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Car Hire from Bahrain Airport

Car Hire at Bahrain Airport

This information is correct as of July 2015

Whether you want visit a times island, brush up on your history or pearl diving, sunbath on glorious sandy beaches or shop ‘til you drop in Manama’s modern malls, you can find the best car hire at Bahrain Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Bahrain Airport

There are eleven car hire companies with desks at Bahrain Airport: U-Drive, Sixt, Alkobaisi, Gulf, Avis National Car, Oscar, Hertz, Hanco, Europcar and Budget. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Bahrain Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

Luckily there is a Muharraq petrol station located just 7 minutes drive from Bahrain Airport. Take the 2403 road from the airport and take a right on to Arad Highway. Take the fourth exit onto Airport Avenue taking a slight right on to Avenue 20. The petrol station will be on the left hand side.

Driving around Bahrain Airport

Bahrain Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The 26km King Fahd Causeway connects Bahrain to Saudi Arabia. The border post is on an island in the middle of the causeway. There is a toll for using this border which costs 2 BD from Bahrain and 20 SAR from Saudi. There are no tolls leaving the causeway. However, note that rental vehicles are usually not permitted to cross the border – special insurance and paperwork must be obtained.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Bahrain Airport.

Muharraq Island

This timeless island is well with a visit. Cross the causeway and escape the hustle and bustle and skyscrapers of Manama to a place of old Arab architecture, ancient forts, winding narrow streets and traditional pearl diving.

It takes just 12 minutes to reach Muharraq Island from Bahrain Airport. Head southwest onto road 2403, then take the first exit to Muharraq Island.


Meaning ‘Sleeping Place’ Manama’s name belies its vibrant atmosphere. Lively bars and nightclubs and late night shopping bring the nights to life while by day Manama’s lovely cafes, fine dining restaurants, museums, large shopping malls, art and heritage leave plenty of room for exploring. There is even a fantastic water park that kids will love.

Manama is just 20 minutes by car from Bahrain Airport. From the airport take road 2403 towards the Arad Highway. Merge with Al Gous Highway then get on to Al Fatih Highway. Get on to 2762 and follow this to Manama.


Defined by the surrounding seas, Bahrain was a pearl diving powerhouse that transformed it into the wealthy country it is today. Dazzling white beaches compete with the shimmering skyscrapers that tower along their shores. Ancient burial sites, majestic mosques, wildlife and natural parks and bubbling sweet-water springs evoke Bahrain’s natural and cultural heritage. Today, as if to confirm its status as a super-rich state, the Grand Prix roars through the street of Sakhir every year.

It takes just 20 minutes to reach the city centre from Bahrain Airport. Take road 2403 to the Arad Highway towards road 2819. Follow this to the city centre.

There is plenty of parking all over Bahrain from car parks to pay and display on-street parking. Most shopping malls, water parks and hotels in Bahrain also offer parking – some free, some pay and display.

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