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Cheap Domestic Flights in Cuba

Domestic Flights Cuba

Search and buy domestic flights within Cuba. We offer flights on Cubana de Aviación and Aerogaviota, which are the two airlines that currently fly within Cuba.

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What are domestic flights?

A domestic flight within Cuba is any flight that departs from an airport within Cuba and arrives at another airport, still within Cuba. As an example, a popular domestic flight within Cuba is one that departs from Havana (HAV) and arrives in Santiago de Cuba (SCU). All Cuban internal flights are operated by Cuban airlines.

Despite being a small country, there a number of different domestic Cuban flight routes. No internal flight in Cuba is over 2.5 hours in flight time. Currently, there are only two airlines that offer domestic flights within Cuba — these are Cubana de Aviacíon and Aerogaviota.

Domestic Airlines

There are two airlines within Cuba, both of which offer domestic flights within the country. These are Cubana de Aviación and Aeogaviota.

Cubana de Aviacíon

Cubana de Aviacíon is the national airline and the main airline in the country. The airline was founded in 1929, which makes it one of the first and oldest Latin American airlines.

Cubana is based at José Martí International Airport, Havana (HAV) and domestic flights to destinations including Baracoa, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo del Sur, Camaguey, Guantanamo Bay, Holguin, Nueva Gerona and Santiago de Cuba.

Cubana de Aviacíon also connects the island with international destinations within Europe and South America.

Domestic flight check-in times

- Online: Cubana de Aviación doesn't offer online check-in at this time.

- Airport: Airport check-in opens two hours before flight departure time and closes 50 minutes before.


Aerogaviota is a government-owned Cuban airline that offers flights throughout Cuba and to Jamaica. The airline is based at Jose Marti International Airport, Havana (HAV) and offers domestic flights to many destinations, including Baracoa, Cayo Coco, Havana, Holguin and Santiago de Cuba.

While Aerogaviota doesn't have the international presence that Cubana has, it makes a good alternative for internal flights within the country, operating flights on many of the same routes.

Domestic flight check-in times

- Online: Aerogaviata doesn't offer online check-in.

- Airport: Airport check-in opens two hours before scheduled flight departure time and closes one hour before.

 within Cuba

Below is a list of all airlines in Cuba with scheduled passenger commercial flights.

Airports within Cuba

BaracoaGustavo Rizo AirportBCA
BayamoCarlos Manuel de Céspedes AirportBYM
CamagüeyIgnacio Agramonte International AirportCMW
Cayo CocoJardines del Rey AirportCCC
Cayo Largo del SurVilo Acuña Airport (Juan Vitalio Acuña Airport)CYO
CienfuegosJaime González AirportCFG
GuantánamoMariana Grajales AirportGAO
HavanaJosé Martí International AirportHAV
HolguínFrank País AirportHOG
Las TunasHermanos Ameijeiras AirportVTU
ManzanilloSierra Maestra AirportMZO
MoaOrestes Acosta AirportMOA
Nueva GeronaRafael Cabrera Airport (Rafael Cabrera Mustelier Airport)GER
Santa ClaraAbel Santamaría AirportSNU
Santiago de CubaAntonio Maceo AirportSCU
VaraderoJuan Gualberto Gómez AirportVRA
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Why book domestic flights?

With white-sand beaches, vibrant cities, a lively rainforest, mountain ranges and waterfalls, you're certain to fall in love with part — if not all — of what Cuba has to offer.

Although Cuba is a small country by surface area, it's long and narrow shape means that travelling across the country can take time, especially if travelling by road. Public transport on the island can be long, difficult to use and is subject to frequent delays and cancellations.

Even with the country's more reliable long-distance taxis, travelling from Havana to Santiago (one side of the country to the other) would take 11+ hours, without stopping at all. However, a flight between the same two cities takes just two hours.

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Do I need a passport for cuban domestic flights?

There's no official law that requires you to have a passport for domestic flights. However, depending on the airline policy, you might be present a passport at check-in or before boarding.

At the very least, you'll need some form of photo identification in order to fly internally within Cuba. Therefore, it's advised that you use your passport to avoid any inconvenience.

How early do I need to arrive for cuban domestic flights?

Generally, airport check-in closes around one hour before scheduled flight departure time for domestic flights. Therefore, it's advised that you arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before your scheduled flight departure, allowing more time if you have baggage to check.

What is the baggage allowance for domestic flights in Cuba?

On domestic flights, there is a maximum carry-on baggage allowance of 5kg.

Checked baggage may not be included with the price of your ticket on domestic flights, but is available to purchase.

Can I buy domestic flights online?

Yes, you can buy domestic flights in Cuba online with Alternative Airlines. We offer flights from the only two airlines that currently offer