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Varadero Airport

General information

PLEASE NOTE: A trip to Cuba almost always implies getting a visa. Arranging your visa for Cuba is simple and safe via Cubavisa.net.

Varadero is a peninsula in the province of Matanzas, it is the most popular beach destination in Cuba. Many of the tourists come from Canada and Europe, and the popularity among Americans is growing. For the average Cuban, all-inclusive resorts are prohibitively expensive. When flying out of Varadero Airport it is recommended to be at the airport well in advance. Taking a taxi about 3 hours before departure from Varadero to the airport is a safe choice. Varadero Airport (Juan Gualberto Gómez) 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 Varadero 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 Varadero Airport situated?

The airport of Varadero is located southwest of Varadero.

How many terminals does Varadero Airport have?

The airport has one terminal that looks very similar to Terminal 2 of Havana Airport.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Varadero 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
Havana Airport 100km



The distance from Varadero Airport to the centre of Varadero is 30 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of Varadero.

From VRA Airport to Varadero City centre by Car
30 km
35 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Varadero 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 Varadero Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Varadero is about $ 35.-. Book your taxi at Varadero Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From VRA Airport to Varadero City centre by Taxi
30 km
35 min
$ 35.-

Book a taxi

Airport parking

Varadero 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 Varadero Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Varadero 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 Varadero Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Varadero Airport?

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

  • Air Transat
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • WestJet
  • Edelweiss Air


Hotels near the airport

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


Hostal Mimi's Palace, Varadero

Located in Varadero, 2.9 km from Playa Varadero, Hostal Mimi's Palace provides accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. The property is set 2.9 km from Cayo de la Siguapa, 3.5 km from Guásimas and 3.6 km from Varadero.

Hotels in Varadero

Looking for the best hotels in Varadero? 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 tours in the city and near Varadero 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!


Ixtapa Island Escape: 5-Hour Tour with Lunch

Visit Ixtapa Island for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on a sheltered beach facing the mainland. Swim in crystal-clear waters while discovering colorful marine life. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch on the beach.

Tour & transport

Puerto Vallarta Airport: One-Way Shuttle

Ride with the Local Experts! Enjoy the convenience of one-way or round trip transportation between Puerto Vallarta International Airport and your hotel.


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