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Which Santo Domingo Airport is best to fly or closest to City?

Las Americas Airport (SDQ) or La Isabela Airport (JBQ)

OVERVIEW OF AIRPORTS IN SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Two airports serve Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. The airports are Las Americas International Airport and La Isabela International Airport. Las Americas Airport is the primary airport serving Santo Domingo, many airlines operate from this airport. La Isabela Airport is the secondary airport serving the city, it is a domestic airport closer, more efficient and cheaper than Las Americas Airport. Both airports are connected to the city centre by good roads, cheap, fast and reliable public transport services. We summarize the details to keep you updated about the airports to your favourite destinations.

La Isabela Airport Vs. Las Americas Airport

Las Americas Airport (SDQ)

La Isabela Airport (JBQ)

    Las Americas  Airport (SDQ) La Isabela Airport (JBQ)

Getting To The Airports From The City Centre

Distance from City Centre 23.7 miles (38.1 kilometres) 6.7 miles (10.7 kilometres)
Public Transport Operating Hours 24-hours daily. Round the clock service
Train N/A N/A
Airport Shuttle Services

Dominican Airport Transfers offers private and luxury shuttle transfer services from the airport to various destinations in the city. It costs about $50 to get to Santo Domingo, the city centre.

Dominican Private Airport Transfers

JM Transfer also offers shuttle services at the airport from $35 for a single trip and $65 for a round trip. http://jmtransfer.com/

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Bus Services N/A N/A/td>
Taxi Around $75 - $95 USD for a 29 minutes Journey time. Around $25 - $30 USD. Journey Time: 13 minutes
Uber

Uber is available only on demand.

Uber X: $14 - $20
Moto: $16 - $23
UberXL: $23 - $35

Uber fare estimator

Uber X: $4 - $6
Moto: $4 - $7
UberXL: $6 - $10

Uber fare estimator

   

Which Airport Is Most Suitable For Me?

How Close to Santo Domingo City Centre?

Las Americas International Airport is 38.1 km from Santo Domingo's city centre, the capital of the Dominican Republic. It is the main airport serving Santo Domingo.

SDQ is connected from different parts of Santo Domingo by airport shuttle services and taxis.

It takes about 37 minutes from the airport to the city centre where all the top attractions are.

La Isabela International Airport is the main hub for Dominican airlines serving both domestic and international flights to other Caribbean islands. It is the closest airport from Santo Domingo.

It takes around 13 minutes to reach the city centre where all the major attractions are located.
Cost Factor

SDQ Airport is the main airport serving Santo Domingo. Although the average price for a hotel room is higher than that of JBQ airport, it is more connected to the city by public transportation services than the other airport.

Considering the flight fares, car hire, and hotel costs; SDQ Airport is on the expensive side than La Isabela International Airport.

 

Flight fares to La Isabela Airport are lower than SDQ, as well as the cost of getting to the city centre in Santo Domingo. It is closer to the city centre and takes around 13 minutes to the city centre.

Although this airport is closer to Santo Domingo, it takes longer to get to the city centre and there are no hotels close to the airport and no buses or shuttles at the airport, only taxi services, and car hire are at the airport.

Car hire cost is lower, but hotel costs are comparable to that of SDQ since hotels are located in the city and not around the airport.

In all, choosing La Isabela International Airport is worth if you get a good flight deal and you have to book for a taxi before you arrive at the airport for easy and fast movement.
Airport Delays

Avg Security & Immigration Delays: Average

Avg Flight Arrival Delays: 30 minutes.

Avg Security & Immigration Delays: Low

Avg Flight Arrival Delays: 10-15 minutes
Flight Fares SDQ flight fares are usually higher than that of La Isabela Airport. Flight fares from this airport are usually lower than at Las Americas International Airport by 30-40%.

Hotel Prices Per Day From (01-11-2018 to 02-11-2018) Searched on 31-10-2018

Hotel

Hampton by Hilton Santo Domingo Airport(3.5-star)at $152 per night

Quality Hotel Real Aeropuerto Santo Domingo3.5-star (3.5-star)
at $140 per night

Hotel Zapata (3-star) at $59 per night.

Micro Hotel Condo Suites(2.5-star)at $65 per night

Cozy and Charming 2BDR Suite(3-star)at $75 per night

Penthouse in heart of Santo Domingo (3.5-star) at $400 per night.

