We will write how to get from Bahrain airport to city center. The distance from Bahrain Airport to city center is 8 kilometers and the travel time from Bahrain airport to city is around 15 minutes by taxi and 8 BHD. The cheapest way from Bahrain airport to city is by bus around 30 minutes for 0.30 BHD which €1 depending on your final destination.
You can also rent a car in Bahrain airport or get a private transfer. Read here Bahrain sim card for tourist.
BAHRAIN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
AIRPORT BUS BAHRAIN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Bahrain airport to city center is by bus. The Airport Bus Bahrain airport to city center is running every 30 minutes starting from 5 am until 10 30 pm. The bus fare is 0.30 BHD which €1 one way ticket if you pay to the driver and it will cost 0.25 BHD if you pay with the Go Card (you can buy at the vending machine in the airport).
You will find easy the bus from Bahrain airport to city in the Arrivals. The most popular place at city center is Manama. There are a few buses leaving from Bahrain airport: A1, A2,10 and 11.
Bus A2 Bahrain Airport
The most popular bus route from Bahrain airport is A2 going to Manama. The bus is running every 30 minutes stopping at Hamad Town – Souq Waqif – SKBS Hwy – Seef – City Centre – Manama. The total travel time from Bahrain airport to Manama is around 30 minutes.
The Bus A1 from Bahrain airport is stopping at Isa Town – Salmaniya Hosp – Manama – Muharraq and it’s running every 20 minutes.
Bus 10 And 11
The buses 10 and 11 are leaving Bahrain airport every 20 minutes and stopping: Arad – Hidd – Mina Salman – Kuwait Ave – Salmaniya Hospital – Manama – Muharraq
Bus Number 12
The Bus Number 12 is running every 30 minutes from Bahrain airport and stopping: Amwaj Island – Qalali – Samaheej – Busaiteen – Muharraq – Manama
Go Card Bahrain
You can get Go Card Bahrain in the vending machine at the airport. Go Card costs 0.50 BHD which is only $1.5 USD and you have to top up. For a single journey usually costs 0.30 BHD if you pay to the driver and it will cost 0.25 BHD if you pay with the Go Card.
All the transportation that you get with the Go Card will be cheaper and it’s so useful to buy if you are planning to move around Bahrain for a few days. The price for a day transportation in Bahrain with the Go Card is 0.60 BHD which is $2 USD so that’s the maximum you will pay if you get the Go Card in Bahrain.
BY TAXI BAHRAIN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Bahrain airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 15 minutes and the taxi fare from Bahrain airport to city center is 8 BHD which is €25 to Manama Center. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
If you go from Bahrain airport to Saar is 10 BHD, Riffa 12 BHD, Zallaq and Formula 1 the taxi fare is 15 BHD.
CAR RENTAL AT BAHRAIN AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Bahrain’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Bahrain. It will take you 20 minutes to get to Bahrain from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport for €30-40 per day.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Bahrain. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Bahrain.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION BAHRAIN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Bahrain. Prices are around €40 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
WHERE TO STAY IN BAHRAIN
A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Bahrain. Where you can sleep in a dorm room starting from $20-30 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $60-90 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $200 USD.
You can also try AirBnB in Bahrain with prices starting from $40 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL BAHRAIN
For food budget travel in Bahrain we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for $5-7 USD per person trying different choices. For decent meals expect to pay $15 USD per person in a restaurant.
BEST TIME TO BAHRAIN
Bahrain has a really hot desert climate. Summer (late May to September) is hot that it’s uncomfortable for people who are not used to this weather. We suggest that you visit during winter (November to March) when the weather is good for outdoor activities.
CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN BAHRAIN AND ATMS
The currency of Bahrain is called Bahraini Dinar and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is $1 USD= 0.37 BHD. Also if you are bringing debit card you will find many ATM’s all over Bahrain. You can pay in most of the places with card.
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