Can I Take Public Buses Around Cuba?


The Viazul Bus, a tourist-only bus that is modern and air-conditioned with toilets on board, is an easy and inexpensive way to get around the island. The Astro Bus, dedicated to transporting Cuban citizens, is a slightly cheaper, less-comfortable version, and only reserves a few seats for tourists.

Trains are the fastest way to travel within Cuba, delivering travelers to their destinations hours ahead of the Viazul Buses. Nicer trains are more expensive than Viazul, but the cheaper trains are often very poorly maintained and less comfortable. When you make travel plans take into consideration the fact that trains have less reliable schedules than Viazul buses.