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How to get to Aruba

Aruba lies in the southern Caribbean, just 20km (12mi) off the coast of Venezuela.

The most convenient route to Aruba is by air to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), which receives daily non-stop flights from neighbouring Caribbean islands, North America and the UK.

Aruba's capital, Oranjestad, is also a major port of call for many Caribbean cruise ships.


Flight times to Aruba

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), Aruba.

From the United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Jet Blue offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Aruba.

Atlanta to Aruba is 3 hrs 43 min, direct flight
Boston to Aruba is 4 hrs 35 min, direct flight
Chicago to Aruba is 5 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Dallas-Fort Worth to Aruba is 4 hrs 50 min, direct flight
New York to Aruba is 4 hrs 39 min, direct flight
San Francisco to Aruba is 9 hrs 33 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Aruba is 9 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, American Airlines, West Jet and Delta Air Lines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Aruba.

Toronto to Aruba is 5 hrs 2 min, direct flight
Montreal to Aruba is 7 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Aruba is 10 hrs, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, American Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines offer the most convenient three stop scheduled flights.

Adelaide to Aruba is 27 hrs 28 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Aruba is 24 hrs 13 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Aruba is 24 hrs 3 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Aruba is 25 hrs 3 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Aruba is 30 hrs 48 min, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: American Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient two stop scheduled flights to Aruba.

Auckland to Aruba is 23 hrs 3 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: KLM, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient two stop scheduled flights to Aruba.

Singapore to Aruba is 24 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ


From the United Kingdom: KLM, British Airways and American Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled two stop flights to Aruba.

London to Aruba is 12 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ


From France: KLM and American Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Aruba.

Paris to Aruba is 12 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) is just a 20-minute drive from the hotels on Eagle and Palm beaches. Taxis meet every arriving flight.

For visitors on a package tour, the ground transportation voucher provides a seat on one of the privately operated, air-conditioned buses that take arriving passengers to the hotels.


Entry requirements

All visitors require a passport that is valid for at least six months after entry as well as return/onward tickets, plus proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days.


Getting around

The best option to explore the island is to hire a car; taxis are available.


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Latest update: How to get to Aruba: 9 June, 2019


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