Travel to Cuba
Flying to Cuba
Cuba's national airline is Cubana (CU) (tel: (07) 834 4446; www.cubana.cu). 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.
In March 2011, the United States authorized nine additional airports (Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, San Juan Puerto Rico, and Tampa), to handle charter flights between the United States and Cuba.
The José Martí International Airport's Terminal #2 in Havana has been completely upgraded to receive additional flights originating from the USA and elsewhere.
CUC$25 Airport Service Charge for passengers leaving Cuba. Transit passengers and children under two years are exempt. Payable in cash.
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: (07) 204-6848), Marina Puerto Sol Darsena in Varadero (tel: (045) 66-7755), Marina Santiago de Cuba (tel: (022) 691 446, and Marina Puerto Sol Cienfuegos (tel: (043) 255-1241). There is no official website for Cuban marinas.