Car Rental in Aruba

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Palm Beach Hotel Delivery
Economy
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Smart Rent Aruba
$46.37 / per day
Oranjestad Airport
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$53.99 / per day
Oranjestad Airport
Intermediate
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$66.80 / per day
Palm Beach Downtown
Standard
Ford Fusion or similar
Ford Fusion
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$93.78 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Oranjestad Airport
Mini
Hyundai Eon or similar
Hyundai Eon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Economy rent a car
$141.40 / per day
Palm Beach Hotel Delivery
Full-size SUV
Toyota Rush or similar
Toyota Rush
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$162.55 / per day
Oranjestad Airport
Premium
Jeep Wrangler or similar
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$1330.51 / per day
Oranjestad Airport
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$46.54 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:48 on 2024-06-11. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Dutch, Papiamento, English, Spanish
Currency
AWG
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+297
Average car rental price
$243 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
30 km/h or 19 mph
Speed limit out of town
60 - 80 km/h or 37 - 50 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.6 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.29 per liter or $4.88 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$0.85 per liter or $3.22 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.66 per liter or $6.28 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Aruba?

Probably the best known of the Dutch Caribbean islands, Aruba is a famous beach vacation destination. The island’s 68km (42 miles) of scenic coastline offer not only swimming and sunbathing but also opportunities for scuba diving and other water sports. On top of that, Aruba has protected nature areas, caves, and even notable historic sites all waiting to be explored.

Aruba

Top ways to enter Aruba

  • Queen Beatrix Airport: Named after the Dutch female monarch who abdicated in 2013, Queen Beatrix Airport hosts flights of about 25 different airlines. In addition to providing connections with other Caribbean destinations, the airport also offers connections with the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Panama, Colombia, and other countries. The airport, located near the island’s western coast, is only a five-minute drive from Oranjestad.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Beaches. Known for their golden sands and turquoise waters, the beaches of Aruba are definitely the island’s number one attraction. Thanks to its small size, any point of the coast can be easily and quickly accessed from anywhere else on the island. While it would be impossible to name them all, Baby Beach and Eagle Beach look like they are straight out of a Caribbean postcard.
  • Fort Zoutman and the Historical Museum. One of the most notable buildings in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, Fort Zoutman was built in the late 18th century to defend the city against pirates. Today it is also an important reminder of slavery on the island during the colonial times (made of stone and coral, the fort was built by the slaves who were brought from West Africa). If you wish to learn more about it, nowadays the fort houses the Historical Museum dedicated to different chapters of Aruba’s past.
  • Hadicurari Beach. Also known as the Fisherman’s Huts, Hadicurari is known as a windsurfing paradise. A world championship takes place here every year in June and different types of pro surfing take place year-round. Whether you want to hit the waves yourself or just enjoy the spectacle, it is a fun place to visit. 

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Aruba is the Hyundai Accent, followed by the Kia Picanto and the Hyundai i10. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and standard.

Driver's license requirements

  • Aruba recognizes foreign driver’s licenses as long as they are printed in either Dutch or English. If your driver’s license is in another language, you need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your driver’s license.
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP instead.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you need to also bring your original driver’s license from your home country as you will be required to show both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.

There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Aruba is an island and has no land borders. 

Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba has the status of a special member state territory of the European Union (EU). The country can be visited visa-free by the citizens of the European Union, as well as travelers from most (although not all) other Western and North and South American countries.

While many cruise ships stop at Aruba, there is no ferry service between the island and any of the neighboring islands or the nearest mainland countries, Venezuela and Colombia.

Top driving routes

  • Hooiberg. Meaning the Haystack in Dutch, Aruba’s highest point stands at a relatively modest 165m (540 feet) above sea level, but such is its elevation in comparison to the rest of the island that it can be seen from anywhere else on Aruba. As it is easy to climb, ascending the hilltop means getting to enjoy great views of the land and ocean below — and the nearby coast of South America is said to be visible on a clear day.
  • Arikok National Park. The only national park in Aruba, Arikok is also one of its most popular tourist attractions. Located on the island’s western coast and taking up nearly one-fifth of its territory, it is known for its impressive volcanic formations, natural pools, caves, hiking trails, and a variety of flora and fauna. If you want to drive to the Natural Pool, you will need to have a 4x4 vehicle or join a tour. Do not attempt to bring a small car.

