Pre-book your transport before you go
If you are an independent traveler there are two main options for getting around Cuba. Option 1 is to hire your own car, option 2 is to use a mix of buses, collectives and taxis.
The car rental companies that operate in Cuba are Cubacar, Rex, Havanautos and Via. As you might have guessed, being government run there’s very little price difference between each of them. Make sure you book well in advance.
The main tourist bus provider in Cuba is Viazul. They have an extensive and very convenient network across the Island but we do suggest you book in advance to save any anxiety.
You can read more about the different transport options and their quirks and frustrations in our getting around Cuba article.