Superb vacations start with planning. You pay attention to your suitcases, finalize hotel reservations, and book a flight. What about the length of your flight? Sometimes, knowing how long you will be in the air is helpful.
Knowing how long the flight is ensures you don’t miss any pre-booked activities. You also know what to bring on the plane to keep boredom away.
Here’s what you need to know about flying from New York to Aruba.
If you’ve not yet booked accommodation, why not check out our guide to the best family all-inclusive resorts in Aruba for inspiration?
Direct Flights from New York to Aruba
A direct flight from JFK (John F. Kennedy) International Airport to Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba has an average flight time of four hours and 29 or forty minutes, depending on the carrier.
Direct flights to Aruba from New York are only available at JFK. La Guardia offers one-stop flights.
Currently, two airlines offer direct flights from JFK to Aruba: Delta and JetBlue. Ticket prices can vary between carriers, with JetBlue often being a little cheaper. Flights to Aruba from New York City are also a little shorter flying JetBlue, around four hours and 29 minutes compared to four hours and forty minutes on Delta.
On average, the airlines run 29 flights a week, giving you plenty of options. You can usually find four flights leaving for Aruba each day.
Something to note, direct flights from JFK to Aruba only offer Economy or Business Class seats. First Class and Premium Economy are not available.
Flights with Layovers from New York to Aruba
If you don’t mind a longer flight time, you can choose to fly out of JFK or La Guardia. You may also have to deal with long layovers, often in Panama or Canada.
One-Stop Flights From JFK to Aruba
Copa Airlines flies out of JFK International Airport to Reina Beatrix Airport in Aruba throughout the week.
It’s a good idea to bring a book or electronic devices to keep yourself occupied on the flight. You may also consider setting aside some funds from your vacation budget for snacks. The flight has a 13-hour and 21-minute layover at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama.
Although it may be tempting to step outside the airport to see a bit of Panama if you have time, it’s best to stay in the airport so you don’t miss your connecting flight or important information about its departure.
From JFK (New York) to PTY (Panama), the average flight time is five hours and forty-two minutes.
Flying from Panama to AUA (Aruba) takes an additional 1 hour and 56 minutes on average. Adding the 13+ hour layover, the total flight time from New York to Aruba is around 20 hours and 59 minutes.
One-Stop Flights From La Guardia to Aruba
Get ready for a long layover and flight when you head out of La Guardia Airport to Aruba. Your layover in Canada is around 16 hours and 46 minutes. It’s a good idea to bring a few items in your carry-on bag to keep yourself occupied at the Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Canada.
The average total flight time is 23 hours and 32 minutes. The flight to and from Aruba takes up two of your vacation days, which is something to consider when booking your flight.
It’s a short flight to Lester B. Pearson International Airport. From La Guardia, it takes around one hour and forty-four minutes. The connecting flight time also isn’t extremely long. It takes around five hours and two minutes to fly from the Canadian airport to the Reina Beatrix Airport in Aruba.
The longest part of your trip is the long layover.
FAQ About Flight Times From New York to Aruba
Learning as much as possible about your upcoming flight is always helpful. You don’t want to miss a day of your vacation in Aruba.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
How many airports are in Aruba?
Aruba is home to one international airport, but a couple of smaller ones cater to domestic and private flights.
Flying from New York, you will land at the Queen Beatrix International Airport. It’s also referred to as the Reina Beatrix Airport. The airport is in the capital city of Oranjestad, Aruba.
What is the distance from New York City to Aruba?
A distance of 1,956 miles (3,148 kilometers) separates New York City from Aruba. It takes about four hours and 29 minutes to travel from JFK Airport to Aruba with a direct flight but it can take much longer if you have a layover.
What airlines offer direct flights from New York to Aruba?
Two airlines, Delta and JetBlue, are offering non-stop flights from New York City to Aruba out of JFK International Airport. You cannot get a direct flight out of La Guardia Airport. The same two carriers only offer one-stop flights.
Flights to Aruba on Delta take a few minutes longer than flying with JetBlue. Fares can also vary between the carriers, so it’s a good idea to check ticket prices with both airlines.
If you don’t mind a longer flight with an extended layover, you may be able to find budget-friendly ticket prices flying out of La Guardia.
What types of aircraft fly out of New York to La Guardia?
Several types of large aircraft fly from New York to Aruba. You don’t need to worry about being stuck on a tiny airplane for hours.
You will fly on an Airbus or a Boeing.
Three types of Airbuses fly out of New York, and two Boeing models, including the 757.
Flight times from New York to Aruba depend on the type of flight. Direct flights take less than five hours but have a higher price tag than one-stop flights that can take over 23 hours to complete.
Everyone’s needs and preferences differ, so the best flight for you depends on your budget and how long you want to spend in the air.