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How to Reach Sharjah from India

If you are planning a trip to Sharjah from India, there are several direct flights available to the city. Air Arabia, Air India, Air India Express, Jet Airways and Qatar Airways offer direct flight service between India and Sharjah. On can fly from various cities such as Varanasi, Kochi, Pune, Delhi, Mumbai, Trivandrum and many others. Other option is to take a flight to Dubai and further take a bur or local flight until Sharjah.

Visa Policy for Indians

As an Indian citizen, one can apply for visa for U.A.E online at or at its centers present in various cities of India. For tourist visa with single entry, the approximate fee is AED 250 and with multiple entries is approximately AED 350. One can submit the application form along with fees online.

Most frequently searched routes to Sharjah

Route Name Distance Time
Dubai to Sharjah 28 kms 24 minutes
Abu-dhabi to Sharjah 164 kms 1 hour 36 minutes

How to reach Sharjah by flight

A fair share of flights land at Sharjah International Airport located 15 km from the city center. Sharjah International Airport is also a base to local air carrier, Air Arabia, which connects Sharjah to other Middle Eastern countries as well as Indian subcontinent. However, owing to better connectivity to major European cities and Asian cities, Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi Airport are preferred. One can hire taxis or book a ticket of inter-Emirate buses or a flight ticket to Sharjah from here.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 18,639 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 21,845 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 21,130 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 18,703 Non-stop View
Hyderabad ₹ 20,002 Non-stop View
Kolkata ₹ 25,468 View

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How to reach Sharjah by road

One can easily catch a metered taxi from anywhere in Dubai or other Emirates to travel to Sharjah. However, make sure to avoid the rush hours.

Local transport in Sharjah

Metered Taxis: 
  • Prices: Drop charges of AED 3 (6:00 AM - 10:00 AM), AED 3.5 (10:00 PM - 6:00 AM). 
  • Within Sharjah: Between AED 10 and AED 30
  • To and from Dubai: Regular fares + AED 20 
Local Buses:
They run 24 hours a day and is a much more cost-efficient mode of commuting within Sharjah. There are special seats reserved for children, women and elderly.
  • Main bus station: Al Jubail Terminal
  • Starting fares: AED 5 
City Sightseeing Sharjah tour buses:
  • Starting point: Al Majz Waterfront 
  • Tickets: AED 85 for adults, AED 45 for kids (5 - 12 tears) and are valid for 24 hours.
  • Where to buy: Any bus station, at various hotels and travel agencies in Sharjah.
  • Destinations covered: Sharjah Aquarium and the Maritime Museum, Al Qasba, Central Souk, Al Noor Mosque (only mosque in Sharjah for non-Muslim visitors with guided tours), sandy beaches, the Fish Market, Al Montazah, King Faisal Mosque, Islamic Museum, Clock Square, Radisson Blu Resort, The Flag Island and Sharjah Mega Mall. 

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