Dubai Airport Informational Guide to Dubai International Airport (DXB) - Non Official

Dubai Airport Bus

Public bus system in Dubai is called Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and counts with 79 bus routes.

Please be aware that in order to use Dubai buses you will need to have a Nol card.

Inter-terminal shuttle bus

Free shuttle buses between terminals (Terminal 1 to Terminal 3) are available at Dubai Airport. There is no shuttle bus giving service in Terminal 2. 

Those buses work 24/7. Frequency: Every 20 minutes.

Transfer between terminals takes around 5-10 minutes.


Terminal 1: Upper level between Arrivals and Departures

Terminal 3: Upper level, departures, outside entrance 3. 

Express Routes

Please note that express buses follow regular intervals daily from 05:30 / 05:50 am / 06:00 am to 01:00 am.

Express Bus 13B

It is the express bus connecting Dubai Airport (Terminal 2) with Al Qusais Bus Station in Dubai city centre.

The ride takes about 30 minutes. Departures: From “Gold Souq Bus Station 8”.

Stops: Traffic Police 2, Abu Hail Center 2, Hamriya Shopping Center 2, Abu Hail, Clinic 2, Hor Al anz Turnoff 2, Burj Nahar Intersection, Naif Intersection 2 to Sabkha.

Feeder Routes

Feeder Bus line F04

It connects Dubai International Airport with Dubai city centre from Terminal 2 Via Union MS to Deira City Center Bus Station.

Feeder Bus line F27

Connects Dubai Airport Terminal 2 and DAFZA with Al Nahda Metro Station.

Feeder Bus line F55

Works between Dubai Airport and Ibn Battuta Metro Station every hour during the metro operational hours.

It also connects the airport and the Satwa Bus Station when the metro is shut down.

Central Business District Routes

Central Business District route C01

It departs from Dubai Airport Terminal 3 and goes via Union MS to Al Satwa Bus Station.

Local bus routes

Local bus route 31

This bus follows the route between Dubai Airport Terminal 2 and Oud al Mateena.

Local bus route 43

Connects Gold Souq Bus Station to Dubai Airport Terminal 2.


Buses arrive and depart from bus stands outside of all passenger Terminals of Dubai Airport, Terminal 1, 2 and 3.


To access to the public buses in Dubai it is compulsory to do so by the Nol Card.

Cost: AED 5.00.

Please note that payment by cash is not accepted.

Find more information about all the different bus routes here

Nol Card - Where do I buy it?

Nol Card can be purchased at metro stations or at the ticket machines at Dubai Airport Arrivals (all three terminals).