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There are 4 ways to get from Abu Dhabi to Business Bay by bus, subway, taxi or car

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Bus, subway  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Ibn Battuta Metro Station 8 E101
  2. Take the subway from Ibn Battuta Metro Station 2 to Business Bay Metro Station 2 MRed

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Al Jafiliya MS Landside E100

Taxi  •  1h 14m

  1. Take a taxi from Abu Dhabi to Business Bay 135.8 km

Drive  •  1h 14m

  1. Drive from Abu Dhabi to Business Bay 135.8 km

Abu Dhabi to Business Bay by bus and subway

The journey time between Abu Dhabi and Business Bay is around 2h 13m and covers a distance of around 137 km. This includes an average layover time of around 10 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 59m. Operated by Dubai RTA Bus and Dubai RTA, the Abu Dhabi to Business Bay service departs from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 and arrives in Business Bay Metro Station 2. Typically 405 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 3m
Layover time:
10 min
Total time:
2h 13m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 59m
Journey distance:
137 km
Services per week:
405
Cheapest price:
AED 25
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:00
Last service departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Abu Dhabi to Business Bay bus and subway schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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COVID-19 help in United Arab Emirates

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 8001717

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United Arab Emirates is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Business Bay is 8001717.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Business Bay is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Business Bay is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 8001717.

Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Business Bay is to drive which costs AED 23 - AED 35 and takes 1h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Business Bay is to taxi which costs AED 240 - AED 290 and takes 1h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Abu Dhabi station to Business Bay. However, there are services departing from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 and arriving at Lake Central Tower 1 via Al Jafiliya Bus Station 3 and The Dubai Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 56m.

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The distance between Abu Dhabi and Business Bay is 120 km. The road distance is 135.8 km.

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The best way to get from Abu Dhabi to Business Bay without a car is to bus and subway which takes 2h 8m and costs AED 24 - AED 40.

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It takes approximately 2h 8m to get from Abu Dhabi to Business Bay, including transfers.

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Abu Dhabi to Business Bay bus services, operated by Dubai RTA Bus, depart from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1.

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Abu Dhabi to Business Bay bus services, operated by Dubai RTA Bus, arrive at Al Jafiliya MS Landside station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Abu Dhabi to Business Bay is 136 km. It takes approximately 1h 14m to drive from Abu Dhabi to Business Bay.

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There are 1058+ hotels available in Business Bay. Prices start at AED 500 per night.

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  • Distance: 120.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 8m

What companies run services between Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Business Bay, United Arab Emirates?

Dubai RTA Bus operates a bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Al Jafiliya MS Landside every 20 minutes. Tickets cost AED 26 - AED 40 and the journey takes 1h 58m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Dubai RTA Bus
Phone
9090800
Website
rta.ae
Bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Ibn Battuta Metro Station 8
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
AED 21 - AED 35
Schedules at
rta.ae
Bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Al Jafiliya MS Landside
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
AED 26 - AED 40
Schedules at
rta.ae
Other operators
Taxi from Abu Dhabi to Business Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Estimated price
AED 240 - AED 290
National Taxi
Phone
+971 600 535353

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