Car rental at the Havana Airport
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At the Havana Airport we recommend the following car rental offers

from 105 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Geely CK 5dr A/C
11 Days from 01.09 - 12.09.2024
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from 112 $ per day
Compact

The most booked among rental cars

e.g. Peugeot 301 4dr A/C
11 Days from 01.09 - 12.09.2024
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from 134 $ per day
Intermediate

A little more space and comfort can't hurt!

e.g. BYD S6 5dr A/C
11 Days from 01.09 - 12.09.2024
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Rent a Car at the Havana Airport

Are you still looking for a rental car for your summer vacation in Cuba? With Driveboo you are right. Here you can compare all offers of the different stations online already in advance. So you save not only time, but also money. Cuban rhythms and colorful houses are waiting for your trip to Cuba.

Compare and book cheap rental cars at Havana Airport

Compare the offers of the different car rental companies at the international Airport Havana at Driveboo.com. When is the best time to travel to Cuba? The winter months are the best time to travel to Cuba. The dry season goes from November until April and offers best temperatures with the least amount of rain. When you hear Cuba and Havana, think of colonial buildings and vintage cars in bright pastel colors. In addition, there are dream beaches, many streets with little traffic and lively promenades. Cuba with its capital is a perfect holiday paradise. 

View over Havana

View over Havana

Drive to the beaches around Havana

Drive to the beaches around Havana

What can I do after arriving at the Airport Havana?

You can visit one of the numerous national parks between two days on the beach or admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site's historic city centre in the town of Cienfuegos, about 240 km from Havana. But also Havana itself has a lot to offer, so that you can start a round trip with your rental car. If the car of a local car rental company has already been provided to you at the pick-up station at Havana airport, you can go to your accommodation after the long flight, regardless of the taxis and public transport in Cuba, which are mostly overcrowded buses. One of the most impressive things to do by night is visiting the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, which is an impressive art gallery and night club with live music. The opening hours are from Thursday till Sunday, starting by 8:00 PM.

Top Tourist Attractions in Cuba:

  • Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón
  • Capitolio Nacional
  • Fusterlandia
  • Malecón
  • Plaza de la Catedral

The top destinations for a road trip in Cuba, starting in Havana:

City on Cuba Duration from Havana Airport Distance from Havana Airport
Trinidad 4 h 15 min 327 km
Varadero 2 h 32 min 160 km
Cienfuegos 2 h 59 min 246 km
Discover the Capitolio in Havana with a rental car

Discover the Capitolio in Havana with a rental car

Enjoy the Plaza Vieja in the old town of Havana by rental car

Enjoy the Plaza Vieja in the old town of Havana

General information about Havana José Martí Airport HAV

How far is the Havana Airport from downtown Havana? The International Airport Havana José Martí HAV is located only 15 km from the Cuban capital and serves many flights. On Cuban roads, this corresponds to a journey time of about 20 minutes and can be reached quickly with a rental car from a pickup station at the airport terminal. Named after the Cuban patriot and poet José Martí, the airport is the country's main airport for national and international flights. From Germany the International Airport Havana is approached from Frankfurt, but you can also fly to Havana from the USA. The airport has four terminals, with international flights from Europe also being served in Terminals 2 and 3. A shuttle bus service runs between the individual terminals. Here you will also find various small shops selling books, tobacco and gifts. There is also a pharmacy in the airport building. Terminal 3 for international flights is the largest and most modern building at Havana International Airport HAV.

Pick-up your rental car at Havana Airport directly upon arrival

Car rental signs at Havana Airport

Pick-up your rental car directly at Havana Airport

Where do I pick-up my rental car at Havana Airport? There are various car hire companies with their pick-up points in the various terminals, most of which are located in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. So you don't have to search for a long time on arrival and you will quickly receive the rental car. The cheapest thing about hiring a car at the International Airport Havana is that the rental companies usually have their pickup station open 24 hours a day. Depending on when your flights arrive or depart, you therefore have the possibility to pick up your car rental, which you could rent in advance via the price comparison and return it after your holiday, at any time. Since you will normally arrive at International Terminal 3 with your flight from overseas, you can also pick up your rental car directly after the baggage carousel and customs at the pick-up station in the arrival area of Terminal 3. Please note that there are no lockers at this airport in Havana if you arrange the formalities for your rental car at the pick-up station, so that you do not leave your luggage unattended.

The best fuel regulation for your rental car at Havana Airport (HAV)

Gas station in Cuba

Always opt for the best fuel regulation (full/full)

We always recommend to opt for the best fuel regulation (full/full). Within this, you pick-up your rental car fully fueled and return it the same way. In Cuba and Havana, there are still fuel shortages and it is quite possible that the nearest petrol station to the airport may not be able to offer the desired petrol at the time you pick up your rental car. In general, you should also never empty the tank when traveling through Havana and Cuba, as there are gasoline shortages all over the country.

Transport connections to and from Havana Airport

The traffic connections from the International Airport Havana José Martí HAV, where many flights land and depart, are good. From the airport building via Avenida Rancho Boyeros or Avenida Van Troy you can directly reach downtown Havana. The roads are all well signposted, so you will quickly find your way with your car rental car. There is no train connection from Havana airport to the city. Only the taxis, public buses or shuttle buses of the hotels run here. So you are well served with a rental car from the price comparison Driveboo. After paying the deposit, you will quickly receive your car from the car rental company at the airport and you will be able to reach your booked accommodation without being dependent on public transport.

Which traffic regulations you should pay attention to in Cuba?

The driver must be at least 19 years old in Cuba and in possession of a Class B driving licence for one year in order to be able to rent a car. It is helpful if you want to rent a car here, that you have an international driving licence issued, even if the national driving licence would be valid. The right-hand traffic and the international traffic rules apply here as well, which are interpreted by the locals, but unfortunately sometimes a little differently. That's why you should always drive with foresight.

This should be noted:

The  maximum speed in these places is 40 km/h, which corresponds to about 25 miles per hour. Outside the towns, you're allowed to go 100 km/h, that's 60 miles an hour.

However, the side roads are often not so well developed and you have to adapt to the bad road conditions and drive slower with your rental car from the price comparison, which you could rent cheaply in the Internet. But the main roads that you use to drive your rental car between the cities are all up-to-date. Driving under the influence of alcohol is not allowed at all and the police carry out regular checks, which also like to stop the rented cars. It is especially important at night when you are on the road in Cuba with your rental car that you pay attention to pedestrians. Many Cubans are still on foot in the evening and usually walk across the street.

Drive through Havana with a rental car

Drive through Havana with a rental car

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Havana Airport

What do I need to consider when returning the rental car?

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Plan enough time for returning your rental car. Depending on the selected refueling arrangement, you must fill up your rental car accordingly. Have everything documented upon return. The deposit will usually be refunded to you within a few days, provided the car was returned in the same condition.

What is the cost of cancelling a rental car?

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24 hours before rental is free of charge during Driveboo's opening hours. This allows you a particularly flexible booking. Should the travel regulations for Cuba change, you are on the safe side. 

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