There are 6 ways to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain by bus, taxi, car or shuttle

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Bus via Ibn Battuta Mall  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop to Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station E101
  2. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain X90

$9 - $18

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Shuttle  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dubai Airport to Al Ain

$1

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station E100
  2. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain X90

$13 - $22

Taxi  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain 89.3 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain 89.3 miles

$6 - $10

Bus, taxi  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Burjuman Metro Bus Stop A to Faqa, Terminus 66
  2. Take a taxi from Faqa, Terminus to Al Ain

$43 - $61

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The cheapest way to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain is to shuttle which costs AED 4 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain is to taxi which costs AED 270 - AED 330 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain. However, there are services departing from Airport Terminal 1, Arrival 2 and arriving at Al Ain via Al Ghubaiba Bus Station and Abu Dhabi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Dubai Airport (DXB) and Al Ain is 124 km. The road distance is 142.9 km.

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The best way to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 18 min and costs AED 30 - AED 65.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain, including transfers.

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Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain bus services, operated by Dubai RTA Bus, arrive at Al Ghubaiba Bus Station.

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Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain bus services, operated by Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, arrive at Al Ain station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain is 143 km. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Al Ain. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain.
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  • Distance: 77.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Dubai Airport (DXB), United Arab Emirates and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates?

You can take a bus from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain via Ibn Battuta Mall, Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop, Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station, and Abu Dhabi in around 5 h 18 min.

Bus operators
Dubai RTA Bus
Phone
9090800
Website
dubai-buses.com
Bus from Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop to Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
rta.ae
Bus from Abu Dhabi Bus Station to Al Ain Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
rta.ae
Bus from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
rta.ae
Bus from Burjuman Metro Bus Stop A to Faqa, Terminus
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
rta.ae
Abu Dhabi Department of Transport
Website
dot.abudhabi.ae
Bus from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
dot.abudhabi.ae
Emirates Courtesy Shuttle
Website
emirates.com
Shuttle from Dubai Airport to Al Ain
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
emirates.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Al Ain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Dubai Taxi Corporation
Phone
+971 4 208 0808
Website
dtc.dubai.ae

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