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

aruba airport guideTo 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

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..

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. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Aruba Airport Guide.

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 loungeAirport 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 hotelsAirport Hotels

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

  • 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.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

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

more airport infoMore 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 check your bank’s fee schedule and 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.

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

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. Most food and beverage options are located on the airside, but there are about four landside options. Airside restaurants and cafes are spread out over the ground floor and the first floor. There are also several vending machines.

Information desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk 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 them wrapped in plastic. Quick Wrap provides services in the check-in area. Rates: Unknown.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Prayer Rooms – A meditation room is located on the ground floor, airside, near Gate 2.

Rest Zones – No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Sculpture Garden – Located on the landside in the US Plaza (after US check-in but before security). There are seven 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.

Smoking Area – Smoking or vaping is not allowed inside the terminal.

airport hoursAirport Hours

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


Aruba Airport is currently served by these airlines: Air Canada • Air Century • Arajet• American Airlines • Aruba Airlines • Avianca • Copa Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Divi Divi Air • Ez Air • jetBlue • Jet Charter • KLM • Sarpa • Southwest Airlines • Sky High Aviation • Spirit • Sunwing • Sun Country Airline • Surinam Airways • ThomasCook • TUIFly • United Airlines • WestJet • Winair • Wingo.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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: 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.


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

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.