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How to get to Aruba

Aruba lies in the southern Caribbean, just 20km off the coast of Venezuela, and is easily accessible by air with daily non-stop flights from neighbouring Caribbean islands, North America and the UK.

Getting to Aruba

By air, Aruba is serviced with daily non-stop flights from several cities in North America with connecting flights from Europe.

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

From Australia: The most convenient flights are on Qantas to Los Angeles connecting on American Airlines via Miami to Aruba.

From New Zealand: The most convenient flights are on Qantas to Los Angeles connecting on American Airlines via Miami.

From the UK: The most convenient is on Thomson, which offers a direct flight from London Gatwick to Aruba. Or fly British Airways from London Heathrow to Miami connecting on American Airlines to Aruba.

From the USA: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways offer direct flights from New York Kennedy to Aruba, while Continental flies direct from Newark.

American Airlines flies direct from Miami. From Los Angeles, the most convenient flights are on American Airlines via Miami.

Flight time to Aruba

Brisbane to Aruba is 24 hr 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Aruba is 24 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Aruba is 25 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Aruba is 32 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ

Auckland to Aruba is 23 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
London to Aruba is 8 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Miami to Aruba is 2 hrs 40 min, direct flight
New York to Aruba is 4 hrs 35 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Aruba is 9 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in

Reina Beatrix International Airport 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: 18 November, 2018


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