Located just a short drive away from a major international airport, Palm Beach is a great place to consider traveling to thanks in part to the ease of travel. The nearest airport is not only modern and well-maintained, but it offers dozens of flights from major locations around the world with well-known air lines. If you're considering a getaway in the Caribbean but are worried about how you'll get there, know that getting to Palm Beach will never be an issue.
The distance between the nearest airport and Palm Beach is less than 20 minutes by car. The airport, the Oranjestad. It has one asphalt runway which is capable of operating in two directions for both landing and take-off, plus it has one taxiway leading to eight parking positions that connect to the building, while eight other parking spots are in a more remote location and require passengers to be bused to the airport's main building., is located in the capital city of
Within the building, which has received several million dollars worth of renovations in the last few years, is a modern facility featuring a shopping center with duty free shops, a food court, two banks, a meditation room, a medical center, and a flight and baggage information system. The building is rigged with high-speed WiFi Internet, although it does cost a small fee to use.
Hundreds of direct flights from North America and Europe make the journey to Aruba each week, and even more connecting flights do as well. Tourists from the United States shouldn't have a difficult time flying direct to the island, but a layover in a large city may be a money saver. Below, you'll find a chart of all of the airlines that fly into Aruba, which will help you to narrow down your options.
This chart lets you know which airlines have flights from the U.S. and where they are flying from. The online booking services don't consistently display the most logical options so it's useful to see a summary of which airlines actually offer direct service to this location.
|Baltimore, MD, USA||BWI||AirTran|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Spirit Airlines|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, Surinam Airways|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||AirTran|
See the table below for scheduled air service from other airports in the region. Even if you can't get a flight directly from your preferred airport, making a connection through another Caribbean airport may be a very viable option.
|the BVI, British Virgin Islands||EIS||Winair|
Requirements for entering Aruba by plane include presenting a passport, return or ongoing ticket, and proof of accommodations on the island. Tourists will also need to fill out an Embarkation and Disembarkation Card, and have all of this approved by customs and immigrations before leaving the airport. Be aware that if you plan to stay on the island for longer than three months, you will need to apply for a visa.
Thanks to more staunch customs regulations, it is important that you arrive at the airport three hours before you're scheduled to leave Aruba. Have all of your travel documents readily accessible to you have, and have $36.75(USD) on hand to pay for your departure tax. Children under the age of two will not be required to pay, and some airlines absorb the cost of the tax into the ticket. Make sure to find out if your airline does in advance.
Getting to Palm Beach from the airport is relatively simple: all you have to do is follow the main coastal roads north, and the signs will tell you that you've arrived. More specifically, after leaving the airport you'll take L.G. Smith Boulevard to J.E. Irausquin Boulevard and you'll find yourself in town after about 15 minutes. Buses, which cost $2.50(USD) per person to ride also travel to Palm Beach, and you can take a taxi for approximately $15 to $20(USD).
Warm weather, cool waters, and endless breathtaking views await you in Palm Beach. Keeping in mind the rules you'll need to follow in order to enter the country, visiting this town and the rest of Aruba is easy to pull off and a pleasure to enjoy.
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