How to get from San Juan to Ponce?

Francisco Maldonado | 16 September, 2021

            How to get from San Juan to Ponce?

Ponce is one of most visited destinations in the southern region of Puerto Rico. Just an hour and a half drive from San Juan, this historic city offers a diverse cultural experience to what you will find in the capital of Puerto Rico. It doesn't matter if you are planning on visiting for a day or for the weekend, in Ponce you will always find something to do, from visiting its iconic Parque de Bombas, its museums, the majestic Castillo Serralles, or simply enjoying the modernist architecture of the 19th and early 20th century.

But, navigating the roads of Puerto Rico can be an adventure in itself. Whether you are thinking of renting a car or taking a taxi, here are some different transportation options so that you can visit the “Señorial City”, Ponce.

1. Puerto Rico Green Transportation

Puerto Rico Green Transportation offers transportation from the airport, cruise ship or your hotel to any part of the island, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in modern vehicles that adapt to your needs. They offer a 8% discount on round trip bookings.

For more information visit: or call 1-787-918-7748

2. San Juan Taxis

San Juan Taxis offers free pick up requests in advance from airports, hotels or cruise-ship terminal. Their rates start at $125 from the Luis Muñoz Marin airport to Ponce.

For more information visit: or call +1 844-844-4762.

3. Ida y Vuelta a el Aeropuerto

They offer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their standard fee from San Juan to Ponce is $140.

For more information visit: or call 787-428-5115.

4. Thrifty Car Rental

If you feel like driving then Thrifty Car Rental is located just outside the Luis Muñoz Marin airport. Here you can find vehicles from all sizes.

For more information visit: or call 787-253-2525.

5. Fly directly to Mercedita International Airport

Although this option might not be suitable for everyone, but if you are flying from Orlando International Airport or JFK International Airport (route will return in 2022) you could fly to Mercedita International Airport which is just 15 minutes away from Downtown Ponce.

Hope you make your way to our city! When in Ponce do not miss out on our recommendations of Things To Do In Ponce, and one of our city walking tours: Ponce Walking Tour, offered daily by a local guide. WELCOME TO PONCE!

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