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Getting There & Away – By Air

Several airlines offer direct flights to Varadero from Canada, Europe and South America. The closest airport to Varadero resort is "Juan Gualberto Gomez Aeropuerto" aka Varadero International Airport (IATA code: VRA)

Airport Address:

Ave Martires de Barbados Km 5, Carbonera, Matanzas, Cuba

Distances:

Varadero Airport to Downtown Varadero: 15 km (9.3 mi)
Varadero Airport to Varadero resorts: 15 to 25 km (9.3 to 15.5 mi): 25 to 50 minutes by car

Transportation available from the airport to Varadero resort:

1. Chartered bus. Most tourists traveling to Varadero by air already have the transfers included in their travel package.

2. Taxi. They are always available from the taxi ranks in front of the Terminal building. A taxi ride from the airport to the resorts area costs 25 to 40 CUC one-way (depending on hotel). Always agree the fare first.

3. Viazul bus. Much cheaper than taxis but with a fixed schedules that may not match with your arrival time. The bus will take you to downtown Varadero (Calle 36) so you may still need to take a taxi to get from the bus terminal to your hotel.

4. Car rental. Car rental companies (such as: Cubacar, Rex, Havanautos, and Via Trangaviota) have a kiosk in the Arrival area of the airport.

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Other ways to get to Varadero:       By Bus     By Car     By Boat     Hitchhiking