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About Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (VRA)

Also known as Varadero Airport, due to its proximity to Varadero in northern Cuba, Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is the country’s second largest airport and is a gateway to the popular beach resorts of Cuba. Our Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport guide includes details on terminal facilities, local transportation, nearby hotels and airport contact details.


Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is a relatively small airport with limited information services. However, its staff – many of whom speak at least some English – can provide assistance if required.


Driving directions:

From Varadero, take Autopista Sur westwards and merge onto Puente Bascular, which runs along the coast. At Carbonera, turn left along the airport access road: Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is about 5km (3 miles) south of the motorway. The total drive time from Varadero is approximately 40 minutes.

From Matanzas, take the Puente Bascular eastwards to Carbonera then turn right onto the southbound airport access road. The drive time from Matanzas is approximately 20 minutes.

Airport Info

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.

No. of terminals:

+53 553 612

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: A regular bus service operates between Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport and Varadero town. The journey time is around 40 minutes and a one-day fare costs CUC$5. Most resorts and larger hotels provide shuttle services.

Taxi: Taxis operate from outside the terminal. The journey time to Varadero is around 25 minutes, and fares range from CUC$20 to CUC$30.

Terminal facilities


Bureau de change counters are available in the terminal building.


There are snack bars open during the daytime within the airport, but these close in the evening.


There is a small duty-free shop selling Cuban cigars and a limited range of gifts and souvenirs.


A left-luggage service is not available. For lost property enquiries, ask staff positioned in the baggage reclaim area.


There is a first aid service at the airport, which can deal with minor medical issues.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are no conference facilities at Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport. However such facilities are available at several nearby hotels including the luxurious Blau Marina Varadero Resort (tel: +53 4566 9966; in Varadero.

Communication Facilities:

Payphones are available at various points within the terminal.

Disabled facilities:

Some assistance to disabled passengers is available (such as wheelchair provision) but due to the small size of Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport, facilities are limited.

Car parking:

There is limited parking close to the terminal building.

Car rental:

Car hire operators CubaCar and Rex are represented at the airport. The car hire desks are located in Arrivals.

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