Car Rental Prices

  • Large cars - from $63 per day
  • Medium cars - from $53 per day
  • Vans - from $125 per day
  • Premium cars - from $1331 per day
  • Small cars - from $46 per day
  • SUVs - from $106 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are several good methods to find a cheaper rental car:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Aruba is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 35% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 59% cheaper than renting a car in December.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Hannah Lukaszewicz
Edited by Hannah Lukaszewicz, a US citizen who runs the international travel blog Getting Stamped. Hannah and her family have traveled to over 85 countries with a never-ending bucket list! Her travel blog hopes to inspire you to travel the world and help you plan your trip too. She has rented cars all over the world and has driven in over 30 countries. She believes that renting a car gives you such freedom and is the best way to experience a destination.

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Aruba?

The cost of renting a car in Aruba varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in Aruba
$50.75
January
$52.69
February
$52.76
March
$46.35
April
$49.81
May
$63.54
June
$66.85
July
$57.41
August
$49.98
September
$48.57
October
$66.73
November
$70.99
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Aruba is April — when rental costs average $46.35 per day. This is 18% cheaper than the yearly average and 35% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $70.99 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Aruba?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in January — an average of 8 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in September — an average of 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Aruba
8
January
8
February
8
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
8
August
6
September
8
October
6
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Aruba?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Aruba, the most popular month is January, while the least popular is June.
Monthly searches in Aruba by pick-up date relative to the average
203%
January
200%
February
129%
March
121%
April
112%
May
52%
June
59%
July
78%
August
57%
September
62%
October
62%
November
65%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 8
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Avis, Smart Rent Aruba, Economy rent a car, All Drive Car Rental, Ace Rent a car
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, Vans
Lowest price $46 per day
Cheapest supplier Smart Rent Aruba

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Avis Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Avis Kia Rio 4 2 Medium cars
Economy rent a car Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Smart Rent Aruba Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
All Drive Car Rental Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Smart Rent Aruba Hyundai H-1 4 3 Vans
Avis Kia Cerato 5 2 Large cars
Smart Rent Aruba Hyundai Grand i10 5 2 Medium cars
Budget Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Economy rent a car Hyundai Grand i10 4 2 Medium cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Canada
Hyundai Accent
April 25, 2024
Great beaches, weather and restaurants
Costa Rica
Hyundai Grand i10
January 9, 2024
the wonderful beaches, the nature, the culture, it is a small island and you can explore and see many places, the people are super friendly
Netherlands
Kia Rio
November 11, 2023
SUN BEACH FOOD SHOPPING PERFECT FOR RELAXING
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai i10
September 4, 2023
We go to Aruba often.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Picanto
April 9, 2023
Avis is in airport across from terminal building. Quick walk across drive to get car.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
March 10, 2023
I truly loved Aruba.
Mexico
Kia Rio
February 10, 2023
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Canada
Hyundai Grand i10
December 23, 2022
Everything in Aruba was great - beaches, food, attractions, sightseeing and people.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Sportage
June 21, 2022
Aruba ia an island tht you must see, which means you should leave the hotel resort area to explore other parts of the island. Food and people are wonderful.
Canada
Hyundai i10
April 15, 2022
Aruba is a beautiful country to visit!
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Ace Rent a car
8.9 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
7.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
30
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$242.74
Lowest daily price
$46.37
Total cars available
107

Top 12 Suppliers in Aruba in 2024

All Drive Car Rental
All Drive Car Rental
Very good 8.9 / 118 reviews
1 location
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 8.9 / 37 reviews
1 location
$551 - $1331
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.3 / 22 reviews
3 locations
$94 - $261
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.2 / 246 reviews
3 locations
$47 - $152
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.2 / 9 reviews
3 locations
$63 - $195
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.1 / 14 reviews
1 location
$50 - $113
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
2 locations
$163 - $294
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
1 location
National
National
Good 7.7
3 locations
Smart Rent Aruba
Smart Rent Aruba
Good 7.6 / 279 reviews
6 locations
$46 - $191
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Good 7.6 / 25 reviews
1 location
$93 - $141
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.5 / 2 reviews
1 location
$58 - $200
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