Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Varadero 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 problem with Varadero airport is that the influx of tourists has vastly outgrown the size of the airport. – a traveller
VRA 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 Varadero’s Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport.
What to Expect
The small terminal at Varadero Airport (code: VRA) handles North American and European flights. Amenities include a few basic snack bars and shops, including duty-free. None are open 24 hours, so plan ahead for late-night snacks. WiFi is available inside the airport lounge, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. 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. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. 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. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.
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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.
Nearest Hotel: Within 30 minutes from the airport
Sleep Cabins or Pods: No
Day Rooms: No
Nearby Hotels with Free Shuttles: No
When the prospect of sleeping on the floor or in a chair isn’t really doing it for you, your best bet will be to return to town as there are no hotels near Varadero Airport.
- Hotel Los Delfines – (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Casa de Mary Y Angel – (25 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. via taxi service from either airport in Varadero (35 CUC) or Havana (90 CUC). » Check Rates
- Beny’s House – (30 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. via taxi service from either airport in Varadero (30 CUC) or Havana (80-100 CUC). » Check Rates
- Hostal El Villareno – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Varadero Airport 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).
WiFi is available at Varadero Airport inside the lounge. At the time of this update, we did not have information about WiFi elsewhere in the terminal. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Baby Care Facilities – Not available.
Children’s 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: Airside.
Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are available. Location: unknown.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a small selection of shops selling souvenir type items, note these are all located Airside.
Food & Drinks – Landside offers a snack bar and a cafeteria while Airside you will find a cafeteria, 2 snack bars and a coffee shop. Note, there are no 24 hour operators.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Medical Services – There is a First Aid Station. Location: unknown.
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 small drug store can be found airside.
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 a designated smoking section located airside.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Varadero airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Transat • American Airlines • Blue Panorama Airlines • Corsair • Edelweiss • Interjet • Servicios Aéreos Profesionales • Sunwing Airlines • TUI • Wamos • Westjet. Note: the airport is served by additional airlines on a seasonal-only basis.
Car rentals are available on site. No further information is available at this time.
Some local hotels and tour companies offer shuttle service to and from VRA airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.
Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey. At the time of this update, the average to Varadero is 30CUC.
Last updated: 2020-10-20
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.