About Bahrain International Airport (BAH)

Bahrain International Airport serves the small island nation of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, and more specifically the capital city of Manama. Our guide to the airport includes important contact details, information on terminal facilities, and local hotel recommendations.


There is a customer service desk (tel: +973 17 339 339) in the main arrivals concourse, after the customs area.


Driving directions:

From central Manama the simplest way to reach the airport is via the eastbound King Faisal Highway (that becomes the Sheikh Isa Bin Salman Causeway, and ultimately Airport Avenue), which leads directly to the terminal.

Airport Info

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Bahrain International Airport is located 6km (4 miles) northeast of Manama, the Bahraini capital, on the island of Muharraq.

No. of terminals:

+973 17 339 339.

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Taxi: Metered taxis are available outside Arrivals. The journey time to Manama is 10 to 20 minutes, depending on traffic, at an approximate price of 6BHD (fares are subject to additional charges). Taxi companies recommended by the airport include Speedy Motors (tel: +973 17 682 999) and Arabian Taxi (tel: +973 17 461 746).

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

Terminal facilities


There are banks with bureau de change services and ATMs at various points in the terminal building.


There are restaurants and cafés throughout Bahrain International Airport. These include pizza restaurants, fast food outlets and the ubiquitous Irish pub.


The airport has an extensive duty-free shopping area ( located in the departures concourse. This offers a wide range of goods and gifts – notably gold, jewellery and electronic items – as well as local crafts. Orders can be placed online for collection at the airport. There are also bookshops at various points.


There is no left-luggage facility at Bahrain International Airport. Lost and found enquiries should be directed to the following: items lost in the terminal (tel: +973 17 321 429) or luggage lost in the baggage reclaim area (tel: +973 17 321 430).


First-aid facilities are available throughout the airport and there is a pharmacy on the first floor. A Muslim prayer room is also located on site.

Airport facilities

Disabled facilities:

The terminal is fully accessible to disabled travellers, with either lifts or ramps in place where required. Bahrain Airport Services (tel: +973 17 321 444) can assist with special requests.

Car parking:

Premium (car park A) and short-term parking (car park B) is available close to the terminal, while long-term parking (car parks C, D and E) is linked to the terminal by free 24-hour shuttles. Passengers can be dropped off in front of the departures area, or picked up in front of Arrivals with waiting capped at 15 minutes (penalty charges apply thereafter). Further information is available from BAC Parking (tel: +973 17 329 555).

Car rental:

International car hire companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt are represented at the airport, along with a number of local operators. Car hire desks are located in the Arrivals concourse. Women are permitted to drive in Bahrain.