Last updated on January 4th, 2023 at 12:31 am
We will write how to get from Aruba airport to Oranjestad city center. The distance from Queen Beatrix International Airport to Oranjestad city center is around 4 kilometers.
The travel time by taxi from Aruba airport to Oranjestad is around 10 minutes. The taxi fare from Aruba airport to city center is $21 USD. Click here to book online Aruba activities and day trips
The cheapest way from Aruba airport to Oranjestad city center is by bus for $3 USD. The bus travel time from Aruba airport to city center is around 15 minutes.
You can also rent a car in Aruba airport or get a private transfer.
SIM CARD AT ARUBA AIRPORT
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WHERE TO STAY IN ORANJESTAD
The accommodation is really expensive and you will find hotels starting from $60-80 USD. If you want the cheapest option. AirBnb are also available, mostly for about $50 USD a night.
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ARUBA AIRPORT TO ORANJESTAD CITY CENTER
AIRPORT BUS ARUBA AIRPORT TO ORANJESTAD (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Aruba airport to Oranjestad city center is by bus. There are local Bus Number 1, 2, 2B and 8 starting from 6 am until 11 pm at the airport. The bus fare is $5 AWG which is around $3 USD and you can pay direct to the bus driver and make sure you are bringing local currency in Aruba.
The bus travel time from Aruba airport to Oranjestad city center is around 15 minutes. The bus is passing by Oranjestad city center and Oranjestad Bus Terminal. If you go to Eagle Beach or Palm Beach the most popular beach destinations. You can get a bus in Oranjestad Bus Terminal. You can get a Bus Day Pass for $10 AWG which is around $5 USD.
BY TAXI FROM ARUBA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Aruba airport to Oranjestad by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 10 minutes. The taxi fare from Queen Beatrix International Airport to Oranjestad city center is $21 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
If you go to Eagle Beach the taxi fare is $26 USD and Palm Beach is $31 USD. The travel time is around 15-20 minutes by taxi to the beach area from Queen Beatrix International Airport.
UBER ARUBA AIRPORT TO ORANJESTAD
You should know there is no Uber service and there are no riding share apps at the moment. You will have to get local taxis to move around Aruba.
CAR RENTAL AT ARUBA AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at Aruba’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Oranjestad or planning to move around. It will take you 10 minutes to get from Aruba airport to city center in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available at the airport. Prices are around $40-50 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM ARUBA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Aruba. Prices are around $40 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It will be $10 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM ARUBA AIRPORT TO ORANJESTAD
The best way from Queen Beatrix International Airport to Oranjestad is getting a taxi since the distances aren’t far and you will get in your accommodation in 10 minutes for around $21 USD especially a great idea if you are traveling with someone.
If you are traveling on a budget you can get local buses from Aruba airport to city center are really cheap $3 USD. Just make sure you don’t have so much luggage and you do during the daytime.
WHERE TO STAY IN ORANJESTAD
The accommodation is really expensive and you will find hotels starting from $60-80 USD. If you want the cheapest option. AirBnb are also available, mostly for about $50 USD a night. Click here if you want to find the best deals with Booking in Oranjestad.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN ORANJESTAD
You can find local meals in Oranjestad around $5 USD per person. At lunch you might want a chicken sandwich for $10 USD salad, burger and pizza with a fresh fruit drink for $20 USD. You can have a budget of $20 USD a day enough decent meals in Oranjestad if you go for street food and free breakfast.
BEST TIME TO VISIT ORANJESTAD
In Oranjestad their summer (December to April), there are fewer rains than normal. In their winter (May to November), the rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Oranjestad is from December to April because of easier transport.
CASH AND ATMS IN ARUBA
The currency of Aruba is the Aruba Florin $1 USD=$1.70 AWG. If you are bringing USD you can use them while traveling around Oranjestad no need to exchange them in the islands.
Bank or debit cards in an ATM are the recommended way to access your funds while traveling in Aruba. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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