How to Get from Abu Dhabi Airport to Abu Dhabi City Center and Other Destinations
Abu Dhabi International Airport is located 30 km away from the capital. It is the second largest air hub in the country after Dubai Al Maktoum Airport. It serves more than 15 million passengers annually. Travelers heading from here to the downtown, choose buses, a taxi, or a private transfer. Besides, they often travel from here to Dubai.
Taxi from Abu Dhabi Airport
You can book a taxi here by phone, online, or at the ranks next to the terminals. On average, a taxi from Abu Dhabi airport to the city center costs around 20 dollars, including the starting fare of around 5.5 dollars (the price for 1 km is approximately 0.4 dollars at daytime and 0.5 dollars at night). Such a trip takes about 30 minutes. However, be careful, as some local taxi drivers may offer you a double price. And don’t forget to exchange currency after arrival in order to pay the fare.
Wish for luxury? Then order a limousine or other high-class luxury car. In this case, you will get extra baggage space and magnificent interiors. If you choose this type of taxi, the starting fare will be around 6.8 dollars, but the rate per km will be the same.
Transfer from Abu Dhabi Airport
Prefer planning your travel in advance? Book a Kiwitaxi transfer. You will know the exact fare before the trip, as our prices remain fixed once you make a booking. Thus, a transfer from Abu Dhabi Airport to your hotel in the city will cost 38 dollars for an Economy-class car. If you are a group of up to 7 people, you can book a spacious minibus which will cost 69 dollars. You won’t have to look for a car, as our transfer driver will come for you to the arrivals area by the time your flight arrives. Also, we provide transfers to other popular locations in the UAE such as Dubai, Al Ain, Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah, and others.
Public transport from Abu Dhabi Airport
The only mode of public transportation operating from here to the city is buses. They stop at Terminals 1 and 2 where most passengers arrive. These stops are marked with blue and white signs. Choose from buses №A1, 490, 221, 240, X81, and 901 (they run to different destinations in Abu Dhabi). One-way fare is around 1 dollar. The trip takes around 45 minutes. This travel option is available 24/7. Besides, these vehicles are air-conditioned.
If you are traveling with Etihad Airlines, you will arrive in Terminal 3, and there you will be able to take a free Etihad shuttle to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, or Al Ain.
The airport was built in 1982. It consists of four terminals which are located in the same building and are connected to each other by corridors. Inside it, there are several cafes and restaurants, a business center, a post office, ATMs, a medical center, prayer rooms, duty-free shops, car rental services, baggage storage facilities, and even a 5-star hotel with a golf field. Also, it offers a few parking lots. This is a very magnificent and modern complex of buildings. In 2010 and 2013, this air hub was recognized the best one in the whole Middle East.