The island of Aruba is tucked away at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, and hosts the beautiful capital of Oranjestad. Colourful Dutch Colonial architecture lines the streets, cruise ships pull into the docks at the marina, festivals fill the calendar year, and white sand beaches wrap around the city’s waterfront.
Visit Aruba’s oldest building (Fort Zoutman), shop for locally made products at the markets, wine and dine in style at one of the restaurants, or indulge in some delicious street food. Whatever you do, the best way to get out and see the city and the country is by renting a car in Oranjestad.
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Hire a cheap car rental in Oranjestad with Airport Rentals
Booking a rental car from Oranjestad Airport has never been easier with Airport Rentals. Whether you’re looking for a 4WD or an economy car, we work with an extensive range of suppliers to bring you the best deals on vehicle hire.
To get started, pop in your travel dates, and click ‘search’. Suitable cars across multiple brands will be presented to you on one page, which you can then further narrow down by car type, transmission preference, group size and more. Once you’ve selected the ideal rental car to pick up from Oranjestad Airport, enjoy secure online booking, no additional fees, and the convenience of 24/7 customer service.
A quick guide to Oranjestad Airport
Officially called the Queen Beatrix International Airport, the Oranjestad Airport is the main gateway to the beautiful country of Aruba. Fly in from cities like Toronto and New York (to name but a few), and catch your breath before setting off on your island adventure. Get in some shopping at one of the many retail stores, grab something to eat at your choice of cafe, and check up on social media using the 1-hour of free WiFi. Ready to start your Aruba island adventure? Head straight to the hired car kiosks on the ground floor to pick up your car keys.
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Driving around Oranjestad
The main highway through Aruba is Route 1, which runs straight through Oranjestad. Many of Oranjestad’s roads are one way, so always double check before entering a new street.
Driving from Oranjestad Airport to the city
The Oranjestad Airport is right in the heart of the city, so the drive to the CBD will take you just 3 minutes. Drive onto Route 1, and turn left at the roundabout onto Watty Vos Boulevard, and then right onto Sabana Blanco.
Arranged to pick your rental car up from the city? Hail a taxi from just out the terminal building to make the journey.
Handy tips for driving a car hire in Oranjestad
● Motorists in Aruba drive on the right hand side of the road.
● At an unmarked intersection, the vehicle on your right has the right of way.
● In urban areas, the speed limit is 30km per hour, out of town is 60km per hour, and on highways the limit is 80km per hour.
● Animals often wander onto the road. Look out - especially for iguanas.
Parking your rental car in Oranjestad
At Oranjestad Airport, parking rates begin at Afl3.00 for the first hour, rising a further Afl3.00 per hour thereafter. You may stay up to 52 hours, which costs Afl75.00. There is also a pick-up/drop-off zone outside the terminal.
In Oranjestad city, monitored on-street parking is available, costing Afl2 per hour, with a 15-minute grace period to get back to your car. The Royal Plaza Mall has paid parking also, and is open from 7:00am - 11:00pm.
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