Bahrain Transportation

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Bahrain Transportation

  • Taxis

    Bahrain Transportation

    Find online the Nearest / Available Taxi to your location using TaxiFinder service on the Bahrain Taxi site ( http://www.bahtaxi.com ) . For best mobile browsing open/bookmark the url: http://www.taxicc.com Bahrain TaxiFinder works as messenger where to locate the listed taxis by location / status.

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  • Bahrain - Saudi Causeway

    Bahrain Transportation

    I see the posts & replies for travelling from Dammam to Bahrain. What about the opposite direction? I am arriving at Manama Airport on Thursday 4:30 afternoon and want to catch a local Saudi flight leaving Dammam at 9:30 pm. Where can I get a SABTCO bus? From the Bahrain Airport or from central Manama? Do taxi drivers know the location if it is in...

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  • aeroplanes

    Bahrain Transportation

    As an island, which has only one land connection via a bridge to Saudi-Arabia, the obvious way to get into Bahrain is via air. The flag carrier of Bahrain is Gulf Air which is one of the oldest airlines in the region. Low-cost carrier Bahrain Air offers cheaper fares to airports of the region, including Istanbul. The airport is also well served by...

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  • rent a car

    Bahrain Transportation

    Renting is cheap (28 Euros for one day). Plentiful of rental agencies in the airport. Driving around is fairly simple, well post signed. Traffic is dense in the capital but ok. Just beware to folk driving fast and overtaking without light!

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  • By air to Bahrain

    As an island, which has only one land connection via a bridge to Saudi-Arabia, the obvious way to get into Bahrain is via air. The flag carrier of Bahrain is Gulf Air which is one of the oldest airlines in the region. Low-cost carrier Bahrain Air offers cheaper fares to airports of the region, including Istanbul. The airport is also well served by...

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  • Get a Taxi within 5-10 minutes , no...

    Find online the Nearest / Available Taxi to your location using TaxiFinder service on the Bahrain Taxi site ( http://www.bahtaxi.com ) . For best mobile browsing open/bookmark the url: http://www.taxicc.com Bahrain TaxiFinder works as messenger where to locate the listed taxis by location / status.

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  • Going from Bahrain to Dammam

    I see the posts & replies for travelling from Dammam to Bahrain. What about the opposite direction? I am arriving at Manama Airport on Thursday 4:30 afternoon and want to catch a local Saudi flight leaving Dammam at 9:30 pm. Where can I get a SABTCO bus? From the Bahrain Airport or from central Manama? Do taxi drivers know the location if it is in...

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  • Gulf Air may relieve inflight boredom

    I am a frequent flyer of Gulf Air and so far don't have a bad experience.Taking their flight from DMM-BAH-MNL/MNL-BAH-DMM.If you are connecting flight your baggage will normally be checked through to your final destination. If in doubt consult your airline.

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  • Causeway Driving

    There is no bus line service across the causeway. There are mini busses chartered by the airlines. Your airline may be able to set you up with that. Another route is to take a Saudi taxi to the border and then another from there. There is a compnay called Hanco that will drive you all the way.

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  • Bahrain Airport

    The Bahrain Airport is a fairly nice and easy-to-navigate airport. It isn't too big, so you wouldn't need to scramble to the gates. There is a good selection of food outlets, cafes and duty-free shops. All in all, a nice place to transit for a few hours compared to many other regional airports.

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  • Road Master Taxi Service

    Taxis rule in Bahrain and can become quite expensive if you are not careful. I have found that it is best to find a driver that you like and who will take care of you to have for a night out instead of waiting for whatever taxi you can find. I have used a driver named "Shaker" at Road Master and he is very good. Not only does Road Master run taxis...

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  • BAH - DMM - HOFUF

    SABTCO can take you easily to DMM & I'm sure they can then arrange to take you from DMM to Al Hassa easily - look for their offices in BAH arrivals hall (across from Costa coffee). Bahrain to Al Hassa (Hoffuf) is about a 3 hour journey from Bahrain & also means you have to cross causeway thet links BAH to KSA. Dont take a Bahrain cab (if its even...

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  • Rental car in Manama airport

    Renting is cheap (28 Euros for one day). Plentiful of rental agencies in the airport. Driving around is fairly simple, well post signed. Traffic is dense in the capital but ok. Just beware to folk driving fast and overtaking without light!

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  • Gulf Air Needs to be Penalized for Bad...

    Gulf Air passengers from Manila to Jeddah on Flight GF-0157 on October 25, 2007 who have a connecting flight at 9:55 a.m. the following day were supposed to be booked in a hotel room for a night since it plane arrived Bahrain at 10:30pm. However, the airline company at Bahrain International Airport simply told the passengers that there are no...

