Getting there & away
The train station (22 33 13) is six blocks southwest of the center. Ciego de Ávila is on the main Habana-Santiago line. There are nightly trains to Bayamo (CUC$11, seven hours), Camagüey (CUC$3, two hours 10 minutes), Guantánamo (CUC$17, 9½ hours), Habana (CUC$16, 7½ hours), Holguín (CUC$11, seven hours), Manzanillo (CUC$12, 8½ hours) and Santiago de Cuba (CUC$15, 9¼ hours). Different train numbers run on alternate nights, so check the latest timetable before you leave. There are three trains daily to Morón (CUC$1, one hour).
Ciego de Ávila's Máximo Gómez Airport (airport code AVI) is 10km northwest of Ceballos, 23km north of Ciego de Ávila and 23km south of Morón. Cubana (3-2525/4; Chicho Valdés btwn Honorato del Castillo & Antonio Maceo) has weekly flights to Habana (CUC$78 one way, 1½ hours).