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How to Get from Havana Airport to Havana City Centre

Havana has always been a must-visit destination for most travellers thanks to its exotic vibe, combined with unique architecture and history. Getting from Havana Airport to the city centre is easy and there are two different options depending on your needs. The fastest and most convenient transportation option is to take an airport taxi or pre-book your personalised airport transfer to reach your destination directly. If you prefer a more budget-friendly option, you can take the bus; it’s a bit slower and it won’t take you directly to your destination but it’s a good option, especially if you’re exploring Havana as a solo traveller.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €30 25min 24/7
Bus €12 40min 14:00–22:00

How to get from Havana Airport to Havana City Centre by taxi

To get from Havana Airport to Havana quickly and comfortably, you can choose an airport taxi; no matter what time your flight arrives, you’ll reach your destination directly, without worrying about timetables or being crammed in crowded buses.

How much does a taxi cost from Havana Airport to the city?

An official taxi from Havana Airport to the city for up to 4 passengers should cost approximately €30 (CUP 600). Make sure that you choose one of the official taxi companies that are metered, and bring cash along, including a variety of larger and smaller notes, so that the driver can easily provide change.

Cost

€30

Trip Duration

25 min

The total fare might differ unless you book your airport taxi in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

There are taxis available at Havana Airport 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

An airport taxi is a great choice no matter what time your flight arrives as they’re available 24/7 outside Terminal 3. You’ll find official taxis lined up right in front of the terminal exit.

Convenience

Getting a taxi might be the priciest transportation option to reach the city centre from the airport but it’s definitely the most convenient one. No matter what time your flight arrives, you ensure a fast and comfortable way to reach your destination directly, without checking timetables or waiting at bus stops. Even better, you can pre-book your Havana airport taxi and have a driver waiting for you as soon as you land.

Editor’s Note

Taking a taxi is a more costly option than taking the bus so for small groups or solo travellers might be less appealing. For larger groups or families with toddlers, however, it's definitely the best and most comfortable transportation option to reach your destination stress-free.

Useful Tips

Taxis in Havana don’t accept card payments so always make sure to carry cash in the local currency.
Official Havana taxis are metered; if you don’t see a taximeter on the dashboard, avoid taking that taxi.
It’s best to show the driver your destination on your mobile, and track the route to ensure you're taking the best possible route to reach the location.
The driver might make suggestions about accommodation as they get a commission from certain hotels. It’s best to avoid accepting their suggestion and insist on already having accommodation, even if you don’t.
Tipping taxi drivers is customary in Havana; a decent tip is 10% of what the taximeter indicates.

How to get from Havana Airport to Havana City Centre by bus

Getting from Havana Airport to the city by bus is a slower but cheaper option to reach your destination. The most convenient bus route is operated by Viazul and directly connects Terminal 3 at Havana Airport to the city centre. Depending on where your accommodation is located, you might additionally need a taxi or a local bus to get there from the bus stop.

How much does the bus ticket cost from Havana Airport to Havana?

A single ticket for the Viazul bus from Havana Airport to the city centre costs €6 (CUP 153.50) per traveller. The ticket fare is the same for adults and children older than 11 years old and it includes one hand luggage and one checked luggage.

Cost

€6

Trip Duration

40 min

The ticket fare is the same for adults and children and the trip duration may vary depending on traffic conditions.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The airport bus operated by Viazul runs 4 times daily from 14:00 until 22:00.

Where do I get the bus from?

Viazul airport bus runs the only bus route from Havana Airport to the city that departs from Terminal 3. That’s the terminal where all international flights arrive so it’s definitely the most convenient option if you don’t wish to transfer between terminals.

Convenience

Getting from Havana Airport to Havana by bus is cheaper compared to taking an airport taxi so it’s a convenient transportation option if you want to stay within budget. However, the available bus routes run only a few times per day and the first departure is scheduled after noon so it’s not a good option if your flight arrives in the morning. Taking an airport taxi is a much faster and more convenient transportation option to reach your destination, especially if you’re travelling in a larger group or with young children.

Editor’s Note

Taking the bus is a great and cheap choice if you're a solo traveller and your flight arrival time allows you to catch the next bus departure. For larger groups or families, the ticket price will not be much cheaper than taking an airport transfer so you're better off taking a taxi instead.

Useful Tips

The ticket fare includes one hand luggage and one checked piece of luggage per traveller.
You can book your ticket online in advance via the Viazul website.
Children up to 4 years old can travel for free, whilst young travellers between 5 and 11 years old are entitled to a 50% discount.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the cost of a taxi from Havana airport to the city centre?

If you plan to take a taxi from Havana Airport to the city centre, make sure to choose one of the official taxi companies to avoid surprises. The official taxi service for up to 4 passengers should cost approximately €30 (CUP 600). It’s best to carry cash and a variety of larger and smaller notes so that the driver can easily provide change.

What’s the distance from Havana airport to Havana city?

Havana Airport is located approximately 17 kilometres south of the city centre. Getting there by car or taxi is a 25-minute drive in light traffic.

How do I get from Havana airport to the city of Havana?

The two most convenient transportation options to get from Havana Airport to Havana are either by taxi or by bus. The fastest and most convenient transportation option is to take an airport taxi or pre-book your personalised airport transfer and reach your destination directly. Taking the bus is a bit slower but is a good option if you’re travelling on a budget.

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