There are 5 ways to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi by bus, train, taxi, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Airport Terminal 1, Arrival 2 to Ghubaiba Bus Station 33
  2. Take the bus from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station E100

$9 - $13

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Shuttle  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dubai Airport to Abu Dhabi

$0

3 alternative options

Metro, bus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the Metro from Airport Terminal 3 to Ibn Battuta Mall Red
  2. Take the bus from Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop to Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station E101

$5 - $9

Taxi  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi 95.3 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi 95.3 miles

$7 - $11

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi station. However, there are services departing from Airport Terminal 1, Arrival 2 and arriving at Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station via Al Ghubaiba Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Dubai Airport (DXB) and Abu Dhabi is 132 km. The road distance is 152.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi, including transfers.

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Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi bus services, operated by Dubai RTA Bus, depart from Airport Terminal 1, Arrival 2 station.

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Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi bus services, operated by Dubai RTA Bus, arrive at Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi is 152 km. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi.

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There are 137+ hotels available in Abu Dhabi. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi.
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  • Distance: 82.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi via Ghubaiba Bus Station and Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in around 2 h 39 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Dubai RTA Bus
Phone
9090800
Website
dubai-buses.com
Bus from Airport Terminal 1, Arrival 2 to Ghubaiba Bus Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
rta.ae
Bus from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
rta.ae
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
Emirates Courtesy Shuttle
Website
emirates.com
Shuttle from Dubai Airport to Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
emirates.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dubai Airport (DXB) to Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Dubai Taxi Corporation
Phone
+971 4 208 0808
Website
dtc.dubai.ae

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