Cuba Transportation

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Cuba Transportation

  • Coco Taxi

    Varadero Transportation

    I had seen pics of these cute yellow vehicles in magazines and guide books, and so I was determined to have a ride in one while in Cuba. Like hollowed out little yellow coconuts, they squat cutely at street corners waiting for passengers. They always look friendly and inviting. They whizz from place to place, open as they are to the elements....

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  • Airplane / Flights

    Holguín Transportation

    Frank Pais Airport serves the city of Holguin and the beach resorts around Guardalavaca, some 65km north east of Holguin. The airport is located around 12km south of Holguin city centre. Our coach transfer to the Sirenis Playa Turquesa hotel (15km west of Guardalavaca) took approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Frank Pais Airport is fairly modern...

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  • Airplane and Helicopter

    Santiago de Cuba Transportation

    By air as it is the quickest. We flew by helicopter from outside our hotel in Guardalavaca. The journey took 45 minutes as opposed to a bus journey lasting about 4 hours. For more information please see my Santiago De Cuba travelogue.

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  • (Viazul) Bus

    Trinidad Transportation

    We booked all our Viazul bus trips on the viazul.com website before leaving Europe. My daughter is 11 and therefore entitled to a child fare. It seems the website incorrectly calculates the child fare - apparently there is a minimum. We discovered this when we arrived at Trinidad bus station. I offered to pay the difference (2 CUC's) but the very...

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  • Car Rental

    Cienfuegos Transportation

    To travel to Cienfuegos and probably also around maybe you can speak with the owner of an old american car and after rent his/her car for a while. Of course, that's a original way to see this city and this country from other point of view. American car (like in the picture! This ones are everywhere... NO problem!)

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  • Taxi Legal and Illegal

    Varadero Transportation

    There are taxis just outside the arrivals area that can take you into Varadero. Be sure to change some money into Pesos from the bank in the arrivals area to pay. I have never taken one but I suspect it would cost about 15 pesos. To save some money, try talking to the representatives of the tour companies that great all the flights. Each company...

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  • Local Transportation

    Holguín Transportation

    Bici Taxis are to Holguin what tuk-tuks are to Bangkok. You will see hundreds of these bicycle powered people carriers zipping around the streets of Holguin. Each bici taxi differs slightly in design; some have a central front wheel and two back wheels, while others are more lopsided like a bicycle with a side cart. Some have a canopy roof, while...

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  • Train

    Santiago de Cuba Transportation

    www.cuba-individual.com/ s_horario.htm. to check timetable Some trains are really nice, clean and fast (but not always, don't expect Thalys or TGV). Santiago is connected with Guantanamo, Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Santa Clara, Matanzas and Havana. Price Santigo-Havana from 30 CUC do 60 CUC one way.

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  • Coco Taxi

    Trinidad Transportation

    The best way to go around Trinidad is just walking, so in the twon you absolutely do not need any transport. You need one if you want to go to Playa Ancon which is about 15 kilometers from the city.You can go by taxi which costs 4 cuc per person or by cocotaxi which costs 2 cuc per person or by bus which is inexpensive.

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  • (Viazul) Bus

    Cienfuegos Transportation

    From L'Havana we came to Cienfuegos by viazul bus. There are two main bus companies in Cuba Viazul and astro, the second one is the cheaper and mainly used by locals, Viazul is more expensive and practically created for tourists.The trip was about 6 hours and the ticket was 20 cuc.

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  • Airport

    Varadero Transportation

    Even though Varadero is only a small town, its airport is the second busiest in the country thanks to the constant flow of tourists traveling to Varadero, mostly from Canada and Europe. The airport is not very big, but it's filled with small souvenir/duty free shops so you can easily spend those last few pesos while waiting for your flight - and...

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  • Car Rental

    Santiago de Cuba Transportation

    Due to knowing a Santiago resident I became familiar with the common Santiago way of transport, the motorcycle. For the more daring under you, try it. It's a quick and very cheap way of transportation. Most trips will cost 10 cts. Just wave down any motorcycle you see passing by and enjoy your ride. Some will try to let you pay $ 1.- but a little...

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  • Car (Rental)

    Trinidad Transportation

    When you want to head out from Trinidad to either Havana or Cienfuegos, one thing I have done is go on Maceo (near Las Ruinas bar) and there are usually the hustlers trying to take tourists to Havana/100fuegos. Now at first, you will say no. But if you think about it, they charge the same price as the Viazul and they bring you right to your door in...

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  • Horse Chart

    Cienfuegos Transportation

    In my opinion the best way to go around Cienfuegos is walking as in this way you enjoy every corner and every street scene. Anyway places like Punta Gorda can be a very long walk, so you may try to get a taxi which can be difficult as there are not many here or, if you get offered you can go by the horse chart.Horse charts are meant to be used only...

