Chartered AeroCaribbean light-aircraft flights from Havana, Cienfuegos, and Varadero arrive in Trinidad at the little Aeropuerto Alberto Delgado, Carretera Casilda Km 1.5 (tel. 41/99-6393; airport code TND), a couple of kilometers beyond the historic center of Trinidad. A taxi from the airport to Trinidad costs around CUC$5.
The bus terminal, or Terminal de Omnibuses (tel. 41/99-4448), in Trinidad is on Gustavo Izquierdo between Piro Guinart and Simón Bolívar, close to the Plaza Mayor.
The quickest and best bus service to Trinidad is Víazul (tel. 41/99-4448 in Trinidad; www.viazul.com). From Havana, buses depart daily at 8:15am, 1pm, and 2:30pm, arriving at 2:10pm, 6:45pm, and 8:25pm respectively; the fare is CUC$25 one-way. From Varadero, buses leave at 8:15am and 2:50pm and arrive in Trinidad at 2:25pm and 7:45pm respectively; the fare is CUC$20 one-way. From Santiago de Cuba, buses leave at 7:30pm and arrive at 7am the following day; the fare is CUC$33 one-way. Return buses leave Trinidad for Havana at 7:30am, 3:20pm, and 6:30pm; for Varadero at 9am and 2:50pm; and for Santiago at 7:40pm. A new bus from Viñales leaves at 8am and arrives in Trinidad at 4:55pm; the return bus departs at 8am and the one-way fare is CUC$32.
From Havana, the fastest route is to drive along the Autopista Nacional to Santa Clara (about 4 hr.), and then drop down through Jibacoa to Trinidad along the local road south. Another option is to continue on the Autopista Nacional to Sancti Spíritus (perhaps stopping for a look, if you're not planning an overnight visit there), and circle back southwest to Trinidad for a scenic drive through the Valley of the Sugar Mills. If you're driving in from Cienfuegos, there are actually two routes. We prefer the coastal road, which gives you some good sea views as you get close to Trinidad. From Santiago de Cuba, start out northwest on the unfinished Autopista Nacional and then take the Carretera Central through Bayamo, Camagüey, Ciego de Avila, and Sancti Spíritus. The journey from Santiago to Trinidad takes about 8 hours.