Convenient transport options

To & From the Airport

Public transport

A complimentary shuttle service is available between the terminals every 15 minutes. Shuttle stops are signposted and are located outside Terminal 1 at Entrance 5 (upper curbside) and at Terminal 2 in front of Departures. View a map of the inter-terminal route.

The information below helps you plan your to or from airport journey as well as guides your travel between terminals.

To and from Abu Dhabi city

The air-conditioned bus to and from the airport and Abu Dhabi city is both economical and comfortable mode of transport.

  • The lower curbside outside Terminals 1 and 3 and outside Terminal 2
  • The Cargo Building
  • The Police Complex

All bus stops are clearly indicated with blue and white signs.

Route: The bus runs from the three terminals and stops at all legal bus stops going into the city.

It passes by the Bus Stand at Muroor and Street 11 and terminates at the Old Fish Market on Al Nasr Street (near NYU Abu Dhabi).

Service A1: Al Zahiyah City Air Terminal - Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminals 1 &2
Service 490: Abu Dhabi Int'l Airport Terminal 1 & 2 - Al Ain Bus Station
Service 211: Mussafah Dalam Mall - Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 1 - Al Rahba Hospital
Service 240: Al Wathba Worker City - Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 1 - Al Rahba Hospital
Service X81: Ruwais ADNOC Bus Station - Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

  • Timings: Every 40 minutes, 24 hours a day.
  • Cost: One-way fare is AED 4.
  • Transfer time: Travel time to the city is approximately 45 minutes; it could vary depending on traffic.