Cuba / Travel
Flights to Havana & Varadero
At Beyond The Ordinary, we offer a number of options when it comes to Cuba flights, both scheduled and charter.
Alternatively, should clients prefer to arrange their own flights, we are happy to take care of the ground arrangements.
No matter which option you choose, our joint ATOL & ABTOT bonding provision means that your money is fully protected.
As with all flights to the Caribbean, the vast majority of outbound flights operate during the day, with return flights operating overnight.
Indirect, Scheduled Flights To Cuba
With the withdrawal of Virgin Atlantic, there are currently no direct, scheduled flights between the UK & Cuba. TUI currently fly direct to Varadero (see below) but are set to end this service at the end of April 2024.
In terms of indirect flights to Cuba, there are numerous airlines offering flights to Havana, generally via Europe.
Air France – Numerous UK airports to Havana via Paris
Air France offer 3 or 4 flights per week from Paris (CDG) to Havana with connections from a number of UK airports including London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Long-haul flights operate with Boeing 777 or Airbus A350 aircraft with a choice of 3 cabins.
KLM – Numerous UK airports to Havana via Amsterdam
KLM flights to Cuba are currently suspended.
Iberia – Heathrow to Havana via Madrid
Iberia offer 3 or 4 flights per week from Madrid to Havana with connections from London Heathrow. Long-haul flights operate using Airbus A330 aircraft with a choice of cabins.
Air Europa – Gatwick to Havana via Madrid
Air Europa offer near daily flights from Madrid to Havana with connections from London Gatwick. Long-haul flights operate using Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a choice of 2 cabins.
Aeromexico – Heathrow to Havana via Mexico City
Aeromexico offer near daily flights from Heathrow via Mexico City. Unlike flights via Europe, both the outbound and inbound flights operate overnight.
On the longhaul sector, flights are operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a choice of 2 cabins.
As one of the world’s most exciting destinations, this route opens up the option of a Mexico City stopover.
Other Flight Options To Havana
Air Canada fly from Toronto to Havana with connecting flights from Heathrow. However, unlike flights via Europe, connections in Toronto can be very tight, involve very long layovers or even an overnight.
TUI – Manchester to Varadero
Operating until the end of April 2024, TUI operate a weekly (Wednesday) flight from Manchester direct to Varadero, Cuba’s largest beach resort some 2 hours drive from Havana (to which we can arrange private transfers).
Flights are generally operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliners with a choice of 2 cabins.
Flying To Cuba via the USA
Due to the current political situation, trying to arrange flights between the USA & Cuba is fraught with difficulty and risks and, as a result, we strongly advise clients to avoid them at this time.
It is also important to note that the Tourist Cards (visa) issued in the UK for entry to Cuba are not valid for travel from the USA to Cuba.
When to visit Cuba