Sleeping in Airports

Aruba Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Aruba 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

AUA Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Oranjestad Reina Beatrix Airport or simply Aruba Airport (code: AUA).

What to Expect

Aruba 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 guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Aruba Airport

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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 guide below for locations and rates or read some airport reviews for more tips..

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Aruba Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Hyatt Place Aruba Airport – No airport shuttle.  One Tripadvisor reviewer says the hotel is within walking distance.  » Check Rates
  • Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Aruba Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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. 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!

Related Pages: Aruba Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

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: Main Concession Area • Meeter Greeter Area.

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

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

Duty Free & Shopping – Shopping is limited to 3 Dufry Duty Free shops, Aruba Aloe, Colombian Emeralds, and Island Breeze.

Family Services – If you are travelling with an infant, there are family restrooms with diaper-changing facilities.

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 4 landside options. 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 – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. Located on the ground floor, near the bank and ATM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. 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 – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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 – Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking areas. Locations: Airside, Ground Floor, near Old Dutch Bar • Airside, 1st Floor, near One Happy Bar.

Airport Hours

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

Airlines

Air Canada • Air Century • Arajet• American Airlines • Aruba Airlines • Avianca • Copa Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Divi Divi Air • Ez Air • jetBlue • KLM • Sarpa • Southwest Airlines • Sky High Aviation • Spirit • Sunwing • Sun Country Airline • Surinam Airways • TUIFly • United Airlines • WestJet • Winair • Wingo.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Located outside the airport property you will find bus stops that are regularly serviced by Arubus.  Visit the Arubus web site for rates and schedules.

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available in front of the arrivals terminal. Companies located onsite include: Alamo • Amigo Rent-a-Car • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Econo • Hertz • Thrifty • National.   Off-site car rental companies include: All Drive • Carvenience •  Jay’s Car Rental • More 4 Less •  Optima •  Sixt •  Smart Rent • Sunset • Top Drive.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels that provide an airport shuttle.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxi

Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall.  Rates are fixed and based on your destination.

Last updated: 2022-11-14

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.