Sleeping in Airports

Aruba Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Oranjestad Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

This is a nice airport to fly into, friendly staff, immigration lines can be huge at times, so avoid quick connections – andresouza

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Oranjestad Reina Beatrix Airport.

What to Expect

Oranjestad Reina Beatrix Airport consists of a small two-level terminal building with eight gates and almost two dozen eateries and shops on both the air and land sides. WiFi is available to help pass the time. Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

The airport is closed at night and overnight sleeping is not permitted. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Good to Know

As of March 1, 2018, all passengers arriving from endemic areas must provide proof of yellow fever vaccination. The airport offers U.S. Customs and Immigration pre-clearance to U.S.-bound passengers.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

If sleeping in Oranjestad Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Malibu Hotel Aruba – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Aruba Surfside Marina – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle is available. The hotel suggests a taxi for approximately $15.00USD each way. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Oranjestad Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Free WiFi is available at Oranjestad Airport. Connect to “wifiaruba” network

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by CMB and RBC Royal Bank, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Airside (near Dufry Perfumes) and Landside, opposite the non-US check-in • Baggage Claim Area • Meeter/greeter Area.

Currency Exchange – CMB Bank – Location: Landside, Ground Floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Monday – Thursday) • 8:00AM – 5:00PM (Friday) • 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Saturday).

Disabled Services – Accessibility toilets and ramps/elevators are located throughout the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – Three Duty Free shops are available. There are a few others shops selling perfume, souvenirs, books, etc. Shops are spread out over the ground floor and the first floor.

Food & Drink – At the time of writing, no 24-hour options are available. The majority of food and beverage options are located airside, but there are about 5 landside options. They are located both inside the main terminal and outside to the right of the main entrance. Airside restaurants and cafes are spread out over the ground floor and the first floor. There are also a number of vending machines.

Information desk – Located on the ground floor, near the bank and ATM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Quick Wrap provides services in the check-in area. Rates: Unknown.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Prayer Rooms – A meditation room is located on the first floor near Gate 2. A separate Catholic prayer room is also available near Gate 2.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Sculpture Garden – Located landside in the US Plaza (after US check-in, but before security). There are 7 sculptures currently on display.

Showers – Not available.

Slot Machine – Slots Factory operates three slot machines, all of which are located airside. Two are found on the first floor and one on the ground floor.

Smoking Area – Located behind the Budweiser Bar and at Gates 3 and 6.

The airport is open from 7:00 AM until the last flight.

As of April 2019, Oranjestad served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Century • Albatros Airlines • American Airlines • Aserca Airlines • Aruba Airlines • Avianca • Avior • Conviasa • Copa • Delta • Divi Divi Air • Insel Air International • jetBlue • KLM • LATAM • Laser Airlines • Southwest Airlines • Sky High Aviation • Spirit • Sunwing • Sun Country Airline • Surinam Airways • Thomas Cook • TUIFly • United Airlines • Venezolana • WestJet • Winair.

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available in front of the arrivals terminal. Companies include: Alamo • Amigo Rent-a-Car • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Hertz • Thrifty • National and more.

Public Transportation

Bus: Located outside the airport property you will find bus stops that are regularly serviced by Arubus.

Taxi

Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall.

Last updated: 2019-04-29

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.