Most international tourist get to Punta Cana with a charter flight, with almost 2.4 million international arrivals each year, Punta Cana International Airport is the second most popular airport in the Caribbean.
Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is one of the Caribbean's major airports (second only to Puerto Rico's main airport), services over 50 airlines, has three terminals, and can be reached in mere hours from many major cities in North America.
One can also arrive via the Aeropuerto Internacional de las Americas (SDQ), which is about half an hour from Santa Domingo, but of course, the former airport is more convenient and very close to Punta Cana's many resorts. SDQ is about two hours away from Punta Cana by car; if, for some reason, you wish to use this airport, the best way to get to Punta Cana from it is by the commuter express bus, which is only $8 USD.
The second best airport for Punta Cana is the La Romana Airport, which is about 45-minutes drive from the major Punta Cana hotels. This airport is mainly used by the wealthy owners of properties in Casa de Campo an by cruise passengers who start their Caribbean cruise from the port of La Romana.
With the 2012 debut of the Autopista del Coral, the journey between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana has been reduced to 2 hours over about 220 km.