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Central Cuba Travel Guide

Train Travel

Though it is often late and occasionally cancelled, train service in central Cuba is quite extensive. Foreigners must pay for their tickets in dollars at the Ladis office in the station. The train to Cienfuegos departs from Havana's Coubre station at 1:25 pm and arrives 10 hours later, returning at 1 pm. Trains to Santiago de Cuba, which stop in Santa Clara, Ciego de Ávila, and Camagüey, depart from Havana's Terminal Central at 4:40 pm, with a faster, air-conditioned especial at 7:30 pm; there's also an especial to Santiago that departs from Coubre at 10:40 am. The train to Sancti Spíritus departs and returns at 10 am. Trains depart from Camagüey for Havana at 10:30 am, 1:30, 7:50 and 10:40 pm, stopping in Ciego de Ávila (2–3 hours) and Santa Clara (4–6 hours).

Train Information

Camagüey Terminal. Calle Quioñes y Calle Padre Olalla. 32/28–3214.

Ciego de Ávila Terminal. Calle Van Horne y Calle Simón Reyes. 33/23313.

Cienfuegos Terminal. Calle 49 y Av. 58. 432/5495.

Santa Clara Terminal. Calle Pedro Estévez, north of town. 42/20–2895.

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