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Flights to Santo Domingo (SDQ) overview

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Going found the least deals with travel dates in July.


Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Santo Domingo (SDQ)

Book in the Goldilocks Window

Have you ever searched for flights and wondered if you should wait to book, or agonized over whether you should have started looking earlier? It’s hard to know when exactly to book to get the best fare, but there is a window when flights are generally cheapest. It’s not too far ahead of your trip and also not too late. We call it the Goldilocks Window, and it’s about 1–3 months before a domestic trip and 2–8 months before an international trip.

For anyone booking during a peak travel season, however, or for a trip with specific dates, we recommend planning on the earlier end. If you want to visit Santo Domingo in January, for example, you would be wise to start looking for flights in July.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

Sometimes, especially during busy travel seasons, fares don’t get any cheaper. Before you give up on an island vacation, try our Greek Islands Trick. Luckily, it works for all sorts of islands.

If you really want to fly from Chicago to Santo Domingo for a winter getaway but flights are out of your price range, look for flights to Miami instead. The point of the trick is to get as close as possible to your final destination as possible and then find a budget airline flight for the last leg. If you see a great deal to Miami or somewhere else close, you can then look for deals from that city to Santo Domingo. It takes a bit more planning, but it can save you some cash to put toward another night or two in a hotel.

Search alternative departure airports

Like the Greek Islands Trick, you can save money by flying out of airports other than your home airport. If you live in Charleston and flights to Santo Domingo are expensive, look for flights out of Charlotte instead. Yes, you could have to drive a few hours, but you could also save a few hundred bucks, which might make it worth it.

We see cheap fares from all sorts of airports, so spending time checking fares from nearby cities can sometimes help you save a bundle.

Fly when it’s cheaper

Winter is the busiest travel season in Santo Domingo for good reason––people want to flee the cold weather in much of the US and take advantage of winter holiday breaks in school and work. Of course, more people hoping to travel in a limited time frame means airlines can charge more for tickets.

If you can be flexible with your travel dates, you’re more likely to find deals. Shoulder seasons, just before and after high season, are some of the best times to fly. April–July is a wonderful time to visit Santo Domingo for good weather, yet it also has lower prices and fewer crowds than winter and earlier in the spring.

If traveling outside of peak season isn’t an option, try to look for fares on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Those are generally the cheapest days to fly, while, unsurprisingly, Fridays and Sundays are the most expensive.

Set alerts for specific trips

Keeping track of airfare as it changes is time consuming and can be frustrating. The good news is there are tools that can help.

Set up online fare alerts for your Santo Domingo travel dates––adding a few alerts if your dates or departure cities are flexible––and you’ll get an email when the fare drops into your price range or by a significant amount. Do this in advance of the Goldilocks Window we mentioned above so you can see the deals that pop up during that time.

Santo Domingo is easy to reach from Florida, the Northeast, Atlanta, and Chicago. From elsewhere in the US you’ll have to make a connection, likely in one of those places. If you’re flying from the Caribbean, Central America, or South America, you have plenty of options.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Santo Domingo (SDQ)

What is the airport code for Las Américas International Airport?

The airport code for Las Américas International Airport is SDQ.

When is high season in Santo Domingo?

High season in Santo Domingo runs from November to March, when visitors from around the US and elsewhere flock to the Dominican Republic for warm weather. Kids are out of school for winter and spring break, so families can travel during this time. Carnival in February also brings tourists.

When is the best time to visit Santo Domingo?

One of the best times to visit Santo Domingo is from April to July, just after peak tourist season. You’ll get hot, sunny weather, the Merengue Festival (in July), and fewer crowds and lower prices than in the winter. The cheapest time to visit is from August to October, but this is also the rainy season and hurricane season.

November–March is a great time to visit for warm (but not too hot) weather. This is also peak tourist season, though, so be prepared for higher prices.

Does SDQ have its own on-site hotel?

There are no hotels connected to the actual airport terminal, but there are a few conveniently located near the Santo Domingo airport.

  • Boca Grande Hotel Suites: Amenities include room service, a pool, a bar, and free wifi. The hotel offers transport from the airport for a fee. Rooms start at $47 per night.
  • Quality Hotel Real Aeropuerto: Amenities include free breakfast, a fitness center, outdoor pool, free wifi, and a restaurant. Rooms start at $110 per night.
  • Hampton by Hilton Santo Domingo: Amenities include free breakfast, an outdoor pool, fitness center, and free wifi. Rooms start at $115 per night.

What lounges are available at SDQ?

  • Terminal A: Sala VIP Caribe, SKY The Lounge
  • Terminal B: American Express Scotiabank VIP Lounge, Copa Club

The lounges in Terminal A are open to all passengers. They have snacks, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, flight monitors, TVs, and free wifi. SKY The Lounge also has showers and food that can be ordered a la carte. The Sala VIP Caribe lounge is $40 to access, and SKY The Lounge is $60.

The American Express lounge at SDQ offers a buffet, a full bar, a children’s area, internet terminals, and free wifi. It is available for American Express Platinum cardholders.

The Copa Club has snacks, a full bar, a service desk for Copa Airlines reservations, free wifi, and lounge seating. It is open to passengers traveling in executive or business class on Copa or Star Alliance partner airlines, as well as to ConnectMiles Gold and Platinum members, Star Alliance Gold members, and United Club members on a Star Alliance flight.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to Santo Domingo?

If you plan to bring your pet from the US to Santo Domingo, it will need a microchip, up-to-date vaccines, and a health certificate. In the airport your pet must be on a leash or in a carrier at all times. The airport recommends checking with your airline for additional airline-specific restrictions.

How far is SDQ from Santo Domingo?

The Santo Domingo airport is about 14 miles from the City Center, about a 40-minute drive.

What are the transportation options for getting from SDQ to Santo Domingo?

The only way to reach the City Center from the Santo Domingo airport is by car. A taxi from the airport will cost about $35 and takes around 40 minutes. Many hotels also offer airport pickup services for a fee.

How long is the flight to Santo Domingo?

If you’re flying to Santo Domingo from the US, you can reach the city on a nonstop flight from the Northeast in about 4 hours. From Atlanta it’s just over 3 hours, and from a few cities in Florida it’s about 2.5. From the rest of the US you’ll have to make a connection, and your flight time could be anywhere from 6–12 hours.

If you’re flying from around the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, or South America, you have more options. The shortest flight is about an hour and the longest, from Chile, is 8 hours.

A few cities in Europe offer nonstop flights to Santo Domingo, which take about 9 hours. From the rest of the world you’ll have to make at least one connection, and your flight time could range from 12–24 hours.

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