Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport Duty Free

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About Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport (AUA)

IATA/ICAO Code:
AUA/TNCA
Address:
Oranjestad, Aruba
City: Oranjestad
Country:
Aruba
Phone:
+297 524 2424
Website: http://www.airportaruba.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aruba-Airport-114550875233924/
Arrivals: Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport (AUA) Arrivals
Departures: Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport (AUA) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
12.5014, -70.015198
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport Duty Free
3.6 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.
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Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport (IATA: AUA, ICAO: TNCA), is an airport serving the Oranjestad area in Aruba. Scroll down or click here to see what Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 24 shops, 6 cafes, and 12 restaurants at Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

Queen Beatrix International Airport (IATA: AUA, ICAO: TNCA) (Dutch: Internationale luchthaven Koningin Beatrix; Papiamento: Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix), is an international airport located in Oranjestad, Aruba. It has flight services to the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, most countries in the Caribbean, the northern coastal countries of South America, Canada, and some parts of Europe, notably the Netherlands. It is named after Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, the now-retired Queen and former head of state of Aruba.

The airport offers US Border Pre-clearance facilities. A terminal for private aircraft opened in 2007. This airport used to serve as the hub for bankrupt airline Air Aruba, which was for many years an international airline. Before Aruba’s separation from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986 it was also one of three hubs for Air ALM.

How far away is Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport from from the centre of Oranjestad?

It takes approximately 4 mins to drive the 0.8 mi (1.3 kilometres) between the centre of Oranjestad and Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside AUA airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Aruba.

What are the parking options at Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 18 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 24 different shops around Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport include:

14-BIS
  • Main Terminal US Plaza
Aruba Aloe
  • Main Terminal 5
  • After Security
Auntie Anne’s
  • Main Terminal 6
Budweiser Bar
  • Main Terminal Shopping Area
Cafe Abraco
  • Main Terminal Ground Floor
  • Before Security
Carvel Ice Cream
  • Main Terminal 7
Carvel Ice Cream
  • Main Terminal US Plaza
Cinnabon
  • Main Terminal Arrivals Terminal
Cinnabon
  • Main Terminal 6
Colombian Emeralds
  • Main Terminal Ground Floor
  • After Security
Dufry Delicatessen
  • Main Terminal 2
  • After Security
Dufry Delicatessen
  • Main Terminal Ground Floor
  • After Security
Dufry Delicatessen
  • Main Terminal 3
  • After Security
Dufry Fashion & Accessories
  • Main Terminal Shopping Area
Dufry Liquor & Tobacco
  • Main Terminal Shopping Area
Dufry Liquor & Tobacco
  • Main Terminal 3
  • After Security
Dufry Liquor & Tobacco
  • Main Terminal 5
  • After Security
Dufry Liquor & Tobacco
  • Main Terminal 2
  • After Security
Dufry Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Main Terminal 2
Dufry Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Main Terminal 6
Dufry Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Main Terminal Shopping Area
Dufry Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Main Terminal 7
Dufry Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Main Terminal 3
Freshii
  • Main Terminal Main Shopping Area
Haya Sushi
  • Main Terminal Shopping Area
Island Breeze Books & Magazines
  • Main Terminal Shopping Area
Island Breeze Books & Magazines
  • Main Terminal 6
Island Breeze Books & Magazines
  • Main Terminal 2
Island Breeze Souvenirs
  • Main Terminal Shopping Area
Island Breeze Souvenirs
  • Main Terminal 3
Island Breeze Souvenirs
  • Main Terminal 8
Island Breeze Souvenirs
  • Main Terminal 5
Kok Optica
  • Main Terminal Shopping Area
Mello Bar
  • Main Terminal Greeters Area
Mello Bar
  • Main Terminal Meeters Area
Nathan's Hot Dogs
  • Main Terminal 5
One Happy Bar
  • Main Terminal 6
Pirana Joe Souvenirs
  • Main Terminal 4
  • After Security
Quiznos
  • Main Terminal A
Quiznos
  • Main Terminal B
Sbarro
  • Main Terminal 5
Sbarro
  • Main Terminal Shopping Area
Segafredo
  • Main Terminal Shopping Area
The Great American Grille
  • Main Terminal 5
The Old Dutch Bar
  • Main Terminal 4
VIP Lounge
  • Main Terminal 7
  • After Security
VIP Lounge
  • Main Terminal 2
  • After Security
Aruba Queen Beatrix Airport Reviews

★★★☆☆
small but adequate
- Frank Fuchs

★★★★★
Fast easy no hastle
- Derek Morgan

★★★☆☆
Average holiday airport, too many flights arriving together caused long queues
- Robert Heywood
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