The Viazul buses are a very popular way for tourists to travel between cities in Cuba. For a price much lower than that of a taxi it provides you a fairly comfortable service, and allows you to travel faster than, for example, by train.
The Viazul busses no longer leave from the station in Nuevo Vedado as of March 22nd. There was a free bus from the old station to the new one for a month for misinformed travellers. That option is no longer available.
Viazul busses leave now from the Omnibus station in Plaza de Revolucion.
Where is the (old) Viazul station in Havana?
The old Viazul bus station is situated in the Nuevo Vedado municipality, on Calle 26, in front of the city’s Zoo.
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Getting to the old Viazul station in Havana via Bus
There are four different buses that may get you to the station. These are the P3, 27, 69, and 179. You can take the P3 in Vedado, the 27 in Centro Habana, and the 69 or 179 in Playa. You will easily notice the stop in front of the Zoo, and if you get off there, you will be able to see the station.
Getting to the old Viazul station in Havana via Taxi
If you prefer to get around on taxis, you have two options: taxi libre and taxi colectivo.
In order to get to the station by a Colectivo taxi, you should take it on the corner of 23 and 26 streets, and go down the Calle 26. Tell your driver to drop you off at the Zoo (Zoologico in Spanish), and they will know.
The so-called “taxi libre” (or private taxi)that do not have a determined route, can take you to the station from any point of the city, but for a much higher price. Wherever is your starting point, at any crowded street, especially if there are many tourists, you will find drivers offering their services. Just don’t forget to bargain, and you will be able to reach an agreement for a price that is satisfactory for both. The price for a taxi to the Viazul station should be around 15 CUC from Old Havana and 10 CUC from Vedado.