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Havana Airport Informational Guide to Jose Marti International Airport - HAV - Non Official

Havana Airport Taxi

Taxi, along with bus, turns to be a wise decision to transfer between Havana Airport and downtown.

A single trip takes between 20 to 30 minutes according to traffic conditions since Havana Airport is located in Boyeros, which is located 15 km from Havana.

Official tourist taxis are yellow (there are 4 kinds of taxis in Cuba, but this is the only one that can pick up tourists).

Beware

At your arrival in Havana Airport, some people will approach you asking if you need a taxi. Don’t ride any taxi unless it is an official one to avoid scams. 

Location

Find taxi ranks outside the Arrivals Hall of any of the terminals. 

taxi Companies

The following taxi companies are available in Havana Airport:

Taxi OK: +53 7 2049518
Panataxi: +53 7 555555

Service hours: 24 hours. 

Fares

The estimated fare of a one-way trip to downtown Havana from the airport is around 20.00 – 25.00 CUC.

Pantaxi turns to be the most affordable option, although fares need to be negotiated before departing.

In order to take a taxi, you should approach to the taxi dispatcher and tell him / her your destination and you will get a price. Present it to the driver. Before departing, make sure the price is arranged, you can negotiate it there is no problem, and make sure the meter is switched on (just to avoid possible scams). 

Fixed prices:

- Havana Vieja (city centre): 25.00 to 30.00 CUC
- Vedado: 25.00 to 30.00 CUC
- Viñales: 110.00 CUC

Colectivos (shared taxis)

This kind of shared taxis are very popular among locals. They follow a fixed route and passengers just ask to take off at any stop along the route. Fares are according to destination although it is possible to negotiate fares with the driver. They are cheaper than regular taxis.

Bici-taxi & coco-taxi

Although Bici-taxis are not allowed to pick up tourists, you can try to ride one. You can negotiate fares and travel through Havana’s city center for just 2.00 CUC. 

Regarding Coco-taxis, they are a three-seat yellow scooter especially for tourists and fares are obviously just for tourists.

You will have a really fun time riding one, just try it!

Hitch-hiking

Locals travel by hitchhiking in Cuba. If you wish to transfer to downtown Havana by this way, just move to the road that leads to Havana Airport Terminal 2 (about 1 km) and make sings to all drivers. A good level of Spanish it is needed to do so.