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Travel to Bahrain

Flying to Bahrain

The national airline serving Bahrain is Gulf Air (, which operates direct flights from the UK. British Airways ( also has a direct connection from London.

The major airport is: Bahrain International Airport.

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Bahrain International Airport




Bahrain International Airport is located 7km (4.3 miles) northeast of the capital city Manama on the island of Muharraq.


+973 8000 7777

Rd 2404

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Flight times

From London - 6 hours 35 minutes; New York - 15 hours (including stopover).

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Travelling to Bahrain by Rail

Driving to Bahrain

A car drive to Dhahran (Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia) takes approximately 1 hour from Bahrain using the King Fahd Causeway. A toll fee is payable by drivers leaving Bahrain. Normal Saudi Arabian visa regulations apply.

Getting to Bahrain by boat

Main ports: Khalifa Bin Salman Port is now being used as the main port. Sitra Wharf another port is frequently used. Mina Manama is now being used as a military service port.

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