Cheap flights to Santo Domingo Las Americas International Airport
Santo Domingo is a historic, bustling, and energetic metropolis served by one of the region's most important airports, the Las Americas International Airport (SDQ). The oldest European city in the Americas, Santo Domingo has become one the most vibrant and fascinating metropolises on the continent. With many airlines offering flights to Santo Domingo, you can use Skyscanner's monthly search tool to help you find cheap airfare to the Dominican capital.
Best time to book a flight to Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo is a tropical city, and even during the winter, when temperatures are at their lowest, you will still be wearing t-shirts and sandals. Hurricane season, which runs from June to November, can affect the island and you are more likely to encounter rain during these months. The city's two main festivals, Carnival in the spring and the Meringue Festival in the summer, are definitely reasons to enjoy this vibrant city, but keep in mind that they will also require that you book your hotel and flights well in advance if you want to grab a great deal. Signing up for Price Alerts can help you find the cheapest flights to Santo Domingo.
Airlines that fly to Santo Domingo Las Americas
Santo Domingo Las Americas is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean and served by dozens of airlines. Keep in mind that while most airlines offer regular service, some only operate on a seasonal basis.
- Air Berlin
- Air Europa
- Air France
- Air Transat
- American Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- Delta Air lines
- JetBlue Airways
- PAWA Dominicana
- Spirit Airlines
- United Airlines
- Wamos Air
What to expect when arriving at the airport
The airport is located about a 30 minute drive from Santo Domingo's historic centre. There is no public transit connecting the airport to the city, so you will either have to get a taxi, rent a car, or arrange for pickup through your hotel or tour operator. Taxis are expensive here due to the high cost of fuel. You should always work out the price for your trip with your driver beforehand. Uber is also an option if you're looking to save a bit of money. If you feel confident enough to tackle Santo Domingo's traffic on your own renting a car is definitely a worthwhile option. The car rental agencies are located in the North (B) Terminal.
There are two terminals, the older A Terminal and the newer B (North) Terminal, both of which are within walking distance of one another. Keep in mind that the A Terminal closes at 7 pm every night. WiFi is free and available at both terminals as are ATMs, currency exchanges, pharmacies, and lounges. Most of the food options at both terminals are fast food featuring either local or international options. Remember that most restaurants close at 7 pm. There are also a few duty-free shops offering souvenirs, clothing, and local gifts.
What to see and do in Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo is the oldest European city in the Americas, having been founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus' brother Bartolome Columbus. The Colonial Zone of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with architecture dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. The Catedral Primada de America is the oldest cathedral in the Americas and worth a visit. The Malecon is a waterfront boulevard where you will find many hotels, casinos, restaurants, clubs, and festivals. The city's best museum is probably the Alcazar de Colon, a 16th-century villa owned by Christopher Columbus' son, Diego Colon, who also served as Governor. It is well preserved and includes items actually owned by Diego Colon.
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