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How To Get From Abu Dhabi Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

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We will write how to get from Abu Dhabi airport to city center. The distance from Abu Dhabi Airport to downtown is 37 kilometers. Click here to book online Dubai activities and Day Tours

The travel time by taxi from Abu Dhabi airport to city is around 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Abu Dhabi airport to city is 80 AED which is $20 USD.

The cheapest way from Abu Dhabi airport to city center is by bus for 4 AED which is $1 USD. The travel time from Abu Dhabi airport to Abu Dhabi city center is around 45 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Abu Dhabi airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.

SIM CARD AT ABU DHABI AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Abu Dhabi airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Abu Dhabi. Read here Dubai sim card for tourist and best Dubai eSim

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WHERE TO STAY IN ABU DHABI

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Abu Dhabi. 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.

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ABU DHABI AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

BUS FROM ABU DHABI AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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The cheapest way from Abu Dhabi airport to city center is by bus. There are a few buses: Bus A1 and Bus A2 are the most popular ones. There are also Buses A10, A19 A20 and A40 leaving the Abu Dhabi airport to city.

The buses from Abu Dhabi airport to city center are running every 30-40 minutes available 24/7. The total travel time by bus from Abu Dhabi airport to city center is around 45 minutes. The bus fare is 4 AED which is $1 USD.

You can get the bus at Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi airport. You can buy the bus ticket in the vending machine and you can pay also with the Hafilat Card.

Bus A1

Al Maqta E22 – Bus Interchange – Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street – Hamdan Street in Al Danah – Al Firdous Street (near Abu Dhabi Mall). Check here Bus A1 schedule and route!

Bus A2

Al Maqta E22 – Bus Interchange – Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street – Central Bus Station. Check here Bus A2 schedule and route!

Hafilat Card

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You can get your Hafilat Card for free Contactless Smart Ticket CST valid for 7 and 30 days. You can top up starting with a minimum of 5 AED. You can get them in the Bus Terminal and in the vending machines.

BY TAXI ABU DHABI AIRPORT TO ABU DHABI CITY CENTER

If you go from Abu Dhabi airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 30 minutes and the taxi fare from Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi city center is 80 AED which is $20 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

CAR RENTAL AT ABU DHABI AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Abu Dhabi’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Abu Dhabi. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Abu Dhabi city from the airport by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, available in the airport for €30-40 per day.

Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Abu Dhabi. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Abu Dhabi.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION ABU DHABI AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and want comfort after your flight to Abu Dhabi. Prices are around €31 and you will be able to fit up to 7 people. It could be €4 per person.

WHERE TO STAY IN ABU DHABI

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Abu Dhabi. 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.

Book your accommodations in Abu Dhabi through Agoda or Booking.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL ABU DHABI

For food budget travel in Abu Dhabi we have to say that’s affordable. You can get snack meals in local places for €5-7 per person trying different choices. For decent meals expect to pay €15 per person in a restaurant.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi has a really hot desert climate. Summer (late May to September) is scorching 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. If you have booked your travel during summer, don’t worry as there are many things to do in Abu Dhabi to beat the heat- like going to the mall, etc.

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CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN ABU DHABI AND ATMS

The currency of Abu Dhabi is called Dirham and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is €1= 4.4 AED. Also if you are bringing debit card you will find many ATM’s all over Abu Dhabi. You can pay in most of the places with card.

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You can also try AirBnB in Abu Dhabi with prices starting from $40 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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