Thursday, 15 December 2016


I recently received the following comments from a traveller after their trip to Cuba (October 2017) and wanted to share on the blog:

“You asked me to let you know about our Transtur coach journey between Havana and Trinidad. The booking and pick-up point nearest to Hotel Telegrafo is the Hotel Plaza, just across Parque Central from the Inglaterra in Havana. I bought our tickets two days before our journey and was told the journey would take about 5 hours including rest breaks. The cost was 27 CUC per person.

Unfortunately the journey from Havana to Trinidad wasn't the best. The Transtur coach turned up over an hour after the time we were told to assemble outside the Plaza Hotel in Havana. It then took over 6 hours to get to Trinidad via several stops to drop off/pick up passengers in Cienfuegos. I was expecting to go directly from Havana to Trinidad like a scheduled bus service! Finally, the toilet on the coach was locked so we had to wait for the rest stops - not so great when you're in your 50s!

Despite these problems it was well worth the journey to see Trinidad. It is a beautiful town with lively streets and bars and great restaurants. The national period of mourning in Cuba started while we were there. What a difference! Suddenly there was no music on the streets of Cuba or in the restaurants in the evening, and no alcohol sales.”

Thanks Ian for sharing your comments on your Transtur journey from Havana to Trinidad in Cuba.

Experience the Real Cuba does not take bookings for the Transtur service and it is not possible to make a booking online.

If you want an alternative method of travel from Havana to Trinidad, we offer a shared taxi service. These are door to door services, they start collecting from Casas at about 2:00pm in Havana.

We also offer a private taxi service from Havana to Trinidad and other locations around Cuba and can be organised at a time that suits you.

To book a shared taxi service or a private taxi with us, please send us an email to with the following information:

Date of travel
Number of passengers
Pick-up Address
Drop-off Address

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