There are 5 ways to get from Havana to Santiago de Cuba by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Santiago  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Havana (HAV) to Santiago (SCU) HAV - SCU

$120 - $340

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Train  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Havana La Coubre to Santiago de Cuba

$30 - $45

3 alternative options

Fly to Holguin, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Havana (HAV) to Holguin (HOG) HAV - HOG
  2. Take the train from Cacocum to Santiago de Cuba

$129 - $474

Bus  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from La Habana to Santiago de Cuba Via Santiago de Cuba

$40 - $60

Drive  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Havana to Santiago de Cuba 542.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Havana to Santiago de Cuba is to train which costs $30 - $45 and takes 15 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Havana to Santiago de Cuba is to fly which costs $120 - $340 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Habana and arriving at Santiago de Cuba. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Havana La Coubre and arriving at Santiago de Cuba. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 15 h 56 min.

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The distance between Havana and Santiago de Cuba is 761 km. The road distance is 867.5 km.

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The best way to get from Havana to Santiago de Cuba without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 45 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Havana to Santiago de Cuba, including transfers.

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Havana to Santiago de Cuba bus services, operated by Viazul, depart from La Habana station.

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Havana to Santiago de Cuba train services, operated by Ferrocarriles de Cuba, depart from Havana La Coubre station.

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The best way to get from Havana to Santiago de Cuba is to fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs $120 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 14 h 45 min, you could also train, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 15 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Havana to Santiago de Cuba.
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  • Distance: 475.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Havana, Cuba and Santiago de Cuba?

Cubana de Aviación flies from Havana to Santiago de Cuba 3 times a day. Alternatively, Viazul operates a bus from Havana to Santiago de Cuba 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 14 h 45 min.

Airlines
Cubana de Aviación
Website
cubana.cu
Flights from Havana to Santiago
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Havana to Holguin
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Havana to Holguin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
Ferrocarriles de Cuba
Website
en.wikipedia.org
Train from Cacocum to Santiago de Cuba
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Havana La Coubre to Santiago de Cuba
Ave. Duration
15 h 56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
seat61.com
Bus operators
Viazul

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The quickest flight from Havana Airport to Santiago Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Havana to Santiago de Cuba bus services, operated by Viazul, arrive at Santiago de Cuba station.

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Havana to Santiago de Cuba train services, operated by Ferrocarriles de Cuba, arrive at Santiago de Cuba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Havana to Santiago de Cuba is 868 km. It takes approximately 11 h 47 min to drive from Havana to Santiago de Cuba.

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Cubana de Aviación offers flights from Havana Airport to Santiago Airport.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Santiago de Cuba. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Havana to Havana Airport is to bus which takes 34 min and costs .

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