Travel to Kuwait
Flying to Kuwait
The national airline is Kuwait Airways (www.kuwaitairways.com), which offers direct flights from the UK and the USA, among other destinations. British Airways (www.ba.com) also flies direct to Kuwait from the UK.
The major airport is: Kuwait International AIrport.
Kuwait International AirportCode
Kuwait International Airport is located 16km (10 miles) south of Kuwait City.Telephone
+965 2431 9829Address
Kuwait International Airport, Gazali Expressway
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From London - 6 hours; New York - 12 hours 30 minutes.
Travelling to Kuwait by Rail
Driving to Kuwait
Travellers are advised against using all road links with raq due to political instability within Iraq. The border into Saudi Arabia is not open to tourists. If you have a visa for Saudi Arabia, you can use the Al-Nuwaisib crossing (for Damman) or the Al-Salmy crossing (for Riyadh).
There are bus services between Kuwait City and Cairo (Egypt), via Aqaba in Jordan and Nuweiba in Egypt. Buses also operate to Damman in Saudi Arabia. Kuwait Public Transport Company (tel: +965 2232 8501; www.kptc.com.kw) is the main operator.
Getting to Kuwait by boat
Main ports: Kuwait City. Multiple shipping lines call regularly at Kuwait City. Most traffic is commercial.
The Combined Shipping Company (tel: +965 2483 0130; www.cscq8.com) operates passenger ferries between Kuwait's Shuwaikh Port and the Iranian ports of Khoramshar and Bushehr.