Getting Around - Internal Travel
International Airport provides numerous flights per week for several destinations within the country. Please contact a local travel or tour operator for
Manama is served by a brilliant road system. Traffic drives on the right, and there are road
signs written in both English and Arabic.
Speed restrictions are enforced, the limits are 100 kilometres
per hour (60 miles per hour) on highways and between 50 and 80 kilometres
per hour (30 to 50 miles per hour) on all other roads.
now serve most of the towns and villages.
There are metered taxis available to be
hired in the street or from stands outside hotels and in the main tourist
venues, and these are specific by their orange side wings. There are also share
taxis carrying up to 5 passengers available, which can be easily
recognisable by a yellow circle with the licence number in black
painted on the driver’s door and by their white and orange
number plates. Many designated pick up points are available. Meters
are not used and it is advised for fares to be agreed before the journey.
Radio cabs are also available.
There are many car hire companies in Bahrain, and most of the main international ones
operating in Bahrain have their representatives at the airport and at big
An International Driving Permit is required and must
be acquired prior to arrival and must be
approved by the Traffic
and Licensing Directorate. A valid United Kingdom Licence (if available)
will be valid for 3 months only.
Transport between the smaller islands
is done by motorboat or dhow. For further details, please contact
local travel agents.