Havana Airport to city bus

Though travelling by bus can be a great idea, many of the public buses, like Viazul, just serves Terminal 1, that means there is no bus service available in the International Terminal 3. In that sense, it is worth to transfer to Terminal 1 by the free shuttle buses or instead ride a taxi; even though tourists cannot use this services.

See below the available options to transfer by bus to Havana downtown:


By Viazul, a public regulated bus service, you can transfer from Havana Airport to city centre. This public bus service isn’t for tourists, since you cannot pay your ticket in CUC, just in Cuban Pesos.

Viazul bus station is located in Vedado district, 15 km away from the airport. Get there by taxi.


Ride Viazul in the Bus terminal located in Vedado district, in Havana downtown.


There is no way to pay the fares in CUC since it is only available in Cuban Pesos, so it is not a worth option for tourists.

Where can I buy my ticket?

You can purchase your ticket at the kiosk located in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1.

Public buses

By both bus route 12 (Parque el Curita – Galiano y Simon Bolivar) and bus route 16, you can transfer to Havana downtown by a cheap price.


- Route 12: Board it in the edge of Havana Vieja, in Santiago de Las Vegas, which is located within a short distance of Havana Airport.

- Route 16: Board it nearby Hospital Hermanos Armeijeiras, nearby Santiago de Las Vegas, past the National Hotel. It is also located within a short distance of Havana Airport.


Since they are public buses and just used for locals, fares are of 1.00 CUP. Tourists may not be allowed to ride them since payment by CUC is not allowed.

Where can I buy my ticket?

You can purchase your ticket on board to the driver.

Shuttle bus

Many hotels and guest houses offers to customers shuttle buses to be able to transfer between Habana Airport. This special buses usually stops outside the Arrivals Hall, especially Terminal 3.