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  • Avoid taxis and rent a car

    Taxis in Bahrain will rip you off. From the minute you arrive at the airport, and anywhere you try to travel, they try to overcharge you. Meters routinely don't work, and they even try to charge you to turn on the AC. It's much easier and cheaper to rent a car. There is no public transport to talk of in Bahrain, and it's too hot to walk, so a car...

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  • All the way through Saudi causeway

    To get Bahrain from Riyadh is 4 to 5 hours drive through the 26km of King Fahd causeway linking Saudi Arabia to bahrain… In the middle of the bridge has consists of two parts where used as the customs inspections point for both country.It is very accesible for the saudi travelers to get bahrain by the saudi causeway, it is less expensive all you...

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  • luxury car

    Most of bahraini drives a luxury car like this and driving is very popular ladies can drive here but beware for the traffic jam especially between 7.30am and 8.30am, 1.30pm to 2:30pm.

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  • taxi

    Taxi in bahrain can be identified by the orange side markings and yellow number plates also has a taxi sign on the roof.Like many other countries bahrain’s taxi should operate with a meter by law minimum fare is 800fils covered the first 3 km and 100fils for every km. But other taxis they didn’t follow their rules instead they make the fare double.

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  • TAXIS IN BAHRAIN

    TAXI DRIVERS IN BAHRAIN ARE MOSTLY LOCALS. METERS ARE PRESENT BUT TAXIS DON'T GO BY METER. YOU NEED TO FIX THE PRICE BEFORE YOU HIRE THEM. ANYWHERE IN MANAMA ITS BETWEEN 3$ TO 5$. LANGAUGE IS ANOTHER PROBLEM BUT THEN THEY UNDERSTAND SOME ENGLISH WORDS. IF YOU KNOW HINDI, NATIONAL LANGUAGE OF INDIA, THEN YOUR JOB IS EASIER.

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  • Bus

    Bus was a pretty good way to get around. It doesn't take you to all places but it's good enough. For example, we took Bus No.3 near the hostel to the center of Manama and from there we could catch Bus No.7(2 would work too) to Muharraq.

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  • Taxis from airport

    When booking a hotel, check which provide free transport to/from the airport. Paying an extra 30-40 $ a night may be worth it, if you get a better horel PLUS free transport (which saves you the 30-40 dollars that you will pay for the taxi return fare)

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  • Flying in and out

    Gulf air is based in Bahrain (I presume it is a country flag carrier). In the central Middle East, I have been to Dubai and Bahrain airports. In my opinion, the Bahrain airport is a bit behind. There is no air-con in the aerobridge and there are only a handful of duty free shops. The ground service staff, such as those people who check you in, are...

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  • To and from Airport and City

    From Airport to City:If you want to save $$ by not taking taxi, which may cost BHD 5-7, you can catch minibus for only 150 fil or 0.15 BHD. If you ask anyone at the airport, they may not know about this minibus as I think all of them are rich enough to have car.To catch the minibus, you should walk out of the arrival hall, turn to your right and...

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  • Use BA

    Have been flying with Gulf Air and BA from Europe to Bahrain. For the same price for sure BA is a lot better. They got the sleeper seat in biz class so you can just a good night sleep. Service, food (except for the delicious desserts at Gulf) are also better at BA. Departure time is about the same. The lounge of Gulf Air is a lot better than the BA...

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  • General tips on Living in Bahrain -...

    For transportation, there are several public bus routes (0.2 BD per trip), though it's quite rare.Taxis (metered/unmetered/shared) are everywhere, it costs up to 2 BD for in-the-city trip.Renting a car (150-170 BD/month for small car) is another choice. Buying car also is an option as car (new/used) are quite cheap here.Also it's common for some...

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  • Taxis (part two)

    The best way to avoid being stung by taxi drivers is to ask the hotel reception to arrange for a taxi. The taxi's used by them are usually cleaner and in a better state than the ones you flag down on the street. They will also be able to tell you how much a trip should cost (on average).If the taxi driver way over charges, mention it to the person...

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  • Taxis in General

    A lot has been said about Bahraini taxi drivers and how they rip people off. Like with any tourist area you need to be on your guard and use your common sense. Most taxi drivers will put a cloth over the meter when a western person gets in their taxi. Just ask them to remove it and put the normal meter on. If they refuse, just get out and flag down...

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  • classic example of parking on a traffic...

    patience is essential when driving in bahrain. parking across junctions is an everyday occurance - this example is by the multistory car park.

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  • Two types of public taxis

    there are two types of taxis in bahrain:1 - the usual four seater, you'll spot these easily because they have bright orange wheel hubs. 2 - the pick up trucks - see picture - these are usually cheaper and you'll share them with other people.

