From Abu Dhabi City to Dubai International Airport: How to get there on your own?

In the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, you can dine at the unique rotating Tibera restaurant at a height of 126 metres, admire the amazing Capital Gate Tower with an 18-degree incline and a unique collection of vintage cars (200 examples). And the local Khalifa Park combines fun activities for the whole family, including the Maritime Museum, the amphitheater, and the famous music train. Even simply exploring the streets of Abu Dhabi is fun. Each traveler is motivated and inspired by Abu Dhabi’s lavish lifestyle.

Public transport (bus), car hire and taxis are all available to get from Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport on your own.

How do I get from Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport by bus?

There are no direct bus routes from Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport: the journey involves a transfer. First, wait at Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station for the E100 bus from the carrier Dubai RTA Bus. Tickets start at $6.8.

After about 2 hours, you will arrive from Abu Dhabi to Al Ghubaiba Station in Dubai City. The Ghubaiba Bus Station is 65 meters away. From here you can take bus number 33 to Dubai Airport (35 min journey). The ticket costs $1 or $2. The bus terminates at Dubai International Airport Terminal One.

The second way to travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport is by bus E101 and metro. You can board the E101 bus at Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station. Tickets cost from $6.8. After a 1-hour 30-minute journey, you will arrive at the Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop. Ibn Battuta Mall Metro Station is 65 meters away. From here you can catch a red line train to Abu Dhabi Airport. Tickets start from 2 USD. The journey takes 35 minutes.

Car hire in Abu Dhabi

Drivers over 21 years old with 2 years of driving experience or more can rent a car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai International Airport. The average cost of a rental car is $25 per day. From documents, you will need an international driving license and a passport. Also, a deposit will be blocked on your credit card for using the vehicle, which is proportional to the class of the car.

Useful tip: some car rental companies in Abu Dhabi offer discounts in case of long-term car rental. 

Before hiring a car in Abu Dhabi (UAE) we advise you to carefully read the traffic regulations. Because the Arab Emirates have very high fines for breaking them: up to $800.

How do I book a taxi from Abu Dhabi to Dubai International Airport?

The AtoB transfer service is the best choice for those who prefer a comfortable ride. We offer a wide choice of vehicles from VIP taxis, economy, and business class cars to comfortable minivans. Just choose the option you need. Your private driver will meet you with a nameplate, escort you to your car and help you with your luggage. All chauffeurs are RTA certified, speak English well and adhere to a strict dress code.

After you have chosen your car from our website, specify your arrival date/time, leave your contact details and wait for a confirmation for your Abu Dhabi airport taxi. You can also book your airport taxi transfer to Dubai Airport or any other destination you require.


How many kilometers from Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport?

The best route from Abu Dhabi to the airport is 150.5 km.

How long does it take to get from Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport by taxi?

It takes 1h 20m to get from Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport by car or taxi.

How much is a taxi from Dubai Airport to the city center?

A taxi to the city center from the airport costs €21.

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