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    Picking up from airport

    Question I fly into Aruba On Saturday. Friends of ours are on a later flight so I need to go back to the airport to pick them up, can I just pull up in front to pick them up? they are going to call once they are through customs.

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    Absolutely - you can park and go inside and look for them, or you can pull up in front and collect them. However, they do need to be right there or you'll need to circle and come around again. When you need them to call is not after Customs but after BAGGAGE - which can be 10 minutes or 45 minutes - I've had both experiences. After they have their baggage in hand, they can be out the door in 2 minutes.

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    Thanks for the response! Correct after baggage good point. Not happy about having to go back!! All to save 50$ GRRR

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    I typically park in the short term lot and wait at the terminal. It only costs a few dollars and easier than trying to drive by pick up.
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    From what I recall with the new lanes at the airport, I think only buses and taxis are now allowed on the road that goes directly in front of the terminal. I remember returning our rental car in Sept. and we would normally pull up curbside in front of the Departure Terminal where Hans (from Tropic) would be waiting. But this time around we had to follow the road that's closer to the car rental kiosks because we weren't allowed on the other road.

    Might be easier just to park in short term parking as said above.
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    You can still circle the airport waiting for an arrival. You cannot use the roadway right next to the buildings. You have to go along the next road out here the rental car companies are. The only real difference is that they will have to cross the street to get to your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miky2884 View Post
    Thanks for the response! Correct after baggage good point. Not happy about having to go back!! All to save 50$ GRRR
    If I were your friend, I'd just save you the return trip to the airport and simply take a taxi for 25-30 with tip and meet you at the beach.... cuz I know....... you'd have a cold Aruba Ariba waiting to celebrate our arrival!

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    I agree with CPjones. A taxi to the low rise was $22, and highrise $25. I was just there on april 1 and I recall the taxi slip they give you with those prices. The taxi service is quick. They are lined up waiting in an orderly fashion.

    Either way, have a great trip!

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    taxi fares

    NEW TAXI rates effective Sept 1 2009 here is the list of taxi fares. post 1 of the thread.
    click the links.

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    The taxi dispatch office, which can also arrange taxi tours, is located at Pos Abou z/n in Oranjestad, behind the Eagle Bowling Palace on the Sasaki Road. Taxis do not have meters; rates are fixed and should be checked in advance. Most taxi drivers have participated in the government's Tourism Awareness Program. CONDITIONS ON TAXI TARIFFS Effective 1st of September 2009 and valid for three (3) years. All rates must be in Aruban florins (Afl.) as well as in US dollars (US$); Exchange rate Afls 1.80 to US$1.00. Minimum fare is Afl. 10,00 / US$6.00. This price list is in US Dollars (US$). Prices are based on distance with a maximum capacity passengers of five passengers per taxi. Sundays, official holidays and on regular days starting from 11:00 pm till 7:00 am there will be a surcharge of Afl. 5,40 /US$3.00 to the regular fares.
    Each passenger from and to the Airport is allowed one piece of luggage and a back/hand pack-bag. For each piece of luggage there will be an additional charge of Afl. 3,60 / US$2.00 per piece. Attaché cases, laptop cases, carry on's and any type of equipment / aid that is necessary for the passenger's mobilization can not be charged for. Use of car trunk, not going to or coming from the Airport will be an additional charge of Afl. 3,60 / US$ 2.00, except when luggage is transported between hotels. In this case the charge of Afl. 3,60 / US$2.00 per piece of luggage is valid. Waiting time is Afl. 5,40 / US$3.00 per 5 minutes. In case of damage due to wet clothing, sharp objects or otherwise to the cars interior, there will be an additional damage charge of Afl. 90,00 / US$50.00 per incident. Taxis can be hired at an hourly rate of Afl. 81,00 / US$45.00 per hour. The driver - within reason - is not responsible for lost items in his/her car. Found objects will be reported and turned over to the Department of Public Transportation or the nearest police station. The driver is not allowed to ask other fares than these approved by the Government. The driver is not allowed to transport more than five (5) passengers in a taxi. A minor under the age of two (2) years is not considered as a passenger.
    If a passenger being the first one to ask to be transported to a location refuses, the driver is not allowed to take more persons into his taxi. If more passengers, not being part of the same group, are transported to the same destination, then the fare has to be divided within the group transported to the destination. The tariffs must be placed in sight for the passengers in the taxi.




    QUOTE=mjl60621;243360]I agree with CPjones. A taxi to the low rise was $22, and highrise $25. I was just there on april 1 and I recall the taxi slip they give you with those prices. The taxi service is quick. They are lined up waiting in an orderly fashion.

    Either way, have a great trip![/QUOTE]
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 04-11-2013 at 12:45 AM.

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    Thanks for all the replies!! I didnt know the taxi was that cheap, seems like a no brainer to save me the trip back to the airport.

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