Car Hire Prices Per Week (01-11-2018 to 07-11-2018)

Car Hire $272.72 $264.58
Car Hire Companies Amerirent, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Honda, Meta Rent-a-Car, National / Alamo, Nelly Rent-a-Car, Payless, Sixt, Thrifty. Alamo, Avis, Budget, National, Sixt, and Thrifty.
Online car hire Car Hire Las Americas  Airport (SDQ) Car Hire La Isabela Airport (JBQ)

Airport Facilities

Shopping and Dining

Floristeria Lia, Dominican Britt, Cabinet, Kb Store, Oakley, Mini Market, The Maracas Shop, Farmacia Inversiones Dabor, Dufry Duty-Free, Coffeelopolis / Sandwich / Rico Hot Dog, Pizzarelli, D 'Us Empanadas, Oxygen, Quiznos, Jade Teriyaki, Burger King, Caribbean Rincon, Helados Bon, Café Santo Domingo, Krispy Kreme, Gelatoppazo Heladeria, Air Bar, Mango's Cafe, Casa Avila and more.

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Lounges Copa Club Lounge and Sala VIP Lounge. N/A.
Wi-Fi Services

Free unlimited Wi-Fi available.

Free unlimited Wi-Fi available

How To Transfer Between Airport Terminals?

Transfer in and Around The Airport

SDQ is a single terminal airport with three-levels and two concourses (A and B). This makes moving around the airport easy on foot.

JBQ has a single terminal building with two levels, so it is easy to go around on foot.

Currency Exchange & ATM cash Points

Banreservas and Popular Bank are available for currency exchange assistance: Landside 1st Level.

ATMs are available at the first level (Landside)

There are no known currency exchange points at the airport, but travellers can change currency at MoneyGram, Caribe Express and Western Union offices close to the airport.

Important phone numbers SDQ Airport: 809-947-2225 / 2297 JBQ Airport: 809-826-4019 ext. 112
Major Operating Airlines Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air Europa, Air France, American Airlines, Aserca Airlines, Avianca, Condor, Copa, Cubana Airlines, Delta, Iberia, Insel Air, Intercaribbean Airways, Jetairfly, JetBlue, Laser Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Seaborne Airlines, PAWA Dominicana, United Airlines, and Venezolana. Air Century, Air Inter Island, M&N Aviation, Servicios Aéreos Profesionales, Sunrise Airways and more.
Major Connecting Destinations Mexico City, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Paris–Orly, Madrid, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Miami, Bogotá, Caracas, Providenciales, Frankfurt, San Jose de Costa Rica, Panama City, Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Atlanta, New York–JFK, Curaçao, Paramaribo, Aruba, Tortola, Sint Maarten, Kingston, Newark, Orlando, San Juan, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Tortola, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts, Sint Maarten, Brussels, Brussels, and more.

Aruba, Curaçao, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, San Juan, Santiago de los Caballeros, Sint Maarten , Antigua, Barahona, Bridgetown, Constanza, Havana, Holguín, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Nassau, Providenciales, San Juan, Varadero,  Aguadilla, Barbados, Bogotá, Cancún, Caracas, Cayo Coco, Grand Cayman, Havana, Isla Margarita, Martinique, Miami, Montego Bay, Samana-Arroyo Barril, Santiago de Cuba, San Juan, Tortola, Varadero, Port-au-Prince and more.

Tourist Information Centre

Tourist Info Centres They are located in the central exit corridor, next to terminal A (South). N/A
Official website http://www.aerodom.com/ app/do/f-servicios.aspx http://www.aerodom.com/ app/do/aeropuertos_laisabela.aspx

SANTO DOMINGO AIRPORTS

Which airport is closest to central Santo Domingo?

Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) and La Isabela International Airport (JBQ) serve Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The closest airport to the city centre is La Isabela International Airport at 6.7 miles, using the fast airport taxis will get you to central Santo Domingo in 13 minutes. Las Americas International Airport is the furthest at 23.7 miles, the Dominican Airport Transfers takes 45 minutes to the city centre.

Distance to Central Santo Domingo:

La Isabela International Airport: 6.7 miles / 10.7 km
Las Americas International Airport: 23.7 miles / 38.1 km

La Isabela International Airport to Central Santo Domingo Journey Times:

By Taxi: 13 minutes

Las Americas International Airport to Central Santo Domingo Journey Times:

By Bus: 45 minutes
By Taxi: 29 minutes

What is the best airport to fly into in Santo Domingo?

La Isabela InternationalAirport(JBQ): People on business trips will most likely use this airport to fly into Santo Domingo. The airport see fewer human traffic, delays, less queues and lower flight fares than Las Americas. Although, the airport is served by low budget airlines, it offers short and long haul flights to many destinations within and around Caribbean islands & South America. Airlines at the airport include Air Century, Air Inter Island, M&N Aviation, Servicios Aéreos Profesionales, Sunrise Airways etc. The airport has less delays and crowds, it does not have a lot of transport options, only taxis are a reliable means of getting to central Santo Domingo and sometimes takes longer due to traffic conditions on the roads.

SDQ (Las Americas International Airport) is the main airport serving Santo Domingo, top flag airlines such as Air Europa, Air France, American Airlines, Aserca Airlines, Avianca, Condor, Copa, Cubana Airlines, Delta, Iberia, Insel Air, and many more operate from the airport with domestic and international flights. The airport is further away linked with good public transport options and transfer times are longer. Using the airport shuttle, it will take you 45 minutes to central Santo Domingo. This airport sees more crowds, and flight delays compared to JBQ.

