How to Travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai via Public Bus Transport

How to Travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai via Public Bus Transport

In a city of skyscrapers that boasts of world-class public transportation system, there’s often a misconception that travelling from Abu Dhabi to Dubai is not hassle-free unless you get in a car and drive there yourself. Fortunately, Dubai’s RTA and Abu Dhabi’s DOT have come up with plenty of options. From car rentals, taxis, buses and even helicopters, there is a transportation mode for every budget. And while taxis may burn your pockets big time, buses seem to be the easiest, cheapest and time-consuming mode. The two-hour journey in a fully air-conditioned public bus is not only comfortable but also easy for the pocket. It costs only AED 25 (about $6.81) a way.

Taking the bus from Abu Dhabi to Dubai
Taking the bus from Abu Dhabi to Dubai

Travel Summary Abu Dhabi to Dubai

Abu Dhabi Departure – Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station

Bus Number- 101 to Ibn Battuta Bus Stop or 100 to Al Ghubaiba Bus Station

Ticket price- 25 AED

Dubai Arrival – Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop or Al Ghubaiba Bus Station

2 Bus Routes from Abu Dhabi to Dubai

There are 2 bus routes between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Buses E100 and E101 ply at regular intervals but at different timings from Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station.

Bus Route E100

  • It departs from Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station for Bur Dubai, Al Ghubaiba Bus Station
  • Average travel time is around 2 hours.
  • Ticket price is AED25
  • You can buy your ticket at the counter
  • You can buy ticket using  NOL card too

Bus timings are given below

  1. Sunday – Wednesday: From 4:30 am to 12:05 am (at every 11 to 20min interval)
  2. Thursday: From 4:30 am to 12:20 am (at every 8 to 20min interval)
  3. Friday: From 5:00 am to 12:00 am (at every 8 to 15min interval)
  4. Saturday: From 5:00 am to 12:00 am (at every 8 to 15min interval)

Bus Route E101

Bus Route E101
Bus Route E101
  • It departs from Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station for Ibn Battuta Metro Station
  • Average travel time is around 1.5 hours.
  • Ticket price is AED25
  • You can buy your ticket at the counter
  • You can buy ticket using NOL card too
  • Bus timings are given below
  1. Sunday – Wednesday: From 6:50 am to 11:50 pm (at every 30min interval)
  2. Thursday: From 6:50 am to 1:05 am (at every 20 to 30min interval)
  3. Friday: From 7:50 am to 1:00 am (at every 25 to 60min interval)
  4. Saturday: From 6:50 am to 1:03 am (at every 20 to 30min interval)
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