Travel to Cuba

Flying to Cuba

Cuba's national airline is Cubana (www.cubana.cu). Virgin Atlantic (www.virgin-atlantic.com) runs direct flights to Havana from the UK. Flights to Cuba don't fluctuate much in price due to the limited number of carriers servicing the island, but are more expensive around major holidays (especially in December) and during the June to August summer tourist season.

Flight times:

From London - 10 hours; New York - 4 hours (by charter flight, although scheduled flights from the USA are expected to begin in 2016).

Departure tax:

Included in the air fare.

Airport guides

Airport Code: HAV. Location: Havana José Marti International Airport is situated 15km (9 miles) southwest of Havana. Money: Bureaux de change services can be found in Terminals 2 and 3, while a 24-hour bank and ATMs are... Read more

Airport Code: VRA. Location: Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is located 35km (21 miles) southwest of Varadero and around... Money: Bureau de change counters are available in the terminal building. Read more

Travel by rail

Getting to Cuba by boat

Sailing into Cuba is possible, with a handful of international marinas receiving foreign vessels including Havana's Marina Hemingway (tel: +53 7 209 7270), Marina Santiago de Cuba (tel: +53 22 691 446 and Marina Puerto Sol Cienfuegos (tel: +53 43 255 1241). There is no official website for Cuban marinas.

Cruise ships:

Cruise ships arrive in Havana and Santiago de Cuba on circuits through the Caribbean.




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