There are three trains a day on the Hershey Train from the Hershey Train Station to Casablanca station in Havana (CUC$2.80, four hours) via Canasí, Jibacoa (for Playa Jibacoa), Hershey (for Jardines de Hershey) and Guanabo. Matanzas departure times are 4:39am, 12:09am and 4:25pm.
Ticket sales begin an hour before the scheduled departure time and, except on weekends and holidays, there's no problem getting aboard. Bicycles may not be allowed (but ask). The train usually leaves on time, but often arrives in Havana's Casablanca station one hour late.