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Santa Clara Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Santa Clara 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 lounge was clean, the beches were excellent for laying on. Washroom facilities, good and clean. – TattyOne

SNU Airport Overview

santa clara airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Santa Clara Airport.

What to Expect

Santa Clara Airport (code: SNU) has a small, outdated airport that handles regional and international flights. Most amenities, including shops and a snack bar, are located airside. Landside, a refreshment vendor is located just outside the terminal. WiFi may be accessible by purchasing access codes, which is common practice across the island. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Santa Clara Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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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

There are no hotels at Santa Clara Airport, but you will find a few small hotels along the road into the city (approx. 20-minute drive).  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Santa Clara, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

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:

  • VIP Lounge – Location: airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (20 CUC per adult).

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Santa Clara Airport for a fee.

Pro-Tip: A reader tells us “Access is controlled via the Etecsa login/password cards which appear to be “universal” in Cuba. As our resort offered Wifi using the same cards, I did not have to buy any while at the airport (I had time leftover), but would imagine/hope that the shops have them. At the hotel they were 1CUC for an hour.”

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. 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: Main Hall, 2nd Floor..

Children’s Area – Not available at the airport.

Currency Exchange – Foreign currency exchange services are available Landside and Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – A Duty Free shop and a souvenir shop are located Airside. There are no shops available Landside.

Food & Drinks – A snack bar is located airside. The only option Landside is a refreshment vendor outside the terminal.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found in the main hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Information not available.

Medical Services – Medical services are located in the international area and are available 24 hours a day.

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking Lounge – A dedicated smoking area can be found Airside.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

Santa Clara airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Transat • Bahamasair • Blue Panorama • Copa Airlines • Cubana de Aviación • Interjet • JetBlue • Sun Country Airlines • Sunwing Airlines • Swift Air • Westjet.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Cubacar • Rex Rent-a-Car • Havanautos • Via Rent-a-Car Transgaviota.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels offering an airport shuttle.  See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxi

Taxis are available outside the arrivals area of the terminal. As of this update, a one-way ride to Cayo Santa Maria/Ensenachos/Las Brujas hotel areas costs approximately $60 USD. Always agree to the fare first.

Last updated: 2022-03-31

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.