Is La Isabela Internationalairport better than SDQ?

La Isabela International Airport is the closest airport to the city centre making transfers to Santo Domingo faster than at SDQ. The airport better because it handles less crowds with less queues at immigration and fewer flight delays than SDQ which sees more. Las Americas International Airport is bigger with a single terminal, 2levels and 2 concourses (A & B), than La Isabela's single terminal with 2 levels. This means moving around the airport will be a bit tiring. Business travellers will most likely prefer to use La Isabela International to Las Americas International due to the shorter transfer times, fewer flight delays, and cheap flight fares.

Which airport is closest to top attractions in Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic?

The closest airport to the top attractions is La Isabela International. By using the airport taxi you will be in central Santo Domingo in just 21 minutes where you will see the National Pantheon of the Dominican Republic,Cathedral of America, Monasterio de San Francisco, and many more. Taxis charge $40-$55, but Uber is a cheaper means of transport $9-$12 from the airport to Santo Domingo.

How much does it cost from La Isabela International or Las Americas International to Central Santo Domingo?

From La Isabela International Airport by:

Taxi: $25 - $30 –Available 24/7 at the airport.
Uber:$4 - $6 - https://www.uber.com/en-IN/fare-estimate/Available on demand.
But Private taxes are cheaper than Airport taxis, here to Book at

From Las Americas International Airport by:
Bus (Airport shuttle): $50-per person – https://dominicanairporttransfers.com/transfers/results.aspx Available on demand from 5:00 a.m. to 23:300 p.m.
Taxi: $75 - $95 – http://www.taxiaeropuerto.com/Available 24/7.
Uber: $14 - $20 - https://www.uber.com/en-IN/fare-estimate/Available on demand.
But Private taxes are cheaper than Airport taxis, here to Book at

How much are Hotels at La Isabela International and Las Americas International Airports?

Hotel prices can vary greatly depending on how far in advance you book, the demand for rooms, and which hotel you book but the prices below will give you a rough idea and you can do further research and hotel booking at http://www.tripindicator.com/hotel.html

La Isabela International Airport Hotels: From $65 per night
Las Americas International Airport Hotels: From $59 per night

How much does car hire cost at La Isabela International or Las Americas International Airports?

All of the airports mentioned offer competitive prices and a range of cars to suit your needs. Prices are based on the type of car, driver age, length of hire, and demand but you can get a rough idea for each airport below.

La Isabela International Airport Car Rental:

Budget Cars (Ford KA, Fiat Panda etc) Prices starting at $199.98 per day
Compact Cars (Ford Focus, VW Golf, etc) Prices starting at $199.98 per day
Compare prices here - http://www.tripindicator.com/

Las Americas International Airport Car Rental:
Budget Cars (Ford KA, Fiat Panda etc) Prices starting at $199.98 per day
Compact Cars (Ford Focus, VW Golf, etc) Prices starting at $199.98 per day
Compare Prices here - http://www.tripindicator.com/

Is There More Than One Airport In Santo Domingo?

Santo Domingo has 2 airports that serve the city, Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) and La Isabela International Airport (JBQ). SDQ handles international and some domestic flights in and out of the city while JBQ handles some international flights to other Caribbean Islands and domestic flights both charter and private trips.

How Far From The Airports To The City Centre?

Las Americas International Airport is 38.1 Km from the city centre where all the top attractions are. La Isabela International Airport happens to be the closest to the city centre at just 10.7 Km.

Which Airport To Fly Into?

Las Americas International Airport is the best airport to fly into Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. It has all the major facilities to make your travel smooth such as public transportation services. It also has currency exchange points and banks which are not available at JBQ for travellers to change cash.

How Much Is Taxi From The Airports To The City Centre?

Taxis charge $75 - $95 from Las Americas International Airport to the city centre and $25 - $30 from La Isabela International Airport to Santo Domingo.

What Top Attractions Are Close To The Airports?

There are some of the most amazing Colonial buildings which are the top attractions around and in the city from both airports where travellers can cool off and enjoy their vacation such as Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, Alcázar de Colón, Fortaleza Ozama, Columbus Lighthouse, Los Tres Ojos, Museo de las Casas Reales, Calle El Conde, National Pantheon of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso National Botanical Garden, National Palace, The 3 Eyes National Park, Dominican Republic National Aquarium, Museum of Dominican Man, Ruinas de San Francisco, Caribbean Splash Water (Water Park) and many more.

Is Uber Available At Santo Domingo Airports?

ber is available at the airports in Santo Domingo only on demand and it costs around $4-$35 for a ride to the city centre.

Are There Good Hotels Around The Airports?

Very good hotels can be found around and in the city from both airports, ranging from $59-$400 per night.

 

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