Travel to Cuba

Flying to Cuba

Cuba's national airline is Cubana (, which operates direct services to Mexico, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Other airlines that fly to Cuba include Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, American Airlines, KLM, Mexicana, United, among others. Flights to Cuba tend to be more expensive around major holidays in December.

Major airports are: Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport in Matanzas and José Martí International Airport in Havana.

Flight times:

From London - 10 hours; New York - 4 hours.

Departure tax:

Included in the air fare.

Airport guides

Airport Code: HAV. Location: Havana José Marti International Airport is situated 15km (9 miles) southwest of Havana. Money: Bureaux de change services can be found in Terminals 2 and 3, while a 24-hour bank and ATMs are... Read more

Airport Code: VRA. Location: Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport is located 35km (21 miles) southwest of Varadero and... Money: Bureau de change counters are available in the terminal building. Read more

Travel by rail

Getting to Cuba by boat

Sailing into Cuba is possible, with a handful of international marinas receiving foreign vessels, including Marina Hemingway in Havana, Marina Marlin in Santiago de Cuba, and Marina Dársena in Varadero.

Cruise ships:

Some cruise ships sailing to the Caribbean make a stop at Havana and Santiago de Cuba.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.