• Train Information and time table for Cuba

HAVANA – SANTIAGO de CUBA

Km Train Number 1 3 7 5 103    
See below for days of running A B B B C
0 HAVANA  La Coubre station 16:15 18:05 19:00 20:30 22:20
90 Matanzas 18:08 20:03 20:58 22:28 00:45
286 Santa Clara 20:59 22:54 23:54 01:24 06:25
Guayos 00:12 01:12 02:51 08:29
Sancti Spiritus 09:45
436 Ciego de Avila 01:46 02:42 04:12
Moron***
538 Camagüey 01:28 03:41 04:59 06:20
Bayamo 09:30
729 Cacocúm 06:57 09:42
Holguin 10:20
Guantanamo 10:50
854 SANTIAGO de CUBA 6:55

SANTIAGO de CUBA – HAVANA

Km Train Number 2 8 6 4 104    
See below for days of running A B B B C
SANTIAGO de CUBA 17:00
Guantanamo  20:40
Holguin 20:55
Cacocúm 21:36 00:41
Bayamo 19:40
Camagüey 22:42 00:28 01:10 04:42
Moron***
Ciego de Avila 00:38 02:38 03:16 06:28
 Sancti Spiritus 15:05
Guayos 04:00 04:41 07:41 16:21
Santa Clara 03:04 05:16 05:57 08:57 18:25
Matanzas 05:46 08:03 08:44 11:39 00:46
HAVANA   La Coubre 07:40 09:55 10:40 13:35 03:15

HAVANA – PINAR del RIO – HAVANA

Train Number 101/209
Notes G
HAVANA 09:05
PINAR del RIO 15:10
Train Number 102/208
Notes G
PINAR del RIO 09:00
HAVANA 15:05
Havana – Santiago de Cuba 95 CUC in primera especial,train 3 or 4 Tren francès
II 70 CUC in especial, train 3 or 4 Tren francès
II 30 CUC in primera class, train 7 or 8
Havana – Sancti Spiritus 14 CUC in primera
Havana – Moron 24 CUC in primera
Havana – Pinar del Rio 7 CUC in primera
Havana – Bayamo-Manzanillo 90 CUC in primera climatizado
Havana – Guantanamo 100 CUC in primera climatizado

Timetable notes…

This is the new 2019 timetable for the main line linking Havana, Santa Clara, Camagüey & Santiago de Cuba, with branch lines to Sancti Spiritus, Holguin, Moron, Bayamo & Guantanamo.  Information on Cuban train services is difficult to confirm, so check times locally.
The shortage of fuel in Cuba sometimes affects buses & local trains, but these mainline trains have priority.  Incidentally, there are no couchettes or sleeping-cars in Cuba, only seats cars.  Fares for foreigners are shown here.

A = NEW CHINESE-BUILT TRAIN, runs every 2 days.  1st class air-conditioned seats, 2nd class non-air-con seats, cafeteria car.

B = NEW CHINESE-BUILT TRAIN, runs every 3 days.  1st class air-conditioned seats, 2nd class non-air-con seats, cafeteria car

C = Runs every 3 days, see the dates below.  Primera class seats only.  Older cars, may receive new cars some time in 2020.

* = Havana’s main Estación Central is temporarily closed for major renovation, see the note below.

** = For Manzanillo, change trains at Bayamo.  Connection Bayamo-Manzanillo by train 50/51.

*** = For Moron, travel to Ciego de Avila & change for the local line to Moron.  There are several daily trains Ciego to Moron & back.

? = Guesstimated time.  ??:?? = intermediate stop time not known.

Can you help keep this page updated?  If you find times have changed from those shown here, a photo of the departure notices would be much appreciated.

On what dates do these trains run?

Most trains run every 2 or 3 days, a notice at each station tells you what dates each train runs.  However, the trains listed below ran on the dates shown below and they will then run every so many days throughout the rest of the year and beyond, so if you have a calendar (and can count!) you can easily work out what dates it will run until further notice.

Tip:  Use www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html to count the number of days between one of the ‘reference point’ dates shown below and the date you want to travel (leave the ‘Include end date in calculation’ box un-ticked).  If the train you want runs every 4 days, then if the number of days between the reference date and your travel date is divisible by 4, the train runs.  Simple, really!

  • Train 1 starts running from Havana to Santiago on 13 July 2019 and runs every 2 days.
  • Train 2 starts running from Santiago to Havana on 14 July 2019 and runs every 2 days.
  • Train 3 starts running from Havana to Guantanamo on 15 July 2019 and runs every 3 days.
  • Train 4 starts running from Guantanamo to Havana on 16 July 2019 and runs every 3 days.
  • Train 5 starts running from Havana to Holguin on 14 July 2019 and runs every 3 days.
  • Train 6 starts running from Holguin to Havana on 15 July 2019 and runs every 3 days.
  • Train 7 starts running from Havana to Bayamo on 16 July 2019 and runs every 3 days.
  • Train 8 starts running from Bayamo to Havana on 17 July 2019 and runs every 3 days.

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