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Varadero Airport Guide

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

varadero airport guideThe 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.

Sleeping in Varadero Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Varadero Airport Guide.

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 hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

airport hotelsVaradero Airport Hotels

Quick Facts

Nearest Hotel:  Within 25 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 is giving you nightmares, your best bet will be to return to town as there are no hotels near Varadero Airport. Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Matanzas, search deals and read traveller reviews.

airport loungeAirport 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. 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).

Related Pages: Varadero Airport Lounges

rest zonesRest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

more airport infoMore Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

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.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – There is a designated smoking section located airside.

WiFi/Internet – 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.

Varadero airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Transat • 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.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available on site. No further information is available at this time.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels and tour companies offer shuttle service to and from VRA airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.   See also Airport Hotels above.


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: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.