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Travel to Cuba

Flying to Cuba

Cuba's national airline is Cubana (, which operates direct services to Mexico, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Other airlines that fly to Cuba include Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, American Airlines, KLM, Mexicana, United, among others. Flights to Cuba tend to be more expensive around major holidays in December.

Major airports are: Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport in Matanzas and José Martí International Airport in Havana.

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 Marina Hemingway in Havana, Marina Marlin in Santiago de Cuba, and Marina Dársena in Varadero.

Cruise ships

Some cruise ships sailing to the Caribbean make a stop at Havana and Santiago de Cuba.

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