About the Airport
Where is Bahrain International Airport located?
Bahrain International Airport is located in Muharraq, adjacent to the capital Manama. Please click here for the location.
Who manages the Airport?
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) is the operating and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA). Established in 2008, the semi-governmental company is responsible for developing BIA and enhancing its capacity and infrastructure to accommodate future growth.
Who is the ground handler at Bahrain International Airport?
Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) is the ground handler at Bahrain International Airport (BIA). BAS provides fully integrated airport services at (BIA) with the highest levels of safety and security.
For more information about BAS, please visit www.bas.com.bh
What is the procedure to film/photograph at the Airport?
Find the Filming and Photography Guideline here.
What is the call center number of the Airport?
If your calling from Bahrain, please call +973 80007777. For International calls, please call +973 80114444.
My flight has been canceled. What should I do?
Kindly contact your airline for further information.
My connecting flight has been changed. Can I stay at the airport?
Can I claim compensation if my flight is delayed or canceled?
Yes, Kindly contact your airline/booking agent for further information.
Security and Baggage
What is the carry-on baggage allowance?
Carry-on baggage allowance may vary by airline. Please check with the respective airline.
What is the check-in baggage allowance?
Check-in baggage allowance may vary by airline. Please check with the respective airline.
What is the charge for excess baggage?
Charges for excess baggage vary by airline. Please check with your airline.
Is there baggage storage at Bahrain International Airport?
Is there a luggage wrapping service at Bahrain International Airport?
Yes. Please look for this facility at the departure check-in area.
What are the baggage regulations?
The baggage acceptance rules at Bahrain International Airport make check-in and check-out procedures faster and more efficient for passengers.
- Bags must have at least one flat surface. Irregularly shaped baggage tied with a rope around or irregularly shaped baggage.
- Baggage with long or loose straps that may affect the movement of the baggage handling system will not be accepted.
- Regular out-of-gauge and odd-shaped items such as baby strollers, bicycles, wheelchairs, and gold bags will be scanned through the out-of-gauge screenings.
Any additional charges for the out of gage and odd shaped items?
Please contact your airline or booking agent.
Can I bring animals or pets on board?
Please check with the respective airlines.
Where is the out-of-gauge scanner?
The out-of-gauge scanner is used for baggage that exceeds normal dimensions or is not suitable to be sorted with normal conveyor belts. One is located at the beginning of island B (West Side), and the second is located at the end of island E (East Side).
Parking & Transport
What are my parking options and rates at Bahrain International Airport?
Whether you’re traveling abroad or dropping off/collecting your loved ones, Bahrain International Airport offers a range of convenient and cost-effective parking facilities to suit your requirements.
Multi-story Car Park B:
The Multi-Storey Car Park B is a state-of-the-art Premium car park facility that meets your needs. Located adjacent to the passenger terminal building, your car is parked minutes from check-in or meet and greet area. Enjoy hassle-free payment using the automated machines. Click here for the rates.
Car Park D
Staying a while? Car Park D is an ideal location to park your vehicle for a longer period of time. Located opposite the New Passenger Terminal, Car Park D is a short bus ride to the terminal. Our frequent Airport Shuttles are a complimentary service to and from our Car Parks. Click here for the rates.
The Valet Parking service will be provided for both Arriving and Departing passengers. Click here for the rates.
Pick-up and Drop-off:
New charges apply to the use of outer lanes at the arrivals and departures areas of Bahrain International Airport. The lanes are open to the public for pick-ups and drop-offs. Click here for the rates.
Where can I find Taxis?
Bahrain International Airport is served 24/7 by several taxi operators, offering trips at different price points. The clearly marked taxi queuing area is located within Car Park B.
Where can I find Car Rentals?
The rental car desks are located conveniently in the public Arrivals hall on the ground floor of the building. Visitors arriving in the Kingdom can find the best deals on luxury, economy, and family rental cars from 12 leading providers at Bahrain International Airport.
Where can i find public transportation?
