Amid the rising fuel prices, the need to travel on a budget is at an all-time high. There is a huge population in UAE that needs to commute to and from Dubai daily for work and business purposes and cannot afford to pay ridiculously high taxi fares. Traveling regularly in a cab may exhaust a lot of your money and is not a feasible option. The suitable way to commute from Dubai to other cities that wouldn’t cost you a fortune is via bus.
UAE has an advanced inter-city bus service that helps passengers travel between the cities with ease. Here we have jotted down a list of bus services that make traveling from Dubai to other Emirates an affordable affair.
Bus Service from Dubai to Sharjah
The cheapest way to go from Dubai to the emirate of Sharjah is via bus. While a car trip may be a lot cheaper but not everyone has the facility of a personal vehicle. There are several public bus services operated by Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) that operate from Dubai to Sharjah.
The majority of all the buses that depart from Dubai go to the Al Jubail Bus Station in Sharjah.
Bus services that operate from Dubai to Sharjah include:
- E303- from Union Square Bus Station to Al Jubail Bus Station
- E306- from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Al Jubai Bus Station
- E307- from Deira City Centre Bus Station to Al Jubail Bus Station
- E307A- from Abu Hail Bus Station to Al Jubail Bus Station
- E315- from Etisalat Bus Station to Al Muwailah Bus Station
Cost: All public bus services charge AED 10 per person for a one-way ticket.
Bus Service from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
The most affordable to travel to Abu Dhabi from Dubai is by public bus. Taxi fares are exorbitant and may cost you around AED 250 to AED 350 from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. The only cheap way is to commute on public buses that may charge AED25 per person for a one-way ticket.
Bus Services that operate from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
Two bus services operate from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. One is the E100 service and the second one is the E101 service. Both bus services are managed and operated by RTA Dubai.
- E100 Bus Service departs from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station
- E101 Bus service departs from Ibn Battuta Bus Station to Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station
Both bus services charge a flat AED25 fare per person for a one-way ticket. You can use an NOL card for making the payment at the Dubai bus station.
Bus Service from Dubai to Ajman
If you need to travel from Dubai to Ajman, the cheapest way is to board a bus. There is only one bus service that operates between the two emirates i.e. E400.
The bus departs from Union Square Bus Station in Dubai and stops at different stations on its way toward Ajman. The last stop for the E400 bus is Al Musallah Bus Station in Ajman.
The bus service operated by Dubai RTA charges AED 12 per person for a one-way ticket to Ajman.
Bus Service from Dubai to Fujairah
To help residents commute easily between Dubai and Fujairah, RTA Dubai operates an intercity bus service that takes passengers to Fujairah from Dubai and vice versa.
There is only one bus service that operates between the two emirates i.e. E700. The bus departs from Union Square Bus Station and stops over at Fujairah Bus Station.
The cost of a one-way ticket for the E700 bus route is AED 25 per person. The public bus service operates daily and departs from Dubai to Fujairah every hour from 6.35 am to 10.15 pm.
Bus Service from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah
To facilitate residents who need to travel between Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, the RAKTA (Ras Al Khaimah Transportation Authority) operates 12 shuttle bus services that take passengers from Rak to Dubai and vice versa on daily basis.
The Al Hamra bus service departs from Union Square Bus Station in Dubai at 7.30 am and arrives at RAK Bus Station. The buses depart after every one and a half hours and end operation at 9.30 pm.
The ticket cost for a one-way ticket from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah is AED 25 per person.
The Latest Public Bus Service from Dubai to Hatta
RTA Dubai has recently launched a new public bus service that will take passengers from Dubai to Hatta on a seamless journey. This new bus service would be the fastest way to reach the highlands of Hatta from Dubai without costing you an arm or leg.
It will take around one hour and 30 minutes for the Hatta Express bus to reach Hatta from Dubai. The bus departs from the Dubai Mall’s main entrance near the tourist bus parking lot and arrives at the Hatta Main Bus Station.
Dubai to Hatta bus operates daily starting from 7 am departing every two hours till 7 pm.
A one-way ticket from Dubai to Hatta will cost you AED 25 per person. You can hop over the same bus to come back to Dubai for AED 25. The round trip would cost you AED 50 in total.
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Public Bus Service from Dubai to Umm Al Quwain
For traveling to Umm Al Quwain from Dubai, the most suitable and affordable option is to take a public bus. Although you can reach your destination much quicker when traveling in a private car or taxi those who want to skip the high-priced taxi fare can opt for traveling via bus.
You can use the E601 bus service that departs from Etihad Bus Station in Deira and arrives at Union Roundabout in Umm Al Quwain.
A one-way ticket to Umm Al Quwain from Dubai on the E601 Bus route will cost you around AED 10 per person.