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

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Havana Airport.

What to Expect

  • A newly-renovated international airport with five terminals and a limited selection of shops and restaurants.
  • Be prepared for this airport to “nickel and dime” you. According to reviewers, the airport’s shops and food concessions are said to be expensive and the toilets are pay-per-use!
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Speaking of shops and restaurants, most of them are located in Terminal 3.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to use the first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Although 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 airport guide below.

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.

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: US$ 29 (Arriving Passengers) or US$ 34 (Departing Passengers)
  • VIP Service Lounge – Location: Airside, Terminal 3. Lounge Access: US$ 29 (Arriving Passengers) or US$ 34 (Departing Passengers)

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
  • NH Capri La Habana – (24 minutes from the airport) 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 WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Havana Airport for a fee. Connect to the “WIFI_ETECSA_AEROPUERTO”. Price: 4.5 CUC/hour.

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 – Location: Terminal 3, International Terminal

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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Pharmacy – A pharmacy is available in Terminal 3.

Rest Zones – Not available.

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.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Havana airport is served by the following airlines: Havana Air • Air Canada • Air Transat • Air China • Aeromexico • Interjet • Air France • Copa • United Airlines • Cubana • American Airlines • KLM • Caribbean Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses

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, Fenix, Rex (luxury rentals), Transtour and Via Rent a Car.

Taxis

Official government taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. Always agree to the price before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.