Trains run roughly every 10 minutes from Terminals 1 and 3. Services start 5.50am (5.30am on Thursday), and stop at midnight (1am on Thursday/Friday). Please note there is no service on Friday mornings and only starts at 1pm.
There are just two lines, making the network simple to use even for newcomers. Most stations have connecting buses and taxi ranks for onward travel. Most major hotels and tourist destinations are relatively close to a station.
is not linked to the metro. However, there are regular buses that link the airport to the Ibn Batutta metro station.
You can buy your ticket at the airport stations. The cost depends on how many zones you travel, but is always extremely affordable.
Try the Nol card. It can be charged up with credit, and also gives you a discount on standard fares.
The front carriage on each train is ‘gold class’, for a small premium – kids will love the view through the driverless front window! There is also a carriage for women and children only.
You’re allowed up to two pieces of luggage (with one being hand luggage). For more information visit the RTA opens in a new window
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The nearest metro station is located at Ibn Battuta Mall which can be reached via bus or taxi.