Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Cienfuegos Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
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CFG Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Cienfuegos Airport.
What to Expect
Cienfuegos Airport (code: CFG), located on an air base, has a small commercial terminal that services a few international routes. Facilities include a few snack bars and small shops, though none are open 24 hours. Bring your own entertainment because WiFi is not available. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but an older review described seats with armrests and ample space to sleep on the floor (just bring a blanket!). For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Cienfuegos Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel Cubanacan Boutique la Union – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hostal Ivan Y Lili – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Casas Zunilda Y Raya – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotel deals in Cienfuegos on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
- VIP Lounge – Location: airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (20 CUC).
At the time of this update WiFi is not available at Cienfuegos Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are available Landside only (Arrivals and Departures).
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available at the airport as well as souvenir shops located Airside.
Food & Drinks – There is a snackbar located past security.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Smoking – There is an enclosed smoking lounge available Airside.
The airport is open 24 hours. The Airside section is open according to the flight schedule.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Local hotels offer shuttle service to and from CFG airport and is often included if you have booked an all-inclusive holiday. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.
The following car rental providers have offices on-site: Cubacar and REX.
Taxis are available. At the time of this update, a taxi ride from the airport to downtown Cienfuegos costs approximately 5 CUC one-way (5 -10 minutes). Always agree to the fare first.
Last updated: 2020-01-09
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.