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If I'm in Miami, what is the cheapest way to get to Cuba? Also, if I'm in Cancún what's the cheapest way to get to Cuba?

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Somewhat related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/7273/… –  Jonik Nov 1 '12 at 11:43
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Be aware that for the most part, you can't go from the US to Cuba, unless specifically authorized by the government. Most people go to Canada or Mexico and fly from there.

From Wikitravel:

Jose Martí International Airport outside Havana is the main gateway and is served by major airlines from points in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. There are also regional flights from other Caribbean islands. Cuba's national carrier is Cubana de Aviacion, connecting the island to a handful of destinations in Mexico, South and Central America, Canada and Europe.

Flights from Miami to Cuba are offered to authorized American passengers. Try calling Cuba Travel Services (CTS Charters). They offer daily non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Miami to Cuba.

There are also regular holiday charter flights to resorts such as Varadero, and these can sometimes be less expensive than those going to Havana.

Please note that if you have purchased a oneworld ticket then further flights into America within that year will be disallowed through American Airlines.

As for what is the cheapest, that's hard to answer as airlines change their prices and can't be answered objectively and accurately as they're subject to change. In addition, it’s not possible to search for flights on large booking engines (such as Kayak) due to United States travel restrictions. As a result, you need to be creative: use European booking engines or go directly to the airlines’ websites. On a large European booking engine (Skyscanner) you can find flights from Cancun to Havana on combinations of Cubana and/or AeroMexico flights,. The flight time varies from 1 hour 15 min to 13 hours, depending on connections.

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Thanks, apart from flying, I was also interested to know if there is another less expensive way to go (by boat). –  Ivan Dec 7 '11 at 23:33
    
@Ivan boat trips to Cuba are in general forbidden by the US government, see a few comments about this here. –  yms Dec 10 '11 at 15:33
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