Travel to Kuwait

Flying to Kuwait

The national airline is Kuwait Airways (, which offers direct flights from the UK and the USA, among other destinations. British Airways ( also flies direct to Kuwait from the UK.

The major airport is: Kuwait International AIrport.

Flight times:

From London - 6 hours; New York - 12 hours 30 minutes.

Departure tax:


Airport guides

Airport Code: KWI. Location: Kuwait International Airport is located 16km (10 miles) south of Kuwait City. Money: There are two banks that also provide currency exchange services within the large terminal. Read more

Travel by rail

Driving to Kuwait

Travellers are advised against using all road links with raq due to political instability within Iraq. The border into Saudi Arabia is not open to tourists. If you have a visa for Saudi Arabia, you can use the Al-Nuwaisib crossing (for Damman) or the Al-Salmy crossing (for Riyadh).

There are bus services between Kuwait City and Cairo (Egypt), via Aqaba in Jordan and Nuweiba in Egypt. Buses also operate to Damman in Saudi Arabia. Kuwait Public Transport Company (tel: +965 2232 8501; is the main operator.

Getting to Kuwait by boat

Main ports: Kuwait City. Multiple shipping lines call regularly at Kuwait City. Most traffic is commercial.

Ferry operators:

The Combined Shipping Company (tel: +965 2483 0130; operates passenger ferries between Kuwait's Shuwaikh Port and the Iranian ports of Khoramshar and Bushehr.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.