Hato Airport is about 15 minutes by car from Willemstad. Bus No. 6 goes to the Otrobanda bus station, the fare is 1,25 ANG.
Curacao has direct flights to Amsterdam, Miami, San Juan, Atlanta, other Caribbean islands and South America.
There is a departure tax of 6,80 US$ for flights to Bonaire, Aruba and St. Maarten and 22 US$ for all other destinations.
If you're lucky enough to catch ships passing through Willemstad's harbor you can experience the rather unique opening of the pontoon bridge that swings out like a gate. Locals call it "the swinging old lady."
When the bridge is open, pedestrians are transported free of charge by the ponchi, a small ferry.
There are no direct flights to Curaçao from the UK, but convenient connections are available with scheduled airlines. These include KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, which flies daily to Curaçao from Amsterdam (to which there are regular connecting flights from more than 20 UK airports); British Airways to Caracas, with connecting flights from Air Aruba, DCA, Avensa and Aserca; Air Jamaica from London-Heathrow via Montego Bay, Jamaica (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays); and charter flights with Sobelair via Brussels.
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Bus fares are Nafl. 1 in town and for points East and 1.50 to the western end of the island. Busses run most city routes hourly, every two hours for points west, and less frequently on Sundays. If you're serious about using public transportation, pick up a copy of the Buki di Bus: Bus Schedules and Routes published by the Transportation Department and a bargain at Nafl. 1.45. The vans and cars run more frequently, but with no fixed schedules.
Taxis are easily identified by the signs on top of the cars and the TX on the license plate. There are taxi stands at the airport, in Punda and Otrobanda, and outside major hotels.
Taxis have no meters (yet), but fares are standard; confirm these before setting out. Expect to pay about US$ 18 from the airport to town, US$ 15 - 20 - 35 - 45 to hotels and US$ 8 from Otrobanda to Punda. Fares are based on 1-4 people, with a 25% surcharge for a fifth passenger and/or after 11 p.m., and a US$ 2 fee if excess baggage prevents the trunk from closing. Tipping is optional. You can rent/hire a taxi for sightseeing for about US$35 per hour. To get a taxi, call (5999) 5605073 or (5999) 5625033 or fax: (5999) 4656684. Minivans/cars up to 9 passengers are available.
When you are on Curaçao you definitely will want to tour the island. There are several methods to travel the island. You can rent cars via one of the numerous car-rentals, or use public transportation.
It's possible to get around the island by bus, but public transportation is somewhat limited. Curaçao has two types of public transportation: the large yellow or blue busses called 'konvoi' and, on the most traveled urban routes, collective cars or vans called bus (you can recognize them by the BUS on the license plate). Major bus terminals are located outside the post office on the Waaigat inlet in Punda, and beside the underpass in Otrobanda.
It's not difficult to drive on the island, there are few roads, so you can't get lost !
Be carefull for the local drivers, they even pass you off the road on the right side of you car.