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.
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 guide below for locations and rates or read some traveller reviews for more tips..
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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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.
If sleeping in the airport does not appeal to you, there is a hotel near Aruba airport:
- Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available.
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Aruba Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
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!
- International VIP Lounge – Multiple Locations – (1) Near Gate 2 and (1) Near Gate 8.
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: Airside, Concession area, near Dufry Perfumes • Airside, Gate 7 • Baggage Claim Area • Meeter/greeter Area • Landside, near secondary access lane.
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 5 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.
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.
The airport is open from 7:00 AM until the last flight.
AUA Airport served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Air Century • Albatros Airlines • American Airlines • Aruba Airlines • Avianca • Copa Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Divi Divi Air • Ez Air • jetBlue • KLM • Laser Airlines • 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
Located outside the airport property you will find bus stops that are regularly serviced by Arubus.
Car rentals are available in front of the arrivals terminal. Companies located onsite include: Alamo • Amigo Rent-a-Car • Avis • Budget • Dollar • 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.
See Airport Hotels above.
Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. Rates are fixed and based on your destination.
Last updated: 2020-10-19
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.