Curaçao International Airport (Hato) (CUR)
The international airport of Curacao is in the northern part of the island, 11 kilometers from the capital Willemstad. In cooperation with Changi Airport in Singapore, they are working on extending and improving the airport. The first phase was in 2006, rounding off with the opening of a new terminal building. With that, Curacao Airport will be one of the most modern airports in the Caribbean.
At departure of Curacao Airport, taxes are levied of NAf 12.50 for internal flights (Bonaire and St. Martin) and NAf 41.50 for all other flights. If you fly with American Airlines, American Eagle or KLM this tax is included in your ticket.
The currency for the Dutch Antilles is the Antillean guilder (NAf), €1.00 = NAf 2.27 (November 2006). The currency has been directly coupled to the American dollar which is also accepted everywhere. At ATM's you have the choice of getting American dollars or Antillean guilders.
There are no trains on Curacao
Car and bus
At the exit of the airport you go right, after 1.5 kilometers you come to a roundabout, to go to Willemstad you go halfway around the roundabout.
The buses are located on the east side of the terminal building, by the Departures Hall. Lines 2A and 2C go each hour to Willemstad, a ticket costs NAf 1.25.
Car rental - Curacao Airport
In the terminal you can find counters of many local car rental companies as well as the international car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Hertz and National. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall. In Curacao the taxis do not have meters, therefore you must negotiate your price. A ride to the center of Willemstad costs NAf 22.00-28.00. An extra 25% is charged for a fifth passenger, this also applies for night rides, between 23:00-06:00.
There are 300 parking spaces for the terminal building and the rate is NAf 4.50 per hour.
There are no hotels at the airport, but hotels in the surrounding area are Airport Hotel (tel: +599(0)9 868 8044) and Hilton Curaçao (tel: +599(0)9 462 5000). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
With the opening of the new terminal, a number of shops, cafes and restaurants have also expanded. The airport has a good variety of places to get something to eat or drink.
Baggage handling has also been improved in comparison with the old terminal. The baggage conveyor belts are longer, so more suitcases can be handled.
There are information kiosks in the terminal (tel: +599(0)9 8393111). For special questions you can ask the Manager in the Customer Services Department (tel: +599(0)9 839 3230).
You can find the Plesman Lounge in the Arrivals Hall, and is open from 06:00–22:00, access for non-holders of the Priority Pass is €20.00.
The new terminal has excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps and adapted restrooms. In contrast to how it used to be, there are now, mobile air bridges between the gates and the airplanes.
The banks and the post office at the airport are open from 07:00– 21:30 (Monday-Friday) and from 07:00–09.30 (Saturady), there are also money exchange offices and ATM's. First Aid is available 24 hours a day via the general information kiosk.
Curacao Airport Partners
Margareth Abraham Plasa
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +599(0)9 839 3100
Fax: +599(0)9 868 0017
IATA airport code: CUR
ICAO airport code: TNCC