Passengers can find the air-conditioned bus stop near gates 3 & 4 on the Arrivals Level.
Lost & Found
What should I do if I have lost something inside the Airport?
For lost items such as telephones, wallets, passports, etc, visit the lost-property counter opposite entry gate 2 in the departures hall.
What should I do if I can’t find my bag at Baggage Claim?
Please approach the baggage services desk at the Baggage Claim area for the Arrivals Meet/Greet Area to report missing luggage.
What should I do if I lost something on my fight?
Please contact the respective airlines.
What should I do if my bag gets damaged after my flight?
Please approach the Baggage Services desk at the Baggage Claim Area or the Arrivals Meet/Greet area to report missing and/or damaged luggage. Alternatively, you may contact your airlines.
Immigration, Customs & Visa
Do I need a visa for the Kingdom of Bahrain?
Kindly refer to this website for more information about visa requirements:
Are there fast-track facilities at Bahrain International Airport?
BIA's Fast Track service, operated by Hala Bahrain, is designed to make your airport experience convenient and hassle-free. Hala Bahrain's friendly staff will meet you on arrival and whisk you through Immigration and Customs Formalities quickly and efficiently.
Where can I get a Tax Refund?
Please look for the Planet logo at the information desks, which are located in the pre-check-in area in the departures and the Duty-Free area.
Facilities & Services
How can I access Wi-Fi?
Bahrain International Airport provides free wi-fi for passengers, with no registration required! Just search for 'Bahrain Airport' on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and sign in. For more information or support, please refer to our Information Counters or click here.
What medical facilities are available and where can I find them?
A 24x7 medical facility operated by Bahrain Specialist Hospital is available at Bahrain International Airport. Airport Health Clinic: +973 17138777
What are the Meet & Assist Options at the Airport?
Hala Bahrain is the meet and assists service provider at Bahrain International Airport. Whether you are arriving or departing, Hala Bahrain agents are ready to serve you during your journey. You can find Hala Bahrain agents at any of our information desks, which are located in the departure and arrivals halls.
How do i find my gate number?
You can find your gate by following the signage throughout the terminal, visiting our information desks, or using our information kiosks. Please note that the gate numbers start from the west side of the terminal and end at the east.
Where can i sleep in the terminal?
You can check in to Bahrain Airport Hotel, which is opposite gate 14 in the departure halls. For more information, click here.
Where can i request an infant stroller?
Unfortunately, these are not available at the airport.
How many lounges do you have at Bahrain International Airport?
There are two lounges in the Departures area. The Pearl Lounge is located west of the departure hall after the Duty-free, and the Falcon Gold Lounge is east of the departures hall.
What is the preferred currency at Bahrain Duty Free?
Duty-free at the Bahrain International Airports accepts all currencies as well as cards and apple pay.
How early can i check-in for my flight?
Three hours prior to your scheduled time of departure.
Where are the prayer rooms?
Prayer rooms and ablution facilities are located near gates 14A & 14B and 19A & 19B in the Departures area and in the western part of the Arrivals area.
Where can i smoke?
Smoking areas are available on level 00 of the Departures Hall, in the central commercial area, between Gates 14 & 15, and between Gates 19 & 19.
How do i book services for an unaccompanied minor?
Please contact your airline.
Are there porter services?
Hala Bahrain's porters are available to assist you in the Arrivals & Departures areas.
How do I request for a wheelchair?
Please contact your respective airlines.
Can I arrange for special assistance prior to my trip?
Yes, please contact your airline.
What facilities does Bahrain International Airport offer for passengers with reduced mobility and hidden disabilities?
Below is a list of dedicated facilities throughout the airport:
- Dedicated parking spaces and dedicated pickup and drop-off spaces at the inner curb of the departures and arrivals levels.
- Dedicated seating areas throughout the terminal.
- Enabled baggage reclaims.
- Dedicated Check-in and Immigration Counters
- Enabled E-Gates
- Customized restrooms