How to Get from Abu Dhabi Airport to Dubai 2023: Complete Guide to All Your Transport Options – Wego Travel Blog

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Updated January 2023
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are two of the most popular tourist destinations in the United Arab Emirates, and with the Abu Dhabi International Airport being just a short distance away from Dubai, it’s no surprise that many travelers choose to visit both cities during their trip. Whether you’re arriving in Abu Dhabi for business or pleasure, getting to Dubai from the airport is relatively easy and straightforward.

If you’re looking for transportation options from the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to Dubai, we have gathered a list of available travel options. Please keep reading to find out more.
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There are several options available for getting from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai. One popular choice is to take a taxi, which is readily available at the airport and can take you directly to your destination. Another option is to rent a car, which allows you the freedom and flexibility to explore the city at your own pace.
For those looking for a more luxurious experience, a chauffeur service can be arranged, where a professional driver will take you to your destination in a high-end vehicle. Finally, hourly express shuttle bus services between Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airport are also available.
It’s important to keep in mind that the distance between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is around 150 km and the journey time can vary based on the traffic condition. So you should plan your trip accordingly.
Here is a comprehensive list of travel options from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) for those travelling to Dubai:
Luxury airport taxis with professional drivers are present in every terminal of the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). These 24-hour metered taxis offer passengers arriving at the airport transport services to reach their final destination.
For travellers arriving at Terminals 1 or 3
Travellers will find the signposted taxi pick-up area at the lower curbside outside the Arrivals Hall for Terminals 1 and 3.
Moreover, travellers will easily spot the fleet of 6-seater black Mercedes Vitos here. These luxury taxis offer benefits including:
Please note that vehicles for people with special needs and the elderly will also be available in this area.
For travellers arriving at Terminal 2
The metred Toyota Camry taxis are available outside the Terminal 2 Arrivals area.
Fares for these metred taxis are as follows:
Please note that if the passenger is a holder of a discount card from the UAE Ministry of Social Affairs, they will receive a reduction of 25 percent to 50 percent on their taxi fare.
For any further help regarding the taxi service, please contact the Transport Abu Dhabi Call Centre at 600 535353.
Arrivals at the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) who wish to avail of private limousine service can enquire at any of the Customer Service desks of the airport, and a limousine car will be arranged for them.
Alternatively, passengers can also directly book the Mechri limousine service by contacting +971 2 551 3302 or +971 529 801142 or emailing them at [email protected], or [email protected]
Passengers can also choose to avail of the car rental service at the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and choose to rent cars ranging from the most economical to top-of-the-range luxury.
The car rental offices in the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) are open 24 hours a day and are located in Skypark Plaza, opposite Terminal 3. The Skypark Plaza is a short walk from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, and a 5-minute ride or a 1 km walk from Terminal 2
The following are some of the international and local car hire companies you will find at the Abu Dhabi International Airport:
Dollar Rent a Car
Tel: +971 (0)2 599 8949
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +971 (0)2 5998959 or +971 (0)2 5998958
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +971 2 5998939 or +971 (0)2 672-6269
Email: [email protected]
Thrifty Car Rental
Tel: +971 (0)2 599-8989
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +9712 5998826 or +9712 5998827
Email:  [email protected]
The Airport express 24/7 service is a new hourly express shuttle bus service between Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Passengers can follow the steps given below to avail of this shuttle bus service:
You can find out the shuttle bus schedule and timings below:
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Etihad Airways offers a chauffeur service for passengers travelling in the airline’s first or business class for departure and arrival transfers anywhere in the UAE. The service can be requested online up to 24 hours prior to the traveller’s flight.
You can visit the Etihad Airways website for booking and further details regarding the Etihad chauffeur service.
Alternatively, you can also contact Etihad Airways’ global contact centres and local offices or your local travel agent. for bookings, changes and cancellations.
Passengers travelling in Etihad Airways’s Economy Class can also avail of the free Etihad coach services to Dubai and Al Ain when arriving or departing from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).
The service can be reserved online up to 24 hours prior to the traveller’s flight. The coaches are generally located at the lower level of the Arrivals Hall. Make sure to follow the signage after clearing customs.
You can book a place on the coach by visiting the Etihad Airways website and entering your booking reference and last name.
Alternatively, you can also contact Etihad Airways’ global contact centres and local offices or your local travel agent for bookings, changes and cancellations.


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