually quite frequent.  You can usually find direct flights available from the United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, France, Germany, and Switzerland.

If you're flying from Europe the table below is relevant.

Punta Cana International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW British Airways, Condor Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways
Moscow, Russia SVO Transaero Airlines
Munich, Germany MUC Condor Airlines
St. Petersburg, Russia LED Transaero Airlines
Zurich, Switzerland ZRH SWISS

Flying to Miches from the Caribbean

Flights from within the Caribbean are possible as well, though they usually serve as connections for international travelers.  Puerto Rico makes the most trips to the the Dominican Republic, offering anywhere from two to six flights a day.

Check the chart below for air service from other airports in the region. If you can't get a flight directly from your preferred airport, taking a connecting flight from another regional airport could be your best option.

Punta Cana International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU British Airways
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Seaborne Airlines
the Dominican Republic SDQ Air France

Next Stop, Miches

For anywhere between $30 and $120(USD) a day, you can pick up a rental car from the airport, which will almost always be necessary to get you to Miches.  It takes nearly two hours to get there, driving west along Route 107 for about a half an hour, then turning north onto Route 4 for the next hour or so until you get close to the coast and reach Miches. 

Almost five million people travel through the Punta Cana International Airport each year, including tourists who are planning a getaway in Miches.  The drive may be long, but most people feel it is worth the trip to enjoy the soothing sounds of  when they arrive. 


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