The Aruba Airport 

Aruba Airport is named Queen Beatrix International.

Enter airport code AUA as your destination in the flight finder below.

The state-of-the-art Aruba Airport is the result of a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion project that has established our Queen Beatrix International Airport as a hub in the Caribbean.

Aruba's Queen Beatrix Airport is international is located in Oranjestad, and served by a number of airlines with connections from almost any part of the world. It accommodates commercial aircrafts up to the Boeing 747. AUA is now a major international hub in the Caribbean due to a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion project.

All international passengers will need a passport, a ticket (or e-ticket receipt/printed ticket info). A Visa is also required for some countries.

Restrictions apply for carry-on items

Arrival the the Aruba Airport

Passenger Pickup

A Little Trivia:

This airport used to serve as the hub for the now bankrupt airline, Air Aruba. Before Aruba's separation from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986 it was also one of three hubs for Air ALM.

If you have arranged for someone to pick you up, please be aware that the zone in front of the terminal building is for immediate loading and unloading only. If they need to wait for you, they should park in the parking area. (Short term parking is Awg. 2.50 - Every hour or fraction of an hour.) For security reasons, vehicles parked front of the terminal for more than 5 minutes will be towed immediately at the owner's expense.

Car Rental

Across the arrival terminal, there are 10 car rental operators, including some internationally known brands.

Please click here for more on Car Rental in Aruba.

Taxi

When you arrive, there are taxi cabs ready to bring you to your destination.

Shuttle Tours & Transfers

Many Tour Operators offer airport to hotel service.

Departures

For U.S. Passengers, there is an added benefit of a separate terminal building that houses a U.S. INS/Customs facility, which allows flights from Aruba to enter the U.S. as domestic flights. This building is located to the right of the arrivals and is for ALL U.S. bound flights.

Simply put, it means usually a little less time to get through customs, and speedier check in for vacationers heading home to the United States. After check in you will exit the building and head to the security screening and gates.

The Aruba airport still suggests that everyone check in 3 hours before your departure especially if your flight is scheduled to depart between the busiest times from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.

The building to the left of arrivals is for check in of ALL non-U.S. bound flights

Departure Tax

The departure tax for Aruba is USD 36.75 to the USA (It is usually included in the purchased airline ticket). For all other destinations, the departure tax is USD 33.50 (except Bonaire: USD 9.00).

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