How to Catch a Bus from Abu Dhabi to Dubai

The bus route between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is one of the most important routes in the United Arab Emirates. The cost of a bus from Abu Dhabi to Dubai is 25 AED one way, which is cheaper than the fare for a taxi from Abu Dhabi to Dubai.

Abu Dhabi to Dubai Bus Timings

There are two bus routes that run between Abu Dhabi and Dubai: E100 and E101. Both buses leave from Al Wahda, the main bus station in Abu Dhabi. They both have different times, intervals, and destinations, though.

Bus Route E100 – Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station to Bur Dubai, Al Ghubaiba Bus Station

This route runs from Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station to Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in Bur Dubai. Travel time is approximately 2 hours, depending on traffic. You can purchase tickets at the bus station for AED 25 each or use your NOL card to pay for them.


  • Sunday-Wednesday 4:30 am 12:05 am (11 to 20-minute intervals)
  • Thursday, 4:30 am– 12:20 am (8 to 20-minute intervals)
  • Friday, 5:00 a.m- 12:00 am (8 to 15-minute intervals)
  • Saturday 5:00 am- 12:00 am (8 to 15-minute intervals)

Also Read: How to Check Nol Card Balance Online

Bus Route E101 – Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station to Dubai Ibn Battuta Metro Station

This route begins at Al Wahda, the Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station, and ends at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Metro Station. Depending on traffic, travel time is around 1.5 hours. Each ticket costs AED 25.


  • Sunday-Wednesday 6:50 am to 11:50 am (30-minute intervals)
  • Thursday, 6:50 am- 01:05 am (25 to 60-minute intervals)
  • Friday, 7:50 am- 1:00 am (25 to 60-minute intervals)
  • Saturday, 6:50- 1:50 am (20 to 30-minute intervals)

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