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How to get from Curaçao Airport to Willemstad

The year-long sunny weather, stunning turquoise waters and plentiful white sand beaches make Curacao the perfect vacation spot. Be sure to take a dive and explore the beautiful marine life and extensive coral reefs, before soaking up the sun on a secluded cove beach.

There are two transfer options from Curacao airport to Willemstad; taxi or local bus. Taking a Curacao Airport taxi takes just 20 minutes to reach Willemstad, making it the quickest transfer option, however, it costs around €30 (ANG 55). A cheaper choice is the Konvooi bus, which costs just €1 (ANG 2.50) one-way, but takes 40 minutes to reach the city. 

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How to get from Curacao Airport to Willemstad by Taxi

After a long flight, you want to get to your hotel as quickly and effortlessly as possible. The best way to do that is to take a Curacao airport taxi. The journey time in a taxi from Curacao airport to Willemstad is just 20 minutes and the cost will be around €30 (ANG 55).

How much is a taxi from Curacao Airport to Willemstad?

There are no set rate fares when taking a taxi from Curacao airport to Willemstad. The final fare will depend on a few factors such as the time of day, the number of passengers and the total journey time.

The average fare for a taxi from Curacao airport to Willemstad will be €30 (ANG 55), but this fare will increase by 25% at night. If you’d prefer to travel with a set-rate fare you can rely on, we recommend booking your Curacao airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.


€30 (ANG 55)

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are readily available 24/7 outside of Curacao Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Curacao Airport?

The local taxis can be found just outside of the arrivals hall at Curacao airport. Simply walk to the car at the front of the queue and tell the driver where you wish to go.


Taking a taxi from Curacao airport to Willemstad is by far the quickest and easiest way to travel. Not only will you reach your hotel in as little as 20 minutes, but you can have complete peace of mind during your transfer, knowing your travel companions and personal belongings are all safe and secure.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling late at night or early in the morning, taking a taxi is the only way to travel as public transport doesn't run before 07:00 and after 23:00.

Useful Tips

In some cases, you can agree on a fixed price with your driver before beginning your journey.
A 20% surcharge will incur for any passenger after the first 4.
Curacao taxi drivers don't accept card payments, be sure to bring cash.

How to get from Curacao Airport to Willemstad by Bus

If you’re travelling on a tight budget or are comfortable with getting around the island, taking the local Konvooi bus may be a good transfer option for you. There are two different bus routes available; 4B to Otrobanda and 2A or 2C to Punda.

Travel time to Willemstad from Curacao airport by bus is around 40 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is €1 (ANG 2.50).

How much is the bus to Willemstad from Curacao Airport?

The cost of a one-way ticket on either the 4B, 2A or 2C Konvooi bus is €1 (ANG 2.50). You can purchase your tickets in the local currency from the driver on the bus.


€1 (ANG 2.50)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*There's a wait time of 60 minutes for the bus.

Value for Money

The Konvooi buses run from 07:00 to 23:00.

Where do I find the bus at Curacao Airport?

The local buses stop just outside of the Terminal building at Curacao Airport. Be sure to check the bus number carefully before getting on the bus to ensure it’s going towards the city of Willemstad.


Taking the bus from Curacao airport to Willemstad is a cheap transfer option, but it’s not the most convenient. You will need to wait for up to an hour for the bus and they can get extremely hot and crowded. Plus, once you reach the Willemstad centre, you will need to take alternate transport to your hotel.


Editor’s Note

If you've never visited Curacao before and aren't familiar with the layout of Willemstad, I recommend taking a taxi from Curacao airport to Willemstad for your first trip, to avoid getting lost.

Useful Tips

There's no luggage storage on the bus, be sure to travel light.
The bus drivers don't carry lots of change. Try to have the exact fare with you.
The buses stop at two destinations in Willemstad; Otrobanda and Punda.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Curacao. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Curacao airport to Willemstad?

There are two different ways to get to Willemstad from Curacao airport; taxi or public bus. Taking a Curacao airport taxi takes just 20 minutes to reach the city and costs around €30 (ANG 55). On the other hand, the local Konvooi buses cost just €1 (ANG 2.50) but take 40 minutes to reach Willemstad. 

How much is a taxi from Curacao airport to Willemstad?

The cost of a local taxi from Curacao airport to Willemstad will depend on a few factors, such as the time of day, the number of people travelling and the exact time taken to complete the journey. The average cost is around €30 (ANG 55), but if you’d prefer a set-rate fare, we recommend pre-booking your Curacao airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

How far is Willemstad from Curacao airport?

The distance from Curacao airport to Willemstad is 12 km. Taking the public bus to the city centre will take around 40 minutes, whereas, a Curacao airport taxi can complete the journey in just 20 minutes. 

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