Viazul Cuba Bus Service is the perfect option to visit Havana. For those of you who don’t wish to Rent a Car in Havana the Viazul bus service will take you across Cuba and to Havana in comfort. Buses are new air-conditioned models with onboard WC, central TV and lower suitcase compartment. Unless you intend to take the bus the moment you arrive, in most cases there is no need to book in advance as extra buses are added to routes when a particular route becomes overbooked. Simply visit the offices listed below, buy your ticket and travel either that day or any day in the future. The Viazul ticketing service is quick and efficient so usually you can collect a ticket in minutes. Departure times are clearly shown outside each booth.
There is another bus service called Astro bus which visits Havana, however although cheaper because it’s charged in Cuban pesos (approx 24 pesos to 1$), the buses are less comfortable and are used by Cubans so they tend to be full on most journeys.
Tip: If you are flying into Havana and intend to take a Viazul Bus the next day then the Hotel Bella Habana is right next to the terminal.
It’s worth noting that if the Viazul bus service does not take you to your exact location, there are a plethora of Cuban peso and normal CUC taxis waiting at the bus stations to take you to your final destination in Havana. For example
Havana Bus Ticket office Viazul
Ave. 26 y Zoológico, Nuevo Vedado. Ciudad de la Habana – Viazul Phone 53 (7)8811413, ext. 101, 113, 8811108, 8815652
Main Viazul Routes
Varadero – Trinidad
Baracoa – Habana
Habana – Baracoa
Trinidad – Varadero
Varadero – Trinidad
Viñales – Trinidad
Santiago de Cuba – Varadero
Santiago de Cuba – Trinidad
Santiago de Cuba – Habana
Varadero – Santiago de Cuba
Trinidad – Santiago de Cuba
Stopover cities at which Viazul passengers can disembark or embark
Varadero, Cárdenas, Santa Clara, Placetas, Cabaiguan, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Avila, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Holguín, Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba, Colón