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About Havana José Martí International Airport (HAV)

Cuba’s largest airport and the main international gateway to the country, Havana José Marti International Airport is a short distance from the capital Havana. Our guide to the airport includes vital information for passengers, including details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Information:

There are several information desks in the arrivals and departures areas of Terminals 2 and 3. There are also various tourist information points throughout the terminals.

Driving directions:

From central Havana head south on Avenida de la Independencia, which turns into Avenida Rancho Boyeros. This road directly passes the airport; follow the signs to the terminal complex. The total drive time from central Havana to the airport is approximately 20 minutes.

Transfer between terminals:

A shuttle bus service connects the four terminals.

Airport Info

Code:
HAV
Location:

Havana José Marti International Airport is situated 15km (9 miles) southwest of Havana.

No. of terminals:
4
Telephone:

+53 7 266 4644

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Local buses are available, but this mode of transport can be difficult because payment is required in non-convertible pesos, which are difficult for foreigners to obtain.

Taxi: Metered taxis are available to the city centre (journey time: 20-30 minutes; fare: CUC$25). Numerous taxi companies serve the airport, including Taxi Vinales Cuba (tel: +53 58343180; www.taxivinalescuba.com), which offers taxi booking in advance; otherwise cabs can be hailed from outside all terminals. There are plenty of unofficial cabbies in Cuba, typically they drive vintage American cars or beaten up Ladas. Be wary of drivers claiming their meters are broken, a common tourist scam in the area.

Terminal facilities

Money:

Bureaux de change services can be found in Terminals 2 and 3, while a 24-hour bank and ATMs are also located in Terminal 3.

Food:

Terminal 3 has plenty of bars and restaurants. The other terminals have more limited options.

Shopping:

There is a wide choice of shops at Havana José Marti International Airport, with options in each terminal. These include bookshops, tobacconists, newsagents, duty-free shopping and off-licences.

Luggage:

There are no luggage lockers at Havana José Marti International Airport. All lost property enquires are handled by the dedicated Lost and Found Office (tel: +53 7 649 5777) located in Terminal 3.

Other:

Other facilities at Havana José Marti International Airport include a pharmacy and a children’s play area in Terminal 3.

Airport facilities

Disabled facilities:

Lifts are located at various points within the terminals. Wheelchair transportation can be provided between aircrafts and Arrivals/Departures; passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.

Car parking:

Car parking is available at Terminals 1, 2 and 3, within lots situated less than 150m (490ft) from the terminals.

Car rental:

Car hire companies represented at Havana José Marti International Airport include: Cubanacar, Rex (limousines and luxury cars), Transtour and Via Rent a Car. All car hire agencies are located in the Arrivals areas of Terminals 2 and 3.