The most popular form of public transportation is the concho, a sort of private car that follows set routes through the city, carrying about six passengers per vehicle. These cars can get rather crowded if some locals have been shopping. The charge is about RD$14 per passenger.
Conchos carry a licensed permit on their windshield. Be cautious of the piratas, unlicensed cars roaming the streets. Getting into one of the vehicles might be dangerous. There are also regular taxis roaming the streets. Most rides within the city center cost RD$105 per person. If you ask a driver to take you to one of the outlying barrios, always negotiate the charge in advance.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.