Sleeping in Airports

Havana Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Havana 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.

the temp. dropped to below freezing in the terminal when outside was more than 90F. (the late shift workers shouldn’t sleep at work was the reason the say). – altaira97209

HAV 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 Havana Jose Marti International Airport.

What to Expect

Havana Airport (code: HAV) is newly-renovated with five terminals and a limited selection of shops and restaurants.  WiFi is available to help pass the time.  And for added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to use the first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

havana airport guideAlthough none of our reviewers suggested a specific place to sleep, the airport overall was regarded as safe and fairly quiet at night, but VERY cold from the air-conditioning. Have a travel mattress or sleeping bag handy for added comfort, or at the very least have a travel blanket handy to keep warm. A sleep mask may help block out the airport’s bright lights to help you sleep a little better.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Havana Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • El Lirio Guesthouse – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates
  • Hostal Dona Amalia – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request ($). » Check Rates
  • Hotel Nacional de Cuba – (19 minutes from the airport) An iconic, historic hotel in downtown Havana. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Four Points by Sheraton Havana – (24 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Havana Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

 Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges 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 Service Lounge – Location: Airside, Terminal 2. Lounge Access: The rates in 2017 were US$ 29 (Arriving Passengers) or US$ 34 (Departing Passengers).  Unfortunately, we are unable to confirm the 2019 rates.  Click here to update this information.
  • VIP Service Lounge – The rates in 2017 were US$ 29 (Arriving Passengers) or US$ 34 (Departing Passengers).  Unfortunately, we are unable to confirm the 2019 rates. Click here to update this information.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Havana Airport for a fee.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours a day. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.

Childrens Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Terminal 3.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services can be found in Terminal 2 and 3, some of the locations may be open 24 hours a day.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available in Terminal 3 as well as cigar/rum shops, convenience stores, bookstores, etc. Terminal 2 provides a bookstore only.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update there were a variety of food concessions at the airport including a few that are open 24 hours (only in Terminal 3).

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found in Terminal 3, Landside. Hours: open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you require medical attention, medical services can be found in Terminal 3.

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.

Pharmacy – A pharmacy is available in Terminal 3.

Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office. Location: Unknown.

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 – Smoking is permitted inside the airport in designated areas.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. Airside is open according to the flight schedule.


Havana airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Aerogaviota • Aeroméxico • Aeropostal • Air CanadaAir China • Air Europa • Air France • Air Italy • Air Transat • American Airlines • Aruba Airlines • Austrian Airways • Avianca • Bahamas Air • Blue Panorama Airlines • Caribbean Airlines • Cayman Airways • Condor • Copa Airlines • Corsair • Cubana • Delta Air Lines • Easy Sky • Edelweiss • Eurowings • Falcon Air • Finnair • Fly Always • Havana Air • Iberia • Interjet • JetBlue • KLM • LATAM • Neos • Southwest Airlines • Sun Country Airlines • Sunrise Airlines • Swift • United Airlines • TAAG Angola Airlines • TAME • Turkish Airlines • Virgin Atlantic • Wingo.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to the local bus system; however, the buses are often overcrowded, do not run on a regular schedule and must be paid for in local currency. This option may be best if you are travelling light and be on the lookout for pickpockets.

Car Rentals

The following rental car agencies can be found in the arrivals areas: Cubanacar • Havanautos • Via Transgaviota • Rex (luxury rentals).


Official government taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. The ride to the city takes approximately 20 – 30 minutes. Always agree to the price before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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.