Cuba Transportation

  • Bus terminal
    by lotharscheer
  • Bus terminal
    by lotharscheer
  • Bus terminal
    by lotharscheer

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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  • Coco Taxis

    Havana Transportation

    One of the most enjoyable ways of getting around Cuban cities is the Coco Taxi. They are so called by the Cubans because they are almost spherical - like a giant coconut. The Coco Taxi can carry three people including the driver. The passengers sit on a seat designed for two people at the back .The driver sits at the front. You can pick up a Coco...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Baracoa Bike Rental

    Baracoa Transportation

    Camilo's webpage (which I found after I met him and he gave me his card) is in English with all the particulars, but his spoken English is improving... The bikes they have are decent quality, ranging from easy hybrid to technical downhill bikes. Locks are included. Payment is in cash only. The prices will start about 3~7 CUC / day depending...

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  • Bus terminal

    Camagüey Transportation

    The bus terminal is about 2,5 kilometer east of the center, used by Viazul (CUC 31 to Havana, CUC 18 to Santiago and to other places) other bus companies and some strange means of transportation. It is located in the Carretera Central Este.

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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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  • Taxis

    Havana Transportation

    With the the level of scamming, deceit and street hustle in Cuba its hardly a surprise that they you need your wits about you to deal with the cabbles. Agree a fare in advance and if you get to the other end and the the previously agreed fare of 4 cuc is now suddenly 14 cuc according to the cabble, tell the cabbie that you want the police. With me...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Local Transport

    Havana Transportation

    There are many, many ways to get around in Havana - on foot, on bicycle, by bus, taxi, scooter, rental car and even on horseback. I have attached some photos of the more interesting modes of travel I have seen in Havana.

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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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  • (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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Viazul Terminus

    Havana Transportation

    Viazul has fairly comfortable buses going to many towns in Cuba, sometimes also over night. You can also book online (after registration). The buses i took had a toilet and stoped once in a while for food, but don't expect much of that. The terminal is at Avenida 26 y Zoológico, Nuevo Vedado, you can use bus 27 from the old town via Av. Zanja...

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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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  • Airport

    Havana Transportation

    The bus P 12 start at Parque el Curita / Aguila close to the Capitolio, takes depending on traffic, about 40 minutes (most likely very crowded, not possible with a lot of luggage) and 40 Peso cents, no change given, to Av. Rancho Boyeros where you have a stop in walking distance (500 meters, 50 meters before the crossing with "Acceso a Terminal...

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  • Ferry

    Havana Transportation

    For only a few peso's the trip across to Casablanca is fast and well worth it to visit the historical Morro and Estatua de Cristo. Cath the ferry from Casablanca Train Station or near the end of Santa Cruz. (Cruise Ship Terminals.

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  • Camello - Camel Bus

    Havana Transportation

    Undoubtedly this is one of the funniest things I saw in Havana. When our tour guide told me about them and I saw one for the first time, I let out a loud shriek of laughter. The CAMELLO or Camel Bus got its name from the two humps on this huge bus. This super-bus is hauled by a semi and can carry up to 300 passengers at a time. It is cheap to ride...

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  • Maquinas - Collective Vehicles

    Havana Transportation

    Cuban collective vehicles are a popular way of getting around town. Most follow a set route that may or may not follow a typical bus route. Many of them are classic cars ('clasicos') with a taxi sign in the front while newer ones are minivan types that can fit more people. Expect to pay 10 pesos (though some routes are now 20 pesos including...

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  • Train

    Havana Transportation

    From old Habana, near the Hotel Armadores de Santander, you will find the ferry terminal or "lancha" to casa blanca on the other side of the bay. Even if you don't take the train this boat ride is worth a visit. Leaving every 15 minutes, for 10 centavos, it is a pleasant journey with cuban people. On your arrival in casa blanca there is the train...

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  • Bicycle Taxis

    Havana Transportation

    An interesting way to get around Havana is to go by BICYCLE TAXI. You can see these three-wheeled, two seater passenger bicycles zipping around town. The bicyclist will take you around Havana Vieja for a few CUC pesos. The young man pictured here even had a boom box attached at the back of the bike. Cool or what!!!

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  • Horse & Carriage

    Havana Transportation

    What a lovely and romantic way to see colonial Havana. Throughout old town you will see many going by HORSE & CARRIAGE. With open-air carriages, you can definitely take in the beauty that surrounds you, while your horseman tells you all about his wonderful city.

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  • Bus

    Havana Transportation

    Metered tourist taxis are readily available at all of the upscale hotels, with the air-con Nissan taxis charging higher tariffs than the nonair-con Ladas. Two-seater bici-taxis will take you anywhere around Centro Habana for one or two dollars for a short/long trip, after bargaining. It's a lot more than a Cuban would pay, but cheaper and more fun...

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  • Hitch-hiking

    Havana Transportation

    Its quite common to find a Cubans waiting at traffic signals looking for a lift across the city. After all, communism is about sharing, and most motorist are quite friendly and will let you in. It almost seems customary for motorist give lifts at traffic signal. I wish that was the case everywhere in the world, its such an amazing yet simple...

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  • Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

    Havana Transportation

    Like so many other places in the world Havana has its own Hop on Hop off bus service.Although i did not use this service it was very popular with the tourists.If you have limited time and want to save your legs it is a good way of seeing the sights.With three different routes and over sixty stops it is excellent value at 5 cuc per person,valid for...

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  • Cubana Airlines

    Havana Transportation

    I was a bit surprised when I realized that I would be traveling from Montreal to Havana with Cubana. I'd heard a few horror stories about that airline and really wasn't sure what to expect so I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that I would be traveling on an Airbus 320. I'm not sure what it's like for national flights but for...

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  • Tickets a day in avance & carry a copy...

    If you've gotten this far, you may already know that foreigners options for traveling within Cuba are limited. One of the main transits is the Viazul bus company. Foreigners are not supposed to be able to buy tickets on local buses, so Viazul's prices are inflated to accommodate the foreigners.It is possible to buy tickets over the...

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  • Long distance travel by taxi

    I recently completed a two week road trip around western Cuba with a group of 5 others. We considered renting a car, but a group of 6 required a minivan which was too expensive. What we discovered was a company that could supply a minivan and a driver for each of the legs of our trip for a cost not that much more than the Viazul bus by the time you...

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  • Airport-Cocotaxis-Taxis-Horse...

    There are nine international airports in Cuba besides Jose Marti airport in Havana. So you can fly directly to your exact destination. To go from and to Havana's airport, 15 klms from the city center, you have no other choice but a taxi which will take 20-25 cucs. There is a bus passing not far from the airport but it involves walking with all your...

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  • Viazul buses

    Viazul is the most efficient bus company in Cuba, and the only one tourists are allowed to use. They are running between the main cities only. They are new and modern fast buses that make you feel safe.The seats are very comfortable, there is a bathroom in the bus, the luggage is carefully tagged and almost impossible to lose.The staff are well...

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  • Cuban Transport

    You can't travel around Cuba without being amazed at how people get from A to B.Since the end of the Soviet Union public transport has been a mess.Driving around the island you will see people at the roadside waiting for a lift in what ever means is available.The old Russian lorries that thunder by are crammed full of people.Horse and cart and...

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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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  • Getting there (for Americans)

    Americans still can't just go to Cuba as tourists, but there are legal ways to get there. The State Dept. issues licenses to groups for special purposes. A few commercial tour groups are managing to offer "Spiritual tours" and similar programs. I went with a small humanitarian group delivering non-prescription medical supplies to a clinic. We each...

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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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