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Transportation to and from Varadero Airport


What is the distance from Varadero Airport to the centre of Varadero?

Varadero does not have a typical city centre, although city park Parque Josone is sometimes referred to as the city centre. The distance from the airport to here is 30 kilometres. A drive or taxi ride from Varadero Airport takes 25 to 35 minutes.

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

Bus services

Viazul bus to Varadero

Most tourists are taken to their hotel by a bus of a tour operator, this also applies to the return journey. The duration of the bus ride (transfer) depends on the location of your accommodation and the bus route, in most cases it will takes 40 to 60 minutes. Travellers whose trip does not include a bus transfer, can use the bus or taxi to their hotel. Three times a day a Viazul bus runs from Varadero Airport to the bus station of Viazul in Varadero. The journey takes about 25 minutes, a ticket costs 6 CUC per person.

If there are no Viazul buses at the moment you arrive, you can ask a bus driver of one of the hotel shuttles whether it is possible you can travel with them to Varadero. If there are still seats available, most of the bus drivers will take you to Varadero for an amount of 5 CUC or 10 CUC. In all other cases you are dependent on the taxi, for a taxi you pay 35 CUC. Please consult website and timetable Viazul for more information.

TIP: To make sure there are still seats available, we advise you to book a ticket in advance via the website.

Viazul bus to Havana

Four times a day you have the possibility to get on the bus from Varadero Airport to Havana, in the opposite direction the bus runs three times a day to Varadero Airport. Average travel time between the airport and the capital of Cuba is 2 hours and 40 minutes, tickets are available for 10 CUC.

Other places in Cuba can also be reached by Viazul bus, including Matanzas (from Varadero Airport), Santa Clara and Trinidad (from Varadero). Please consult website and timetable Viazul for more information.

TIP: To make sure there are still seats available, we advise you to book a ticket in advance via the website.

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From Varadero: Sea Cruise to Cayo Blanco

Discover the beauty of the Caribbean Sea surrounding Cuba on a sea cruise from Varadero. Relax on board the boat and make use of the open bar. Swim and snorkel in the inviting waters off Cayo Blanco. Benefit from an included lunch and more.



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.


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.


Havana: 1-Day Tour from Varadero

Enjoy a day trip from Varadero to Havana, the Cuban capital. Admire the historic buildings and old cars still in use on the cobblestone streets.

Tours and transport

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.

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Tour to the Caribbean and Crocodile Farm from Varadero

Discover the countryside of Cuba away from Varadero on a full-day trip to the Zapata Peninsula and its beaches of the Caribbean Sea. Visit a crocodile farm and more.

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From Varadero: Guamá Full-Day Swim and Snorkel Tour

Swim and snorkel in the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea on a tour to Guamá. Discover the beautiful countryside of Matanzas Province, and cross Treasure Lake (Laguna del Tesoro) by motorboat. Visit a crocodile breeding farm and much more.


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