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How to Get from Havana Airport to Varadero

Varadero is a popular beach resort town, covering Cuba’s narrow Hicacos Peninsula. The luxury all-inclusive resorts with spas and golf courses make Varadero an ideal destination for relaxing and exotic holidays. If you’re arriving at Havana International Airport, you can still make your way to your accommodation in Varadero either by taxi or by bus. Taking a Havana airport taxi or pre-booking a personalised airport transfer is the fastest and most comfortable way to reach your destination directly. If you’re travelling on a budget, then you can take the bus that connects Havana airport to Varadero; it’s a slower but low-cost transportation option, ideal for smaller groups or solo travellers.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €120 150min 24/7
Bus €18 305min 16:00–16:00

How to get from Havana Airport to Varadero by taxi

Taking a taxi from Havana Airport to Varadero is a great transportation option if you wish to get to your accommodation fast without making any stops. Local airport taxis are available all day long in Havana, but if you want to ensure a competitive rate and a stress-free experience, you can book your personalised airport transfer in advance.

How much does a taxi from Havana Airport to Varadero cost?

Getting a taxi from Havana Airport to Varadero is a bit pricey but it’s the fastest and only direct transportation option. A standard taxi for up to 4 passengers will cost approximately €120 (CUP 3,060) offering a door-to-door service. It’s best to pre-book your Havana airport to Varadero transfer to ensure a competitive rate.

Cost

€120

Trip Duration

2 h 30 min

Prices may vary unless you pre-book your airport transfer to Varadero.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available at Havana Airport 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Havana airport taxis are available 24/7 right in front of Terminal 3 where all international flights arrive.

Convenience

Getting from Havana Airport to Varadero by bus is the fastest and most convenient transportation option if you value comfort and privacy. You’ll get in your private vehicle as soon as you land and you’ll reach your destination directly, without worrying about timetables or changing bus lines.

Editor’s Note

The cost of a taxi from Havana Airport to Varadero might seem high but it's the most convenient transportation option. If you're in a larger group and you're splitting the cost or you're travelling with your family and young children, it's definitely the way to go for a smooth and stress-free trip.

Useful Tips

Havana Taxis 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.
Tipping taxi drivers is customary in Havana, especially for longer routes; a 10% tip on top of what the taximeter indicates is the norm.

How to get from Havana Airport to Varadero by bus

Despite being 155 kilometres east of Havana Airport, Varadero is a popular destination and there is a bus connection between the two. Viazul bus company operates a direct bus route that will take you to Varadero at a lower cost than other transportation options.

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

A single bus ticket from Havana Airport to Varadero costs €9 (CUP 230.20) per adult; one piece of hand luggage and one checked baggage are included in the ticket price.

Cost

€9

Trip Duration

5 h 5 min

The trip duration might differ depending on traffic and weather conditions.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Viazul bus from Havana Airport to Varadero runs only once daily at 16:00.

Where do I get the bus from?

The Viazul airport bus departs outside Terminal 3; that’s the terminal where all international flights arrive so once you reach the exit, look for the designated spot but keep in mind that the bus might arrive a little earlier than the scheduled departure time.

Convenience

The Viazul bus from Havana Airport to Varadero is a direct transportation option, meaning you don’t need to keep track of bus stops or change lines. Even though the low ticket fare can be appealing, the trip takes over 5 hours and the bus departs from Havana Airport only once daily; if your flight arrives much earlier than the scheduled bus departure, be prepared for a long waiting time.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with only a few pieces of luggage and you're not in a hurry, taking the bus from Havana Airport to Varadero is the best transportation option to stay within budget. If you prefer a faster and more comfortable option, then you're better off taking an airport taxi.

Useful Tips

You can book your ticket online in advance.
Children up to 4 years old can travel for free and from 5 to 11 years old are entitled to a 50% discount.

Frequently asked questions

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

Getting a taxi is the fastest transportation from Havana Airport to Varadero but is also the most costly. A standard taxi for up to 4 passengers will cost approximately €120 (CUP 3,060). It’s best to pre-book your airport transfer to Varadero to ensure a competitive rate.

What’s the distance from Havana airport to Varadero?

Varadero is located approximately 155 kilometres east of Havana International Airport. Getting there by car or taxi takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

How do I get from Havana airport to Varadero?

Choosing the best mode of transportation from Havana Airport to Varadero depends on your needs and your budget. The fastest way to make your way to your accommodation in Varadero directly is by taking an airport taxi for about €120 (CUP 3,060). If you’re travelling on a budget, then you can take the Viazul bus that connects the airport to Varadero; it’s a slower but low-cost transportation option with a ticket fare of €9 (CUP 230.20) per traveller.

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