Flights to Cuba

 

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Once you are registered on one of our tours, the next step is to book your flight. This page should give you all the information you might need including how to book a flight for your specific tour, and know how to join on a group transfer, if available for your tour. However if you still have questions, please feel free to call our travel specialist team at 914-380-8303.  

Please note that domestic and international flights, as well as Cuban visas* are not included in your tour package, and are additional.  

*Cuban visas are included in the flight package associated with Cruise Cuba, and Sail Cuba. 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS TO CUBA FOR ALL TOURS: (except Havana Marathon, Havana Getaway, Coastal Cuba, Cruise Cuba and Sail Cuba. Scroll down for more information)

THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS:

1. Use our Flight Concierge (Preferred & EASIEST)

Since commercial flights to Cuba began, there have been many changes.  Our personalized flight concierge team is well versed in these changes and is standing by ready to help you. They can book all flights domestically as well as internationally, and provide you with the option to book the recommended flight to receive the group airport transfer, for your particular tour.

Alternatively, they can book a flight that caters to your personal preference of airport, airline, or layover city. They can even attach your frequent flyer number to the tickets they book for you. However, if you book a flight other than the recommended flight, airport transfers are not available (see the airport transfer section below for more information).  

For a quote, or to make a reservation with our flight concierge, please click here, or call us at 914-380-8303.

2. Book on your own (MORE DIFFICULT)

You are welcome to book on your own, however please keep in mind the following:

Recommended flight and group airport transfers - Group airport transfers in Cuba are provided for the recommended flights only.  Since recommended flights vary by tour, please refer to the Flight Section at the bottom of your specific tour or cruise webpage for your tour specific recommended flight number or information. 

Non-Recommended Flights without group airport transfer (except Undiscovered Cuba and Vintage Cuba tours*) - You can book a flight other than the recommended flight, however, group airport transfers are not included.  You will have to take a taxi from the airport to the hotel, at you own expense, on both arrival and departure day. Aiport transfer costs in Havana generally run around CUC$25-CUC$30 each way.

*Special note for Undiscovered Cuba and Vintage Cuba tours: Due to two to three hour transfer times from the airports on both tours, we advise ONLY using the recommended flights to ensure you receive a group transfer.

Authorized airlines - Not all airlines are authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation to fly to and from Cuba. While this information may change, the currently authorized airlines are: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. Please contact the carrier for up to date flight schedules and routes.

Correct Airport - Some of our tours utilize airports other than Havana, please make sure to book the proper airport or destination. This can also be found in the Flight Section at the bottom of your specific tour page. Booking the wrong airport can result in a hefty airline ticket change fee, or could cost you an expensive airport transfer.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS TO CUBA FOR: Coastal Cuba, Cruise Cuba and Sail Cuba

The ship operator requires that passengers arrive on a group charter flight to ensure smooth airport transfers, ship boarding, or join the land based portion of the tour. Guests that book a cruise automatically have a seat on a reserved charter flight confirmed for them from Miami-Havana-Cienfuegos-Miami or Miami-Cienfuegos-Havana-Miami.  After you book your tour, one of our travel specialists will connect you directly with our flight booking partners who will take care of all of your flight needs. 

Important note: Due to early check-in and flight times from Miami-Havana or Miami-Cienfuegos, we recommend cruise guests book an overnight in Miami near the Miami International Airport.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS TO CUBA FOR: Havana Getaway and Havana Marathon

THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS:

1. Use our Flight Concierge (EASIEST)

Since commercial flights to Cuba began late last year, there have been many changes.  Our personalized flight concierge team is well versed in these changes and is standing by ready to help you.  They can book all flights domestically as well as internationally, and book a flight that caters to your personal preference of airport, airline, or layover city.  They can even attach your frequent flyer number to the tickets they book for you.

Please note that there are no group transfers available for Havana Getaway, and Havana Marathon. Please refer to the section below for more information on Airport Transfers.

For a quote, or to make a reservation with our flight concierge, please click here, or call us at 914-380-8303.
 

2. Book on your own (MORE DIFFICULT)

You are welcome to book on your own, however please keep in mind that there are no group transfers available for Havana Getaway, and Havana Marathon. Please refer to the section below for more information on Airport Transfers.

Authorized airlines - Not all airlines are authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation to fly to and from Cuba. While this information may change, the currently authorized airlines are: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. Please contact the carrier for up to date flight schedules and routes.

Note: To allow for maximum flexibility, guests are free to choose a flight that best meets their travel needs.  

When selecting a flight, please keep in mind the following:

(1) Hotel check-in begins at 4:00 PM - If you arrive early, luggage can be stored at the front desk for a small fee 

(2) Tour orientation and welcome reception begins at 6pm

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

If you book a tour’s recommended flight, you will be met at the airport by a Cuban guide, private driver, and motor coach who will take you to the hotel on your arrival and return you to the airport on your departure. Please note that there are no group transfers available for Varadero + Havana, Havana Getaway, and Havana Marathon.

If you choose a non-recommended flight, you will be able to take one of many taxis waiting in front of the airport to your hotel.  These taxis are very safe and reliable, and the approximate 30 minute ride from Havana or Varadero to the hotel will cost between CUC$25-30 each way. Please visit our currency FAQ page on our website for changing money into Cuba’s local currency, the CUC, in order to pay for the taxi. 

Due to two to three hour transfer times from the airports on both Vintage and Undiscovered Cuba tours, we advise only using the recommended flights in order to receive the group transfer.

All cruise guests who fly on the group charter flight, are provided with round trip airport transfers.