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Havana Airport

General information

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Havana Airport or José Martí International Airport is home to airlines Cubana and Aerogaviota. Upon arrival, please note that waiting for your luggage can take a long time. When flying out of Havana Airport it is recommended to be at the airport well in advance. Taking a taxi about 3.5 hours before departure from Havana to the airport is a safe choice. Havana Airport (José Martí) does not have an official website.

Cuba is one of the safest countries in the world to visit, however the situation in the country is very uncertain due to a political and economic crisis, as well as the corona pandemic. Until January 1, 2021, the Peso cubano convertible (CUC) was legal tender, now the Cuban peso (CUP) is the only currency in Cuba. At the money exchange offices run by the state you get 24 CUP for 1 USD and 26 CUP for 1 EUR. On the black market, the exchange rate is much more favourable and you can get up to 100 Cuban pesos for 1 USD / 1 EUR (as of February 2022). At Havana Airport there are only official exchange offices with an unfavourable exchange rate. Keep in mind it’s not possible to exchange Cuban pesos for dollars or euros and that you cannot pay with CUP anywhere at the airport.


Where is Havana Airport situated?

The airport is named after national hero José Martí and located southwest of the Cuban capital. The Autopista Nacional A1 and Autopista Nacional Este-Oeste A4 motorways are located near the airport.

How many terminals does Havana Airport have?

The airport has three terminals that are used for passenger flights, which are called Terminal 1 (Domestic), Terminal 2 (American charters among others) and Terminal 3 (International). Terminal 3 is the largest and most modern terminal with two floors, the upper floor for Departures and ground floor for Arrivals. T1 is the oldest terminal, located at some distance from T2 and T3. The fastest way to travel from Terminal 1 to one of the other two terminals is by taking a taxi, walking is not recommended. Between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 a journey by car takes about 5 minutes, the price for a taxicab is 5 USD.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Havana Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Cuba.

Airport Distance
Varadero Airport 100km



The distance from Havana Airport to the centre of Havana is 21 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of Havana.

From HAV Airport to Havana City centre by Car
21 km
35 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Havana Airport by public transport. Visit the Havana Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Havana Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Havana Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Havana is about $ 25.-. Book your taxi at Havana Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From HAV Airport to Havana City centre by Taxi
21 km
35 min
$ 25.-

Book a taxi

Airport parking

Havana Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Havana Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Havana Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Havana Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Havana Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Havana Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Cubana
  • Aerogaviota
  • Viva Aerobus
  • Iberia
  • Air France


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Havana Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

Hotels in Havana

Looking for the best hotels in Havana? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Havana Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Kauai: Luau Kalamaku with Open Bar and Buffet Dinner

Don't miss this extravaganza and Kauai's most popular luau with graceful Hula dancers, fire poi ball twirlers, traditional fire knife dancing, a buffet of local dishes and vivid storytelling.


Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise

Cruise to Lahaina Turtle Town and spot Hawaiian green sea turtles and brightly colored tropical fish on this snorkel cruise. During whale season view humpback whales in their natural habitat.

Tour & transport

Waikiki: Turtle Canyons Cruise and Snorkel Excursion

Take a city cruise for the rare opportunity to snorkel with endangered Hawaiian green sea turtles and fish at the Turtle Canyons off of the Waikiki coast. Enjoy light snacks and drinks along the way.


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