To and From the Airport

Aruba - Queen Beatrix Intl (AUA):

Location: 3 km/2 Miles NW of Oranjestad.
Airport Overview: An arrivals building and 2 separate departures buildings (one for flights to the USA and one for all other flights). All close together.


By Taxi:
General: Taxis wait outside arrivals at the airport. In town, taxis can be flagged down on the main street.
Approximate Costs (Set fares): To Oranjestad Downtown & Hotels US$18/10-15 mins. To High Rise Hotels (Phoenix to Marriot) US$25, Eagle Area Hotels (Oceania to Amsterdam Manor) US$22, Low Rise Hotels (Dutch Village to La Quinta) US$22, Aruba Beach Villas US$30, Talk of the Town US$15, Malmok/Tierra del Sol US$30, Sasaki Apartment US$22, Quality Apartment US$22, Sunshine Apartment US$25 & Harbor/Cruise Ship Terminal US$21. All costs $3 more on Sundays and at night (2300-0700).

By Bus:
General: Arubus runs several buses on a few different routes along the road outside the airport to Oranjestad and beyond, according to its route map. However, only Bus Route 8 is described as calling at the airport. Cost: To Oranjestad: US$ 2/15 mins./td>
Bus Route 8: Route: Dakota - Airport - Simeon Antonio - Bucutiweg - Barcadera - Pos Chiquito - Sabana Basora - Barcadera - Simeon Antonio - Airport - Dakota - Oranjestad.
Timings: Buses leave the bus station in Oranjestad Mon-Sat at 0625, 0735, 0930, 1040, 1155, 1300, 1415, 1605, 1725 & 1845. No Sunday Service.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Many companies including: AVIS 582 8787, Budget 582 8600, Dollar 583 0101, Amigo, EUROPCAR, Econo 588 7072, HERTZ 582 1845, ALAMO/National 587 1967 & Thrifty 585 5300. The rental car offices are across the road from the terminal building. Shuttle Vans run to off-airport Car Rental companies such as Top Drive, Ruba-Rent-a-Car, Jay's, Smart Rent 562 2220, More4Less & PAYLESS.



Car Parking: Car parks are right in front of the terminal.
Currency Services: There is an ATM outside the arrivals building.
Notes: De Palm Tours has an office in a hut opposite the terminal.
Updated Jul14. Last Visit May14


Bonaire - Flamingo Intl (BON):

Location: 2 km SSE of Kralendijk.
By Taxi: To Kralendijk ~US$ 8 by day and $10 at night/10-15 mins.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Budget, HERTZ, National, Nettys Car Rental +(599) 717 3262, and several other local companies.

Airport Tax: There is a departure tax of US$ 6.80 for flights to Bonaire, Aruba & St. Maarten, and $22 for all other destinations.
Airport Tel No: +599 717 5600.
Updated Oct06 www


Curacao - Hato Intl (CUR):

Location: On the N coast of Curaçao Island, 11 km/7 Miles NNW of Willemstad.
By Taxi: To Willemstad US$ 18-26/20 mins. Fares are based on up to 4 people, with a 25% surcharge for a fifth passenger, as well as a $2 charge for bulky cases. 25% surcharges also apply after 2300. Tipping is optional. Tio Taxi +(599) 9 560-5491.
By Bus: Local buses 2A & 2C run hourly to Willemstad ~0600-2300. ANG 1.25/45 mins. The public bus stop is just outside arrivals - exit and turn left. They are inexpensive and serve many places on the island. Bus #6 goes to the Otrobanda bus station for ANG 1.25. Local minibuses also stop here.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, Budget, Dollar, HERTZ, Thrifty and a few local companies have desks in arrivals. ALAMO/National & eSixT have desks in the building next to arrivals. Exit and turn left.

Car Parking: Car Parking is opposite the terminal building. Cost: Up to 30 mins NAF 3, 30-60 mins NAF 4, each extra hour NAF 1. Daily Max NAF 18.50.
Currency Services: ATMs are available outside the terminal. Foreign currency exchange is available - exit arrivals and turn right.
Baggage Storage: Left luggage lockers are available. Exit arrivals and turn left.
Airport Tax: There is a departure tax of US$ 6.80 for flights to Bonaire & Aruba ANG 18/US$10, St. Maarten ANG 36/US$20, and ANG 70/ US$39 for all other international destinations. Transfers ANG 9/US$5. There is a window in departures where the tax can be paid.
Airport Tel No: +599 9868 0017.
Updated Jul14. Last Visit May14


St Eustatius/Statia - Roosevelt (EUX):

Location: 3 km/2 Mile NNE of Oranjestad.
By Taxi: US$ 4/10 mins to Upper Town, $5 to the Jetty. Add US$1 after sunset.
Rental Cars: AVIS has offices at the Airport. Reddy Car Rental, Tel (599) 318 2880 can deliver cars to the airport from US$45 per day. Also on the island: Brown Car Hire 599 318 2266, LF Rivers 318 2309 & Rainbow 318 2811.
Airport Tax: There is a departure tax of US$ 6.80 for flights to Bonaire, Aruba & St. Maarten, and $22 for all other destinations.
Airport Tel No: +1 (599) 318 2887.
Updated Feb07


St Maarten Intl - see St Maarten Page




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