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Varadero International Airport

The “Aeropuerto Juan Gualberto Gomez” a.k.a. Varadero International Airport (IATA code: VRA) is the second largest and busiest airport in Cuba after the José Marti International Airport in Havana. The VRA airport handles both international and domestic flights. It has only one terminal building which is air-conditioned and non-smoking except in one designated area. There are three jet bridges, but air-stairs are also used for the remaining aircraft parking spaces on the apron. Most of the ground handling equipment is imported from North America.

Airport Address:

Ave Martires de Barbados Km 5, Carbonera, Matanzas, Cuba
Phone: (53 45) 61 3016
Email: comercial@vra.ecasa.avianet.cu

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): approximately 25 to 50 minutes

Transportation available from the airport to Varadero resort:

Chartered bus, taxi, Viazul bus, car rental. More info here.

Technical information about VRA airport:

Type: Civil
Operated by: ECASA (Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronauticos S.A.)
Longitude: 81° 26' 7" W. Latitude: 23° 2' 4" N
Elevation: 64 meters (210 feet)

Airport facilities - Arrivals area

Immigration and Customs, baggage claim, bathrooms, currency exchange desk, car rental (outside terminal), public phones.

Airport facilities - Departure area (public area)

Check-in counters, bathrooms, Customs, currency exchange desk, restaurant, a few shops.

Airport facilities - Departures Gate Lounge

Public lounge seating, VIP lounge, bathrooms, currency echange desk, many shops and kiosks, duty free shops, drugstore, smoking room, small children playground, public phones.

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