Flights to Cuba from the UK
There are quite a few airlines that fly from the UK to Cuba, so getting an affordable flight to Cuba should not be a problem. Although just a few will be direct flights to Cuba, there is a wide range of airlines to suit your budget and dates that will fly indirectly. Be aware that if you do decide to travel with an airline which will have a stop-off in the USA before landing in Cuba, you will need a so-called “Pink Tourist Card” that you can only get in the USA, regardless which passport you hold.
Direct Flights to Cuba
Virgin Atlantic Flights to Cuba
The most popular and the one we recommend the most is Virgin Atlantic as not only do they offer direct flights to Cuba but are one of the best airlines in the UK. Virgin Atlantic flies from London Gatwick (Terminal North) to Havana. From Havana to Varadero by car it’s only 2:30 hrs. London Gatwick to Havana flights is on Mondays and Thursdays until March 2019. From April 2019 flights to Cuba will be on Sundays and Thursdays. There is also a blackout period in September / October 2019. Virgin Atlantic last flight on the 5th September and the next flight to/from Havana will be on 13th October 2019.
Virgin Atlantic will change their operations from 9 June 2020. Flights will then be travelling from London Heathrow (T3) to Havana Airport – Jose Marti (T3) on Tuesday and Saturdays. We can book your holidays including Virgin Atlantic flights without any issues as normal.