Visa formalities are exactly the same as for the mainland US.
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For a Caribbean castaway destination, Puerto Rico is well-connected, mainly thanks to an important airport and cruise-ship port in San Juan.
A spread of carriers make frequent connections between San Juan and New York City and major airline hubs of the US, including Philadelphia, Boston and Miami. London, Oslo and Frankfurt are among the destinations with direct flights from the UK and Europe. Flights, tours and rail tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
The best price found from United States to Puerto Rico is on October 31st, 2018, travelling with Spirit Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.
Most visitors drive themselves around Puerto Rico when they travel the island; this is far and away the advised means of getting about.
Bus Regular large urban buses run on routes convenient for visitors in San Juan.
Car Exploring Puerto Rico will be more rewarding with your own vehicle, although chaotic local driving habits and poor road conditions mean you won't want to plan any extended road trips. Note that a car is unnecessary while staying in San Juan: parking is scarce, traffic terrible.
Ferries & Planes Only used for trips to the major islands of Culebra and Vieques.
Taxi Within San Juan, taxis are reasonable. Travel between towns, though, and costs fly up.