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How to get from Abu Dhabi Airport to Sharjah

Sharjah, located in the north part of the UAE, is a mesmerising city. Thanks to its culture, archaeology, and traditional archaeology, it attracts many travellers yearly. So when in the city, enjoy a walk through Sharjah’s timeless souks, fascinating museums, grand mosques, and beautiful waterfront.

If you are arriving from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and you wish to make your way to Sharjah, you have 2 travel options; you can either take a taxi or private transfer or take the bus. Taking an Abu Dhabi airport taxi is definitely the best way to travel as they offer 24/7 door-to-door transportation straight to your Sharjah hotel. Your second more cost-savvy travel method is to take the bus, however, there are no direct buses from Abu Dhabi airport; you will have to take a connecting bus at Abu Dhabi’s Central Station.

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How to get from Abu Dhabi airport to Sharjah by taxi

Taking an airport taxi or private transfer from Abu Dhabi to Sharjah is a great travel option, as they offer door-to-door transportation, taking only 1 hour 35 minutes to reach your Sharjah hotel.

Moreover, both standard and luxury taxis are available at Abu Dhabi airport. Standard taxis are easy to recognise as the vehicles are silver with a yellow taxi rooftop sign, and luxury taxis are black Mercedes-Benz Vitos.

Taxi fare from Abu Dhabi airport to Sharjah

Taxis in Abu Dhabi calculate their fares from the airport AUH to Sharjah using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. A one-way trip to Sharjah costs around €72 (265 AED), however, this price is further affected by the time of day you are travelling, traffic conditions, and tolls.

Moreover, this price includes an airport fee of €8 (17 AED). There is a slightly larger fee for luxury vehicles, but the price per km stays the same.


€72 (265 AED)

Trip Duration

1 H 35 Min.

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside Abu Dhabi airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Taxis are available outside Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport. However, if you wish to take a luxury taxi, they can be found outside Terminals 1 and 3. The areas are clearly indicated.


Taking a taxi from Abu Dhabi airport to Sharjah is the only direct travel method, and most definitely the more convenient option. Taxis are available 24/7, offer door-to-door services in the comfort and safety of a private car.

However, as taxi prices vary depending on numerous factors, it is highly recommended to pre-book a private Abu Dhabi airport transfer to Sharjah.

Editor’s Note

All Abu Dhabi taxis accept credit card payments and luxury vehicles accept payments in multiple currencies.

Useful Tips

If you are travelling to a further destination, it is recommended to take a private transfer or a luxury taxi, as they offer high-quality interiors, extra luggage space, and multi-lingual drivers.
Most taxi drivers speak English, however not all are familiar with street names. Thus, make sure you have your exact address handy.
A small tip of €2.40 (10 AED) is common, however, most passengers round up the end fare the higher number or tell their driver to keep the change.

How to get from Abu Dhabi airport to Sharjah by bus

An alternative and cheaper option is to take the bus from Abu Dhabi to Sharjah. Unfortunately, there are no direct bus routes from AUH airport, you will first have to make your way to Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station, where you can find bus line No 117. The bus takes around 2 hours 30 minutes to reach Sharjah Al Jubail.

How much is a bus from ticket from Abu Dhabi airport to Sharjah?

One-way ticket prices from Abu Dhabi to Sharjah Al Jubail costs €6 (25 AED). You can buy a ticket directly at the bus station’s ticket booths.

Bear in mind that this price does not include your trip to Abu Dhabi bus station beforehand, which you can reach by taxi, private transfer or by bus.


€6 (25 AED)

Trip Duration

2 H 30 Min.

The bus line No 117 runs every 30 minutes.

Value for Money

The bus line No 117 is available daily from 04:30 to 01:30.

Where do I get it from?

In order to reach Sharjah Al Jubail bus station, you will need to take the bus 117, which departs from Abu Dhabi Central Station, in Al Wahda.


Taking the bus is a great cost-savvy alternative to a taxi. Not only are the bus vehicles new MCV600 Mercedes, but they are also fully air-conditioned, are equipped with TV screens and segregated areas for families, women and special needs commuters. Therefore, you can travel without any concerns.

Editor’s Note

All bus stops are clearly indicated with screens and signage.

Useful Tips

The bus vehicles are very comfortable, with large seats, baggage storage, air-conditioning and TV screens.
If you have any questions or would like to file a complaint, you can call +971-6-503-3333 or send an email to info@sharjah.ae.
Bus line 117 is operated by Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA), thus passengers don’t need a bus card and can purchase their tickets directly at the bus station.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Abu dhabi. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the distance between Abu Dhabi airport and Sharjah?

Abu Dhabi airport is located 171.3 km away from Sharjah, and it takes 1 hour 35 minutes to reach by car or taxi.

How many transport options are there from Abu Dhabi airport to Sharjah?

There are 2 transportation options from AUH to Sharjah; you can either take a taxi or private transfer, or you can take bus line No 117. However, there are no direct bus routes from Abu Dhabi airport, you will first have to make your way to Abu Dhabi Central Station in order to get the bus to Sharjah.

How much is a taxi from Abu Dhabi airport to Sharjah?

Abu Dhabi taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. A one-way trip to Sharjah costs around €72 (265 AED). Please note that this price is further affected by the time of day, traffic conditions, and tolls.

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