There are 6 ways to get from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos

$23 - $35

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Bus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Cuba to Trinidad Viazul
  2. Take the bus from Trinidad to Cienfuegos Via La Habana / ...

$38 - $53

Drive  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos 411.7 miles

Fly from Santiago, train  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCU) to Havana (HAV) SCU - HAV
  2. Take the train from Havana - La Coubre to Cienfuegos

$145 - $354

Train to Holguin, fly, train  •  14 h 51 min

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

$140 - $503

Train to Manzanillo, fly, train  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Cuba to Manzanillo
  2. Fly from Manzanillo (MZO) to Havana (HAV) MZO - HAV
  3. Take the train from Havana - La Coubre to Cienfuegos

$148 - $311

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Cuba and arriving at Cienfuegos via Trinidad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santiago de Cuba and arriving at Cienfuegos. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos is 535 km. The road distance is 658.8 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos without a car is to train which takes 10 h 17 min and costs .

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The train from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos takes 10 h 17 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos bus services, operated by Viazul, depart from Santiago de Cuba station.

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Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos train services, operated by Ferrocarriles de Cuba, depart from Santiago de Cuba station.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos is to train which takes 10 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 20 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos.
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  • Distance: 334.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 17 min

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

Ferrocarriles de Cuba operates a train from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos on demand. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 10 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos via Trinidad in around 14 h 20 min.

Airlines
Cubana de Aviación
Website
cubana.cu
Flights from Santiago to Havana
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Holguin to Havana
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Manzanillo to Havana
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Santiago to Havana
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Holguin to Havana
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Air Caraïbes
Website
aircaraibes.com
Flights from Santiago to Havana
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Train operators
Ferrocarriles de Cuba
Website
en.wikipedia.org
Train from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Havana - La Coubre to Cienfuegos
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Santiago de Cuba to Cacocum
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Santiago de Cuba to Manzanillo
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
seat61.com
Bus operators
Viazul
Phone
+ 53 (07) 8836092
Email
sales@viazul.com
Website
viazul.com
Bus from Santiago de Cuba to Trinidad
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
viazul.com
Bus from Trinidad to Cienfuegos
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
viazul.com
Book at
viazul.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos is 659 km. It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to drive from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos.

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Air Caraïbes, Blue Panorama Airlines and Cubana de Aviación offer flights from Santiago Airport to Havana Airport.

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There are 183+ hotels available in Cienfuegos. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Cuba to Santiago Airport is to line 212 bus which takes 24 min and costs .

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