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

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Fly Varadero to Santiago  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from Varadero (VRA) to Santiago (SCU) VRA - SCU

$171 - $815

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Bus  •  15h 17m

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

$47 - $69

4 alternative options

Train to Havana, fly to Santiago  •  7h 44m

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

$143 - $373

Train to Havana, fly to Holguin, train  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the train from Matanzas to Havana - 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  •  14h 51m

  1. Take the train from Matanzas to Santiago de Cuba

$60 - $83

Drive  •  11h 25m

  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 15h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba is to train and fly which costs $140 - $380 and takes 7h 44m.

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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 14h 51m and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 9h 21m 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 fly which takes 9h 21m and costs $170 - $850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $85 and takes 14h 51m, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 15h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Varadero Airport to Santiago Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 55m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varadero to Santiago de Cuba is 803 km. It takes approximately 11h 25m to drive from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba.

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American Airlines and Sunwing Airlines offer flights from Varadero Airport to Santiago Airport.

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There are 127+ hotels available in Santiago de Cuba. Prices start at $25 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: 9h 21m

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

American Airlines and Sunwing Airlines fly from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba once daily. Alternatively, Ferrocarriles de Cuba operates a train from Varadero to Santiago de Cuba on demand. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 14h 15m.

Airlines
Cubana de Aviación
Website
cubana.cu
Flights from Havana to Santiago
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Havana to Holguin
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Varadero to Santiago via Miami
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Varadero to Santiago via Toronto
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Fly Always N.V
Website
flyallways.com
Flights from Havana to Santiago
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Havana to Holguin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
Ferrocarriles de Cuba
Website
en.wikipedia.org
Train from Matanzas to Havana - La Coubre
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Cacocum to Santiago de Cuba
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
seat61.com
Train from Matanzas to Santiago de Cuba
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
seat61.com
Bus operators

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