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How to get from Sharjah Airport to City Centre

Sharjah is one of the largest cities in the United Arab Emirates and is the perfect blend of culture, heritage, art and exciting activities. Spend your mornings shopping in the many world-class malls, driving through the impressive sand dunes or exploring the historical downtown. Then, relax all afternoon on one of the powdery-soft beaches and do a spot of snorkelling. 

When it comes to travelling from Sharjah airport to the city centre, you have two options; a taxi or the public bus. Taking a Sharjah airport taxi is quick and easy, as it takes just 15 minutes to reach the city and costs around €16 (AED 60). On the other hand, taking the public Muwasalat buses will take around 30 minutes to reach the city of Sharjah, but cost just €2 (AED 8) one way.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €16 15min 24/7
Bus €4 30min 06:30–23:00

How to get from Sharjah Airport to Sharjah City by Taxi

The journey from Sharjah airport to the city centre takes just 15 minutes in a Sharjah airport taxi, making it the quickest and easiest way to travel. The cost is also very reasonable compared to other major cities, at around €16 (AED 60).

What's the cost of a taxi from Sharjah Airport to the city?

The local taxi drivers at Sharjah airport use a taximeter to calculate their fares. The average cost for the journey from Sharjah International Airport to Sharjah city is around €16 (AED 60), which includes an automatic surcharge of €5.50 (AED 20) for airport pickups.

If you’d prefer a set rate fare, or to pay for your Sharjah airport transfer in advance, we recommend pre-booking with Welcome Pickups.


€16 (AED 60)

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside of Sharjah Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Sharjah Airport?

Taxis are readily available right outside the arrivals hall at Sharjah airport. Simply collect your luggage, walk outside, and you will see the long line of cars in front of you.


What could be more convenient than stepping out of the airport, hopping into a private vehicle and making your way seamlessly to the door of your hotel in Sharjah city? There’s no need to navigate the public transport networks or worry about storing your luggage when taking a quick and reliable Sharjah airport taxi.

Editor’s Note

Taxis in Sharjah are very reasonably priced, if you're travelling in a group of 3-4 people and split the fare, the cost is extremely low compared to the level of convenience of a taxi transfer.

Useful Tips

Ensure your driver turns on the taximeter before you begin your journey.
An airport surcharge of €5.50 (AED 20) will automatically be added to your bill.
Tipping your taxi driver in Sharjah is common. You can round up your fare or let them keep the change.

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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 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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How to get from Sharjah Airport to the City by Bus

The company Muwasalat have buses that run daily from Sharjah International Airport to Sharjah city. Bus numbers 14, 15, 88 and 99 all run to different areas in the city from 06:30 to 23:00. The cost of a one-way ticket on a Muwasalat bus is just €2 (AED 8), making it a very cheap transfer option, but the journey time is 30 around minutes.

How much is the bus from Sharjah Airport to the city?

The cost of a one-way ticket on all Muwasalat buses from Sharjah airport to Sharjah city is €2 (AED 8). You can purchase your ticket from the driver on the bus in change, in the local currency.


€2 (AED 8)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 15 minutes for the Muwasalat buses.

Value for Money

Collectively, the buses run from Sharjah Airport to the city from 06:30 to 23:00.

Where do I find the bus at Sharjah Airport?

The Muwasalat buses run from right outside the Terminal building at Sharjah airport. They are very easy to spot as they are bright orange and white in colour and have the bus number displayed on the front of the bus.


Although taking a Muwasalat bus is a very cheap transfer option when it comes to getting from Sharjah airport to the city, it’s not the most convenient. You will need to wait in the hot sun for a bus, and once you reach the city centre, you will need to take alternate transport to reach your hotel, adding time and effort to your journey.

Editor’s Note

It's important to note that each bus stops at different places in the city centre, be sure to check the location of your hotel carefully and pick the bus route that has the closest stop.

Useful Tips

There's no luggage storage on the bus, be sure to travel light.
The bus drivers don't carry change for large notes, be sure to bring the exact ticket fare in change.
Some buses make more stops than others, resulting in a longer journey time, be sure to check this before planning your transfer.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance from Sharjah airport to the city centre?

The distance from Sharjah Airpot to the city centre is 13 km. Taking a Sharjah airport taxi is the quickest way to travel as it takes just 15 minutes to reach Sharjah, and the Muwasalat buses take around 30 minutes. 

How can I get from Sharjah airport to Sharjah?

There are two different ways to get from Sharjah International Airport to Sharjah city, taxi or bus. Taking a Sharjah airport taxi will take just 15 minutes to reach the city for €16 (AED 60). Taking the public Muwasalat bus will take around 30 minutes to reach Sharjah and will cost just €2 (AED 8) one way.

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

The local taxi drivers don’t give set-rate fares for the journey from Sharjah airport to Sharjah, they will use a taximeter. The average cost is approximately €16 (AED 60). If you’d prefer a set-rate fare that you can count on, we recommend booking your Sharjah airport taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups. 

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