How to get to the East of Cuba (Santiago, Guantanamo, Baracoa) from Havana
The East of Cuba (Oriente in Spanish) is the farther region to travel within Cuba if you leave from Havana. The distance to the city of Bayamo, in the province of Granma, is 733 km, to Santiago de Cuba is 869 km and to Guantánamo is 910 km. How to get to Santiago de Cuba […]
How to get to Trinidad from Havana
Bus – Viazul Taxi – Colectivo Taxi – Private Camion Price 25 10-15 140 7 Duration 6-7 hours 5-6 hours 5-6 hours 7-10 hours Departs from Viazul station Terminal de Plaza Casa/Hotel Terminal de Omnibus en VillaNueva Comfort High-medium Medium High Low Bus Private Taxi Shared Taxi (colectivo) Camion Itineraries Buses The safest way to […]
How to get to Varadero from Havana
Varadero is 140 km from Havana. The usual path goes along the Vía Blanca road. It is a nice itinerary because of the landscape. You will travel by the coastal zone of Havana and Playas del Este. Upon your arrival in the province of Matanzas, you will pass through the impressive Bacunayagua Bridge and the […]
How to get from Havana to Viñales
Viñales is approximately 180km away from Havana and is a popular tourist destination. We also have a guide on how to get from Viñales to Havana. You might also want to know how to get to Havana city from Havana airport, how travel between Varadero and Havana or moving from Havana to Trinidad. From Havana […]
Top Taxi Companies in Cuba
One of the difficulties that visitors to Cuba face is booking transportation in advance. Booking taxis can be expensive, many taxi company websites look like they were made in 1997 and the booking system makes you wonder if anyone is going to show up. We’ve taken the time to review the top Cuba taxi companies […]
A guide to travelling on camiones in Cuba
As we mention in our guide to backpacking in Cuba: Camiones are old repurposed trucks made in the USSR or China which now transport people. It is not the nicest way to travel: it is cramped, seats are basically benches, people transport live animals, it moves extremely slowly, safety in case of accidents is negligible, […]
Transportation in Cuba
You can find numerous means of transportation in Cuba: if you are short of money and prefer cheap transportation, you may want to ride only buses and trains during your trip to Cuba, but these do not always come on time and often are not in their best condition, so, if comfort is important for […]
Why does Cuba have so many vintage Cars?
Vintage cars in Cuba are part of daily life with most classic cars being used as taxis. Some of them look brand new, painted in vivid colours and transport tourists around at prices beyond Cubans reach (25-50 CUC per hour). Those that are less well maintained are used as collective taxis or ‘taxi colectivos’ as […]
How to get to Havana from Havana Airport?
If you are travelling to Cuba independently and need to get to Havana from the airport, you can chose from several different modes of transport. Some options are quick and more expensive, others are cheap and slightly more adventurous.