Viazul Cuba Bus Service is the perfect option to visit Cayo Coco. For those of you who don’t wish to Rent a Car to visit Cayo Coco, the Viazul bus service will take you across Cuba and to Ciego de Avila in comfort. To get to Cayo Coco via Viazul bus you would take either the Havana to Santiago de Cuba route or Varadero to Santiago de Cuba route, you would then get off in Ciego de Avila and either take a collective taxi to Cayo Coco (about 70 CUC divided by each passenger) or take another provincial bus, however these are notoriously infrequent. You may also wish to simply Rent a car in Ciego de Avila for (min) 3 days and return it there and take the bus again back to your origin point of Havana, Varadero or Santiago.
Buses are new air-conditioned models with onboard WC, central TV and lower suitcase compartment. Unless you intend to take the bus the moment you arrive, in most cases there is no need to book in advance as extra buses are added to routes when a particular route becomes overbooked. Simply visit the offices listed below, buy your ticket and travel either that day or any day in the future. The Viazul ticketing service is quick and efficient so usually you can collect a ticket in minutes. Departure times are clearly shown outside each booth.
There is another bus service called Astro bus which visits Ciego de Avila, however although cheaper because it’s charged in Cuban pesos (approx 24 pesos to 1$), the buses are less comfortable and are used by Cubans so they tend to be full on most journeys.
Distance from Ciego de Avila to Cayo Coco is 61 Miles / 98 Km and the drive takes about 1 hour 25 mins on the excellent causeway between the mainland and the Jardines del Rey Islands
It’s worth noting that if the Viazul bus service does not take you to your exact location, there are a plethora of Cuban peso and normal CUC taxis waiting at the bus stations to take you to your final destination in Cayo Coco.
Viazul Bus Station Ciego de Avila
Address: Carretera Central Extremo Este, Ciego de Avila – Viazul Phone +53 (033) 203197
Main Viazul Routes Across Cuba
Varadero – Trinidad
Baracoa – Habana
Habana – Baracoa
Trinidad – Varadero
Varadero – Trinidad
Viñales – Trinidad
Santiago de Cuba – Varadero
Santiago de Cuba – Trinidad
Santiago de Cuba – Habana
Varadero – Santiago de Cuba
Trinidad – Santiago de Cuba
Stopover cities at which Viazul passengers can disembark or embark
Varadero, Cárdenas, Santa Clara, Placetas, Cabaiguan, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Avila, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Holguín, Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba, Colón