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    Buses are a low-cost option, mainly suited to residents or people familiar with the city, as the network is extensive.

    Between Dubai International and the city

    Buses arrive and leave from stands opposite Terminal 1, 2 and 3. For up-to-date routes and times, and to plan your journey, please visit the Roads and Transport Authority opens in a new window (RTA).

    Please note: you need to buy a Nol card in advance; you can’t pay cash to the driver.

    Shuttle Bus between Terminals

    There is a free 24-hour shuttle bus service between Terminals 1and 3. Simply follow the signs or ask our May I Help You team.

    You can also use the Metro between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

    If you’re connecting flights, you will be automatically transferred as part of your connection.

    Dubai World Central (DWC)

    The airport is linked to the city and Dubai International by buses operated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

    Bus no F55 travels between the airport and the Ibn Battuta Metro Station every hour during the metro operational hours while Bus no N55 travels between the airport and the Al Ghubaiba Bus Station when the metro is not in operation.