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3573 Km
4 hour 20 min
Jomo Kenyatta 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 Nairobi City Center from Airport

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, is situated on the Nairobi River and is known as the most populous city in the East Africa. Nairobi is one of the major trade and tourism centers not only in Kenya but also in the Africa. Nairobi, which has arable lands because it is a river city, also has a different flora, which does not compromise the classical African city image that springs to your mind. That is why the city is named as Nairobi that means "green and watery place".

The city is also considered as the safari capital of Africa. The nightlife in the city, where people play and enjoy many different sports like golf, rugby, and polo, is very active but it is also dangerous. Traffic flows through the left lane in Nairobi. There are not enough traffic lights and traffic signs in the city. The drivers' careless attitudes, as well as the lack of infrastructure sometimes cause problems and congestion in traffic. This creates both traffic jam and increases traffic density.

Even short distances in Nairobi can take a long time. In fact, the city center is quite small and it is very convenient to explore the city by walking. However, it is not recommended to walk around the city for safety reasons. Even so, you can walk short distances if you are in a central location before it gets dark.

You can reach the tourist attractions or more rural areas, which are located both in and around the city center, by taking the minibuses called 'matatu'. These minibuses are run by private companies. The prices vary according to the distance you are going to travel. It would be useful for you to keep in mind that they are mostly quite crowded and you will possibly travel standing on the minibus.

The buses, which are more comfortable than matatus and have a capacity between 20 and 35 passengers, are another transportation option. These buses are also run by private companies and they are prohibited to exceed 80 km/h and to carry the passenger standing. Ticket price varies depending on the distance you will travel and it is fairly cheap. You should pay attention to your belongings such as bags, wallets and your pocket money against theft, as it applies to all public transportation options.

Taxis are very common throughout the city, but they are not very reliable in terms of price. Taximeters are not available in the taxis. If you have someone you know in the city, it would be better for you to negotiate with a driver they know. You can also ask your hotel to help you with this. In any case, you need to negotiate about your destination and bargain with the driver for taxi fare before taking a taxi. You should make the payment absolutely at the end of the journey. You can also take the taxi for the entire day.

Although the taxis are more comfortable than public transport, they also run in the heavy traffic of Nairobi. If time is important for you or if you don't want to stuck in traffic, you can try the motorcycle taxis that are called boda boda. You can call a boda boda whenever you need it by downloading an app to your smartphone. Your hotel can also help you with this.

Renting a car is mostly available at the airport, yet there are also the offices of car rental companies in the city center. Car rental is not preferred so often because of the car theft that is frequently experienced in heavy traffic in the city. Renting a car could be a good alternative to increase the comfort of your travel if your hotel has a parking area. Prices start from 4.000 Kenya Shillings per day. If you want, you can rent a car with a driver. From motorcycle to the minivan, there is a wide variety of options waiting for you. However, mostly off-road vehicles are preferred in the city, which is known as the homeland of the safari. There are offices of many private bus service companies at the main bus station in the city center and you can reach different cities from here if you want.

If you want to travel from Nairobi to Kampala, Uganda, or Mombasa, you can benefit from the trains that run three times a week from the main railway station. You can travel in the first-class and second-class compartments, which are also available with bed and meal, as well as you can also prefer the third-class wagons with standard seats. You can make a reservation and buy your ticket from the office on the way to the station. 1st and 2nd class passenger tickets are a little bit more expensive than intercity bus tickets, but 3rd class tickets are cheaper.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, located in the southeast of the city, serves for passengers who come from abroad and who will go abroad. Nairobi Wilson Airport (WIL), which is located in the south of the city center, mostly serves domestic flights. There is the third airport, which is completely surrounded and closed to civilian air traffic, in the north of the city.  Only military flights are arranged at this airport.

You can reach Nairobi city center from the airport by public transportation. It is possible to travel by bus and the minibuses called matatu at quite affordable prices even if they are less comfortable. Taxi service is available at the airport as an extremely comfortable means of transportation, but you need to be careful about taxi fare. If your hotel offers airport shuttle service, this is the most comfortable and safest alternative that you can take to reach the city center. Another comfortable way of transportation is to rent a car.


There are the bus stops in front of units 1 and 2 of the airport. You can go to the city center by buses that depart frequently during the day. The journey by bus takes about 45 minutes and the ticket price is 50 KES.

Hotel Shuttle Services

A number of the hotels located around the airport and in the city center offer airport shuttle services. You should contact your hotel in advance to take advantage of this service. Even if your hotel does not offer such a service, they can help you find an alternative for shuttle services.


You can take the advantage of the licensed taxis provided by the Kenatco Company from the taxi ranks right in front of the exit of the arriving passenger of the airport. These taxis are more reliable than the individual taxis you can hail on the road because they operate under a taxi company.

Transportation to the city center by taxi costs about 1500 KES, which is 20 US Dollars. You should bargain for the fare in advance. The journey takes about half an hour depending on the traffic.


If you prefer public transportation, you can benefit from this option as an alternative to the bus. The means of transportation runs like a minibus quite affordable, yet it is less comfortable. It is mostly preferred by locals; tourists don't prefer this option.

Rent a car

You can find the offices of various car rental companies at the airport. You can drive the rental car, as well as you can rent it with a driver. If you want to drive the car, you should keep in mind that the traffic flows on the left side and there are not enough traffic signs; you need to drive straight on A101 Mombasa road to reach the city center.

Airport Information

The airport, which bears the name of Kenya's first president, is located 16 kilometers in the southeast of the city. The airport serves in a single semicircle-shaped terminal with 3 units that are connected to each other by corridors. Units 1 and 2 serve for international arrivals and departures. Unit 3 serves for domestic passengers.

The airport has all basic services such as currency exchange office, ATM, post office, and safe deposit box. You can take advantage of the paid Wi-Fi service as well as the internet cafe at the departing passenger terminal. You can make last minute purchases from many stores where you can buy very different products. In addition, there are also sufficient amount of eating and drinking areas at the airport that offer the delicacies of local and foreign cuisines.

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2017

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The flight distance between Sharjah-Nairobi is 3573 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 4 hour 20 minutes.

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