Free coaches between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Dubai and Al Ain

Etihad Express

If you're travelling to or from Dubai or Al Ain, we have a fleet of luxury coaches designed to offer the same service and comfort that we offer on our aircraft.

 

As national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways is based in the capital, Abu Dhabi. Our hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport is located some 36km outside the capital, in the direction of Dubai, the country's second city. Dubai is about 100km north-east of Abu Dhabi Airport and Al Ain is about 160km south-east of the airport. 

Our Diamond First Class and Pearl Business Class guests can either use our luxury Etihad Express coaches or book a free chauffeur service in the UAE and at 24 other destinations around our network.

Two coach routes

  • Etihad Travel Mall in downtown Dubai to Abu Dhabi Airport - in approximately 75 minutes.
  • Al Ain city centre to Abu Dhabi Airport - in approximately 90 minutes. 

Style and comfort

Our fleet of luxury coaches operate throughout the day connnecting Dubai and Al Ain with Etihad flight schedules out of Abu Dhabi International Airport. 

With elegant interiors, ergonomically-designed seats, excellent climate-control systems, a DVD player and two 14-inch monitors our luxury coaches ensure that you have a comfortable journey with us. 

Mineral water, refresher wipes and mints are offered on board our coaches.

Fast and easy at Abu Dhabi Airport

Abu Dhabi airport

Travelling to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport is convenient and hassle free. Some of the highlights are:

  • Fewer and shorter queues.
  • Speed through immigration.
  • Aircraft to kerb in 45 minutes and vice versa.
  • Dedicated Etihad terminal.
  • Dedicated check in and lounge facility for Diamond First and Pearl Business Class Guests.

Booking coach

Abu Dhabi airport

This free service can be booked through your travel agent or by calling your nearest Etihad office or our Call Centre (see details below).

Passengers flying with other airlines may use the Etihad Express coach service for a fee of AED80 per passenger each way in conjunction with a flight departing from Abu Dhabi airport on the same day.

From within the UAE, please call toll-free on 8002277 or call 02 599 0000. From outside the UAE, call +971 2 599 0000.

Dubai or Al Ain

Improved services to and from Dubai

We've made it easier and faster to get to (and from) Dubai – from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Free luxury Etihad Express coaches run throughout the day and night to and from Etihad Travel Mall in Dubai to Abu Dhabi Airport.

Dubai Guests can also check in at our City Check-in facilityin Etihad Travel Mall where you can drop your luggage off and collect your boarding pass. Check in from 24 hours in advance of your flight, leaving your travel day baggage and hassle free.

Our Diamond First Class and Pearl Business Class guests get a free chauffeur service free chauffeur service to and from anywhere in the UAE and at over 25 other destinations on our network.

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Etihad Travel Mall stop

Etihad Travel Mall is located in the centre of Dubai, close to the city's major shopping destinations, tourist spots, beaches and leisure parks. It is between Oasis Center and Times Square Center on Sheikh Zayed Road and is right next to the Noor Islamic Bank metro station. It is also not far from Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifah, the world's tallest building.

It takes about 75 minutes to travel between Etihad Travel Mall and Abu Dhabi Airport.

• Etihad Travel Mall coach schedule
• Etihad Travel Mall check-in map 

 

Improved services between Al Ain and Abu Dhabi Airport

We've made it easier and faster for Al Ain residents to get to and fly from Abu Dhabi International Airport and for those arriving in Abu Dhabi to get to Al Ain more easily. Free luxury Etihad Express coaches run according to Etihad flight schedules from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi Airport, our hub, and back in the other direction.

Our Diamond First Class and Pearl Business Class guests can either use our luxury Etihad Express coaches orbook a free chauffeur service in the UAE and at 24 other destinations around our network.

Dubai city check-in facility*

Check in To make your journey even more comfortable, we offer you the option to check in at Etihad Travel Mall, Dubai.

Check in is free at Etihad Travel Mall any time from 6-24 hours before your flight.

Check in your luggage and recieve your boarding card.

Hop aboard one of our free Etihad Express coaches direct to Abu Dhabi International Airport. 

* This service is currently unavailable for US - bound travellers, guests with reduced mobility, unaccompanied minors and guests travelling on waitlisted tickets.

Terms and conditions

Etihad Express

• Etihad Express coach service is available free of charge to guests holding confirmed coach reservations as part of a flight itinerary on Etihad Airways. The services are available to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Dubai and Al Ain.
• The Etihad Express service must be booked 24 hours prior to travel. Guest without confirmed coach reservations will not be eligible to use the service. 
• Bookings made within 24 hours from flight departure coach will not be confirmed.
• The Etihad Express service is not available for Un-accompanied Minors (UM).
• Guests with medical conditions or with reduced mobility cannot be booked to use the Etihad Express coach service. 
• Guests travelling on flights operated by other airlines may book Etihad Express service for a nominal fee of AED 80 / per person per way. The service may be booked only through Etihad Airways offices at least 24 hours prior to flight departure. 
• Etihad Express coach services are provided by third-party service providers who assume responsibility for all trips in terms of insurance and liabilities governing them. 
• Please ensure a minimum connecting time of 2.5 hours to connect to departures from Abu Dhabi International Airport. 
• The Etihad Express coach service can only be used by travelers who have a corresponding arriving or departing flight from Abu Dhabi International Airport on the same day. The service cannot be availed on any other day under any circumstances.
• Etihad Express service is not available for use with complimentary and discounted tickets (ID, AD etc). 
• All guests traveling on flights operated by Etihad Airways (EY), Virgin Australia (VA), Air Seychelles (HM), Air Berlin (AB) and Garuda (GA) are eligible for Etihad coach service.

For more information, please contact your local Etihad Airways office or a travel agent.