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A Visual Guide to Havana Transportation

Taxi-onomy
A Visual Guide to Havana Transportation
Five different ways of getting around Havana, from taking the bus to riding in the mysteriously named cocotaxi.
By AFAR Editors, AFAR Staff
Illustration by A.Salamandra
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    Taxi-onomy
    Taxi-onomy
    You’ll definitely want to take a ride.
    Illustration by A.Salamandra
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    Almendrón
    Almendrón
    AKA: Collective Taxi
    Best for: getting around Havana and leaving the city to go to the beach
    Duration: 20 minutes from Vedado to Parque Central; 40 minutes from Havana Train Terminal to the Playas del Este
    Cost: 10 Pesos Cubanos around town (.5 CUC) or 1 CUC to the beach
    Illustration by A.Salamandra
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    Cocotaxi
    Cocotaxi
    Best for: Saying you've been in a cocotaxi!
    Duration: 20 minutes from Revolution Square to Centro Habana
    Cost: 5 CUC
    Illustration by A. Salamandra
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    La Guagua
    La Guagua
    AKA: Public bus
    Best for: Meeting your future husband
    Duration: 35 minutes from Miramar to Paseo del Prado
    Cost: .4 cuban pesos (or .05 CUC)
    Illustration by A.Salamandra
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    Bicitaxi
    Bicitaxi
    AKA: Rickshaw
    Best for: Getting around Old Havana
    Duration: 15 minutes from the Old Square to the Malecón
    Cost: 3 CUC
    Illustration by A.Salamandra
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    Cubataxi
    Cubataxi
    AKA: Private taxi
    Best for: travel to and from the airport
    Duration: 30 minutes from the airport to Habana Vieja (Old Havana)
    Cost: 25-30 CUC
    Illustration by A. Salamandra