How to Fly to Samaná from North America and Europe?

How to Fly to Samaná from North America and Europe?

Today we’re going to answer one of your most frequently asked questions – how to get to Samaná from Europe or the United States? Discover the best connections, the most affordable airline deals, and sample flight times.

The Dominican Republic is the second most visited country in Latin America and its popularity continues to grow. In 2023, a historic record was set – the number of tourists exceeded the magical 10 million mark, and almost 80% of them arrived by air. It is also a country with extensive trade and economic links with Western nations, and an increasingly popular choice as a second home or retirement destination for people from North America and Western Europe. All of this contributes to the well developed air connections that the Dominican Republic has with the rest of the world. But what about getting to the Samaná Peninsula? Which airport to choose and how to get to the Samaná region quickly and easily?

Samaná El Catey International Airport

The main international airport in our region is the Samaná El Catey International Airport. It’s a small, growing airport that currently only serves charter flights. Here is a list of current destinations: Toronto, Montreal, Montego Bay (Jamaica), Lisbon and Düsseldorf. Airlines serving El Catey include Air Canada Rouge, Orbest, Eurowings, Air Transat and WestJet. The region also has a private airport, Arroyo Barril, which offers domestic flights and good connections to the USA.

With the dynamic development of our region, we expect to see airport expansions and many new flights to the rest of the world in the near future.

Nearest International Airports

Samaná is within a few hours drive of all major airports in the Dominican Republic. Two key highways, the DR-7, also known as the Santo Domingo-Samana Highway, and the DR-5, which runs from Santiago through Puerto Plata to Samaná, ensure a quick and comfortable journey. Here are estimated travel times by car to the heart of the peninsula, the city of Samaná:

Santo Domingo (Las Americas International Airport) – 2h30

Santiago (Cibao International Airport) – 3h20

La Romana (La Romana International Airport) – 3h30

Puerto Plata (Gregorio Luperon International Airport) – 3h50

Punta Cana (Punta Cana International Airport) – 4h10

How to Fly to Samaná from Europe?

There are direct scheduled flights to the Dominican Republic from many major European cities and, with a layover in the USA, from almost all of them. The airports of Madrid, Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Zurich and Paris offer very convenient connections to Samaná via Santo Domingo. Punta Cana, just over 4 hours from Samaná, can be reached all year round without a layover. Charter flights from Europe to the Dominican Republic are almost limitless, with Condor, Iberia and Air Europa currently offering the best deals.

Here is a list of European cities and airlines with the best connections to the Dominican Republic, along with sample flight times:

Madrid – Iberia, Air Europa (8h50)

Paris – Air France, XL France, Corsair (9h10)

London – British Airways, TUI Airways (9h15)

Amsterdam – Arkefly (10h10)

Brussels – TUIfly (10h)

Berlin, Frankfurt – Condor (10h15)


How to Fly to Samaná from the USA and Canada?

The Dominican Republic is an extremely popular destination for Americans and Canadians, so many North American cities have regular, fast flights to the island. Layovers in New York or Miami are also a good choice for European tourists looking for cheaper options than charter flights. Tickets from the United States to Santo Domingo can be found for as little as $100.

We’ve put together a helpful overview of scheduled flights to Santo Domingo, along with average flight times:

Miami – Frontier, American Airlines, Spirit (2h15)

Atlanta – Delta, Airtran (3h25)

Washington – Airtran, United (3h40)

New York – JetBlue, Delta, Spirit, United (3h55)

Cincinnati – Delta, Frontier (3h55)

Toronto – Arajet, American Airlines, Delta, United (4h15)

Montreal – Air Transat, Arajet, American Airlines, Delta, United (4h25)

We particularly recommend the Dominican airline Arajet. They offer very cheap and fast flights to both North and South America (USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, etc.).

We are confident that, with the rapid development of the Dominican Republic, especially Samaná, the number of direct flights will continue to grow with each season. We will keep you informed of any updates. Meanwhile, we hope that this brief knowledge capsule will help you plan your trip and, most importantly, convince you that the Dominican Republic is within your reach!

Also, remember that every investor and guest of Samana Group can count on our assistance in organizing flights, so don’t hesitate to contact us!