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490 Km
1 hour 30 min
Bahrain Intl. Airport

Transportation to Sharjah Airport from the City Center

Al Maktoum Intl. Airport

Al Maktoum International Airport is located 40 km from the city center, in Jebel Ali. The majority of the airport is still under construction however it is currently operating passenger services out of one terminal.


To get to Al Maktoum Airport from the city center, for flights departing no later than midnight, you can take the red line of the Dubai Metro all the way to the Ibn Battuta Metro Station. From there you can take bus F55 to the airport. The F55 buses depart every hour, on the hour and the total trip to the airport takes about 40 minutes. If you’re flight is after midnight, the F55A buses depart from the Satwa Bus Station from 12:30 am – 6 am and go directly to Al Maktoum Airport. This bus line runs along the coast, passing by many hotels and beaches. You can get on this bus from stops in front of Hilton Beach Club, Jumeirah Beach Park, Royal Mirage Hotel, Oasis Beach Hotel, and Hilton Jumeirah Hotel.

The bus ride from the Satwa Bus Station to the airport takes about 1.5 hours. At the moment parking at the airport is free! If you’re going to drive your personal car you don’t have to worry about parking fees. You can also access the airport by taxi or rental car.

Airport Information

The construction of Al Maktoum International Airport is still ongoing, however it has been serving passengers out of one terminal for the past couple of years. There are a number of international flights to Dubai that land at Al Maktoum International Airport. However when compared to Dubai International Airport it hosts fewer flights. This number is expected to increase exponentially in the future.

Located 40 km from the city, Al Maktoum International Airport is situated in the middle of the dessert. Right now there aren’t many transportation alternatives to get to and from the city center. Moreover, there isn’t much located around the airport. However, in the future the area surrounding Al Maktoum International Airport will be completely different, with hotels, golf courses, and various facilities nearby. Since it is relatively new, Al Maktoum International Airport doesn’t have a rich variety of eating and drinking or shopping venues in the airport. If you want to grab a quick bite to eat there are chain cafes and restaurants located in the departing passenger terminal, including Hot & Roll, Papa Johns Pizza, Tandori, Thai Express, Starbucks and Vanellis Italian Foods. For shopping the only venue available is “Bin Sina Pharmacy”. The airport is currently providing passenger services out of one terminal. The “Marhaba Lounge” is located on the first floor of this terminal. This lounge is open 24 hours a day to all passengers for a certain fee, regardless of ticket class. In addition to an open buffet and refreshments there is free internet and laptop services. There are cabins where you can take a shower located between gates 1 and 6.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Sharjah Intl. Airport

Sharjah International Airport, located close to the popular points in the United Arab Emirates such as Sharjah and Dubai, is located almost equidistant from both centers. To get to the airport, which is about 15 kilometers outside of Dubai, you can choose from a number of comfortable vehicles, especially taxi and rental cars in Dubai and Sharjah. Passengers traveling from the city center to the airport usually prefer the easily accessible taxis. If you rented a car when you came to the city, you can also use your rental car to get to the airport. If you choose this method, you can easily deliver your rental car at the offices that serve the passengers at the airport. There are also buses from Sharjah and Dubai as a more affordable alternative to airport transfers. If you prefer a much more comfortable and quick journey except these means, you can take advantage of private shuttles or luxury limousines.

Car Rental

In the city center you can rent out your car without hassle by finding offices of rental companies like Hertz, AVIS or Budget and Dollar. Thanks to the wide and regular roads of Dubai, driving in the city is extremely comfortable. If it is not a busy hour, it usually takes no more than 20 minutes to get to the airport with the car you rent. When the traffic is heavy, this can take up to 30-40 minutes. Make sure that you have your documents, such as the internationally valid driver's license, which you may need to rent a car with you. If you are traveling to the city for the first time, be sure to have a navigation device on hand to find your way more easily and minimize the risk of getting lost.


You can also travel to Sharjah International Airport from Dubai or Sharjah by bus. Travelling to Sharjah Airport by bus can take a bit longer compared to taxi. For this reason, if you are not comfortable with time, you should use taxis instead of the buses to save time. There are more bus services for the passengers coming to the airport from Sharjah direction. If you are not traveling late at night and you are not in a hurry to catch your plane, you can consider the bus option.


The passengers travelling to Sharjah International Airport from both Dubai and Sharjah usually prefer taxis. The close proximity of the airport to both centers allows the taxi fare to be kept low and makes it an economical option. If you arrive at the airport from the city center by taxi, you will have to pay the fare, an average of 30-40 US Dollars, in local currency at the end of your journey. This fare may change depending on the status of the traffic and the point you are traveling to. You can get information about the average taxi fare from your hotel or taxi drivers before the trip.

Private Airport Shuttle

Many private airport shuttle service providers are located near Dubai and Sharjah. With these services, which have different passenger capacities, you can reach the airport without any difficulty with your crowded group. Fares for private airport shuttles may vary depending on distance, number of passengers or time of day travelling. For this reason, if you want to get information about the fares of the services, you can contact the companies directly by doing a short research on the internet. If your hotel has a shuttle service to the airport, it is also possible to use the airport shuttle service by getting information from the hotel staff a few days or hours before your travel.

Luxury Transfer Vehicles

Dubai and its environs have been recognized in recent years as one of the world's most important business, trade and finance centers. With this effect, the interest and demand for luxurious vehicles for airport transfer in the city is increasing day by day. The luxury limousine service is one of the services offered to customers by many hotels in the city. With these vehicles, you can complete your journey in a much more privileged and enjoyable way compared to buses and taxis. Booking your luxury car a few hours before your flight will usually suffice.

