Aruba Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Aruba
Aruba drives on the right and you can use the photo licence of most countries or an International Driving Permit. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in built up areas is 30 kmh, out of town it’s 60km/h and on faster roads its 80kmh.The major roads are L.G. Smith Blvd and Sasaki Highway which will take you the length of the island.Oranjestad has a one way system but even driving in town shouldn’t be too taxing for anyone used to driving in cities in Europe or USA. Roads around the island are generally good and the driving here is relatively easy. Drivers are generally courteous and abide by road rules but you should watch out for wandering goats and children and take particular care when driving at night. You should be Okay with a standard car but may need a 4-wheel drive if you plan to get off the beaten track, especially in the South East of the island, around Arikok National Park, along the rocky coastal areas of the western shore, or the North Coast Plains to Andicuri beach and the Natural pool. For direction finding, a tip from the locals is to look which way the Divi Divi trees are bending. They will always tilt towards the west which is where most of the hotels and resorts are.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Aruba Car Rental –
Hertz, Alamo, Europcar , National, Avis, Budget, have outlets here. Also usually features on Car rental broker sites  and Web discount sites such as  or Expedia.

There are also a large number of local companies in Aruba who may have lower rates than the big multinational companies. Local companies include-

If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on

*Inclusion of local car rental companies on doesn’t constitute a recommendation of their services. You should carry out your own research on review sites etc before making a reservation

Aruba Self Driving Rules
Vehicles can’t leave Aruba.


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