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Bahrain Getting There - International Travel
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According to the military action in Iraq, there is a high risk of terrorism in Bahrain and caution is necessary. For further information, visitors are advised to contact the relevant local government travel advice department.

The national airline which serves Bahrain is Gulf Air (GF), and there are many other airlines serving Bahrain including Air India, Kuwait Airways, British Airways, American Airlines, Thai Airways International, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Qatar Airways, Royal Bahrainian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Yemenia Yemen Airways.

Approximate flight times

Approximate times are as follows:
    It takes 7 hours and 15 minutes travelling from London to    Bahrain.
  It takes 18 hours and 15 minutes travelling from Los Angeles to    Bahrain.
  It takes 13 hours and 30 minutes tavelling from New York to    Bahrain.
Bahrain International airport

Bahrain International (BAH) (Muharraq) is 6.5 kilometres (4 miles) north east of Manama. There are bus and taxi services running across the causeway to the main island (the travel time is 15 minutes).

Airport facilities

There are banks and bureaux de change, a prayer room, duty free shops, first aid, bars, restaurants, snack bars, nursery, tourist information centre, post office, car hire (Budget, Avis, Europcar and Hertz) and parking facilities.

Departure Tax

Departure tax is BD 3 or about US $8. Children below 2 years old and transit passengers not leaving the airport are excused.


There are 3 major ports of entry for dhows and other seafaring craft at Mina Salman, Mina Manama and Mina Muharraq. These ports have an immediate and easy entry into Bahrain from all parts of the world. Passenger ferries are provided between Iran and Bahrain (the travel time is about 16 hours). A port tax of BD3 may apply.


Drive time from Bahrain to Dhahran, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, is about 90 minutes via the King Fahad Causeway. A toll fee in the region of BD 2 is payable by persons driving out of Bahrain. General Saudi Arabian visa regulations apply.


The Hijaz Railway functions on the old Ottoman track between Amman and Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic).
Useful links
Bahrain International For more information Bahrain's national airline.