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Sharjah Airport

General information

Sharjah Airport is the third largest airport in the United Arab Emirates, after Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport. The airport is home to Air Arabia, one of the four major airlines in the United Arab Emirates, along with Emirates, Etihad Airways and flydubai. Sharjah Airport is close to Dubai, the distance between Sharjah Airport and Dubai International Airport is only 25 kilometres / 15.5 miles.


Where is Sharjah Airport situated?

The airport is located east of Sharjah and south of Ajman. Sharjah and Ajman are two of the seven emirates. By car you can reach the airport via the E88 motorway.

How many terminals does Sharjah Airport have?

Sharjah Airport has one runway and one terminal. The terminal is easy to navigate and the walking distances are short, Departures can be found in the middle of the terminal and Arrivals on the left.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Sharjah 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.

Airport Distance
Dubai International Airport 17km
Al Maktoum International Airport 61km
Abu Dhabi International Airport 131km



The distance from Sharjah Airport to the centre of Sharjah is 15 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Sharjah.

From SHJ Airport to Sharjah City centre by Car
15 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Sharjah Airport by public transport. Visit the Sharjah Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Sharjah Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Sharjah is about AED 60.-. Book your taxi at Sharjah Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SHJ Airport to Sharjah City centre by Taxi
15 km
25 min
AED 60.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Sharjah Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Budget, Sixt, Europcar, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Avis, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) 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.

Airport parking

Sharjah Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Sharjah Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Sharjah Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Sharjah Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Sharjah Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Sharjah Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Air Arabia
  • Air India
  • IndiGo
  • EgyptAir
  • Pegasus Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Sharjah Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Centro Sharjah - by Rotana, Sharjah

Centro Sharjah is uniquely located adjacent to Sharjah International Airport and close to the business districts of Sharjah. The hotel is just 15 minutes away from the city centre.


Citymax Sharjah, Sharjah

Citymax Hotel Sharjah is located among the bustling street of sharjah where guest can experience a wealth of art galleries, museums and the aquarium.


Viola Hotel Apartment, Sharjah

Situated 7 km from Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club and 13 km from Sahara Centre, Viola Hotel Apartment in Sharjah features air-conditioned accommodation with views of the city and free WiFi.

Hotels in Sharjah

Looking for the best hotels in Sharjah? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Act Hotel Sharjah, Sharjah

Located in Sharjah, less than 1 km from Al Noor Island Beach, The Act Hotel Sharjah provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a terrace.


The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, Sharjah

Located in Sharjah, 3.9 km from Sharjah Aquarium, The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah features views of the city. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also boasts a restaurant and an outdoor pool.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Sharjah 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!


Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

Discover the beautiful and mysterious Lahbab Desert on this tour that has a little bit of everything.


Dubai: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

Admire spectacular landscapes and experience the thrill of dune bashing and sandboarding on this desert safari from Dubai. Enjoy a camel ride and an optional quad biking experience.

Tour & transport

Dubai: Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Buffet Dinner

Head to the desert in a 4x4, watch a belly and Tanura dance show and enjoy a BBQ under the starry sky on this full-day adventure. Choose between a shared group or private experience.


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