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How to get from Sharjah Airport to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the shining capital of the United Arab Emirates. Known worldwide for its impressive skyscrapers, modern hotels, pristine man-made beaches and shopping mega-centres, Abu Dhabi is the perfect place for anyone looking to live the high life and relax in luxury. 

There are two different ways to get from Sharjah airport to Abu Dhabi; taxi or bus. Taking a Sharjah airport taxi is quick and easy, as the journey time is just 2 hours and the cost is around €85 (AED 320). Taking the Air Arabia bus takes 2 hours 30 minutes to reach Abu Dhabi and costs just €10 (AED 40) one-way. 

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €85 120min 24/7
Bus €20 150min 08:15–21:00

How to get from Sharjah Airport to Abu Dhabi by Taxi

Taking a Sharjah airport taxi is the quickest and easiest transfer option to Abu Dhabi. The cost will be approximately €85 (AED 320), based on a taximeter, and the journey time from Sharjah airport to Abu Dhabi is just 2 hours.

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

The local taxi drivers at the airport don’t offer set fares to destinations such as Abu Dhabi, they will use a taximeter to calculate your fare instead. The average cost for a taxi ride from Sharjah Airport to Abu Dhabi is around €85 (AED 320).

If you’re looking for the peace of mind that comes with a set-rate fare, we recommend booking your Sharjah airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€85 (AED 320)

Trip Duration

2 Hrs.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Sharjah Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Sharjah Airport?

Taxis are readily available and easily accessible from outside the airport terminal. Simply collect your baggage and head out of the arrivals hall exit doors, the taxi rank will be right in front of you.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the easiest and most convenient airport transfer from Sharjah to Abu Dhabi. The journey time is just 2 hours and no matter what time you land, a taxi will be there waiting for you, so you won’t have to wait around in the hot sun for public transport.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi from Sharjah Airport to Abu Dhabi is the more expensive option, if you split the cost between 4 people, the fare is extremely reasonable.

Useful Tips

You can fit up to 4 people in a Sharjah airport taxi as standard.
Be specific about your destination in Abu Dhabi, most drivers know locations based on landmarks, not street names.
Tipping your taxi driver in Sharjah is customary. You can round up your bill or leave some change for your driver.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

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 Sharjah. 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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Prices

DAYTIME
€110.0
NIGHTTIME
€132.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Sharjah Airport to Abu Dhabi by Bus

Air Arabia has a shuttle bus that runs from Sharjah airport to Abu Dhabi daily. However, as this bus is run by an airline, it only leaves 4 times a day, coinciding with their landing times. The total journey time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the cost of a one-way ticket is just €10 (AED 40).

How much is the Sharjah Airport to Abu Dhabi bus?

The cost of a one-way ticket for the bus airport transfer from Sharjah to Abu Dhabi is just €10 (AED 40), making it the most budget-friendly option. You can purchase your tickets from the Air Arabia kiosk at the airport as soon as you land.

Cost

€10 (AED 40)

Trip Duration

2 Hrs 30 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 6 hours for the Air Arabia shuttle bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Air Arabia Sharjah Airport to Abu Dhabi bus runs 4 times a day from 08:15 to 21:00.

Where do I find the bus at Sharjah Airport?

The Air Arabia buses are bright red with a white roof. They can be found at the bus station at Sharjah Airport. Simply follow the signs for ‘Ground Transportation’ and you will find the bus stop there.

Convenience

As the Air Arabia bus is budget-friendly and runs directly from Sharjah airport to Abu Dhabi, it’s a good transfer option for those looking for a cheaper alternative to a taxi. However, the bus only runs 4 times a day, so if your landing time doesn’t match up to a departure, you could have up to 6 hours of waiting time.

Editor’s Note

Before deciding to take the Air Arabia bus, be sure to check your landing time against the departure times to avoid hours of waiting.

Useful Tips

All Air Arabia buses are air-conditioned and modern for your comfort.
There's luggage storage for large baggage below the bus.
Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the bus departs to secure your ticket and seat on the bus.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance from Sharjah airport to Abu Dhabi?

The distance from Sharjah airport to Abu Dhabi is 180 km. Taking a Sharjah airport taxi is the quickest way to travel as it takes just 2 hours to reach Abu Dhabi. Taking the Air Arabia bus will take around 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the journey.

How can I go to Sharjah airport from Abu Dhabi?

The Air Arabia bus runs between Sharjah airport and Abu Dhabi daily. The cost of a ticket on the Sharjah airport to Abu Dhabi bus is €10 (AED 40) and the journey time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Taking a Sharjah airport taxi is a quicker way to travel between Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airport as it takes just 2 hours and costs around €85 (AED 320).

What’s the average taxi fare from Sharjah airport to Abu Dhabi?

The cost of a local taxi from Sharjah airport to your destination will be determined using a taximeter. The average cost for the journey from Sharjah airport to Abu Dhabi will be around €85 (AED 320). If you’d prefer to budget your trip with a set-rate fare, we suggest pre-booking your Sharjah airport transfer with Welcome Pickups. 

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