From ferry to shuttle; 5 ways to travel between Dubai and Sharjah

Here’s your guide to quick and cost-effective options between the two bustling cities.

Are you looking for a quick and affordable option to travel between Dubai and Sharjah?

Traveling without a car or metro between the two cities separated by a sandy border may seem daunting at first, but it’s actually quite comfortable.

Those looking for comfort have the option of taking a taxi, while buses prove to be a more economical means of transportation.

Whether you’re visiting the bustling markets of Sharjah or looking to get a view of Dubai’s picturesque skyline, or perhaps you’re a busy bee who travels for work between the two cities daily, here’s a guide to getting between the two emirates.


RTA It offers many bus routes from different points between the two bustling cities. Intercity bus options have different prices and depart from various points in the two cities. Here is a list of the most common bus services offered:

From Dubai to Sharjah

  • E301 – From Shabab Al Ahli (U6) to Sharjah, Al Taawun (V5)
  • E303 – From Union (T4) to Sharjah, Al Jubail (W5)
  • E303A – From Al Sabkha (S4) to Sharjah, Al Jubail (W5)
  • E304 – From Al Satwa (P4) to Sharjah, Al Jubail (W5)
  • E306 – From Al Ghubaiba (R3) to Sharjah, Al Jubail (W5)
  • E307: from Deira city center (S5) to Sharjah, Al Jubail (W5)
  • E307A – From Abu Hail (T5) to Sharjah, Al Jubail (W5)
  • E311 – From Rashidiya (T8) to Sharjah, Al Jubail (W5)
  • E315 – From Etisalat (U8) to Sharjah, Al Muwailah (W8)
  • E316 – From Rashidiya (T8) to Sharjah Al Noaf (W9)

The routes shown above are for RTA’s Sohail app.

From Sharjah to Dubai (Bus service provided by RTA)

  • E303 – From Al Jubail to Dubai, Union Square
  • E306 – From Al Jubail to Dubai, Al Ghubaiba
  • E307 – Al Jubail to Dubai, Deira City Center
  • E307A – Al Jubail to Dubai, Abu Hail Metro Station
  • E315 – Muwaileh to Dubai, Etisalat Metro Station

(Bus service offered by SRTA)

  • 308 – Rolla to Dubai, Jabel Ali, Ibn Battuta Bus Station
  • 309 – From Rolla to Dubai, Interchange 4
  • 313 – From Rolla to Dubai, Airport Terminal 2
  • 113 – Rolla to Dubai, Rashidiya Bus Station


RTA offers its taxi service between the two emirates. An additional cost of 20 dirhams It is charged when crossing between the two cities.

Sharjah Transport Authority, SRTA, offers a similar taxi service to Dubai, with the same additional charge of 20 dirhams.

Taxi services such as careem and Uber They are excellent options to consider when traveling, as they offer various options ranging from normal to luxury, meeting the needs of all types of travelers.


Are you looking for a panoramic option to reach your destination? RTAThe Dubai Ferry Service operates between Dubai and Sharjah from Al Ghubaibah to Sharjah Aquarium (FR5). The service runs back and forth between the two stops.

Cost: 15 dirhams (silver card) and 25 dirhams (gold card) for a one-way trip.

Transportation to the airport

Dubai and Sharjah international airports offer shuttle services to each emirate. This bus service is a fast and economical way to get to the other city after landing or leaving the country.

Air Arabia offers buses from Sharjah Airport to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Ras al Khaimah. The bus runs to and from Al Ghurair center between Dubai and Sharjah. A trip costs 20 dirhams.

Countless private bus services and tour agencies offer transportation from Dubai Airport to Sharjah and vice versa.


There are numerous car rental options in the United Arab Emirates for tourists and residents to immerse themselves in. Be it a family car or a sports car to satisfy your adrenaline rush, rental places in the Emirates offer it all.

In addition to rental stores, customers also have online options such as Udrive and Ekar. Renting cars is just a click away with these two, as they offer a range of vehicles and brands.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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