Ground transport

Taxis and limousines are available in Kuwait for travel in the city, although most hotels arrange a 'meet and greet' service for their guests, which can be included in the hotel account. This costs about the same as hiring a limousine but is easier, especially for first time visitors. Distance from airport to the city centre is around 16km.

The Kuwaiti Transport Company has a monopoly on public bus services, which is a good service covering a wide area and fares are extremely cheap.

Driving can be hazardous despite the well-lit roads. Foreigners on a visit visa need an international licence.


Tipping is expected in the more upmarket restaurants. Any services charges go into the till and not to the wait staff.