Find the cheapest flight to Cuba

Just because there is currently a restriction against United States passport holders from flying to Cuba without special permission does not mean you will not be able to get there. You just have to be creative, and plan on maybe visiting another non-US destination before and after your trip to Cuab. But remember, you did not hear that from us.

Should you want to fly to Cuba, you will likely fly through Jose Marti International Airport (airport code HAV), which is nine miles from the capital of Havana. It is Cuba’s main international gateway and there are more than 25 airlines which fly to and from Havana from mainly points in Europe, North America, Central America and South America. Jose Marti is a hub for Cubana de Aviacion, Aerogaviota and Aero Caribbean. Although there are no airlines permitted to fly regularly scheduled flights between the US and Cuba, there are regular flights from Miami to Havana on airlines like American Eagle, Gulfstream International Airlines and Delta Air Lines. How do they get around the ban? Their flights are classified as charters.

The Jose Marti International Airport does not appear to have its own website, but passenger facilities at the airport include a change bureau, a 24-hour bank, a post office, an internet cafe and several restaurants, bars and cafes which are open 24 hours a day. There are no luggage lockers availabe in the airport. The shops in the airport include the tobacconist, but if you are a US resident, resist the urge to stock up on Cuban cigars. You do not want to try to bring one back through customs with you.

You can get an idea of some of the airlines which do have flights to Havana here. For ground transportation, you can catch a metered taxi outside the airport – it is roughly a half-hour drive into the city. There is not bus service from the airport. For a truly Cuban experience, however, you might want to rent a car – it might be the only chance you get to drive a classic American automobile.

Be sure to check on international airfare to Cuba, and then read through our Cuba Travel Guide to figure out what to do and where to stay once you arrive.

More Information on Cuba

The Caribbean’s largest island, Cuba is something of a time capsule and remains a bit mysterious. What was once a popular tourist destination for people from the United States is still only just beginning to reopen itself as a tourist destination for anyone outside Cuba. Visitors come primarily from Europe and Canada, although more and more US visitors are finding their way around the tourism roadblocks set up by the US government. Cuba is not the place to go if you just want a relaxing Caribbean holiday on a beach where cabana boys bring you drinks with little paper umbrellas in them… But if you want your sunbathing hours broken up by an interesting culture and history in a place with still relatively few tourists, then Cuba just might be perfect.