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Santo Domingo Transport


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. Travellers should remember that taxis usually operate according to set fares depending on the distance travelled, and should confirm this with the driver before getting in the vehicle. It's recommended that visitors call a taxi dispatcher to arrange a taxi beforehand rather than hailing a taxi directly from the street.

Shared minivan taxis (publicos) are popular among locals. 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. Visitors can hire cars, though self-driving is not always the best option due to poor roads and erratic driving conditions. Uber is available in Santo Domingo.

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