How To Get From Abu Dhabi Airport To Dubai – All Possible Ways

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We will write how to get from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai. The distance from Abu Dhabi Airport to Dubai is 120 kilometers and the travel time from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai is around 1 hour and 10 minutes by taxi and 250 AED which is $65 USD.

The best way from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai is by bus and taxi can cost around $45 USD for 2 hours and 30 minutes travel time with the waiting time. And the cheapest way from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai if you go local buses and metro it can take up to 5-6 hours and the fare is around $10 USD.

You can also rent a car in Abu Dhabi airport or get a private transfer. Read here Dubai sim card for tourist and how to get from Abu Dhabi airport to city center, Dubai airport to Abu Dhabi and Dubai airport to city center.

ABU DHABI AIRPORT TO DUBAI

PUBLIC BUS FROM ABU DHABI AIRPORT TO DUBAI (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai is by bus. There are a few buses options. You can go to Al Wahda Bus Station and get E100 Bus going to Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in Dubai. The travel time is around 2 hours and the bus fare is 25 AED which $7 USD. But late you will have to get a bus or a taxi going to and from Buses Terminals in Abu Dhabi and Dubai depending on your final destination.

You can also get the E101 Bus going to Ibn Battuta Metro Station in Dubai and the travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes also 25 AED and you will be able to take the Dubai Metro until your final destination.

The main problem with the public buses from Abu Dhabi airport will take so long to reach Al Wahda Bus Station but if you are on a budget it will be the best option for you to go down the expenses. If you choose local transportation the total fare will be around $10 USD buses and metro but it can take up to 5-6 hours the trip with the waiting time.

Bus And Taxi Abu Dhabi Airport To Dubai (Best Way)

The best way from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai especially if you are traveling with a few people. If you go by bus plus taxi from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai could be around $30-40 USD

You can get Bus Number 240 from Abu Dhabi airport to Al Shahama for 4 AED which is $1 USD. 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 Al Shahama will take 30 minutes. The Bus is leaving from Terminal 1 at Abu Dhabi airport and you can get a free shuttle from Terminal 2 and 3 to Terminal 1 at Abu Dhabi airport.

From here you can get a taxi to Dubai cheaper than the airport and you will have the option to shared the taxi and you will have more affordable price than taking the taxi from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai for 180 AED which is around $45 USD much cheaper cheaper than a taxi from Abu Dhabi airport. The taxi travel time will take around 1 hour to get to Dubai.

Free Transfer Abu Dhabi Airport to Dubai Airport with Etihad Airways

If you travel with Etihad Airways there is a free shuttle if you are interested you can ask in the airport maybe there is space and you pay a fee if you need to transfer from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai airport.

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.

NOL CARD

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NOL Card in Dubai is available in the vending machine at the airport. It will cost 2 AED which is only 0.50 cents of USD. You will have to top up. You can get unlimited transportation for 24 hours in Dubai for 20 AED which is $5 USD depending how many times you will move around Dubai.

The NOL Card is the payment method for buses, metro and water bus too. The Silver Card will cost 25 AED, The Red Ticket will cost 2 AED, Red Ticket day pass is 20 AED.

BY TAXI ABU DHABI AIRPORT TO DUBAI

If you go from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai 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 city center is 250 AED which is $80 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending 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 Dubai. It will take you 1 hour and 10 minutes to get to Dubai city from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, 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 Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Dubai.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION ABU DHABI AIRPORT TO DUBAI

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 Abu Dhabi. Prices are around €72 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €18 per person.

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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 DUBAI

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Dubai. 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.

If you are traveling in Dubai outside the peak season prices will be much cheaper. You can also try Airbnb in Dubai. Get a pretty sweet discount for your first Airbnb booking in Dubai!

Book your accommodations in Dubai through Agoda or Booking.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL DUBAI

For food budget travel in Dubai 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 DUBAI

Dubai 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 Dubai to beat the heat- like going to the mall, etc.

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CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN DUBAI AND ATMS

The currency of Dubai 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 Dubai. You can pay in most of the places with card.

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You can also try AirBnB in Dubai 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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