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  • Taxi rip-off

    those taxi drivers are terrible. last week my car broke down and i had to use the taxis. the drivers do not want to use the meters - even when i threatened to get out of the taxi he couldn't find his meter. please don't accept this - leave the taxi - it really is a problem here. i wouldn't mind so much if the taxis were in working order, but they...

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  • Bahrain by taxi

    One of my worst memories of Bahrain and a disgrace to the overall fraud-free country: TAXI FRAUD! I stayed quite long in Bahrain and had to use taxis on a regular basis. See below what's important:It is mandantory for official taxis (orange-white / orange-gold colour) in Bahrain to use their meters and fixed fares.However, most drivers first try to...

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  • Saudi Arabia - Bahrain Causeway

    If you live and work in the Central or Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia, you probably already know that Bahrain is where one goes to 'blow off steam,' have a cold beer, etc... You also probably drive there. The Dammam-Bahrain causeway is one of the longest bridges in the world, making Bahrain a sort of Key West of the Arabian Gulf. The Saudi and...

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  • Radio Taxi

    Taxi rides can be cheap or expensive. Bahraini taxi drivers are sometimes rude and will always refuse to use the meter. They will attempt to charge 3, 4 or even 5 times the metered fare. You should be able to get anywhere in Manama for 1-3 Bahrain Dinars (BD) if the cab ride is metered - that's about $3 to $8 US. Bahraini cab drivers will try to...

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  • Taxis are easy, so is renting...

    Taxis are easy, so is renting a car. Traffic can be a little bad at times, but nothing like other places in the world. There's even a causeway (bridge) that goes to Saudi Arabia. You can drive halfway across if you don't have a Saudi Visa.

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  • Camels are a very god way of...

    Camels are a very god way of transport, ehehhe. OR....if youre into more advanced things take a bus,car :)

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  • If you are female then the...

    If you are female then the best way to get to Bahrain is by plane. There is a bridge from Saudi but women are not aloud to drive on the Saudi half.Taxi is by far the best way, car hire is available at compairable rates to the UK. If you are staying out of Manama remember most of the streets have numbers not names if may be worth writing your adress...

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  • Most non-arabs arrive by...

    Most non-arabs arrive by plane, however you can drive over the causeway. To cross the bridge you'll need a saudi visa and probably a bahraini visa. For most people it's easier to fly in and out. Another option is just about to start - ferry rides between Bahrain and Dubai, which also connect up with Iran. Taxis are cheap, and easy to find, they...

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  • The dhows (boats) are built of...

    The dhows (boats) are built of indian teak and used to be used for pearl diving as well as fishing. There are more pictures in the travelogue

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  • Most people fly to Bahrain...

    Most people fly to Bahrain since it is an island, although there is a causeway to Saudi Arabia so you can drive.Rent a car, or have your friend drive you around. It is usually too hot to walk around.

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  • At one time all the major...

    At one time all the major airlines used to fly into Bahrain, of late however many have stopped their service and fly into Dubai (55 mins away) instead, but you can still fly into Bahrain International Airport (BAH) on most of the airlines having direct flights. Flights from Dubai are plenty a day. The airport is located in Muharraq about 8-10 miles...

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  • Unless you're arriving from...

    Unless you're arriving from Saudi Arabia (or are in the Arabian Gulf region and really want to drive) you get to Bahrain via a plane. On the weekends you'll notice the influx of Saudi-licensed cars around the shopping malls and nightclubs, but basically, if you're not coming from Saudi you'll arrive in Bahrain by plane.You need a car in Bahrain. A...

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  • Fly B.A., KLM, Czech air, Air...

    Fly B.A., KLM, Czech air, Air Malta, Aeroflot, Uzbekistan Airways, Emirates, Gulf Air(if you dare!),Air Cyprus, Qatar Airways. My personal favourites are Qatar Air & Czech Air. Cheapest from bahrain out is Czech, Cyprus & Malta, then Qatar. Most expensive, KLM, Gulf & BA.Taxis. USE A METER, IT IS ILLEGAL FOR THE DRIVERS NOT TO USE ONE, WHATEVER...

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  • Using plane is the easiest way...

    Using plane is the easiest way but you can also reach this island by... road. Bahrain is connected with Saudi Arabia thanks to a modern and comfortable bridge and highway. It's called King Fahd Causeway.Photo: View on King Fahd Causeway from Manama

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  • There is a causeway from...

    There is a causeway from Dahran in Saudi, but let's assume that you are going to fly in.There are taxis that look like normal yellow cabs, but the way to get about [the few busses are for workers only, so forget it!] is by pickup.When I was in Kuwait before moving to Bahrain, they were called 'wanette',but when I tried this word in Bahrain , the...

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  • Air - Most major international...

    Air - Most major international carriers that serve the ME come into Manama.Road from Saudi Arabia: There is an amazing causway that crosses several kms.of the Gulf from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, which is a stunning sight at night from the air.

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