Guide to Driving In Aruba - Drive Safe in Aruba

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Aruba and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

30 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

80 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Aruba on the Right side  
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The currency in Aruba is AWG/USD $
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Aruba 1.03 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Aruba

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Aruba?

Driving in Aruba
Pocket guide to driving in Aruba
Profile:
Aruba
Oranjestad
AWG/USD $
Driving in Aruba
SPEED: (kph)
30
60
80
Speed limit in Aruba
Holiday:
Rush hour in Aruba
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Aruba
FUEL:
0.94
0.83
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Aruba
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Aruba
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Aruba
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Aruba
EMERGENCY:
911
Emergency phone number in Aruba
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Aruba
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Aruba
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Aruba
Aruba is a beautiful and friendly island with a European feel given that it's part of the Dutch Antilles. Getting around is very easy and, away from the times of arrival of cruise ships, it's quiet too. 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Aruba by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations

Parking regulations are quite lax on Aruba with only the capital Oranjestad suffering any major parking problems. There, you’ll have to be careful where you park to avoid parking fines for obstruction or overstaying a time limit.  
 
Paid parking
 
You’ll find plenty of paid parking in Oranjestad as the locals take advantage of the tourist traffic. If you’re lucky, you’ll also find free parking in most places, more likely in the smaller towns or away from the commercial centres and tourist attractions. 
 
Enforcement
 
There’s little enforcement of parking as much of it is free. You’ll only encounter police involvement in parking where a road or access is obstructed or if you overstay timed parking.
 
Disabled parking
 
Disabled access parking is not easy to find but if you struggle, the locals are often friendly and helpful and will do what they can to help. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

The emergency number in Aruba is either 100 for the police or 911 for other emergency services.

What to do in an emergency

If you have mechanical problems with your hire car, use the emergency number on the documentation or inside the windscreen. If driving a private car, you’ll need to contact a local mechanic who is willing to come out to you. It’s useful to carry a number with you. 
 
If you are involved in an accident where no one is hurt and there is only minor damage you are allowed to sort out the problem between yourselves. In the event of major damage or injury, you must contact the emergency services and await their arrival. If possible, do not move the vehicles but if you have to, take photographs of the scene and details of any witnesses. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

I have broken down:                          Ik heb afgebroken
Where is the police station?:            Waar is het politiebureau?
I have a flat tyre:                               Ik heb een lekke band
I have been in an accident:               Ik heb een ongeluk gehad
Where is?:                                         Waar is?
Where can I buy petrol?:                   Waar kan ik benzine kopen?

Aruba Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Aruba by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.91 1.03
May, 2019 0.90 1.00
Apr, 2019 0.88 0.97
Mar, 2019 0.86 0.95
Feb, 2019 0.83 0.93
Jan, 2019 0.83 0.94

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Chloe Demaret
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