UAE: RTA Announced New Bus Service Between Dubai and Abu Dhabi Airport


The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced a new agreement for passenger transportation between Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airport. The ‘Express Bus Route’ will connect the airport to Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Bus Station.

The RTA and Capital Express signed the Rapid Intercity agreement. Currently, the service is only available to Wizz Air passengers. The bus fare will be included in the ticket price, and the coach buses on this route will have luggage storage.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will provide the parking spaces and infrastructure required to make the service available in Dubai.

To ensure the safety of all passengers at Ibn Battuta Bus Station, the RTA will monitor and supervise the workflow. Capital Express For Rapid Intercity will be in charge of passenger safety on their buses.


According to Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of the Public Transport Agency, the agreement will “greatly enhance” Dubai-Abu Dhabi transportation services.

“Joining forces with the private sector will strengthen RTA’s public-private partnership, which the authority always seeks to undertake as a means of exchanging experiences and enhancing its public service offerings. It comprises the extension and enhancement of UAE’s transport network by offering bus services within cities, including Abu Dhabi,” said Bahrozyan.

Eyad Ishaq Al Ansari, the CEO, Capital Express for Rapid Intercity, said:


“Direct connectivity between both emirates’ vital regions, including Abu Dhabi International Airport, will attract more tourists visiting Abu Dhabi and provide travel facilities that will enhance the experience of both tourists and aviation alike.”

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