Aruba Airport Information
Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA)
Approximate taxi fare: 33 AWG
Visitors traveling to Aruba by air arrive at Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad. Offering service to the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe, Queen Beatrix International is one of the Caribbean's newest and most modern airports. For its regular service to 12 U.S. cities, the airport houses a separate departure facility for passengers with 42 check-in counters and U.S. Customs pre-clearance area. Travelers can also fly direct to Aruba from five cities in Europe. Airport amenities include Internet stations, televisions, arcade games and a variety of shops and restaurants.
As part of the ambitious "Beatrix 2000" construction project, the airport added two new departures buildings and renovated the arrivals terminal. Completion of new dining and shopping facilities is expected in the near future.
Airline carriers serving Queen Beatrix International Airport
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- Aserca Airlines
- Avior Airlines
- Continental Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Dutch Antilles Express
- First Choice Airways
- Insel Air
- JetBlue Airways
- Linea Aerea Aerocaribe
- Santa Barbara Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- Surinam Airways
- Tiara Air
- United Airlines
- US Airways
- Viva Air Dominicana
Aruba Public Transportation
Providing reliable service across the island, Arubus operates a fleet of 48 modern, comfortable buses. Six lines operate among San Nicolas, Orjanestad and the hotel zone. Many of the Arubus lines include stops at Queen Beatrix International Airport.
Buses run daily from 5:30 to 1:30 AM. Single-trip fare is US$1.25. A two-ride pass, good only for same-day service, costs US$2.25.
De Palm Tours operates luxury, air conditioned motor coaches to transport visitors from Queen Beatrix International Airport to their hotels. Travel for any number of guests can be arranged in advance or at the De Palm customer desk at the airport. A round-trip transfer from airport to hotel and back costs US$21.
De Palm Tours also offers trips to some of Aruba's most exciting attractions. Tours can be arranged through guests' hotel or through De Palm directly.
Over 20 rental car companies serve the Queen Beatrix International Airport. Alamo, Amigo Rent a Car, Avis, Budget, Dollar Car Rental and Hertz Car Rental are among those with counters across from the arrivals terminal.
To drive in Aruba, travelers must have an international driver's license or any other valid license that is at least two years old. A US$500 security deposit is required for rentals. Insurance is highly recommended.
Taxis are plentiful at Queen Beatrix Airport just outside of the arrivals terminal. In Aruba, the taxis do not have meters and rates are fixed by the government. Riders should agree on fare before beginning their trip. Fares from the airport to the hotel area range from US$17 to US$20 for up to five passengers. There is a US$5 minimum fare on all trips. The hourly rate of hire is US$40.