Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport is, after Dubai International Airport, the busiest airport in the United Arab Emirates. The airport is the main base for Etihad Airways, the airline operates mainly from Terminal 3, which was opened in 2009.
Where is Abu Dhabi International Airport situated?
The airport is located east of the city centre and consists of three terminals. Abu Dhabi International Airport is easily accessible by car via the E10 and E20 motorways.
How many terminals does Abu Dhabi International Airport have?
There are three terminals at Abu Dhabi International Airport, namely Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are used by Etihad Airways and connected to each other, between these terminals and Terminal 2 you can travel with the free inter-terminal shuttle bus. The bus leaves every 15 minutes from Terminal 1 Entrance 5 and Terminal 2 Departures. By the end of 2019 a new terminal (Midfield Terminal) will be opened which will be located in between both runways.
The old but beautiful Terminal 1 and modern Terminal 3 are connected on landside as well as airside. Terminal 1 has 19 gates from 3 to 22 (gate 13 does not exist). Terminal 3 is larger and has 32 gates numbered from 28 to 61. Gates 36-57 are located in a large building south of Terminal 3, from here buses will take passenger to their flight. It is a 10-minute walk between terminals T1 and T3 of Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Tickets for the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum, opened in 2017, can be reserved ahead of time. You can also book a guided tour to the Yas Marina Circuit, located on an artificial island that was specifically built to host the Formule 1 Grand Prix.
A good alternative for flying to or from Abu Dhabi International Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Arab Emirates.
|Al Maktoum International Airport||71km|
|Dubai International Airport||116km|
The distance from Abu Dhabi International Airport to the centre of Abu Dhabi is 37 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of Abu Dhabi.
From AUH Airport to Abu Dhabi City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport by public transport. Visit the Abu Dhabi International Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Abu Dhabi is about AED 70.-. Book your taxi at Abu Dhabi International Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From AUH Airport to Abu Dhabi City centre by Taxi
At Abu Dhabi International Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Avis and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Abu Dhabi International Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Etihad Airways
- Air India
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- British Airways
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Abu Dhabi International Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Dubai
Explore the history of Abu Dhabi on an 8-hour tour of the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to see a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, marvel at the opulent Emirates Palace, admire the Etihad Towers and more.
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