Bahrain Transportation Tips by googoosh

Bahrain Transportation: 42 reviews and 30 photos

parking over a junction - Bahrain

parking over a junction

classic example of parking on a traffic light

patience is essential when driving in bahrain. parking across junctions is an everyday occurance - this example is by the multistory car park.

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Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Written Jun 17, 2004
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the road from the multistory car park - Bahrain
the road from the multistory car park

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Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Written Jun 17, 2004
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new roundabout at seef - Bahrain
new roundabout at seef

the pillars are just going up for the new seef roundabout.

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Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Written Jun 15, 2004
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typical road scene - a red light and not moving! - Bahrain

typical road scene - a red light and not moving!

Two types of public taxis Taxis Review

there are two types of taxis in bahrain:

1 - the usual four seater, you'll spot these easily because they have bright orange wheel hubs.
2 - the pick up trucks - see picture - these are usually cheaper and you'll share them with other people.

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Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Written May 19, 2004
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Taxi rip-off Taxis Review

those taxi drivers are terrible. last week my car broke down and i had to use the taxis. the drivers do not want to use the meters - even when i threatened to get out of the taxi he couldn't find his meter. please don't accept this - leave the taxi - it really is a problem here. i wouldn't mind so much if the taxis were in working order, but they are knackered!

At Least Do This:
don't accept their first offer, second or even third offer. ask for the meter to be turned on and keep asking until the taxi driver does turn on the meter. otherwise, leave the car at the first available point.

Alternative:
the limo taxis appeared to be more expensive - but they are clean, new mercedes. very nice! if you tel 17 801999 they'll come and pick you up. you'll find that if you're new to bahrain, and in manama town, these taxis will probably work out to be cheaper and definately will be far less hastle than using the waiting taxis.

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Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Updated May 19, 2004
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Most non-arabs arrive by... Bahrain - Saudi Causeway Review

Most non-arabs arrive by plane, however you can drive over the causeway. To cross the bridge you'll need a saudi visa and probably a bahraini visa.
For most people it's easier to fly in and out. Another option is just about to start - ferry rides between Bahrain and Dubai, which also connect up with Iran.
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<font color=brown><b>Taxis</b></font> are cheap, and easy to find, they have bright orange bumpers, but make sure the driver puts on the meter before you start driving. Otherwise you'll end up paying a fortune.


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Alternatively, if you have an international driving licence, <font color=brown><b>hire a car</b></font>. The cheapest cars, such as a nissan sunny, cost US$25 day or there-abouts and petrol is cheap @ 25c a litre. That means you can fill your hire-car for BD3.500 (US$10/ 6 pounds sterling).

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Public transport does exist, but it's difficult to find.

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Type: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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The dhows (boats) are built of... - Bahrain
The dhows (boats) are built of...

The dhows (boats) are built of indian teak and used to be used for pearl diving as well as fishing.

There are more pictures in the travelogue

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Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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