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Santo Domingo Transport

Transport


There are several ways to get around in Santo Domingo. Buses run along major routes throughout the city, but are not a popular mode of transport for tourists as the system can be confusing. Taxis operate across the city, although not all taxis are clearly marked and they are not normally metered. Taxis usually operate according to set fares depending on the distance travelled; it's best to confirm this with the driver before getting in the vehicle. It's recommended to call a taxi dispatcher to arrange a taxi beforehand rather than hailing a taxi directly from the street.

Shared minivan taxis (publicos) are popular; these follow major routes around the city, but don't have specific stops, rather stopping when a passenger flags them down using hand signals. Although they're relatively cheap, they can be quite uncomfortable due to overcrowding. Car hire is available in Santo Domingo, but self-driving is not always the best option due to poor roads and erratic driving conditions.

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