Airport Information

at Sharjah International Airport, which connects the world with the fast-developing centers Dubai and Sharjah, you can find everything you might need from small shops you can shop, restaurants serving both Arabic and European and international cuisine, and car rental office. Located at the airport, the VIP passenger lounge offers a privileged setting where you can read daily newspapers while you wait for your plane, or enjoy fresh juices and sandwiches. ATMs and bank branches where you can easily transfer money and make many other banking transactions are some of the services offered to the passengers at the airport. During your stay at Sharjah International Airport, which is known as one of the family friendly airports, you can benefit from services such as children's play areas or a babysitting room.

For dining at the airport, also known for its extensive shopping and dining areas, you can choose from different venues such as McDonald's, Costa Coffee, London Dairy Cafe, Dunkin Donuts, Grab and Go, Subway, CHOCOLIX, Mumbai Spices, Krispy Kreme and World News Cafe. You can also visit duty-free shops in Dubai Sharjah International Airport, where you can find a wide range of perfumes, chocolates and gift items. In addition to all these services, a room specially designed for those who wish to pray in a quiet environment at the airport and services such as a lost-goods bureau are also offered to passengers traveling here.

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2017

Transportation to Manama (Bahrain) City Center from Airport

Bahrain, whose official name is the Kingdom of Bahrain, is an island country located in the Gulf of Basra, and west of Saudi Arabia, neighboring Qatar in the south east. Bahrain is actually a word in Arabic, meaning "between two seas". Bahrain, which basically consists of 3 major islands, is an important settlement place in terms of being a tourist destination.

Oil is cheap in the country because Bahrain provides a large part of its subsistence from oil and natural gas. For this reason, most of the local people are using their private cars for commuting. This means that there is almost no public transport in the city.

Buses and minibuses carry a large part of the burden of city transportation. Since transportation by taxi in the city is very expensive, most of the visitors to the city prefer car rental companies. You can go to the city center of Bahrain by renting a car from the airport or by the transfer service of your hotel.

Buses, minibuses and taxis are the most preferred means of transportation to go to the city center from the Bahrain International Airport. Apart from that, the number of car rental companies is high; a fact that offers various price options to the visitors. Taxis, along with buses and minibuses, are also among the alternatives that can be preferred in city transportation. Although expensive they can be used in the first stage by many tourists.


It is very convenient and easy to reach from the airport to the city center by Bahrain buses. Bahrain Airport stop is also on the route of thee of the bus lines which has various routes. The Line 1 bus (Muharraq-Hidd), the first of these routes, passes through the airport. Its stops are Muharraq Terminal, Road 10, Muharraq Health Center, Bahrain Club, Shaikh Khalifa Road, Bahrain Airport, Arad, and Hidd Muharraq Terminal. The fare on this line is 0.20 Bahreyn Dinar.

The other one is the Line 6 (Qalali-Muharraq) bus line with the stops of Muharraq Terminal, Road 10 Tank Water, Muharraq Health Center, Bahrain Airport, Shaikh Khalifa Avenue, Muharraq Maternity Hospital (RF), Arados Roadi Aldaic, Samaheej, and Qalali Muharraq Terminal. The fare for this bus is the same as for the other: 0.20 dinars. Bahrain bus fare varies according to line numbers.

Finally there is the Line 13 bus line called Muharraq-Circular. The stops on this route are Muharraq Terminal, Estralal School, Bahrain Club, Bahrain Airport, Muharraq Maternity Hospital (RF), Busaiteen, Muharraq Central Market, and Muharraq Terminal. The fare is 0.20 Bahrain Dinar. Bus number 2 goes directly from the Bahrain Airport to the center of the capital Manama. You can go to the Manama bus terminal with the bus 13, which passes through the city center of Bahrain and departs on an hourly basis, and from there you can take one of the buses X2, X3, X4 or X5 which departs every 20 minutes. Line 10, Line 11 and Line 12 are other bus lines that go directly to the airport. Muharraq bus terminal is on their route.


In Bahrain, it is possible to make your way from the airport with the minibuses which are less preferred compared to the buses. It is very convenient and easy to get to the city center of Bahrain at a fee of about 0.15 dinars by taking the minibuses waiting at the exit of the airport arrival terminal. It is also very easy to get to the city center in 15-20 minutes by taking a minibus which can be found at the bus stop located about 3 minutes walking distance from the arrival terminal.


Bahrain taxis have a reputation for tending to demand a higher fare than normal. So when you get off the airport, make sure that the driver does not turn the taximeter on and you should remember to try to bargain. Day and night tariffs are applied in the taxis. The day time is from 06:00 to 22:00 and the night time is from 22:00 to 06:00. Taxi drivers waiting at Bahrain airport exit open taximeters with 2 dinar usually. It costs around 2-4 dinars to go to the city center which is 6 kilometers away by taxi. If you find airport taxis expensive, it is possible to find more affordable taxis at or 

Car Rental

Private cars are often preferred as much as buses for transportation within the city as well as to the city from the airport. It is possible to make a pre-booking from a car rental company so that your car is ready for you when you land.

Major car rental companies and contact numbers at the airport are Budget (+973 17321268), Europcar (+973 17321999), Hanco (+973 1732129), Hertz (+973 17321358), Avis (+973 17321239) and Sixt (+973 36069908). These offices are also located in the center of Bahrain, so you can deliver your car directly at the airport on your return. Thus, you can prepare for your flight with great comfort and save time as well. Renting a small car for a month costs about 150-170 dinars.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2017

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The flight distance between Sharjah-Manama (Bahrain) is 490 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 1 hour 30 minutes.

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