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There are 8 ways to get from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos

$23 - $35

7 alternative options

Bus  •  14h 20m

  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  •  9h 35m

  1. Drive from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos 411.7 miles

Fly Santiago to Havana, train  •  12h 38m

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

$145 - $354

Fly Santiago to Santa Clara, train  •  10h 58m

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCU) to Santa Clara (SNU) SCU - SNU
  2. Take the train from Santa Clara to Cienfuegos

$249 - $519

Train to Holguin, fly to Havana, train  •  14h 50m

  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

Fly Santiago to Varadero, train  •  24h 6m

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCU) to Varadero (VRA) SCU - VRA
  2. Take the train from Matanzas to Cienfuegos

$214 - $963

Train to Manzanillo, fly to Havana, train  •  16h 11m

  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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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos is to train which costs $23 - $35 and takes 10h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos is to train which costs $23 - $35 and takes 10h 17m.

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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 14h 20m.

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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 10h 17m.

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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 10h 17m and costs $23 - $35.

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The train from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos takes 10h 17m 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 10h 17m and costs $23 - $35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 14h 20m.

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

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 10h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos via Trinidad in around 14h 20m.

Airlines
Cubana de Aviación
Website
cubana.cu
Flights from Santiago to Havana
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Holguin to Havana
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Manzanillo to Havana
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Santiago to Santa Clara via Cayo Coco
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Santiago to Santa Clara via Toronto
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,500
Flights from Santiago to Varadero via Toronto
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santiago to Santa Clara via Havana, Miami
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Santiago to Varadero via Miami
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Santiago to Havana
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Holguin to Havana
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Air Caraïbes
Website
aircaraibes.com
Flights from Santiago to Havana
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Fly Always N.V
Website
flyallways.com
Flights from Santiago to Havana
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Santiago to Varadero via Toronto
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Santiago to Varadero via Toronto
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,500
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Santiago to Varadero via Havana, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
Ferrocarriles de Cuba
Website
en.wikipedia.org
Train from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Havana - La Coubre to Cienfuegos
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Santa Clara to Cienfuegos
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Santiago de Cuba to Cacocum
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Matanzas to Cienfuegos
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Santiago de Cuba to Manzanillo
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
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
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
viazul.com
Bus from Trinidad to Cienfuegos
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
viazul.com
Book at
viazul.com

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

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

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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 9h 35m to drive from Santiago de Cuba to Cienfuegos.

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

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There are 260+ hotels available in Cienfuegos. Prices start at $28 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 24m and costs .

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