Queen Beatrix Airport - car hire in AUA Airport, Aruba
Queen Beatrix International Airport is situated in Oranjestad, which is the capital in Aruba. See location map of Aruba Airport. Aruba is an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea, 18 miles north of the coast of Venezuea. It is also called Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix and often referred to AUA. It serves flights to the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, parts of the Caribbean, the northern coastal countries of South America, Canada, notably the Netherlands and some countries in Europe.
The Airport is named after the retired Queen and former head of state of Aruba Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force used the AUA Airport to defend Caribbean shipping and the Panama Canal against German submarines during the World War II.
Toyota Yaris is amongst the cheapest cars to rent in Aruba Airport
Amongst the busiest destinations available from Aruba Airport are: New York, Miami in Florida and Newark in New Jersey. Queen Beatrix International Airport is hub for Aruba Airlines, Insel Air Aruba and Tiara Air.
Currently there are 25 airlines that have scheduled service to Aruba: Aerolinea MAS, Aerotuy, Air Canada, AirTran, American Airlines, Arkefly, Aserca Airlines, Aruba Airlines, Avianca, Avior Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Gol/Varig, Insel Air - Curacao, jetBlue, KLM, Laser Airlines, Spirit, Sunwing, Surinam Airways, Thomas Cook Scandinavia, Tiara Air Aruba, United, US Airways, Venezolana and WestJet.
If you are travelling towards the USA, gates 5, 6, 7 and 8 are all standard gates for US-bound flights. Sometimes gates 1, 2, 3 and 4 are also used but only at busy times. The US-bound departures area is situated on the right-hand of the arrivals hall.
Non-US destinations use gates 1, 2, 3, 4, A and B. The international departures area is located on the left of the arrivals hall.
Car rental - rent a car in Aruba Airport
It can be an advantage searching for a rental car online before booking. Compare prices with Cartrawler search engine which has a wide spectrum of car rental classes. Choose the offer that best suits your needs and save money by booking car hire with Cartrawler Aruba.
There are 10 different car hire companies - among them international brands such as Budget, National, Alamo, AVIS, Dollar, Hertz, Thirfty and Europcar. There are also lesser known and local brands such as Econo, Amigo, Payless, Jay’s Car Rental, Smart Car Rental, More 4 Less Car Rental, Top Drive Car Rental and Ruba Rent a Car.
You can rent a Toyota Yaris or similar in Aruba Airport from 27 £ per day in April with unlimted mileage. If you want to rent a SUV in Aruba Airport, you can rent a Nissan Terrono or similar from 37 £ per day in the same period. It can be an advantage to rent a car because you are avoiding thinking about time schedules of buses and trains.
Find the car rental providers across the arrival terminal.
You can also find off-airport car hire operators which provide shuttle buses to and from the airport.
Taxi - taxi rates from Aruba Airport
If you prefer to take a taxi, you might find useful the approximate prices for taxi ride from the airport to popular destinations in Aruba
- Talk of the Town Hotel Aruba $15
- Down Town Hotels $18
- Harbor/Cruise Ship Terminal $21
- Sasaki Apartments $22
- Quality Apartments $22
- Low Rise Hotels $22
- Eagle Area Hotels $22
- Sunshine Apartments $25
- High Rise Hotels $25
- Aruba Beach Villas $30
- Malmok or Tierra del Sol $30
Please note that the prices are per taxi, not per person - but maximum of five passengers.
Please be aware of the charge of $2 for every additional piece of luggage and carry-on luggage. On official holidays and after midnight there will be an additional charge.
If you prefer to take a bus, you can find the weekly and Sunday lines schedule.