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How to get from Sharjah International Airport to Dubai

Dubai is an ultra-modern city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Famous for its world-class shopping, sleek architecture and incredible nightlife, Dubai is the place to see and be seen. Be sure to check out the famous Burj Khalifa and fountain and the offshore island of Atlantis, with its waterparks and fascinating marine life. 

When it comes to travelling from Sharjah International Airport to Dubai, you have two options, taxi or bus. Taking a Sharjah airport taxi is the most recommended way to travel as it takes just 30 minutes and costs around €30 (AED 100). On the other hand, the Air Arabia shuttle bus takes 1 hour to reach Dubai but costs just €5 (AED 20) one-way.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Sharjah at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €30 30min 24/7
Bus €10 60min 07:00–22:30

How to get from Sharjah Airport to Dubai by Taxi

The fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Sharjah airport to Dubai is by taking a Sharjah airport taxi. Door to door, the journey time is just 30 minutes and you can travel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. The cost for a taxi from SHJ airport to Dubai is also reasonable at around €30 (AED 100).

How much is a taxi from Sharjah International Airport to Dubai?

The cost of a local taxi from Sharjah airport to Dubai will be calculated using a taximeter. The final cost will be determined based on the distance you travel and the time taken. The average cost is around €30 (AED 100), which includes an airport surcharge of €5.50 (AED 20).

If you’d prefer a set-rate fare you can rely on, we recommend pre-booking your Sharjah airport taxi with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€30 (AED 100)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in a advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside Sharjah Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Sharjah Airport?

Taxis are available 24/7 from right outside the arrivals hall exit doors at Sharjah airport.

Convenience

Not only is taking a taxi the quickest way to travel from SHJ airport to Dubai, but it’s also the least stressful. You won’t have to wait hours for public transport and you can relax knowing all your personal belongings are safely and privately stored in the trunk of the car.

Editor’s Note

Although more expensive than the public transport alternative, splitting the fare of a taxi with your fellow travellers considerably reduces the cost per head whilst offering a much more comfortable experience.

Useful Tips

Ensure your driver turns on and resets your taximeter before beginning your journey.
There's an automatic airport surcharge of €5.50 (AED 20) that will be added to your regular taxi fare.
Luggage that can fit in the trunk of the vehicle can be transported for free.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

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.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€46.0
NIGHTTIME
€55.0
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 International Airport to Dubai by Bus

Air Arabia has buses that run from Sharjah airport to Dubai each day. The cost of a one-way ticket is just €5 (AED 20), making it a very cheap transfer option, but the journey time is double that of a taxi, at 60 minutes.

How much is the bus from Sharjah Airport to Dubai?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Air Arabia bus from Sharjah airport to Dubai is just €5 (AED 20), making it a great transfer option for those travelling on a tight budget. You can purchase your tickets from the Air Arabia kiosk at the airport.

Cost

€5 (AED 20)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*There's an average waiting time of 4 hours for the Air Arabia bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Air Arabia bus runs 5 times a day from SHJ airport to Dubai, from 07:00 to 22:30.

Where do I find the bus at Sharjah Airport?

Once you’ve collected your baggage, exit the arrivals hall and follow the signs for ‘Ground Transportation. Once at the bus section, you will easily spot the Air Arabia signs and buses as they are bright red and white.

Convenience

Taking the Air Arabia bus from Sharjah International Airport to Dubai is a great budget transfer option, but it’s not the most frequent service. As the departure time of the buses lines up with the landing times of Air Arabia flights, there can be an average wait of 4 hours for a bus. Plus, once you reach Dubai, you will need to find alternate transportation to your hotel as the bus only stops at the Al Ghurair Center.

Editor’s Note

Although taking the bus is a cheap transfer option, if you're travelling in a group, I recommend splitting the fare of a taxi and enjoying the added convenience and time saved.

Useful Tips

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

Frequently asked questions

What’s the cost of a taxi from Sharjah airport to Dubai?

The cost of a local taxi from Sharjah airport to Dubai is around €30 (AED 100), based on a taximeter. However, this is subject to change depending on your exact destination in Dubai. If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set-rare fare, we recommend booking your Sharjah airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups. 

What’s the distance from Sharjah airport to Dubai?

The distance from Sharjah International Airport to Dubai is 37.5 km. Taking a Sharjah airport taxi is the quickest way to travel as it takes just 30 minutes, and the Air Arabia bus takes 60 minutes to reach Dubai. 

How can I get from Sharjah international airport to Dubai?

There are two different transfer options from SHJ airport to Dubai; taxi or bus. Taking a Sharjah airport taxi is the quickest way to travel as it takes just 30 minutes to reach Dubai and costs around €30 (AED 100). Taking the Air Arabia bus will take 60 minutes to get from Sharjah airport to Dubai, but costs just €5 (AED 20) one way.

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