Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport
Aruba International Airport has a relatively small, but modern terminal. Because passengers flying to the United States already go through American customs at the airport, there's a separate section for flights to America. In 2007 a separate terminal was opened for private planes.
IATA airport code: AUA
ICAO airport code: TNCA
There are no trains on Aruba.
Car and bus
The airport is situated southeast of Oranjestad, Aruba's capital. The airport is easily accessible by rental car, as it lies directly off the island's main road.
There's a bus station nearby the terminal. Arubus (Tel. +297 5827 089) has several services connecting the airport with other places on Aruba.
Car rental Aruba Airport
Opposite the Arrivals Hall there's a row of offices of car rental companies. At Aruba Airport you can rent a car with no less than ten companies, including some local and international providers such as Avis, Budget, Hertz and National. You can also book a rental car in advance using the services provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis (Tel. +297 5875 900) can be found outside the Arrivals Hall. There are fixed rates to several destinations. Prices are clearly indicated on signs.
There's a parking lot outside the terminal. There are no separate short or long-term parking places. You pay 3 Aruban florins per hour. The day rate is 30 florins for the first two days, followed by 15 florins per day.
There are no hotels at Aruba Airport. The nearest accommodation is Talk of the Town Hotel and Beach Club (Tel. +297 5823 380). Since Aruba isn't a big island, you are close to the airport almost everywhere. Other hotels on Aruba include Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino (Tel. +297 5612 885), The Westin Aruba Resort (Tel. +297 5864 466) and Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa (Tel. +297 5823 444). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels at competitive internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
There are only a few restaurants, cafés, (snack) bars and shops at Aruba Airport. They are mainly concentrated on the ground floor, but on the second floor (the Departure Hall) there are some small eating and drinking facilities and vending machines.
You cannot store baggage at Aruba Airport. There's a lost and found desk in the central hall. You can also inquire about lost objects online.
There's an information desk in the central hall on the ground floor for inquiries about Aruba Airport, flight schedules and airport services.
The two VIP lounges and the Marriott Vacation Club offer basic facilities like faxing and copying. For more extensive business facilities, such as meeting space and conference rooms, you need to turn to the larger resorts and hotels on the island (see Hotels) although most of them are more geared towards tourists than business travelers.
Aruba Airport has reasonable accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, and the elevators and toilets are accessible by wheelchairs.
There are banks, exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. Wireless internet is available at the entire airport at a cost. You can pay at a kiosk in the Arrivals Hall. There's also a small silence room on the second floor.