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  • Viazulbus or touring car

    Varadero Transportation

    If you need to keep the costs low, you can take the bus to other parts of the country. The Viazul bus is very safe, on time and has air conditioning. You can buy your tickets on the day of travel but if you want to be 100% sure of a seat on the bus, you might better get your ticket a day in advance. However there are several busses leaving to the...

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  • Horse

    Trinidad Transportation

    In central Trinidad - no cars allowed - so walk around - or take a horse ! The main and central place is the "Plaza Mayor" - you will find here some marvelous restaured house - musea and the Church. Walk direction to this church and have a local drink at the pub "La Canchanchara" - and listen to the music of the local band !!

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  • Moped

    Varadero Transportation

    The moped seems like a good mode of transportation. Few of the bikes i saw in front of the hotel seemed well maintained. Would not have wanted to be stuck in the countryside in a foreign country. Might have been fine in the city. My friends rented one for a few days and was happy he did, even though he had to work around it's non-starting...

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  • taxis and buses in Cuba

    However, traveling with a nine mos baby can create some shortages of necessaties, that you need to plan ahead unless staying in a top flight resort.I have one casa particular in Havana of friends but dont know if available when you are going. The places you want to see are usually done by bus viazul or private car taxis by cubataxiThis is the...

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  • When in Havana grab one of those old...

    Since drivers are precious about their cars, you can expect a safe ride. Make sure to set the price up-front.Decide what price is acceptable by scanning the market first, smart cabdrivers and dumb tourists are an explosive combination..

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  • Viazul bus

    The problem with this bus is the booking office, it is quite a way from havana vieja. We got a taxi there and back for about 10 dollars which wasnt too bad. The bus must be pre booked at least one day before travelling, after that everything went smoothly and we travelled to cienfuegos, trinidad and varadero on this bus taking the viazul from each...

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  • tourist bus to the beaches

    This bus is great, for a very cheap price the bus takes you out of the city, under the river by tunnel so no open top this time. The playa de este are havanas beaches about 20kilometres out of the city and you can see the outskirts of havana and the other side of the river to el morro. The bus stop is in park central right beside the Jose Marti`...

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  • tourist bus hop on and off

    While in Havana it is a good idea to take the tourist bus round the city. It is a good way to see the parts that you may otherwise miss. The bus is not expensive and stops frequently for drinks etc. The hop on hop off idea enables you to visit the places of interest and hop on the next bus. The bus has an open top and well worth the trip of about 2...

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  • From Haiti to Cuba

    Thank you Grumpy..While it is still "illegal" for americans to go to Cuba as tourists, US govt has no money authorized to prosecute them. This information was given to me by Immigration authorities in the USA.There are thousands of americans traveling to Cuba, legally with permission (there are many many categories that do not specific permission...

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  • cheap flights to and from cuba?

    i would check the major search engines i have found to have good deals:expediahotwirepricelinekayaktravelocitythen search for flights on a tues. or thurs. (i have always gotten cheaper fares on these days) just make your itinerary a bit flexible if you can. after i find a deal, i like to check with the airline it's with by going to their actual...

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  • Where to buy a bike?

    I was in Cuba for April and visited a family in Playa Larga I have known for 3 years, they had two new mountain bikes purchased in Cuba.Contact Pototo thru the Cuba Junky website and he will give you accurate information on where to buy a bike in Cuba with very little spin.

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  • Direct Flights to Cuba

    the direct flights are for people who have licences from OFAC, Department of Treasury. the majority of the travellers are cuban americans who are allowed to visit the island once every three years. There is a general licence which gives a general licence to academics doing research in cuba, journalists visiting the island, believe it or not...

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  • Cubana Airlines

    Cubana Airlines is a good alternative to the buses or long haul taxis options while travelling in Cuba. Cubans pay in "moneda national" while you will pay with the more expensive "pesos convertibles" for the same seat.The service is generally good even though we were offered only one refreshment (pop, juice or water) during the longest possible...

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  • Viazul Buses

    Transportation, like most of the other facets of life in Cuba, has a different quality (and price!) depending on your passport. While Cubans "enjoy" the wonders of Astro Buses (supposedly unreliable and unsafe), tourists (or Cubans who can afford it) could travel in the much more comfortable Viazul Buses, a bus line that would be perfect if it...

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  • Regional Buses

    Taking the regional (Astro) buses in Cuba is somewhat cumbersome. Only two seats on each bus are for non-cubans and you have to pay a price that is at least 10 times the price your fellow cuban bus travelers pay. You have to book a ticket at least a day in advance to be sure to get one of the two dollar seats on each bus.Take the Viazul buses. They...

