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There are 7 ways to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Metro  •  42 min

  1. Take the Metro from Airport Terminal 3 to Nakheel Red

AED 3 - AED 6

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Line 10 SkyBus  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the line 10 SkyBus from Dubai International Airport to Gulf Oasis Hotel 10

AED 6 - AED 15

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai 35.3 km

AED 80 - AED 100

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai 35.3 km

AED 6 - AED 9

Shuttle  •  28 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dubai Airport to Dubai

Towncar  •  28 min

  1. Take a town car from Dubai Airport to Dubai 35.3 km

AED 200 - AED 290

Uber  •  28 min

  1. Take an Uber from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai 35.3 km

AED 90 - AED 130

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai is to Metro which costs AED 3 - AED 6 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai is to taxi which costs AED 80 - AED 100 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dubai International Airport and arriving at Gulf Oasis Hotel. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Airport Terminal 3 and arriving at Nakheel. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Dubai Airport (DXB) and Dubai is 28 km. The road distance is 35.3 km.

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The best way to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai without a car is to Metro which takes 42 min and costs AED 3 - AED 6.

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The Metro from Airport Terminal 3 to Nakheel takes 42 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai bus services, operated by Dubai RTA Bus, depart from Dubai International Airport station.

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Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai train services, operated by Dubai RTA, depart from Airport Terminal 3 station.

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The best way to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai is to Metro which takes 42 min and costs AED 3 - AED 6. Alternatively, you can line 10 SkyBus, which costs AED 6 - AED 15 and takes 1h 25m.

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  • Distance: 27.6 km
  • Duration: 42 min

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

Dubai RTA operates a train from Airport Terminal 3 to Nakheel every 10 minutes. Tickets cost AED 3 - AED 6 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, Dubai RTA Bus operates a bus from Dubai International Airport to Gulf Oasis Hotel every 30 minutes. Tickets cost AED 6 - AED 15 and the journey takes 1h 25m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Dubai RTA Bus
Phone
9090800
Website
rta.ae
Bus from Dubai International Airport to Gulf Oasis Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
AED 6 - AED 15
Schedules at
rta.ae
Other operators
Uber Dubai
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
AED 90 - AED 130
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One
AED 100 - AED 140
Select
AED 90 - AED 130
Black
AED 100 - AED 140
UberXL
AED 130 - AED 180
Taxi from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
AED 80 - AED 100
Dubai Taxi Corporation
Phone
+971 4 208 0808
Website
dubaitaxi.ae
Jayride
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Dubai Airport to Dubai
Towncar from Dubai Airport to Dubai
Estimated price
AED 200 - AED 290

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Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai bus services, operated by Dubai RTA Bus, arrive at Gulf Oasis Hotel station.

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Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai train services, operated by Dubai RTA, arrive at Nakheel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai is 35 km. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai.

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