To and From the Airport

Abu Dhabi Intl (AUH):

Location: 38 km/21 Miles SE of the City.
Airport Overview: 3 terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2 & Terminal 3.
Driving Directions: 3 highways lead from the city centre to the airport: Khaleej Al Arabi (no 30), Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum Street (no 2) & Salam Street (no 8). These all merge into one main highway which leads directly to Abu Dhabi Intl Airport.

By Taxi & Limo:
By Regular Taxi: To Abu Dhabi city centre ~AED 75/30-35 mins. To Dubai 70-90 mins. Al Ghazal Taxis runs a system of fixed-rate taxis to the city.
By Limousine Taxis: Located outside the arrival halls of Terminals 1 and 2 and avaialable 24 hrs a day. Currently, 2 companies operate at the airport: Fast and National Taxi companies.
Cost: To Khalifa City, Al Shahama, Al Bahia AED 40. To Al Musafah, Banias, Jurn Yafor, Al Mafraq AED 50. To Abu Dhabi City AED 65. To Al Rahba, Al Samha, Al Nahda, Al Wathba AED 75. To Al Shelela, Al Taweela, Swihan Military AED 85. To Ghantot, Al Khazneh, Al Khatem, Ramah, Swihan City AED 120. To Jabel Ali, Al Sad, Tareef, Al Aryam Island, Al Samiyah AED 195. To Dubai & Al Ain AED 250. To Sharjah, Al Marfa, Zaied City AED 275. To Al Haier, Habshan, Ajman, Hatta AED 300. To Um Al Quwain, Al Thead, Buhasa, Al Shwieb, Al Faqeh AED 350. To Ras Al Khaimah, Masafi, Al Ruwais, Liwa, Ghaiathi, Al Wain AED 400. To Al Fujairah, Dibba, Kalba, Asab, Al Hamra, Bedea Al Mutawa, AlKoa AED 460. To Al Silla & Ghefat AED 500.
Centralized Booking: Abu Dhabi has launched centralized booking center for Taxis - call 600535353 from the UAE or +97126356040 from outside the UAE to make a taxi reservation.

By Bus:
Municipal Bus A1 to Abu Dhabi City: Buses are green and white, air-conditioned and depart from outside the arrivals area of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The pick-up point is on the lower level outside Terminal 1A. There's a metro sign designating the stop in the 2nd lane (must cross over the taxi pick-up lane). Route: The bus runs from terminals 1, 2 & 3, and stops at all legal bus stops. It passes by the Bus Stand at Muroor and Street 11 and terminates at the Old Fish Market on Al Nasr Street (by NYU Abu Dhabi).
Timings: Bus service 901 runs 24 hours a day, every 40 mins from the airport.
Transfer time: Travel time to city is approx 1 hr and 15 minutes, depending on traffic.
Cost: One Way AED 4.
Notes from a Traveller August 2010: I waited on Airport Road in Abu Dhabi at a standard city bus stop. I flagged the bus down with my flashlight (it was evening) in case driver wasn't expecting to stop there. It was a coach rather than a city bus. 3 Dirhams. Took about an hour from where I got the bus, which stopped at Terminal 2 and then Terminal 3.
Etihad Bus to Dubai city: Route: Dubai (outside the new Etihad town office in Chelsea Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road) - Abu Dhabi Airport.
Timings: Buses leave the Airport Daily at 0001, 0130, 0245, 0830, 0900, 1100, 1330, 1515, 1800, 1930, 2100 & 2230. Buses leave Dubai daily at 0530, 0700, 0900, 1000, 1300, 150, 1800, 2130 & 2300.
Travel Time: Takes about 90 mins.
Cost: Free for Etihad passenges with boarding cards.
Etihad Bus to Al Ain: Route: Al Ain City - Abu Dhabi Airport.
Timings: Buses leave the Airport Daily at 0230, 1045, 2000 & 2300. Buses leave Al Ain daily at 0530, 0830, 1830 & 2045.
Cost: Free for Etihad passenges with boarding cards.
Etihad Bus to Sharjah: Route: Sharjah City - Abu Dhabi Airport.
Timings: Buses leave the Airport Daily at 0230 & 1045. Buses leave Sharjah daily at 0530 & 0830.
Cost: Free for Etihad passenges with boarding cards.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Companies represented at the Airport include AVIS 02 575 7180, EUROPCAR 7183, Budget 7188 & Thrifty. They have desks in the Terminal 1 Car Park.

Car Parking: Both long and short term parking is available close to the terminal.
Notes: ATMs/Cash machines in the terminal.
Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities are available in the arrivals baggage hall, 24hrs.
City Terminal: The City Terminal is in the heart of Abu Dhabi 's business district, and is a check-in facilty for passengers. Passengers can check in at the City Terminal, complete security formalities, check in their baggage and collect their boarding passes before making their own way to the airport, or using one of the City Terminal's coaches. This shuttle service departs every hour. The terminal also has an ATM & shower facilities. Check in can be up to 8 hrs prior to departure (minimum 3 hrs). There are currently 9 airlines with agreements to provide free use of the City Terminal for their First and Business Class passengers. These are: Air France, Air India, Swiss, Gulf Air, Egypt Air, Qatar Airways, Sudan Airways, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian Airlines, China Airlines & British Airways. However, any other passenger may use the Terminal through the auspices of Golden Class, paying just Dhs 70 for access.
Airport Hotels: Abu Dhabi International Airport Hotel Tel +971 (0)2 575 7377 is at the airport. There are no other hotels within 25 km of the airport.
Airport Website:
Airport Tel No: +971 (0)2 505 5555 or 575 7500.
Updated Dec13 ADV. Visited Airport.

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