Getting Around in ArubaEdit This
You'll need a car to explore the interior or northern windward coast. There are international and local car rental agencies; the bigger chains have offices at the airport and luxury hotels. If you want to drop your car off at the airport insure that the agency you rent from has this facility or you'll be stuck with meeting an agent in the carpark - big hassle. Your home driving license is valid though you must be at least 21 years old. Drive on the right-hand side of the road and note that speed limits are signposted in km/h.
There's a frequent bus service between Malmok in the island's northwest and San Nicolas in the southeast. It passes through Oranjestad the hotel beach strip and runs right by the airport. This service and other local buses depart from Oranjestad's funky pastel bus station next to Royal Plaza. Taxis hang around the larger hotels and popular tourist spots. They're unmetered but rates are regulated by the government and are calculated using a zone system. Since drivers are required to carry a rate card you should be able to establish the exact fare beforehand. Taxis can also be hired hourly for sightseeing tours.
And for those who realise people visit from all over the world.....
The public transport is excellent. We stayed two weeks and only hired a car for 3 days to visit the parts where the bus did not go. It would be wrong to say the more remote parts!
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