Bahrain International Airport Guide (BAH)

Airport info
Code: BAH
Rd 2404, Muharraq, Bahrain

Bahrain International Airport is located on the island of Muharraq, about 8km (5mi) northeast of the capital city Manama as the crow flies.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +973
+973 8000 7777

Bahrain International Airport serves the island nation of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf. This Bahrain International Airport guide features information on terminal facilities for travellers' comfort and convenience, as well as nearby hotels for travellers arriving or departing from Bahrain International Airport.


Information desks are located in Arrivals and Departures (before and after check-in).

Driving directions

The best way to reach the airport from central Manama is to follow Palace Avenue and Shaikh Hamad Causeway to Muharraq. Then follow the signs to the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Taxi: Metered taxis are available 24/7 at the multi-storey Car Park B (short & long-term car parks), which is right in front of the Terminal Building. There are three taxi operators – Bahrain Taxi Group, Speedy Motors, and Arabian Taxi. The journey time to Manana is about 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

Bus: Local buses A1, A2, 10 and 11 are available at Zone 4A, accessible via Exit 3 or Exit 4 on the Arrivals level. The fastest route from the airport to Manana (city centre) is via Bus A2. Passengers can pay cash (BHD 0.300 per trip) or buy a GO card from the driver (BHD 1) that charges slightly less per trip. For bus routes, timetables, trip planning and information on the GO card, see

Shuttle: Many Manama hotels offer courtesy shuttle services for their guests.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are at the Arrivals, while currency exchange services are available throughout the Terminal Building.


Free Wi-Fi internet access and telephone services are available at the airport. Computers with network access are available at the lounges.


There are restaurants and cafés throughout Bahrain International Airport. These include pizza restaurants, fast food outlets and a Sports Lounge.


Bahrain International Airport has a wide range of duty-free shops in the Departures hall. Passengers can find anything from Bahraini souvenirs to international brands. Alcohol and tobacco are also available.


For lost and found or mishandled baggage, seek help from Baggage Services at either the Baggage Claim area or at the Arrivals Meet and Greet area. Passengers can also call +973 17138553.

For baggage wrapping services, go to the check-in area at the Departures Hall.


A pharmacy is located in the Arrivals hall, while the Airport Clinic (+973 17138777) is on the eastern side of the Terminal Building.

Ablution facilities and prayer rooms are located near Gates 14 and 19 in the Departures and Arrivals areas, respectively.

Designated smoking areas are available in the Arrivals area (Level 00), and in the Departures area (Level 02, between Gates 14 and 15, and between Gates 18 and 19).

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Four premium lounges are situated in the Departures area, each providing a small range of business services.

Disabled facilities

Bahrain International Airport is fully accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. Nonetheless, passengers who require special assistance should contact their airlines in advance.

Car parking

Car Park B is the closest car park to the Terminal Building and it offers both short- and long-stay options. On Level 1 and Level 2, there are also dedicated spots for passengers with reduced mobility.

Car Park D, just a short bus ride away, is for long-term passengers. A free shuttle runs every 15 minutes between Car Park D and the Terminal.

Valet parking service is also available.

Car rental

International car hire companies include Budget, Hertz and Sixt, along with several other local operators. Car hire desks are located in the public Arrivals area on the ground floor of the Terminal, opposite Gates 1 and 2.


Bahrain Airport Hotel is the on-site hotel, located off the main concourse at the Departures area (Gate 15). In addition, there are many hotels within a short drive away.

The 5-star Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain is situated across the road from the Bahrain International Airport. This luxury hotel has restaurants, free Wi-Fi, a bar, a large outdoor swimming pool and extensive meeting and conference facilities.

143 Road 2403, Bahrain

Novotel Al Dana Resort Bahrain

+973 17 298 008.

This 4-star hotel enjoys a seafront location (with a private beach). It offers a range of facilities to its guests, including seven meeting rooms, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, and spa facilities.

121 Sheikh Hamad Causeway, Manama, Bahrain

Elite Resort & Spa

+973 17 313 333.

This all-suite hotel is located between the airport and the city centre. It offers a brasserie restaurant, a range of leisure facilities and a health club. The lavishly decorated residence also boasts sweeping views of the bay.

Building 101, Area 322, Sheikh Hamad Causeway, Manama, Bahrain
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