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Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport

General information

Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport is the busiest airport on the ABC islands, before Curaçao Hato Airport and Bonaire Flamingo Airport. The airport is popular with American tourists, two-thirds of the total number of travellers at the airport are flying from the United States. There are direct flights from Europe departing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (KLM, TUI) and London Gatwick Airport (TUI).


Where is Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport situated?

Aruba Airport, named after the Dutch Queen Beatrix, is located on the south coast of the island in the municipality of Oranjestad.

How many terminals does Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport have?

he airport has one terminal divided into two parts, one part for flights to the United States (USA Departures) and one part for all other flights (Non-USA Departures). The distinction between departure to the United States and departure to other countries is made because the airport of Aruba offers ‘border preclearance’ for passengers to the US. This means that you pass US immigration and customs before departure, it saves you a lot of time on arrival.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Netherlands Antilles.

Airport Distance
Curaçao Hato Airport 119km
Bonaire Flamingo Airport 193km



The distance from Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport to the centre of Oranjestad is 4 kilometres. By car, it takes 10 minutes to get to the centre of Oranjestad.

From AUA Airport to Oranjestad City centre by Car
4 km
10 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport by public transport. Visit the Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Oranjestad is about $ 21.-. Book your taxi at Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From AUA Airport to Oranjestad City centre by Taxi
4 km
10 min
$ 21.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines
  • KLM
  • TUI Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hyatt Place Aruba Airport, Oranjestad

Located in Oranjestad, 2.7 km from Surfside Beach, Hyatt Place Aruba Airport provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. 2.


Talk of the Town Beach Hotel & Beach Club by GH Hoteles, Oranjestad

This Aruba hotel features rooms with microwaves and refrigerators. The hotel is one miles from the Queen Beatrix International Airport and offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi in all areas.


Varadero Marina Airport Guests Rooms, Oranjestad

Varadero Marina Airport Guests Rooms in Oranjestad provides adults-only accommodation with a restaurant, a bar and barbecue facilities. Located around 1.7 km from Surfside Beach, the guest house with free WiFi is also 2.8 km away from Renaissance.

Hotels in Oranjestad

Looking for the best hotels in Oranjestad? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort, Oranjestad

Featuring a 40-acre Renaissance private island and beaches, this Oranjestad resort offers both adults-only Renaissance Marina Hotel and family lodging in the Renaissance Ocean Suites.


Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort, Palm-Eagle Beach

Boasting an exceptional beachfront location and offering unrivaled on-site facilities, amenities and activities, this resort features a top-rated golf course, numerous dining options and a full-service spa.


Pega Pega Apartments, Oranjestad

Situated in Oranjestad with Surfside Beach and Renaissance nearby, Pega Pega Apartments features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Aruba: Boat Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar

Journey beyond Aruba's sandy shores to its tranquil, crystalline sea with a sailing and snorkeling experience on a spacious catamaran.


Aruba: Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine Tour

Explore the wonders of the underwater habitat with the semi-submarine Seaworld Explorer. Your air-conditioned vessel will take you to see the abundance of marine life at Arashi Reef, and your experience will culminate with the Antilla Shipwreck.

Tour & transport

Aruba: Horseback Ride Tour to Wariruri Beach

Discover Aruba on a horseback riding tour from Rancho Amistad to the idyllic Wariruri Beach. Sit on your horse and ride along sandy beaches, feel the salty breeze, and marvel at the turquoise sea.


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J. Allen
16 days ago

Worst airport I’ve ever been in stood in line for 4hrs to get through customs. Never going back

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