Ground transport

A taxi to the city centre takes approximately 15 minutes, although the major hotels offer a pick-up service.

A bus service operates 24 hours and the journey from the airport to the city centre takes 15 minutes. Major car rental companies such as Avis, Budget and Hertz are also available at the airport.


There are a number of major international hotel chains available in Manama. Hotels have a 15 per cent service charge.


Tipping in restaurants and for taxis is 10 per cent.