Sharjah Airport, also known by its full name Sharjah International Airport, is located around 15 km from the center of Sharjah city and roughly 38 km from central Dubai. Its single passenger terminal is compact but still provides all of the amenities you would expect during your stay. From the airport there are a wide range of international flights available, many of which are provided by Air Arabia.
Terminals at Sharjah Airport
Sharjah Airport consists of a single passenger terminal which offers a good range of facilities and amenities to keep travelers occupied. The passenger terminal is fairly small but still manages to provide everything you would need.
Facilities at Sharjah Airport
Hungry travelers at Sharjah Airport can visit the on-site food court which is home to many different eateries. Outside of the food court there are other options such as Costa Coffee and Subway to grab a quick bite. Those looking to pass the time or pick up last-minute gifts can browse through the extensive duty-free store. There are also multiple banks and currency exchange centers if you need to arrange your finances. Special assistance is provided for unaccompanied children, disabled and elderly passengers through immigration and customs. There are also children's play areas at the airport with supervised staff if you need a safe place to leave your children.
The primary airport lounge at Sharjah Airport, First & Business Class Lounge, is found opposite the Transfer desk on the 1st floor. The lounge is open 24 hours a day and provides great services such as Wi-Fi, free beverages, TV and showers for a comfortable airport stay. Economy class passengers are able to access the First & Business Class Lounge for an additional fee. There is also a VIP Lounge providing a more personalized lounge experience with private suites.
Sharjah Airport Travel Information
Travelers to and from Sharjah Airport can benefit from the extensive transportation options in the area. As well as public transportation in the form of airport coaches or local buses, passengers can opt for a private taxi or car rental to get to central Sharjah. Visitors can also get from Sharjah Airport to Dubai by public bus, car or taxi in as little as 30 minutes. A taxi from Sharjah airport to Abu Dhabi can take between 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes depending on traffic.
There are many car rental companies operating at Sharjah Airport. Getting your own vehicle is ideal for those wanting to explore Sharjah, Dubai and the surrounding area themselves. Be advised that rush hour in Sharjah and Dubai can be quite hectic so it’s probably best to avoid driving at this time.
Dedicated airport coaches go to and from Sharjah Airport and run every 30 minutes. Public buses are also available and run roughly every hour from the airport, traveling to Sharjah city as well as Dubai. Public buses are very low-cost and tickets can be bought directly from the driver. Taking a bus directly from central Sharjah to Dubai only takes around one hour at off-peak travel times.
Taxis are one of the most popular modes of transportation for visitors to Sharjah and are readily available. Taxis can take you into central Sharjah and nearby Dubai directly from Sharjah Airport as well as from city to city. For those without a car, taxis are an affordable way to get around in Sharjah and Dubai during your stay.
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* This information is correct as of May 2018