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Havana Airport is also known as the Havana Jose Marti International Airport and it is located in the municipality of Boyeros, 9 miles or 15 kilometres away from Havana in the southwest direction.
Havana Airport Terminals
Havana Airport Terminals
Havana Airport Terminals

International flights from the airport connect Havana with the rest of the Caribbean, North, Central, and South America, Europe, and one destination each in Africa (Luanda in Angola) and Asia (Beijing in China, via Montreal)

The airport is operated by Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos S.A. and was originally called the Rancho-Boyeros Airport before being renamed as the Jose Marti International Airport in honour of Cuban patriot and poet Jose Marti.

Havana Airport connects Cuba with North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Havana Airport Terminal 3 is the main international terminal.

To get to Havana via taxi, from Havana Airport Jose Marti it takes about 30 minutes and will cost about $25 USD

The construction of Havana Airport (HAV) began in March 1929 and the facility was officially opened on 24th February 1930. There are four terminals here. Terminal 2 was opened in 1988 and it is primarily used for charter flights and US-bound direct flights. Terminal 3 is ten years newer and is of international standards. It has three VIP lounges and features many jetways and facilities absent in Terminal 1. Terminal 3’s upper level is the location for the departures and ticketing
departments while baggage carousels and arrivals are catered for on the lower level. In the said Arrivals Area several rental car companies are represented including Rex, Via Rent-a-car, Rent a Car, Fenix and Cubanacar. Both the Arrivals and Departure offices feature information desks and the terminal also offers internet services in addition to a post office and a bank. The restaurants and bars here operate 24hrs a day.
The fourth terminal at Havana Airport is Terminal 5 which is used by Aerotaxi and Aerocaribbean. At present this terminal is temporarily being used to handle US flights as Terminal 2 is undergoing construction and remodelling.

Airport Summary

IATA Airport code: HAV
ICAO Airport code: MUHA
Serves: Havana, Cuba
Operator: ECASA S.A.
Location Boyeros Municipality
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The Jose Marti International Airport (HAV) has four passenger terminals and one terminal for freight.

Terminal 1

This terminal 1 is the domestic terminal and is used mostly for domestic flights. It is located on the west end of runway 6 at the airport. The airlines that typically use this terminal are Cubana de Aviacion, Aerogaviota, and AeroCaribbean.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 of the Jose Marti International Airport is the US Charters terminal. This terminal is mostly used for scheduled charter flights to and fro the United States. You’ll find this terminal on the north side of the airport by runway 24. Terminal 2 has been going through extensive construction and repairs in recent years to improve upon it.

Terminal 3

This is the International terminal. It is also the largest in the airport and handles mostly international flights coming to and from other countries. It serves more than 25 international airlines going to 60+ destinations in 30+ countries around the world. It can be found on the north side of the runway.

Terminal 5

This is the last of the passenger terminals. It is the Caribbean terminal and is used mostly with Cuban airlines. It is found on the southeast corner of the airfield at the airport. It is used for both domestic and regional flights.


Many services are offered by HAV and its various terminals. Most of the activity that you’ll find in the airport will be in terminal. Terminal 3 contains immigration, customs, ticketing, arrivals, tourist information, ATM machines, post office, currency exchange, internet access, smoking areas, car rental offices, taxi stands, large lounges, public phones, medical care, disabled facilities, lost and found, children play areas, bathrooms, and restaurants and shops.

In terminal 2, there are immigration/customs offices, baggage claim, arrivals, currency exchange, car rental offices, taxi stand, public phones, bathrooms, restaurants, and various shops. There are no ATM machines in this terminal.

Finally, in terminal 1, there is a taxi stand, public phone, bathrooms, and areas for buses to take you to Havana. There are no luggage lockers, hotels, or internet in this terminal.

Restaurants & Dining

Within the airport, there are several places that you can eat and find some quality food while you wait for your transfer or your flight. Each terminal offers something unique, but the most options will be in terminal 3.


The Jose Marti International Airport is one of the biggest and busiest airports in all of Cuba. It is located in Boyeros, which is about 9 miles south of the capital of Cuba, Havana. You can find transport in and around both cities using these methods.


There are always taxis available to take you to wherever you want to go. To get to Havana via taxi, it takes about 30 minutes and will cost about $25 USD, depending on your fare. One tip for travelers going to Havana is that you should always agree on the fare before you get in and start the ride. Most taxis do have meters, but they are rarely ever turned on.

Public Buses

There are no buses that leave directly from the airport, but you could always take a taxi to the nearest bus station, which is located about 15 kilometers from the airport. You can take a public bus into Havana from there. Buses are a very affordable option for transport, but if you are going to Havana it might be better to just take the taxi all the way there instead of stopping at the bus station.

Car Rental

There are car rentals available in terminals 2, 3, and 5. You must book your car rental in advance, or you won’t be able to get one. There is short and long-term parking available at the airport if you need to keep your car there for a period of time. This is paid parking, so be sure to secure information ahead of time.

Chartered Shuttle bus

There are private chartered bus services available, but you will have to book them in advance before you arrive. Your tour operator will generally meet you at the terminal upon your arrival and bring you to your hotel. Sometimes, hotels will have complimentary shuttle buses. You can hire a bus to take you to your hotel or Havana.

Immigration & Customs

You will have to go through immigration and customs each way through your airport when arriving and departing. Make sure to have all necessary documentation ready such as identification, necessary documents, and information for the customs agents. They will likely ask you some questions to determine your cause for being in Cuba or leaving Cuba and you will have your luggage scanned. If you have all the necessary information ready, it shouldn’t impede your trip too much. However, be sure to arrive well before your flight departure to ensure that you aren’t late for your flight and can get through customs.

Departure Tax

Starting May 1, 2015, departure tax is no longer required. It will be included in the price of your trip when you purchase flights or vacation packages through your booking agency.

HAV Airport info:

Address: Aeropuerto Jose Marti Avenida Nguyen Van Troi, Boyeros, La Habana, Cuba.