Varadero International Airport (VRA)
Juan Gualberto Gomez
Varadero International Airport. Airport code: VRA
Transportation to and from Varadero Airport
The airport is roughly 10km from Varadero town. There are several modes of transportation that one can use to travel from the airport to the town or vice versa. Taxis and buses offer a reliable form of public transport. There is also the option of hiring a car.
Taxis are available from the taxi ranks at the airport. These generally charge rates starting from 25CUC to 30CUC to travel to Varadero town. Hotels also have their own taxi services which one can inquire about. This is an easier option if it is your first time in town as the driver will already know where to take you. The hotel taxi rates are similar to the airport taxi rates. There is a 2CUC airport toll charge. Be sure to inquire who is to cater for this before boarding the taxi.
The bus is a much cheaper form of transportation. For 5CUC you have a day’s pass which you can use at will as many times as you wish going about the peninsula. There are regular double-decker buses operating from the airport to Varadero town. The buses are open on the top section and one has to watch out for the palm trees lest the branches slap you. The bus route passes along the major points of interest such as the mall and the open market area. It also passes next to most major hotels.
Vehicles for hire are available at the airport. The hotel you are booked in can also assist in arranging for cars for hire. The rates of hiring a vehicle depend on the type and class of the vehicle of interest.
Within Varadero town there are alternative modes of transport other than these mentioned above. We have Coco Taxis which are common for moving from point to point. These are basically motorised spherical structures designed for town movements.
Horse drawn carriages are also available on request. These are hired at the rate of 9CUC per hour, 12CUC for two hours or 20CUC for the whole day.
Varadero Airport Contact
Tel: +53 (0) 553612/3
Fax: +53 (0) 553612
TELEX: 052333, 052150
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