The majority of would-be foreign travelers in the Dominican Republic do not need to obtain visas prior to arrival.
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There are a variety of ways to get to and from the Dominican Republic, including flights into international airports, overland crossings, international cruiseships and ferries. Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
The DR is a fairly small country, so in theory at least it’s easy to drive or take public transportation from one side of the country to the other. In practice, however, the inadequate road network will behoove some with limited time and a sufficient budget to consider flying.
Air Useful if short on time, though the most expensive option and sometimes unreliable depending on time of year.
Bus Two major companies, Caribe Tours and Metro, provide comfortable; frequent service along a network of major cities and towns.
Car Most convenient option if seeking freedom of movement, especially if interested in exploring rural and mountain regions.
Guaguas Basically small buses or minivans, ubiquitous, least expensive and least comfortable, but often the only available public transport.