If you plan to travel to Cuba for tourism purposes, you should not only think about lodging, but also the means of transportation you will use. In this beautiful island there are a lot of options to move internally, an advantage for tourists. Here in CubaCenter we will be telling you a little about the most common means of transportation in Cuba.
If you want a means of transportation to move around Havana and the rest of the island, you can do it with the Almendrones. It is a cheap means of transportation, since it is usually shared with other tourists. If you have no idea what Almendrones are, they are classic cars, in which you will be able to get to different places of the island.
These Almendrones offer you a lot of advantages as a tourist. One of these benefits is that they are economical, faster and more comfortable than buses. In the same way you will be able to make stops in places of interest, previously agreed with the driver and the rest of the passengers, as the case may be.
If you want something a little more private, from CubaCenter we recommend you to choose for state cabs. These yellow cars are usually a bit more expensive than the previous ones, but they are perfect for covering short intra-provincial routes. Undoubtedly, another of your best options and one of the most comfortable to choose from the various means of transportation in Cuba.
They are characterized for being more modern and comfortable cars than the Almendrones, and are more used for short distance routes. If you have a tight budget, it is convenient to opt for the previous ones, but if this is not your case, do not think twice to choose a state cab. Remember to always agree on the price with the driver before boarding the car.
Another option you should consider using as a means of transportation in Cuba are rental cars. If you are going to spend a relatively long vacation on the island, it can be one of your best options. It is important to mention that there are not a large number of vehicles, therefore, prices are usually high.
If you choose this option, CubaCenter recommends you to make an online reservation of your rental car in advance. This way you can ensure the availability of your car once you are on the island, so you can move around as you wish and make stops wherever you want.
If you want to know a little more about the culture of the island of Cuba, and one of its oldest and most used means of transportation, the train is your best choice. It is important to remember that in 2019 the island received from China new wagons. These are much more comfortable and modern than the ones that were there before.
If you want a really economical means of transportation to move around the island of Cuba, the national Omni-buses are an excellent option. The ticket or the cost of it must be paid in local currency. If you are a walker tourist and want to live an experience closer to the island's culture, then do not vacillate to use them.
These are another kind of buses, but in this case they are more comfortable and equally reasonably priced. Unlike the previous ones, these are one of the most used by tourists. Before going to the station and boarding one, you can check availability on the internet. You will find them at the stations mostly in the morning hours.
They are another type of buses, which make collective transfers to the main hotels and tourist areas of Cuba. They are characterized from the rest by being more comfortable, and also have air conditioning, as well as the service of tourist guide. As for the price, they are generally similar to those of Viazul, although sometimes they may be a little higher.
There are certain tourist areas of the island where you can hire a jeep; with these cars you can leave traditional routes to get to know the environment a little more. If you want to visit Topes de Collantes, Valle de los Ingenios or Playa Ancon, jeeps should be your main option. With them you will be able to get to know nature in a unique and unforgettable way.