Puerto Rico has daily nonstop flights to major cities throughout the United States.

Transportation

There are several ways to get to Puerto Rico, and even more ways to get out and explore the Island.

Whether you’re looking for information about getting to Puerto Rico or getting around the Island once you’ve arrived, you’ll find everything you need to know about Transportation in Puerto Rico here. 

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An airplane flies over a beach in Carolina, Puerto Rico

With nonstop flights to various cities in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, flying to Puerto Rico is a breeze.

Getting to Puerto Rico by Air

There are two international airports in Puerto Rico that offer daily nonstop flights to and from major cities in the United States, as well as weekly nonstop flights to and from international destinations such as Montreal, Toronto, Frankfurt, Madrid, Bogotá, Panamá City, and San José. San Juan is also the leading gateway to the Eastern Caribbean, with several airlines that operate daily flights to more than 20 destinations in the Caribbean. 

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Arriving at the cruise port

All major cruise lines have stops in the San Juan Cruise Port.

Cruise to Puerto Rico

Millions of passengers arrive in Puerto Rico at the San Juan Cruise Port each year. Different cruise lines make stops in San Juan for a few hours or a few days, depending on the itinerary. You’ll find various restaurants, shops, art galleries, historical monuments, parks, and more in the immediate area. Just walking through the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan is an experience all its own.

If you are flying into San Juan to depart on a cruise from the terminal in Old San Juan, it is a short trip from the airport to the port. You’ll find taxis on the ground level, and the ride is about 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

Cruise options in Puerto Rico are expanding as well, and new service is being introduced in Ponce and other ports. If you love cruises and haven’t been to Puerto Rico yet, you’re missing out.

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Getting Around Puerto Rico

Once you’ve arrived in Puerto Rico, there are many options to explore the Island.

If you’re looking to travel the Island in your own vehicle or venture beyond the immediate area of San Juan, there are more than 14 car rental companies that can accommodate your specific needs. This arrangement can be made before your visit or upon arrival (although booking in advance is recommended during busy travel times). 

For those planning on driving to various parts Puerto Rico outside of San Juan, the Island is about 100 miles across, so it’s not difficult to extend your itinerary to experience other regions. However, be advised that the mountain roads through the center of the Island can be winding and may take longer to drive than the distance may suggest at a glance.  

If driving is not for you and you’re planning on staying in closer proximity to San Juan, taxis are easy to find at the airport (if you’re arriving) as well as throughout metro areas like Condado, Santurce, Isla Verde, Miramar, Ocean Park, and other nearby districts.

Various towns have trolleys offering transportation to key locations and landmarks in the municipalities. Public buses or guaguas are part of the Metropolitan Bus Authority and offer various routes in the metro area.

Ridesharing in Puerto Rico is only common in the districts near San Juan. Uber is currently the only major rideshare company offering its services on the island. Learn more about the current regulations for drivers and passengers here.

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