Aruba Transportation

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Aruba Transportation

  • Get A Ride With The Locals

    Arubans are the friendliest people I've ever met. I have been to 13 countries and 24 states, and have NEVER had a stranger offer me a ride. In Aruba, the locals offered us rides on 3 different occasions. We went twice.The first time, we were at St. Ann's Church, asking a lady directions back to our hotel, and she said, "Get in. I will give you a...

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  • A Car Is Not Neccessary

    A lot of people will tell you, you need to rent a car to explore the island, but it is not necessary, and honestly, you will be better off without one. Drivers here are crazy, and the roads can be very chaotic. Add to the fact, that there are very few signs, so you will probably be lost most of time. You will actually see more without a car, and it...

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  • Hertz Car Rental

    At the Divi Phoenix Resort they had a Hertz car rental service. We rented a car for 2 days (Feb. 2014) at approx. $55/day. We didn't realize that we had to also give them a refundable deposit of $500-$600, and it must be on a credit card. Once you return the car, the deposit will be refunded to your card within 4-6 days I believe. We rented an...

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  • Rent a Jeep...

    I would highly recommend renting a jeep for the day if you are going to see the sites around town. If you rent a standard car, you will only be able to see about half of the sites. We took a full day rental and went to several locations that were only accessible by jeep. You could have taken a car to most of the locations, but not comfortably, and...

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  • Arriving by Cruiseship

    Cruise ships dock in Oranjestad, Aruba's capital. Disembarkation takes you thorough one of three terminals where you will find shops, information, and various services. Just outside the terminal you will find taxis offering private tours and vehicle rental agents. The main bus terminal is just across the street. This will also be the meeting point...

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  • Roads and Rentals

    There are various possibilities for getting around Aruba. We rented a regular car. The roads on the west side of the island are paved, but on the east side, they are sometimes sand or dirt (photo 4). You can't really get lost as the island is not very big, but not all of the signs are what you will be accustomed to. Some were easy to figure out...

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  • City Buses-A Great Deal!

    The bus system in Aruba is so very good! The buses have many convenient stops all over the island. Visible on the Bus is a sign denoting the Hotel area, Hotel or town where the bus will stop. The buses are clean and the drivers are friendly. The cost for a trip to downtown from Palm Beach, which is a good distance away, is only $1.25. They do...

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  • Inter Island flights

    Unless you have your own boat forget about any regular ferry service to Curacao or Bonaire.The non-US destination flights depart out of a separate terminal to the left at Aruba. If you are headed to Curacao or Bonaire you will have to pay a $32 facilities tax..cash/credit cards accepted. There are two other primary competitors to the NAs. DAE which...

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  • Flying in...the only way

    Want to visit Aruba and don't have a yacht to get you there from S. Florida? Then you get to fly from the East Coast of the US, Europe or Central, S. America. Aruba's Queen Beatrix Airport is served by all major US carriers including low fare carriers such as Spirt and Jet Blue, Copa, KLM and a couple from Venezuela also serve the island. US...

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  • Arriving by cruise ship

    Our cruise docked in downtown Oranjestad along with at least 3 other large ships, the two docks are next to each other. From both docks you can easily walk to the shops and restaurants in the city. If you want to just go to the beach there are taxis or the bus station is just across the street from where you exit the port. We walked to the nearest...

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  • Independent Travel to Aruba from the UK

    I tried to find a direct flight to Aruba from London Gatwick, but was not successful. I think if you are on a package tour, you would be lucky, but as we are visiting on route to Venezuela, the best price and option was to get a flight to Amsterdam and fly KLM from there. Flying to Aruba was cheaper than flying to Caracas and means the Opra Singer...

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  • Helicopter

    In Renaissance Resort it's possible to book helicopter trip around the island or choose from many excursions. What could be more romantic than helicopter coming to pick you up and take you to a distant restaurant where you could enjoy the night and great food together and then flight back to your resort with "own" helicopter...

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  • Several airlines from curacao

    Oneway flight from Curacao to Aruba is about 90 USD...it varies depending whether you book in advance or from the airport...Airlines operating from Aruba are Tiara Air, Insel Air and Dutch Antilles ExpressThese airlines have connection to several Caribbean islands (via curacao) and for example to Venezuela.

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  • Buses exist too

    Although many people may opt for a car rental and taxis can get expensive after 6 days, the bus routes are a great alternative. They run all through the island and stop in downtown "O". Stop signs are located all over and are easy to spot not too mention the price per person was around $1.10 US. It got us to downtown and the grocery store just as...

