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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train, fly to Santiago  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Varadero to Matanzas
  2. Take the train from Matanzas to La Coubre
  3. Take the bus from La Coubre to Centro Cultural Sierra Maestra
  4. Fly from Havana (HAV) to Santiago (SCU) HAV - SCU

$143 - $373

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Bus  •  15 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba Viazul

$47 - $69

4 alternative options

Train, fly to Holguin  •  9 h 18 min

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

$147 - $514

Train, fly to Guantanamo Los Canos  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Matanzas to La Coubre
  2. Fly from Havana (HAV) to Guantanamo Los Canos (GAO) HAV - GAO
  3. Take the train from Guantanamo to Santiago de Cuba

$189 - $605

Train  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Matanzas to Santiago de Cuba

$60 - $83

Drive  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba 502.1 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba is to bus which costs $45 - $70 and takes 15 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba is to bus and train and fly which costs $140 - $380 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The distance between Varadero and Santiago de Cuba is 660 km. The road distance is 803.4 km.

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The best way to get from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba without a car is to train which takes 14 h 51 min and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba is to train which takes 14 h 51 min and costs $60 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 15 h 17 min.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Varadero to Santiago de Cuba is 803 km. It takes approximately 11 h 25 min to drive from Varadero 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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Map of how to get from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba.
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  • Distance: 412.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

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

Ferrocarriles de Cuba operates a train from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba on demand. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 14 h 15 min. Alternatively, Viazul operates a bus from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 15 h 15 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
Flights from Havana to Guantanamo Los Canos
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $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 Matanzas to La Coubre
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
seat61.com
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 Guantanamo to Santiago de Cuba
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Matanzas to Santiago de Cuba
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
seat61.com
Bus operators
Viazul
Phone
+ 53 (07) 8836092
Email
sales@viazul.com
Website
viazul.com
Bus from Varadero to Matanzas
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
viazul.com
Book at
viazul.com
Bus from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
viazul.com
Metrobus Habana
Bus from La Coubre to Centro Cultural Sierra Maestra
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1

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