There is no train service in Bahrain. Tourists can go to the country by air or road. It is a good experience to go there from Saudi Arabia via King Fahd Causeway, a famous attraction in Bahrain. When traveling around the country, visitors can take buses, taxis, chartered cars, or bicycles.
How to get to Bahrain
Located on Muharraq Island, 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of Manama, Bahrain International Airport is the major airport used in the country. The airport operates direct flights to/from many international cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kuwait, Cairo, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Frankfurt, Doha, Colombo, etc. Gulf Air is the major airline in the country.
If tourists want to visit the country by road, they can go to Saudi Arabia first, from where they can take buses to Bahrain through King Fahd Causeway. In this way, tourists are required to get a visa for Saudi Arabia. At present, King Fahd Causeway is the only land port to exit/enter Bahrain. Please note that avoid entering Bahrain through this causeway on Thursday because Friday and Saturday are the weekends in Middle East Countries and a huge number of people from nearby countries will go to Bahrain on Thursday to spend their weekends.
It is said that in the future, tourists can also travel between Bahrain and Qatar by a very long causeway which is under planning now.
How to travel around
As of now, no train or subway service is provided in the country. Tourists can travel in big cities by taking public buses, but only a few buses are provided and the schedule is not fixed. If you are pressed for time, public bus is not advised.
Taxi is a major means of transportation in the country if you don’t want to charter a car. Please note that you should ask the driver to use the meter. If they don’t use the meter, you have the right to reject the fees. You’d better bargain with the driver to make a proper price when you want to travel a longer distance by taxi. Another thing to notice is that extra money needs to be paid from 22:00 to 06:00, or when you are picked up from a hotel or airport. It is easy to call a taxi in main streets and taxi stands.
Renting a car is also a good way to travel around the country. There are many car rental companies. Tourists may be able to rent cars by providing driver licenses and passports. It is advised to check the car before driving it. Car Regent is a good car rental company in the country. The services and cars are relatively better than others. Inside the new towns, the roads are wide highways, so it’s easy to drive your car. However, you should be careful when driving in the old towns because roads there are narrow and usually many cars park beside the roads. Note that all vehicles should keep to the right.
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