Getting Around

Hiring a car is a great way to get around the island, and many companies offer three-day specials for such excursions; however, travellers planning to stay on or near a resort will quickly find they don't really need a car. Aruba has a good bus system that connects most hotels with downtown Oranjestad, running roughly every 30 minutes from 8am to 6pm and every hour from 6pm to midnight, Monday through Saturday. Taxis are also available (although hard to hail, so it's best to have the hotel or restaurant call for one), and are a preferable mode of transport after dark. There are no meters but drivers have a list of official fares.

Airports

Aruba International

The airport is located two miles (3km) southeast of Oranjestad.

Aruba International (AUA)

Overview

Local buses leave regularly to Oranjestad from bus stops just outside the airport property. Tour buses can take passengers to their required destination. Taxis are also available.

Location

The airport is located two miles (3km) southeast of Oranjestad.

Getting to the city

Local buses leave regularly to Oranjestad from bus stops just outside the airport property. Tour buses can take passengers to their required destination. Taxis are also available.

Time

GMT -4

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Alamo, Budget and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the airport.

Facilities

The airport has a variety of shops including duty-free shopping, several restaurants and snack bars. A bank offers banking services seven days a week. A VIP lounge is available.

Parking

Short or long-term parking is available with hourly rates beginning at AWG 3 and daily rates starting at AWG 30.

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