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José Martí Airport (IATA: HAV, ICAO: MUHA), is an airport serving the Havana area in Cuba. Scroll down or click here to see what José Martí Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 3 shops, 3 cafes, and 3 restaurants at José Martí Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.
José Martí International Airport (IATA: HAV, ICAO: MUHA), sometimes known by its former name Rancho-Boyeros Airport, is an international airport located 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Havana, Cuba, and is a hub for Cubana de Aviación, Aerogaviota and Aero Caribbean, and former Latin American hub for Aeroflot Soviet Airlines. It is Cuba’s main international and domestic gateway, and serves several million passengers each year. The airport is operated by Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos (ECASA).
The airport lies in the municipality of Boyeros and connects Havana with the rest of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America, Europe and one destination each in Africa and Asia. It is named in memory of patriot and poet José Martí.
How far away is José Martí Airport from from the centre of Havana?
It takes approximately 26 mins to drive the 10.0 mi (16.1 kilometres) between the centre of Havana and José Martí Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside HAV airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Cuba.
What are the parking options at José Martí Airport?
External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from José Martí Airport.
Frequently Asked Questions
Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.
Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.
The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.
As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).
The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.
Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.
No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.
Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.
What is there to do upon arrival at José Martí Airport?
Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 6 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 3 different shops around José Martí Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.
José Martí Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities
Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at José Martí Airport include:
Cafeteria Terminal II
What airlines operate passenger services out of José Martí Airport?
The following airlines all fly passenger services out of José Martí Airport:
“El aeropuerto tiene 5 terminales y estan comunicado entre si por un autobusos.los taxi al centro de la ciudad cuestan 20 dolares.el servicio dentro del aeropuerto va a ritmo caribeño Y todo funciona con mucha ccalma.la terminal 3 es la mas moderna de todas”
“Le terminal domestique 1 fait penser à un aéroport de province des années 50. Evidemment pas de wifi, denrée rare à Cuba et des vitres totalement dépolies qui interdisent tout regard sur la piste (ce qui n'est pas le cas du Terminal 3 international). Bref, un simple hangar.”
“Possibly the worst airport we've arrived at. Over 2 hours from landing to exiting the airport. Huge delays at immigration, to have hand bagage x-rayed (coming in!) but the worst was the interminable wait for our bags. Only one ForEx counter, with a massive queue”
“Dreadful airport. Over an hour and a half to check in, duty free shop (only one) had massive queue as not enough staff. Queue for "fast food" place (again, only one) was halfway along the airport, the urinals in the men's toilets were all broken. Over an hour sitting on the 'plane waiting for bags to be loaded.”
“There's no too many options by getting into Jose Martí International Airport.Taxi costs around 25 CUC.(If your trip after midnight some hotels charged you around 5 CUC for the night shifts). Bars and coffe shops are sometimes "closed" with the staff checking the stock of beverages and food they have in front of you. Air conditioner is really strong,even during early morning. Security and Immigration process are pretty fast.But during the X- ray control, officers doesn't look very professional at all. Wi-fi is only available at the departure lounge (You have to buy the ETECSA card in advance).It's hard to get it ,but if you give it a try, you can go at the offices in La Habana Vieja.Where you have to queue about 3 hours. Terminal facilities are basic and a lot of souverins stores surrounding the lobby area. The departure lounge has an small Duty Free shop where you can pay in CUC or Credit card .It's one of the only places you can use electronic paying methods. You can also find a lot of products from other Central - american countries. Mostly candies and cookies.”