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Public Transportation

Allow us to take the wheel! Our public transportation is safe, timely, reliable, and an affordable alternative.

Getting around Aruba is quick and easy. Bus service to and from downtown Oranjestad and the resort areas is reliable and inexpensive.

Our Arubus is a daily bus service all along the hotel strip. There is bus service every 15 minutes from 5:45 a.m. until 6 p.m.; buses then run every 40 minutes until 11:30 p.m. The central bus station in downtown Oranjestad is located adjacent to the cruise terminal and next to Royal Plaza.

Families

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Public Transportation

More about Getting Around Aruba

Car & Jeep Rental

​Explore our safe and welcoming island at your leisure by renting a car or four-wheel drive vehicle.

Motorcycles & Scooters

For a fun, liberating way to navigate the island, jump on a scooter or chopper and hit the open road!

Bike Rental

Peddle your cares away with an exhilarating bike ride adventure on Aruba.

Taxis & Limos

Kick back and relax by letting someone else take the wheel. Taxis are conveniently accessible to our visitors.

Getting Around Aruba

From our lively capital to quiet seaside towns, pristine beaches to rugged desert, it’s easy to go anywhere in Aruba.


Retour cards are Afl 7 (local currency)/US $4.00, and can be used for two trips (for example, from downtown to the beaches and back). A Baby Beach card is One of the easiest ways to get around the One Happy Island of Aruba is via public transportation, and specifically, by bus. Aruba busses, known to locals as Arubus, are strategically positioned around the island's hot-spots to make transportation both effortless and also economical. Bus stops are mere yards away from our most popular beaches and tourist attractions!

Safe, friendly, and effective rides are the goal of public transportation in Aruba, which is why our Arubus offers several routes running from the main bus depot in Oranjestad to all other destinations of the island. Retour cards, cards for specific beaches, and all-day, unlimited passes are all readily available, giving you the flexibility you need to get anywhere you want to go, whenever you want to be there.

Busses in Aruba also stop at all the hotels! There is a visible sign on the side of the bus that will display the hotel and town that each individual bus is in route too. Aruba busses are also a great way to get an informal tour! Don’t hesitate to ask your driver questions if you need to know where your stop is, or if you’re unsure of whether you picked the right bus. They will gladly help you.

Please note, that the Aruba public transport busses do not operate 24 hours a day.