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Travel from Varadero to Havana

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Travel from Varadero to Havana


We are going to Varadero on the 29th. We would like to travel to Havana independently. We have the Lonely Planet guide and were considering taking the train from Matanzas and then using taxis.

Has anyone done this? We would like a full day there so we would leave early and return late if the train schedule permits.


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1. Re: Travel from Varadero to Havana

I personally would not use the train, You have Viazul which is a much better option also alot more reliable..


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2. Re: Travel from Varadero to Havana

As a means of efficient travel the train is not a good idea, if you intend to spend a day in Havana you should use more efficient transport, if you want to spend a day on the rails then take the train.

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3. Re: Travel from Varadero to Havana

I was informed that the train is the worst option. If you are on a budget you can sure take a bus 10 CUC per person 3 hours 1/2, but you can take a taxi to Havana for 100 CUC.

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4. Re: Travel from Varadero to Havana

As the other have said, forget the train. Taxi is a good idea, particularly if you can find others wanting to do the same thing so you can share the taxi.

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5. Re: Travel from Varadero to Havana

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6. Re: Travel from Varadero to Havana

I'd go with Viazul. We were there in Sept. and not even the folks at the government tourist office had any idea about when the trains ran. There are no set schedules, but if you go to the station in Matanzas you can probably get one,

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