Havana airport: Havana José Marti International Airport (HAV)

Havana José Martí International Airport

The airport of the Cuban capital Havana has been named after the poet (and national hero) José Martí. Havana Airport has four terminals; terminal 3 handles international flights. End 2010 huge expansions and improvements were started to boost the service level at the airport.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: HAV
ICAO airport code: MUHA


Local transport


There's no train connection with the airport of the Cuban capital.

Car and bus

Havana Airport is situated 15 kilometers southwest of the city center. The terminal is easily accessible by rental car. The Avenida de la Independencia (also: Avenida Rancho Boyeros) runs from Havana's center to the airport.

Local buses run between the airport and Havana's center, but you can only pay with so-called non-convertible pesos, which (officially) aren't available to foreigners.

Car rental Havana Airport

You can find counters of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall, but there are only local rental companies present at Havana Airport, including Cubanacar, Fenix, Rex, Transtour and Via Rent-a-Car.


Outside the Arrivals Hall you'll find cars of Taxi OK (Tel. +53(0)7 877 6666) and Panataxi (Tel. +53(0)7 555 5555). Taxi OK charges higher rates than Panataxi, but when you leave the terminal you are not given a choice. You simply have to take the first taxi. A ride to Havana's center costs approximately 20 convertible pesos.

Airport Parking

There are two parking lots, a large one outside Terminal 3 and a smaller one outside Terminal 2.




There are no hotels at Havana Airport or even nearby. Hotels are located in the old city (Havana Vieja) or in the tourist district El Vedado. Some hotels in Havana: Melia Cohiba Hotel (Tel. +53(0)7 833 3636), Hotel Nacional de Cuba (Tel. +53(0)7 873 3564), Santa Isabel Hotel (Tel. +53(0)7 860 8201) and El Comendador (Tel. +53(0)7 867 1037).

Shops and restaurants

You will not have to starve to death at Havana Airport, because there's a large range of eating and drinking facilities. Most are open 24 hours a day. There's also a large choice of shops, including duty-free shops and stores specialized in Cuban products (rum, cigars).


You cannot store your baggage at Havana Airport. There's a lost-and-found counter in the Arrivals Hall.


In both the Arrivals and Departure Halls of Terminals 2 and 3 there are several information desks for inquiries about Havana Airport, flight schedules and airport services. There are also some kiosks offering tourist information.


At the two VIP lounges (Tel. +53(0)07 642 6225 and +53(0)07 649 0071) you can rent small meeting spaces and rooms for press conferences. For extensive business facilities you need to turn to one of the larger hotels in the city center, such as the Hotel Nacional (see Hotels) that has conference rooms available.

Disabled facilities

Havana Airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, and also low-hanging telephones.

Other services

Exchange offices and a bank can be found in the central hall of the airport. There's also a post office, a pharmacy, internet cafés and several travel agents. The First Aid station is located in the Arrivals Hall.




Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí
Avenida Van Troy y final
Rancho Boyeros

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +53(0)7 649 5777
Fax: +53(0)7 649 5723
Email: none

Airport codes

IATA airport code: HAV
ICAO airport code: MUHA