You can find on this page the Cuba road map to print and to download in PDF. The Cuba driving map presents the detailed road network, main highways and free motorways of Cuba in Caribbean - Americas.

Cuba roads map

Maps of Cuba roads

The Cuba road map shows all roads network and main roads of Cuba. This road map of Cuba will allow you to preparing your routes and find your routes through the roads of Cuba in Caribbean - Americas. The Cuba roads map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Cuba, the largest Caribbean island, has approximately 186,554 km of roads; 53% of these roads are paved and provide reliable accessibility to nearly all the cities, towns, airports, harbors, and agricultural areas.1,2 The Cuban road density is approximately 2.6 km per 1,000 people or 272 km of roads per area of 1,000 Sq. Km as you can see in Cuba roads map. These road densities levels seem to be sufficient to serve most of the current vehicle fleet and traffic demand. However, considering Cuba strategy for its economic development, the current institutional set up of the Cuban ministry of transportation (MITRANS), and post transition accelerated traffic demand, the authors recommend modernizing the management of the road sector including improvement of priority roads that would sustain reduction of road transportation costs and support the Cuban foreign exchange earning strategy.

There are a number of roads / routes that, for those with a bit more time on their hands, and especially those with their own wheels, are well worth seeking out. Expressways (autopistas) in Cuba include as its shown in Cuba roads map: the Autopista Nacional (A1) from Havana to Santa Clara and Sancti Spiritus, with additional short sections near Santiago and Guantanamo. The Autopista Este-Oeste (A4) from Havana to Pinar del Rio. The Autopista del Mediodia from Havana to San Antonio de los Baños. An autopista from Havana to Melena del Sur. An autopista from Havana to Mariel. The Havana ring road (Spanish: 1er anillo de La Habana), which starts at a tunnel under the entrance to Havana Harbor. The section of the Via Blanca from Matanzas to Varadero (toll road). Older roads include the Carretera Central, and the Via Blanca from Havana to Matanzas.

The total mileage of the Cuban road systems is over 18,750 miles (30,150 km) including 16,000 km of paved roads. Approximately 53% of the Cuban road networks are paved and the road density is 2.64 km of roads per 1,000 persons, or 272 km per unit area of 1,000 sq.m. Nearly all Cuban cities, towns, airports, harbors, and agricultural areas are accessible by paved roads, and there are approximately 677 km of completed expressways (4 lanes or more) and 114 km of expressways in construction or near completion. In comparison, the length of the Pennsylvania road networks is approximately 116,016 miles (186,554 km), or 1567 km of roads per a unit area of 1,000 sq. km as its mentioned in Cuba roads map.

Cuba highway map

Maps of Cuba motorways

The Cuba highway map shows toll and free motorways of Cuba. This highways map of Cuba will allow you to prepare your routes on motorways of Cuba in Caribbean - Americas. The Cuba highway map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The total length of Cuba highways is 60,858 km as you can see in Cuba highway map, including paved: 29,820 km (including 638 km of expressway) and unpaved: 31,038 km (1999 est). Heading west from the capital, the completed A4 is a two-lane highway that runs from Havana to Pinar del Rio (the provincial capital of the region) and provides relatively quick connections to the popular tourist destinations of Vinales, Las Terrazas & Soroa. In the reverse direction, just as the A4 reaches the western outskirts of Havana (and ends without much warning), it meets a ring road (Primer Anillo de La Habana or A2) that connects to the east of the city and the beginning of the A1 stretch of the Autopista Nacional. The A1 is, as far as the city of Santa Clara, a 6-lane highway. Beyond Santa Clara, it soon narrows to a single lane before coming to a juddering halt altogether at Taguasco. The A1 does not then reappear until shortly before Santiago de Cuba, itself only a 50kms stretch, followed by another, equally short stretch of highway between Santiago & Guantanamo.

From Pinar del Rio in the west, as far as Havana, the Carretera Central essentially runs parallel to the A4 highway, sometimes running to the north of it, sometimes to the south. East of Havana, it runs someway to the north of the A1 autopista, via Matanzas and Santa Clara before meeting with the A1 at Cabaiguan, just north of Sancti Spiritus as its shown in Cuba highway map. At this point, because the A1 comes to an end just east of Cabaiguan, anyone with plans to continue heading east will have no option than to take the Carretera Central. From Sancti Spiritus, the Carretera Central heads east through Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba and on to Baracoa. (It is worth pointing out however that, from Las Tunas to Bayamo, there is a more direct route on the 152).

One of the Machado regime true accomplishments, often overlooked by historians and politicians, is the building of the Carretera Central, which ran practically the entire length of the island, from Pinar del Rio in the west to Santiago de Cuba, a distance of over 700 miles as its mentioned in Cuba highway map. According to an article by Edwin J. Foscue in the October 1933 issue of Economic Geography (Vol. 9, Nol. 4) the highway became "a model of scientific construction, scenic beauty and economic usefulness." Soon after becoming president in 1924, Machado commissioned the Secretary of Public Works to create a plan for building highways through the island. On July 15 1925, the plan was presented to and approved by the Cuban Congress. The final contract went to the Associated Cuban Contractors, Inc. (for about 30% of the project) and to the Warren Brothers Company of Boston (for the rest). The formal contract was signed in Havana on February 19 1927, and actual construction began that year around the first of May. The price for the 705.6 miles of highway was $75,870,000, or more than $107,000 per mile. The highway, 20.66 feet wide throughout its full length, was designed to extend along the backbone, or drainage divides, of the island. It touched the coast in only three places, Havana, Matanzas and Santiago de Cuba.