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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

Hyatt Place Aruba Airport features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Oranjestad. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.


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 5.

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.


From Oranjestad: Full-Day Island Jeep Safari Tour

Join a fun-filled adventure touring the highlights of Aruba and traveling to places only accessible by 4-wheel drive. Enjoy the rugged terrain and swim or snorkel in the famous Natural Pool.

Tour & transport

Aruba: Atlantis Submarine Expedition

Explore the Caribbean by voyaging 130 feet underneath the surface. Gaze at lush coral reefs up close. Spot tropical fish as only possible from beneath the surface.


  2 reviews

Have you visited Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport lately? So far, 2 airport passengers have written an airport review about Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

C Lariviere
1 month ago

Worst airport experience ever!!! Unbeknownst to us we flew out of Logan Airport in Boston MA on Jet Blue. Needed to check in with customer service the agent took my passport card and helped us through the process. We boarded our flight only to arrive in Aruba to find out they do NOT accept passport cards only passport books. Yes I do take some responsibility for not doing my due diligence but I also feel the Jet Blue associate should of been also aware since they routinely fly out of Boston to Aruba. When I got to Aruba after waiting in the customs line forever. The customs agent/ Airport employee lost his mind and caused a scene regarding my US passport card. Then the nightmare began the treated us like we were international drug dealers. Treated rudely and presented a hostile environment. We are 2 middle age women in a foreign country we were scared and shaken. No one cared they separated us and did not allow us to see each other. They then "perp" walked us through the airport through 3 security check points to put us back on a full plane of angry passengers that were required to wait for us. What a horrifying, traumatic experience. I will never go back or ever recommend this quote Happy Island!! Shame on Aruba shame on Jet Blue! I would give no stars if I could!!

J. Allen
3 months ago

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

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