How to go from Havana to Varadero?
When we think about the different ways in which we could travel from Havana to Varadero we could probably think that there are several bus stations in Havana, and yes, this is true, but only one is designated for tourists: Viazul.
To take the bus from Havana to Varadero is the cheapest way to get there, although it is not the fastest nor the most comfortable and it is worth mentioning that it has a “hidden price”.
Although the bus ticket costs only $ 10 USD per person, the truth is that we always forget that we should take a taxi from our starting point to the Bus Station in Havana and another from the Bus Station in Varadero to our final destination.
And you may wonder, is it not possible to go by public transport to and from the bus station? And the truth is that it is not! In Cuba, public transport is very poor and inefficient, and it is not designed for tourists.
The subway does not exist and the local buses pass in long periods of time and surely you will not want to ride them.
In addition, route planning is not on the Internet so it is almost impossible to know where a local bus is going before getting into it. So keep this in mind before booking seats on a bus to go from Havana to Varadero.
You will pay at least $20 CUC – $45 CUC taxi to get to the Havana bus station and the same to go from the Varadero Bus Station to your final destination.