Arubus N.V. is the major public transportation of Aruba owned by the Government of Aruba. We provide public transportation over major areas of the island. We also provide public school busses and private charters. If you’re interested in a party bus, we can offer that too.
Over the past 25 years Arubus has grown from a fleet of 14 busses to 48 busses. Our fleet consist mostly of Volvo busses and recently we purchased three new Blue Bird busses for school transportation. Arubus has recently purchased a Chinese brand bus as a pilot project. This bus comes with the well-known Cummins diesel engine and Voith transmission and it also comes with air-condition. One of the main reasons why Arubus invested in this Chinese brand bus is of it’s more economic purchase price which is much lower than to the Volvo busses supplied through Brazil. If this bus is successful, more units will be purchased in the future to replace the current Volvo fleet.
The rates we charge for bus trip are very reasonable priced. A single bus trip costs 2.50 florins with your Smartcard and 4.00 florins or $2.30 cash.
Arubus has a main office building, located a few blocks away from the Queen Beatrix Airport, which is the center of operation. There is a special garage that services and maintains our fleet and also does vehicles of other companies. We have skilled mechanics that take good care of our fleet for routine and emergency maintenance.
Our main objective is the daily transportation of our passengers thru out our island. We depart from our main stations, which are located in Oranjestad and San Nicolas, but we also have a lot of stops thru out our route.
We do the daily transportation of children to schools. We have a specific daily route on which We pick up children and along this route they reach their schools. In the afternoon when schools close we also have a daily route in which students reach their homes safely.
Chartering of Busses could be done for different purposes. It could be a Party, Round the Island trips, etc…. Prices are determined after details of the Charter are discussed.