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  • Flying into Aruba

    Chicago has direct connections to just about everywhere, but I could only find one direct flight a week on United so I had to book a layover. We went through Miami, one choice was a 50 minute layover which seemed too risky with the possibility of snow in Chicago and only one flight to Aruba from Miami. It turns out that flight from Chicago to Miami...

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  • Bus

    We used the bus several times to get from Palm Beach to Oranjestad and back again, the one way fare is $1.30, $2.30 for a round trip. The drivers do take USD but give change in Aruban currency so it's best to bring along lots of small bills and some change if you plan on using the bus and not exchanging currency.You can see the schedule on the...

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  • Getting to and from the airport

    We arrived rather late into the airport in Aruba so we didn't want to fuss with waiting for a shuttle or figure out where the bus stop was so we took a cab. We shared a ride with another couple so it seems it should have been split between the two parties but when we asked she said $22 to the Palm Beach area and I thought the fare would be around...

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  • Rent a car and see the island

    If you are planning to spend more than a few days in Aruba, you might consider renting a car for either the week or a day. Taxis can become quite expensive if you are shuttling into town, to the store, to other beach areas and to restaurants so having your own transportation might save you some money. Do the math and consider if it's worth it,...

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  • ARUBUS

    You can't get everywhere by bus , but frequently scheduled services runs to many areas Monday thru Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with less frequent runs from 6:00 p.m. to midnight and Sundays & Holidays.Have the correct change when you board the ARUBUS. A one-way ticket is $1.50 USD or 2 Florins and round-trip fare is $2.00 USD. Stops are...

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  • Buses, Taxi's

    There is a reliable bus line that runs from the high rise hotel area on Palm Beach to downtown. The ride is pretty cheap and runs until about midnight. There are also numerous taxi's for hire and are also affordable.

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  • Aruba to Venezuela

    Our trip to Aruba ended with a flight out to Las Piedras airport, Venezuela on a VERY small Sol America propella plane. The weather had been extremely windy the previous night and people were relating terrifying tales of nightmare journeys to add to our edginess.We were also hearing warnings about how much more dangerous Venezuela had become...

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  • The taxis are expensive

    I recomend you use the bus because travel around the hotel zoneThe taxis are expensive,for example a trip of 2 km cost $ 9 dolarsThe bus cost $1 from your hotel from the downtown ( 10 minutes )

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  • transport in aruba, go by bus!

    We stayed outsite the tourist area in aruba, adn did not rent a car the first week. So when we wanted to go to oranjestad we went by bus, and to the tourist area too. It is a cheap way to travel, 2 florin. There are normal busses, but mini busses too, and you raise your hand and they stop. if the mini busses have places for passengers they switch...

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  • Transportation

    Transportation in Aruba is EXCELLENT!!TAXI'S - are everywhere and the drivers very friendly. A cab ride from the airport to the hotel area costs $16 US. There are no meters. Fares are fixed and set by the government. Taxis are available for sightseeing also.BUSES - are a great way to get around the hotel areas, some of the beaches, or DOWNTOWN. Bus...

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  • jeep rental

    If you feel adventure like, rent a Jeep Wrangler. I believe it is superior in ground clearance if you want to go mildly off road. The rental places say you can't take them certain places -but that is only for YOUR protection. DO NOT go in the sand dunes, the last guy we met that went spent one solid hour stuck!

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  • Rental cars

    The first couple of days we didn't have a rental car. The public transportation system is easy enough to let us take the bus around...more so for us I guess because we stayed at the busy section of the island. But after waiting around for the bus to arrive and figuring out which bus to go where we rented a car. It wasn't very expensive and much...

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  • 4 Wheel rental for a mountain ride

    Renting a car for the whole week is unnecessary unless you like to get where you are going quickly. Buses can take you up and down the strip as well as to downtown. I would recommend renting a 4-wheel vehicle and venture to the opposite side of the island. Not only is it unbelieveable but you feel like your either in the red sandy mountains of...

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  • Bus Vs. Taxi

    Regarding the Bus Vs. Taxi, the bus is a cheaper alternative to a taxi, but if you're in a hurry, take a taxi. The buses come whenever they want, they aren't on a schedule. Most of the time, you only pay $7 for a taxi one way, about a five to ten minute drive from the highrises to the city. You can also split a taxi. Most of the time, we had other...

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  • Why not fly AIR-ARUBA...

    &cg...Aruba of course! The service was amazing and full of attention - a really pleasant surprise indeed!!

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  • By plane although some cruises...

    By plane although some cruises stop there.Taxis are always available and they are afforable. However, if you stay in a Beach Hotel at the Hotel zone, you can move easily (and very cheap) by bus. For other activities, almost always they include guest pick up and drop off from main hotels.