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  • Viazul buscompany

    We used Viazul to go from one city to another. It's easy and fast and convenient and faster then local transport. It's a transport system from one city towards another with a minimum on stops in between. It's used by tourists, so you will not see any locals on these busses, that is the only disadvantage.

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  • Around Havana

    Hmmm... there are cabs, that's true. But, it's not that cheap. I mean, don't get me wrong. It's not like the 20-euro ride you'd get in some European capital for a ride that seems too short to be that expensive... But still... It's like 5 CUC here, 7 CUC there... and you realize that the CUC are going away rapidly. (Explanation of the currency in...

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  • Around Cuba

    Alright, this is an interesting issue.See, I do have some insight, because in my 10-day stay in Cuba (too short) I managed to spend 4 days in Havana and then travel all the way to Bayamo (Granma province, all the way to the eastern part of the island), spend 3 days there and then return to Havana. Of course, I DO NOT suggest you do this, but it...

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  • Getting to Cuba

    Experts in "finding a reasonably priced flight" helped me with this one, especially because I bought the ticket like two weeks before traveling. Can't really say a lot, since I live in Skopje so traveling from here to anywhere by a plane is ... expensive. Anyways, I think the best options to reach Havana are either from Paris (AirFrance), Amsterdam...

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  • Taxi against Private Cars

    It is against the law in Cuba for people with vehicles to transport tourists. Many take a chance and do it, but that is the law. you can take a government sanctioned taxi and if you dont mind paying the fare, it would be air conditioned, without a big chance of breaking down in the middle of the journey and free of suspicion from the police.

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  • "Camels"

    "Camels" are very popular on Cuba. Sorry for poor quality of the pic but it's not easy to catch "camel" as they mostly go between cities.

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  • Hitch-hiking

    When on Cuba you can travel by different kinds of transportation, but don't expect they will be luxurious. Unless you travel with organized group, then they'll put you in air-conditioned bus.For Cubans public transportation is expensive so they travel how they can. Very often they hitch-hike.

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  • Bus station Hustlers

    P.S.Watch the Hustlers at Santiago bus terminal as they will ask you if you came from Trinidad, then say they are there to take you to your reserved Casa but it is full and they will take you to another one!Keep those phone numbers handy and some Cuban pesos for the phone.

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  • Trinidad to Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa

    Catch the 8:00 am bus from Trinidad for about 36 cuc and it takes 12 hours to get to Santiago arriving around 8:00 pm..You stop for a break on the way at a very clean new rest stop, jump off and quickly order your food or else you will have to wait for the others.I stay at one of two Casas near the terminal in Santiago.Sra. Neri Reina...

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  • Cheap Canadian Flights

    "Sunwing.ca" from any major Canadian city - cheapest deals are from the city of TorontoAir Canada or Westjet are other Canadian economy airlines who fly to Cuba* Visa (Visitor card) is issued at check-in desk or on plane at no extra charge

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  • Bus travel

    Are you arriving at Varadero or Havana?Pretty ambitious trip, you will be spending a lot of your time in buses and stations.If you can afford it car renting would be easier. Check your spare tire.In Vinales you can rent mopeds, hire a taxi(not too $$ in Vinles) or reserve a tour at the tour shop near the bus depot. I recomend the tour first then...

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  • Don't rent a Car in Cuba!!!

    All car renta companies in Cuba are run byr the Goverment. You have to give a deposit of 200 CUC (Cuban tourist currency) in cash ot directly debited from your credit card.Once you return the car they mention they dont have cash, or that the terminal isnt working. They tell you not to worry and that the desposit will appear in your statement 3 days...

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  • use public transport to explore greater...

    There is a lot to see in Havana, use public transport and taxis or just wave down someone in a car and ask them if their going your way. Many cubans are only too happy to make a few dollars by transporting you to wherever you want to go. And remember, many of the locals can give you some great tips for nightlife and other info. If you really want...

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  • To Cuba from Puerto Rico

    you can include PR and Cuba on the same visit and include RD if you like.. you can easily get to Santo Domingo from San Juan and from Santo Domingo there is twice weekly flights with aerocaribbean to Santiago de Cuba and Havana. the tickets have to be booked on line or bought in person in santo domingo. no one will sell you the tickets from puerto...

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  • Viazul schedule

    Go to Cuba-Junky and link on to Viazul's site for the schedules. I have travelled the length of the Island numerous times. Just make sure if you stop over mid island to make a reservation for your next trip as you might not get a seat when you want it.

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  • cheap travel in cuba

    on our recent trip to cuba the people we were staying with told us to use local taxis(old cars) they are only suposed to take locals but will stop for anyone and are a fraction of the cost of an official tourist taxi. You only need to stand at the side of the road and flag one of the old cars down, they will ask where you are going and if they are...

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