How to get from Dubai to Ajman

Looking to visit the Emirate of Ajman from Dubai?  We share with you exactly how to get to Ajman by private vehicle and public bus from Dubai.

Dubai to Ajman

The Emirate of Ajman may be small (just 460 square km of land in total!), but is home to many wonderful family resorts and unique historic buildings, as well as the one million square metre Al Zorah Nature Reserve.

We have a detailed guide of places to visit in Ajman here.

Distance from Dubai to Ajman

Sitting just 35 minutes away from Dubai by road, Ajman is very straight forward to reach by private car simply following along the E11 or E311. You will drive complete through the Emirate of Sharjah before arriving in the Emirate of Ajman.

The journey from Dubai to Ajman is approximately 40kms.

You can rent your own car to make it easy to travel around the UAE or complete the journey by taxi or ride share such as Careem or Uber.

Dubai to Ajman Bus Route E400

Alternatively, without your own vehicle there in an Intercity Bus route making it straight forward for travellers from Dubai to get to Ajman.

  • The E400 bus runs every 30 minutes from Dubai’s Union Metro Station to Ajman, Union National Bank (near to the Ajman Museum).
  • The journey takes around 50 minutes and costs 12 AED.
  • Tickets should be purchased in the metro station or using a NOL card.
  • Services start at 4:30 am and run until 11:30 pm (5 am Friday’s)

List of E400 bus Stops

  • Dubai – Union Metro Station
  • Sharjah – Ansar Mall
  • Al Safeer Mall
  • Sharjah – Al Wahda Road, Subway
  • Sharjah – Al Wahda Road Center
  • City Center Al Wahda
  • Sharjah – Jumbo
  • Sharjah – Adnoc
  • Sharjah – Gold Souk
  • Ajman, Union National Bank

Dubai to Ajman Bus Route E411

In 2019 a new direct route was introduced from Dubai to Ajman, the E411.

  • The E411 travels between Etisalat Metro Station and Ajman Bus Station
  • There are 7 stops on this route from Dubai to Ajman
  • It operates between 5:00 am to 11:16 pm
  • The E411 bus departs every 30 minutes
  • The journey takes 49 minutes
  • You can pay the 12 AED fare with Nol card

Ajman to Dubai by Bus

The Intercity Bus routes E400 and E411 operate from Ajman Bus Station back to Dubai Union Metro Station and Etisalat Metro Station.

  • The journey takes around 50 minutes and costs 12 AED.
  • The E400 and E411 operate every 30 minutes
  • You can use a Dubai NOL card from Ajman, or buy tickets at Ajman Bus Station.

Dubai Airport Bus from Ajman

New in 2022! Did you know you can now check in for your Emirates flight out of DXB from Ajman?

The new facility is located in the Ajman Central Bus Terminal. The first remote check-in facility outside of Dubai, you will find 2 self check in counters and four service counters that run 24 hours. Simply;

  • Complete the check in process as you normally would at the airport
  • Board an Ajman Transport Authority bus to Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, with your tagged luggage.
  • Use the baggage drop lane at DXB then head straight to passport control to board your flight. 

Public transport within Ajman

There is a public bus service that runs along Al Ittihad Street towards Al Jurf and the Arjam Industrial Area, with fares from 3 AED.

There are three licensed taxi companies in Ajman; Al-Raha Cars, Speed Trans and Arabian Taxi. You can call all Ajman Taxies on 600 599997.

There are special needs taxi and newly introduced a ladies service Mahrah.

How to get to Masfout, Ajman

Situated southeast of Ajman city, it is around a 90-minute drive through the Hajar Mountains following the Sharjah-Kalba Road to get to the enclave of Masfout.

Non-GCC Nationals should ensure that they have their passports with them as some routes cross into Omani territory – though you are unlikely to be asked. You can visit Masfout as part of a day trip to Hatta (a Dubai enclave).

The main attraction here is the Masfout Castle and stunning mountains and wadi views along the way.

Abu Dhabi to Ajman

If you are travelling from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to Ajman, the  journey is 155kms and will take around 1 hour and 50 minutes, dependent on traffic through Dubai and Sharjah on the E11 or E311.

There is no direct public transport link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but you can follow our guide here to getting between Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and look to connect from Sharjah to Ajman.

Ajman to Ras Al Khaimah

If you are looking to travel beyond Ajman to Ras Al Khaimah, there is a service that picks up from Liwara Station at the northern end of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Street.

For more details visit

Dubai to Ajman by Road

We have several handy guides to help you navigate driving trips around the UAE (and beyond to Oman!) including

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