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  • You can fly in or get there by...

    You can fly in or get there by one of the cruises.The three best ways to get around are: Hire a car, take a taxi or take a minibus, and on the island that is it basicly.

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  • You can only get to Aruba by...

    You can only get to Aruba by flying there. It can be a long day of flying depending on where you are coming from but it is well worth it. It is best to get on a charter flight to save on the airfare. We don't have that option.We either walk or take a taxi to anywhere we want to go. The taxi's either cost $6.00 for short drives or $15.00 for long...

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  • Hire a car for about 40$ a...

    Hire a car for about 40$ a dayor take the bus for 2 florins (1$ = 1.75 AflA very friendly taxidriver Mr. 'CHITO' Henriqueztaxi #9 Tel (297-)931.433yourtaxi_inaruba@hotmail.comthere are a lot of deals for guided bus tours,jeep tours or you rent your own jeep for a ruff roundtrip.As you can see on the picture,I own a 2 cylinder Ferrari...Pictured is...

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  • MY NEW CAR is the best way to...

    MY NEW CAR is the best way to go here!I made from two Brazilian buggy's who were stalled for years this marvel which I called MASERATI NOIZZ GT.A do-it-yourself five hammer job !I get a lot more macho impression with it than all the Lexusses of the island toghetter.Included: Open Airco, Double Muffler, Huge All Track F1Wheels, Uncorrodble Case and...

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  • I flew down on USAirways.

    You can rent a car or take taxis. I saw many people hitching rides also.This photo is at the Hyatt's pool.

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  • By Plane, there is no other...

    By Plane, there is no other wayThe best way is to rent a car. A 4wheel drive is the best, but it isn't necessary.When you are staying in a hotel and you want to go to Oranjestad, you can also take the bus, it's cheaper and you don't need a parkingplace.When I was there we hitch-hiked al the time, it's an option, because the most people on Aruba are...

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  • We arrived in Aruba on a...

    We arrived in Aruba on a direct flight from Miami on American Airlines.Aruba has excellent public transportation. There is a bus that runs up and down the main strip (LG Smith Blvd) past all the hotels and timeshares and back to Oranjestaad. Buy the roundtrip ticket, it costs less. Definitely spend the money and a rent a car for a least a day so...

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  • You have to fly...unless you...

    You have to fly...unless you do a boat and it would take a few days.Gotta do cabs for the hard to reach areas, otherwise the bus system was great.

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  • By airplane. Once in Aruba,...

    By airplane. Once in Aruba, you can take hoppers to nearby islands. Most people don't recommend you visit Venezula even though it's so close. You may get shot.

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  • Aruba's airport has just...

    Aruba's airport has just completed a multi million dollar expansion and renovation process. The airport now features loading bridges and is capable of handling 2.1 million passengers a year up from 1.2 million prior to the expansion. Aruba's airport is said to be the most beautiful airport in the Caribbean. U.S. immigration and U.S. customs are...

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  • Definitely rent a car & stop...

    Definitely rent a car & stop off the beaten path for some snorkeling at places where the locals go. We never worried about safety - it appeared very safe there, mostly we think because there seems to be a middle class. Not too many poor people on this island (and I think we covered it all!).

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  • fly or you can come with bunch...

    fly or you can come with bunch of middle-aged Americans travelling on cruises around Carribbean ... not for me thoughgotta get a car, whether you want or not. If you want be a hardcore tourist you can go around in these - how should I call it - kindergarden jeeps, bigger hotels and locals organize tours around the island in zebra-like jeeps, the...

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  • Take a plane! It's a small...

    Take a plane! It's a small island off the coast of Venezuela, so I doubt you'll want to put your car on a ferry! Cruise ships are also great ways to enter ArubaYou can either rent a car for 2 or 3 days to see all the sights.....the island is only 75 sq miles! Or you can take some tours. I've always rented the car and done it on my own schedule. If...

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  • There are two ways to get to...

    There are two ways to get to Aruba. By plane or by ship (it's an island). Cruise ships stop in there often. To my way of thinking, the highlight of any cruise is the island(s) it stops at. So why not just fly there and spend a week or two in paradise? But cruises are fun, too.We always rent a 4WD for the north shore drive. We prefer the hardtop...

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  • As far as I know there are...

    As far as I know there are only two ways to get their from the states; American Airlines and Air Aruba.Once we landed at Queen Beatrix Airport in Oranjestad we took a Taxi to our resort and seldom ventured out. We did go out one night and took a Taxi. Taxi fare is reasonable (not cheap - nothing is in Aruba) and all of our drivers were very...

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