Varadero Airport

General information

Varadero is a peninsula in the province of Matanzas, it is the most famous 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 you fly out, it is wise to arrive at the airport well in advance, at least 2.5 hours before departure of your flight. Varadero Airport (Juan Gualberto Gómez) does not have an official website.


Where is Varadero Airport situated?

The airport of Varadero is located southwest of Varadero.

How many terminals has Varadero Airport?

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

Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.

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 CUC 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
CUC 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
  • Cubana
  • Eurowings
  • American Airlines


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.


Villa Real Varadero, Matanzas

Facing the beachfront in Matanzas, Villa Real Varadero features a shared lounge and a garden. The guest house provides sea views, a terrace and a 24-hour front desk. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.


Hostal MIMI'S PALACE, Varadero

Located in Varadero, Hostal MIMI'S PALACE offers a bar, garden and terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.


Hostal Olivia. Holidays on the beach, La Cocina

Situated in La Cocina, Hostal Olivia. Holidays on the beach has a bar, a shared lounge and a garden. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. At the guest house, rooms include a patio.

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.


Hotel Brisas del Caribe, Varadero

Hotel Brisas del Caribe features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Varadero. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. There is a hot tub, evening entertainment and a kids' club.


Roc Barlovento Adults Only, Varadero

Offering an outdoor pool and fitness centre, Roc Barlovento is set in Varadero. The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.


Melia las Antillas - Adults Only, Varadero

Offering 2 outdoor pools and views of the sea, Melia las Antillas - Adults Only is situated in Varadero Beach. Guests can enjoy the 4 restaurants and 5 bars. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a TV with cable channels.

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!


Yumuri Valley Jeep Safari from Varadero

Explore the scenic splendor on a jeep safari and swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters on a tour of the Yumuri Valley. Journey through the amazing Cueva Saturno and savor a traditional lunch at Rancho Gaviota.

Tour & transport

Catamaran Cruise Tour to Cayo Blanco with Dolphins

Cruise to the island of Cayo Blanco on a catamaran tour from Varadero. Discover spectacular reef formations after lunch and some time on the beach. Swim and snorkel with dolphins, and look for extraordinary coral gardens in the Caribbean Sea.


From Varadero: Viñales Valley Full-Day Trip

Get back to nature and learn about life in Cuba on a full-day trip to the Viñales Valley from Varadero. See coffee and tobacco plantations on a trek or horseback ride and enjoy lunch at the ecological Finca el Paraiso.


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