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taxi ride from Santa clara to trinidad

by lida
(canada)

I was wondering what is a reasonable price for a taxi from Santa clara airport to trinidad. I will arrive too late to take viazul. Viazul price for this trip is around 10 cuc? Will one of the tourist buses that take people to trinidad ancon area take me for about 20cuc? I used to travel like that from Varadero airport to Havana. The length is similar will the prices be similar?
Thank you.

Answer by Vic Webmaster

It's good to know that transport is always a problem in Cuba. My advise take what you can get!
You can't compare Varadero or Havana to Santa Clara. Varadero is very popular (= more transport possibilities) Notice that Viazul can cause problems, it's wise to make a reservation sometimes the bus is overcrowded. Normally the tourist busses are not allowed to take other passengers (maybe you can fix something)
Most (official) taxi's charge 0.8-1 Cuc (=USD)per km (short distance 5-8 km) For long distances (over 20km) make a deal with the driver (allways in advance!) A single ride Varadero to Havana in an official taxi will cost you 60-65 USD/CUC. A private taxi will charge you 55 CUC/USD. (distance Varadero-Havana 125-135 km) If your Spanish is OK you can always ask a car driver to bring you to your destination (you have to discuss the price in advance). But once again, take what you can get, travel and transport are always a little adventure in Cuba. The distance between Santa Clara and Trinidad is 64-67 km, I am not familiar with a taxi ride to Trinidad but for this distance a price of 25-35 CUC seems reasonable.
Have a nice trip!

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