Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Havana (MEL to HAV)

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Compare Cheap Melbourne to Havana Flights

Book your flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Havana (HAV) and discover one of the world's most fascinating destinations. Havana is a city that's caught in the past. It’s a hub of old-world glamour and is full to the brim with cultural and historical attractions. Wander around the cobbled streets of Old Havana, dine on delicious food at the city's top restaurants and hire a vintage convertible to explore the nearby attractions. With connecting flights from Melbourne to Havana, it's the ultimate destination for history buffs who want to catch a glimpse of a bygone era.

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Best time to visit Havana

The best time to visit Havana

The best time to visit Havana is between January and February. It's the island's dry season, and the weather is perfect for exploring the city or heading to the nearby coastal destinations. The only downside is that its high season in Cuba. You'll need to book your accommodation and flights from Melbourne to Havana well in advance to lock in lower prices. Another popular time to visit is between July and August. You'll be around for one of Cuba's biggest celebrations, Carnival but temperatures are at their hottest. If you don't mind the rain, September and December are perfect for budget travellers. Hotels slash their prices, and few tourists visit the city due to the threat of hurricanes.


Departing from Melbourne

Melbourne Airport (MEL) is one of the busiest airports in Australia. It operates connecting flights to Havana with airlines like LATAM Airlines and Air Canada. Flights from MEL to HAV usually have two to three stopovers in either Toronto, Vancouver, Auckland or Santiago.

Getting to Melbourne Airport

If you want to keep your transportation costs down, the best way to get to Melbourne Airport is with the local bus service. Routes 478, 479 and 901 all run to and from the international terminal and tickets cost between $4-6 AUD. For red-eye flights to Havana, the SkyBus is an excellent option. It's a 24-hour service that leaves for the airport every 10 minutes and costs $19 AUD per person. Other options include taking a metered taxi or using a ride-sharing service like Uber. A one-way trip costs on average $55-65 AUD depending on traffic.

Parking at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport has a variety of parking options available. Whether you're dropping a loved one off or going to Havana for a week or more, there's a parking space to suit your needs.

Where to Park at Melbourne Airport

  • Value Car Park: If you want to cut costs on parking at Melbourne Airport, leave your car here. It has the lowest parking rates at the airport.
  • Long-Term Parking: For trips to Havana that are longer than a week, park your car here. It's close to the check-in counters and has competitive rates for long-term stays.
  • Premium Terminal Car Park: This is the closest parking lot to the terminal building at Melbourne Airport. It's the best option for travellers that don't mind paying for convenience.

Arriving in Havana

José Martí International Airport is the main international airport that connects Cuba to the world. It serves over seven million passengers each year and operates flights to the Carribean, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

How to Get from Jose Marti International Airport to Your Havana Hotel or Accommodation

The best way to get from Jose Marti International Airport is with a metered taxi. You'll find the drivers waiting outside of the terminal buildings. A ride to downtown Havana takes 20-30 minutes and costs 20-25 CUC ($27.98 - 34.97 AUD). Make sure you agree on a fare before you start the journey as the drivers rarely switch on the meters. With many travellers arriving in Havana on a holiday package, your transfer is often included. If you're meeting a driver, you'll find the representative waiting for you at the exit of the arrivals terminal. If you want to use the local bus, you'll have to make your way to the domestic Terminal 1. However, payment is required in Cuban National Pesos (CUP) and not CUC (convertible pesos), making it a difficult option for travellers. If you prefer having your own set of wheels, you can hire a car from one of the rental companies at the airport.

Things to do

Things to do in Havana

Visit Old Havana

Old Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's home to beautiful Neoclassical and Baroque buildings and narrow cobbled streets. Highlights include the Catedral de San Cristobal and the Castillo de la Real Fuerza.

Go to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

For art lovers, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts) is a must-visit. It's where you'll find a collection of more than 600 artworks ranging from the European Masters to the Egyptian and Roman ages.

Wander around Fusterlandia

Fusterlandia is one of Havana's unique attractions. It's a small village outside the city and is a melting pot of art, colour and creativity. Stroll past the impressive mosaics, sculptures and paintings made by local artist Jose Fuster.