If you aren't up for renting a car, but still prefer the privacy of riding around in a vehicle without a group of strangers, taxis are the perfect choice for getting around Santo Domingo. They are reliable and punctual, making it easy to get into the habit of calling a cab whenever you're in need of a ride.
Using taxis as your main source of transportation is a great choice in Santo Domingo, because it allows tourists to avoid having to navigate local roads as well as keeps them from deciphering the sometimes confusing public transportation routes. Let's not forget the fact that it is the fastest way to get from one place to the next rather than driving yourself.
On the outside, taxis appear to be like any other car on the street, which can make it difficult to hail a cab, but finding a cab on your own is not recommended anyways. Tourists getting into unmarked taxis have been assaulted and robbed in the past, so the best option is always going to be to call a reputable company and have them pick you up – even from a major hotel or restaurant were taxis are known to line up waiting for passengers. The one place that seems to be the exception is at the airport. You can use the chart of local taxi companies below and call for a cab yourself, or have the concierge at your hotel do it for you. are two of the known cab companies that many previous visitors recommend. Taxi Queen is a company that you can trust in because all of their drivers are required to pass security checks before they can get behind the wheel.and
The following chart indicates how to get a hold of local taxi services.
|(809) 245-7788||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 686-1212||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 239-2525||Libertador 10 - Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 545-3737||Santo Domingo|
|(829) 687-9999||15 A Fleming - Santo Domingo|
|(809) 597-5555||37 PJ Lama Avenue - Santo Domingo|
|Antena Taxi||(809) 686-8686||37 Mexico Avenue - 2.2 mi. (3.5 km) West of Santo Domingo|
|Apolo Taxi||(809) 537-0000||462 Twenty-seventh of February Avenue - Santo Domingo|
|Bambino Taxi||(809) 780-9635||Santo Domingo|
|(809) 567-1897||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 682-5959||M A Piantini 63 - Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 541-7575||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(829) 596-1000||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 221-5020||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 544-0077||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 532-0303||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 388-2000||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 599-5555||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 333-1333||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 231-3333||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 568-2021||Av J Majluta 1 - Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 622-0565||28 No 10, Carlos Alvarez - Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 544-4444||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 681-0101||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 620-0707||Av J Majluta 71 - Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 569-1218||26de Enero 2 - Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 597-2200||A No 3, V Faro - Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 372-7878||Av I Aguiar 136 - Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 590-7777||A A HasbAon 38 - Downtown Santo Domingo|
|(809) 532-4683||Av Independencia 1355 - Downtown Santo Domingo|
Once you call for a cab, the operator will give you an estimate of how long it will take the taxi to get to you, plus the color of the taxi and its ID number so you can be sure you're safe getting in. Taxis are available in Santo Domingo 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you're traveling with young children, note that it is perfectly legal for children to ride in their parent's lap and skip a car or booster seat, so taxis will not have these devices on hand. If you prefer your child be buckled in as safe and snug as possible, make sure to bring your seat from home.
...carry small bills in local currency...
The cost of hailing a taxi in Santo Domingo depends on where you're traveling to. Taxis are not metered, and rates are set by the individual company, but it is always wise to speak with your driver and settle on the fare before you hit the road. At minimum, you'll pay $4.50(USD) for a ride. Always make sure to carry small bills in local currency, because drivers rarely have change on hand.
Most drivers only speak Spanish, which can create something of a language barrier, however, if you happen upon a bilingual driver you may want to ask him or her if he'll take you on a tour of the area. Taxi drivers often double as tour guides, and will charge reasonable prices to give you by-the-hour tours.
If you're hoping to travel to another city or town via taxi, call a taxi company in advance to get a quote and reserve your driver. Not every driver on the street will be willing to drive long distances.
Want to know about local taxi rates? See this table.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 90.00 - $ 95.00||Downtown Santo Domingo||La Vega|
|$ 200.00||Punta Cana||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|$ 165.00 - $ 180.00||Downtown Santo Domingo||Samana|
|$ 35.00 - $ 40.00||Downtown Santo Domingo||Boca Chica|
|$ 40.00 - $ 45.00||Downtown Santo Domingo||Juan Dolio Beach|
|$ 118.50 - $ 138.50||Sans Souci Terminal||La Romana|
|$ 7.15 - $ 8.50||Sans Souci Terminal||Zona Colonial|
|$ 6.75 - $ 7.95||Sans Souci Terminal||Hard Rock Cafe Zona Colonial|
|$ 27.25 - $ 32.00||Sans Souci Terminal||Las Américas International Airport|
|$ 7.50 - $ 9.00||Sans Souci Terminal||Palacio Nacional|
|$ 6.00 - $ 7.15||Sans Souci Terminal||National Aquarium|
|$ 35.00 - $ 40.25||Las Américas International Airport||Santo Domingo|
|$ 5.25 - $ 6.25||Sans Souci Terminal||El Faro A Colón|
|$ 5.50 - $ 6.50||Sans Souci Terminal||Fortaleza Ozama|
|$ 33.25 - $ 39.00||Sans Souci Terminal||Boca Chica|
|$ 100.00 - $ 115.00||Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|$ 120.00 - $ 150.00||La Romana Port||Downtown Santo Domingo|
|$ 20.00 - $ 25.00||La Romana Port||Altos De Chavon|
|$ 154.10 - $ 177.25||Punta Cana International Airport||Downtown Santo Domingo|
With so many public transportation options available in Santo Domingo that are much less expensive, deciding to take a taxi can seem unnecessary. But those who prefer quick, individualized service will find this to be the obvious choice every time.
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