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Aruba Car Rental Guide

Navigating Aruba by Car: Your Ultimate Guide to Car Rentals

Sun-kissed beaches, turquoise waters, and a blend of Dutch and indigenous cultures make Aruba one of the most sought-after Caribbean destinations. But beyond its shoreline lies a landscape bursting with adventures just waiting to be explored. And what better way to immerse yourself than by hiring a car? Let’s look into the ins and outs of renting a car in Aruba for an unparalleled experience.

Why Rent a Car in Aruba?

  1. Island Exploration at Your Pace: Venture beyond the popular beaches and discover hidden coves, historical sites, and local eateries at your leisure.
  2. Economical for Groups: Traveling with family or friends? Hiring a car often proves cheaper than multiple taxi rides.
  3. Comfort and Convenience: Dodge the limitations of public transport schedules and revel in the freedom to move as you please.

Key Considerations When Renting a Car:

  1. Driving License: An international driver’s license is not mandatory. Your valid license from your home country should suffice for short stays.
  2. Drive on the Right: Aruba follows the standard of driving on the right side of the road.
  3. Speed Limits: In urban areas, the limit is usually 50 km/h, while outside the city, it can be 80 km/h. Always follow posted signs.
  4. Insurance: While Aruba is generally safe, it's wise to opt for the premium insurance for peace of mind.

Picking the Right Vehicle:

  1. Compact Cars: Ideal for solo travelers or couples and are fuel-efficient for city travels.
  2. SUVs or Jeeps: Recommended if you're planning to explore Aruba's rugged terrains or the Arikok National Park.
  3. Climate Considerations: Aruba boasts a warm, dry climate. Ensure your vehicle has working air conditioning for a comfortable ride.

Navigating Aruba's Roads:

  1. Road Conditions: Main roads in tourist areas are well-maintained, but be cautious of unexpected potholes. Off-road adventures will require a sturdy vehicle.
  2. Parking: Most hotels, resorts, and popular tourist spots offer ample parking. Always lock your vehicle and avoid leaving valuables inside.
  3. Gas Stations: While the island is small, it's wise to refuel once you hit the half-tank mark, especially if venturing into less populated areas.

Top Destinations to Drive to:

  1. Arikok National Park: Experience Aruba's diverse ecology and historical sites, from caves adorned with Arawak drawings to unique rock formations.
  2. San Nicolas: Often dubbed as the ‘Sunrise City’, it’s a haven for art lovers, known for its murals and the Caribbean festival.
  3. Natural Pool (Conchi): Tucked in Arikok, this secluded pool shielded by rock formations offers a refreshing dip amidst the waves.

Safety Tips for First-Time Visitors:

  1. Local Courtesies: Arubans are friendly, but always respect local driving customs. A small wave as a gesture of thanks is common.
  2. Avoid Night Drives: While the island is safe, unfamiliar terrains are best navigated during daylight.
  3. Stay Hydrated: The Aruban sun can be intense. Keep water in the car and stay hydrated.

Conclusion:

Renting a car in Aruba transforms your vacation from a mere beach holiday to an expansive island adventure. From the convenience of setting your schedule to uncovering Aruba's hidden gems, the benefits are endless. 


Cheapest car hire in Aruba

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.38 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 457.66 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.57 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 465.99 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 83.17 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 582.23 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 66.53 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 465.74 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 66.60 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 466.25 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.84 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 523.93 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.18 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 456.29 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 65.20 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 456.42 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 65.27 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 456.92 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 303.51 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 2124.57 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 243.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 1707.85 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 104.18 EUR/day
Renault Duster

7 Days rental at 729.30 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 104.18 EUR/day
Renault Duster

7 Days rental at 729.30 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Aruba

  • The official currency is the Arubian Florin, however $USD is generally accepted so keep some handy
  • Expect to pay around $40 to fill a compact class rental car with petrol
  • Drive on the right in Aruba, the steering wheel will be on the left-hand side of the rental car
  • There are currently no fixed speed cameras in Aruba, however police do operate mobile speed traps
  • We work with at least 5 car rental companies in Aruba, Budget are currently rated among the best
 

Popular car hire destinations in Aruba

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Aruba

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    30kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    60kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    AWG  2.59/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    AWG/USD $

    Currency

  •  

    NO

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Aruba

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Carvenience
1
7.9/10
7
€ 65.38
€ 74.84
€ 124.91

Car rental agent statistics in Aruba

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    7.9/10
    Highest rated agent:
    CARVENIENCE
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    7.9/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    CARVENIENCE
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    7
    Total number of reviews in
    Aruba
  • Most Locations Icon
    4
    Most Locations in Aruba:
    ALAMO
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    31
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    8
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Aruba

ItemPercent
January€ 78
February€ 66
March€ 60
April€ 64
May€ 63
June€ 62
July€ 64
August€ 61
September€ 61
October€ 66
November€ 70
December€ 83
ItemPercent
January€ 69
February€ 57
March€ 52
April€ 54
May€ 52
June€ 55
July€ 57
August€ 54
September€ 54
October€ 62
November€ 62
December€ 77
ItemPercent
January€ 146
February€ 298
March
April€ 123
May€ 152
June€ 124
July€ 128
August€ 109
September€ 108
October€ 103
November€ 169
December
ItemPercent
January€ 130
February€ 111
March€ 96
April€ 122
May€ 112
June€ 104
July€ 98
August€ 110
September€ 108
October€ 101
November€ 102
December€ 98
ItemPercent
January€ 67
February€ 51
March€ 52
April€ 52
May€ 47
June€ 48
July€ 49
August€ 46
September€ 47
October€ 56
November€ 51
December€ 79
ItemPercent
January€ 116
February€ 107
March€ 134
April€ 130
May€ 138
June€ 131
July€ 138
August€ 135
September€ 144
October€ 148
November€ 175
December€ 228
ItemPercent
January€ 128
February€ 110
March€ 96
April€ 121
May€ 112
June€ 109
July€ 99
August€ 112
September€ 110
October€ 101
November€ 104
December€ 98
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Aruba

DieselUnleaded
Feb , 2023

€ 1.35

€ 1.36

Mar , 2023

€ 1.24

€ 1.36

Apr , 2023

€ 1.19

€ 1.30

May , 2023

€ 1.13

€ 1.36

Jun , 2023

€ 1.15

€ 1.38

Jul , 2023

€ 1.06

€ 1.29

Aug , 2023

€ 1.14

€ 1.36

Sep , 2023

€ 1.31

€ 1.48

Oct , 2023

€ 1.33

€ 1.50

Nov , 2023

€ 1.25

€ 1.26

Dec , 2023

€ 1.17

€ 1.22

Jan , 2024

€ 1.08

€ 1.18

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2024 1.08 1.18
Dec , 2023 1.17 1.22
Nov , 2023 1.25 1.26
Oct , 2023 1.33 1.50
Sep , 2023 1.31 1.48
Aug , 2023 1.14 1.36
Jul , 2023 1.06 1.29
Jun , 2023 1.15 1.38
May , 2023 1.13 1.36
Apr , 2023 1.19 1.30
Mar , 2023 1.24 1.36
Feb , 2023 1.35 1.36

Car rental price statistics in Aruba

  • Average Price Icon
    € 456.26
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 303.51
    Highest daily price:
    Hyundai H1
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    40
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    9
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai i10
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    20
    Location with most cars:
    Oranjestad - Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 65.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ALAMO - Oranjestad - Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport
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Queen Beatrix International Airport
€28.0
 
 
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Standard 4 5 4 from €41.8 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €46.9 per day