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Travel to Cuba

Flying to Cuba

Cuba's national airline is Cubana ( operate direct services to Mexico, Colombia and Dominican Republic. 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.

Major airports are: Varadero Juan Gualberto Gomez Airport and Havana Jose Marti International Airport.

Airport Guides

Havana José Martí International Airport




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


+53 726 64644

Avenida Van Troi

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Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport




Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is located 35km (21 miles) southwest of Varadero and around 40km (24 miles) east of Matanzas in northern Cuba.


+53 553 612

Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport

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Flight times

From London - 10 hours; New York - 4 hours.

Departure tax

Included in the air fare.

Travelling to Cuba by Rail

Driving to Cuba

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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