As tourist Cuba gives you different ways to travel and know the island, from fancy car to bicycles. If you still don’t know about transportation in Cuba you can check the guide Transport in Cuba and Varadero.
The buses enterprise that you should use is Viazul, it provides you security, comfort and low prices.
The Cuban residents can also use Viazul, although there is a bus net for Cubans named ASTRO which has more accessible prices for Cubans. However tourist can’t use ASTRO.
In this guide you will find:
- Viazul, the cheaper way to travel
- Viazul offices addresses
- Comparison between transport mediums.
Viazul, the best and cheaper way to travel
Viazul net has offices all over the country, so is very easy to buy a ticket from where you are.
The buses have the needed comfort to travel: conditioning air, comfortable seats, WC, music, and a warm and hygienic environment. During the travel there are stops in cafeterias where you can stretch your legs, by some liquid and eat something.
Viazul also offer good prices, cheaper compared to other transports ways between cities. By traveling in bus you are in touch with peoples like you, same interest. You also have the security and calm that you are traveling with experimented drivers and you don’t have to worry on how to arrive some destination. For more information visit the Viazul website.
Viazul Office Addresses
Viazul offices are usually near the bus stations in all cities.
In Varadero you can find it in 36 Street and Highway (Calle 36 y Autopista) where is located the Varadero Bus Station.
Phone Number: (+53 45) 614886
There are other offices like INFOTUR where you can by tickets to travel using Viazul. You can check the Infotur website for more information.
In the next table you can check the destinations from Varadero and prices.
|FROM||Departure Time||TO||Arrival Time||Price* (CUC)|
|21:45||Santiago de Cuba||12:30||49|
|R||21:45||Ciego de Ávila||3:35||19|
*Children pay the half of the Price wherever they go.
Comparison between transport mediums
|Detail||in Viazul||in Rented Car||in Taxi|
|Price||Low prices (from10* - 49 CUC)||Car insurance + days to rent (minimum 60 -70 CUC per day)||High Prices (from 50 CUC and on)|
|Speed||Slow travel||Is up to the driver, but is fast||Medium|
|Safety||High. Duet the driver experience||
Depending of the driver
|High. Duet the driver experience.|
|Hygiene||Good||Good (depending of the travelers)||Good|
|Movement Freedom||Low. Closed and tied schedules||
Depending on the travelers desire
|Medium. A reservation is also needed, but more personalized|
|Enjoying the view||During the travel and the bus stops you can appreciate the beautiful Cuban views||You can make an stop wherever you want and enjoy the view||During the travel and stops you can appreciate the beautiful Cuban views but you must pay a fee for it|
|Other||Is not necessary know the route to get the destination safe||Is important and necessary know the route to get your destination, or the travel may be complex and hard||Is not necessary know the route to get the destination safe|
*The minimum prices are related with the minimum distance to travel, which is from Varadero to Havana.
Tip: If this is the first time you travel to Cuba use Viazul to know the routes and save some money.
- Viazul is the buses used by tourist to travel between cities.
- The Viazul offices are all over the cities and generally near the city main bus stations.
- Viazul buses offer conditioning air, WC, TV, comfortable seats.