From Dubai to Abu Dhabi - taxi, bus and transfer
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All ways to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

All ways to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

About taxi Dubai - Abu Dhabi Airport
  • Distance: 132 km
  • Time in way: 1 h. 25 min.
  • Transfer cost from: $98

The capital of the United Arab Emirates is “Manhattan of Near East”. Eastern traditions are harmonious connected with modern megalopolis with well developed infrastructure. Abu Dhabi is the green capital of the UAE and tourists try to get to this city in spite of everything. This article about transfer from Dubai to Abu Dhabi will be useful for many tourists because airplanes come through this city, but not capital.

Pricing table on the transfer Dubai - Abu Dhabi Airport
Transfer type
MicroCheap transfer for couples and families with a child.$175
EconomyCheap way. Superior limit: 4 persons, 3 bags.$124
ComfortFor long-distance trips with comfort.$128
BusinessComfortable car for business trips.$98
PremiumPremium car for VIP clients - Mercedes, BMW 7, Audi A7.$212
Minivan 4paxPerfect way for 4 persons, 4 luggage places.$98
Minibus 7paxMinibus for 7 persons, 7 places for bags.$182
Premium Minibus 6paxBusiness class transfer for a group of 4-6 people.$169
Minibus 10paxRight choice for a group of up to 10 people.$387

What is the best way?

In this case there are few ways to get to Abu Dhabi:

Local cab

The price of taxi from Dubai to Abu Dhabi is 250-320 dirham ($70-$90).

Taxi from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

But nevertheless is rather expensive for many tourists who try to be economical. The best way for small company is a cab.

  • Advantages: comfort, speed, convenience.
  • Disadvantages: it’s rather expensive.

Buses from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

The trip by bus is economical way to get to Abu Dhabi. They go from 5:30 am every 15 minutes. The price of ticket is about $20.

Nota bene!

If you don’t want to wait because of thick traffic you should go early in the morning. You can by the ticket only if you have cash, so you need exchange money beforehand.

There are only too bus stations from where these buses go. Your choice depends on the distance to your hotel.

  1.  The bus station “Ibn Battuta” is the best choice for the hotels that are situated in Jumeirah or in Dubai Marina. You can go to this station underground (red branch).
  2. The Station “Al Ghubaiba” is for tourists from Deira and Bar Dubai.

Bus from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

  • Advantages: it’s cheap, bus traffic is regular.
  • Disadvantages: it’s not so comfortable and it will take you some time (about 120 minutes).


This kind of transport is also very good way to get to Abu Dhabi. You can meet different people in minibuses. Many tourists like this but some of them still want to be alone. The price is about 25-30 dirhams (7-8$).

  • Advantages: it’s cheap and fast. You can reach the place of destination in 50-60 minutes.
  • Disadvantages: it is not comfortable.


You can use this way to get to your hotel is the price is not so important for you and you want to get in comfortable way. You can book transfer from the airport in Dubai to Abu Dhabi beforehand (so you can go from the airport to is “Manhattan of Near East”) or you can call to the service in the airport.

You can also book standard car or bus (there are 44 seats in the bus), or minibus (there are 4-18 seats). The price of transfer is about $80 for standard taxi. The bus and minibus is more expensive ($90-$115).

  • Advantages: it’s the most comfortable and fastest way (it will take you about 60-70 minutes).
  • Disadvantages: it’s expensive.


Alex Thaiski
I am traveling around the world for 7 years. I know all the routes, tours, taxis and transfers in Europe and Asia. Ask me - I will answer.