So, you’re finally getting down to Cuba, and plan on spending at least one day at the world-famous beaches of Varadero. Although technically not against the law if it’s part of a cultural exchange tour, going to Varadero just for the sun and sand is “verboten” for visitors to the island. The drive from Havana to Varadero takes two-and-a-half-hours, give or take. Bus travel for tourists is just as fast as a private car unless the car is going well over the posted speed limit. While the road between Havana and Varadero is probably the best long stretch of highway in Cuba, it is still a road and not a highway, and excessive speed is ill-advised. Besides all the police checkpoints that require drivers to slow to 30 MPH, there are usually many Cuban motorcycle police units doing speed checks, and the number of officers on the road increases significantly in the summer months.
The other solution is to book a taxi with a driver who will drive you from Havana to Varadero. The trip is about 1 hour and a half, so it’s going to be pretty light. If you travel with other people you can split the ride cost and enjoy the trip more “privately”.
A taxi from Havana to Varadero usually costs between 70 CUC and 80 CUC for a sedan, and 130 CUC for a van. The bus ride on a government bus is 40 CUC per person, and not as bad as it may sound.
As you might know, internet connection in Cuba is not the best ever! It’s definitely improving but if you need to make reservations online and you already know your calendar it’s better if you book in advance your transfer from Havana to Varadero.
A better alternative is to arrange for a taxi to meet you and have the relief of knowing a reliable taxi is waiting for you at pre-paid and with a driver name and car you already know about. You can book your transfer easily for a Modern or Classic car with a few minutes on our page.
- Minimum 10 minutes faster
- No communication problems.
- Sum is known in advance
- Payment in preferable currency
On the link below, you can book your transfer from Havana to Varadero.
The distance between Havana and Varadero is 116 km. The road distance is 145 km.
The cheapest way to get from Havana to Varadero is to a bus which costs 8€ - 14€ and takes 3 h 30 min.
The quickest way to get from Havana to Varadero is to taxi (2 Pax) which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 80€ - 150€.
It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from Havana to Varadero, including transfers.