There are 3 ways to get from Matanzas to Santa Clara by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Matanzas to Santa Clara Cienfuegos/La Habana

$5 - $8

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Matanzas to Varadero Via Varadero
  2. Take the bus from Varadero to Santa Clara Viazul

$16 - $23

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Matanzas to Santa Clara 141.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Matanzas to Santa Clara is to train which costs $5 - $8 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matanzas to Santa Clara is to train which costs $5 - $8 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Matanzas to Santa Clara. However, there are services departing from Matanzas and arriving at Santa Clara via Varadero. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Matanzas and arriving at Santa Clara. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Matanzas and Santa Clara is 180 km. The road distance is 226.5 km.

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The best way to get from Matanzas to Santa Clara without a car is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs $5 - $8.

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The train from Matanzas to Santa Clara takes 2 h 58 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Matanzas to Santa Clara bus services, operated by Viazul, depart from Matanzas station.

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Matanzas to Santa Clara train services, operated by Ferrocarriles de Cuba, depart from Matanzas station.

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The best way to get from Matanzas to Santa Clara is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs $5 - $8. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $24 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 112.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

What companies run services between Matanzas, Cuba and Santa Clara, Cuba?

Ferrocarriles de Cuba operates a train from Matanzas to Santa Clara on demand. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Matanzas to Santa Clara via Varadero in around 5 h 15 min.

Train operators
Ferrocarriles de Cuba
Website
en.wikipedia.org
Train from Matanzas to Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
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Bus operators
Viazul
Phone
+ 53 (07) 8836092
Email
sales@viazul.com
Website
viazul.com
Bus from Matanzas to Varadero
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
viazul.com
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viazul.com
Bus from Varadero to Santa Clara
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
viazul.com

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Matanzas to Santa Clara bus services, operated by Viazul, arrive at Santa Clara station.

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Matanzas to Santa Clara train services, operated by Ferrocarriles de Cuba, arrive at Santa Clara station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Matanzas to Santa Clara is 226 km. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Matanzas to Santa Clara.

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There are 79+ hotels available in Santa Clara. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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