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. From the very beginning, BAC’s objective has been to increase the airport’s attractiveness as a hub for airlines and passengers alike. Over the past decade, the company has worked steadily and confidently towards achieving this goal and its vision of connecting the Kingdom of Bahrain with the rest of the world. The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications' Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) is the Kingdom of Bahrain's aviation regulator which oversees all aspects of aviation. As part of its regulatory role, the CAA also serves as the governing body for setting laws and regulations related to aviation issues and is responsible for ensuring that all stakeholders comply with and commit to all regulations and meet obligations.
Who is the ground handler at Bahrain International Airport?
Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) is the ground handler at Bahrain International Airport. Founded in 1977, BAS provides fully integrated airport services at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) with the highest levels of safety and security. Supported by a human capital of approximately 3000 staff, BAS is an ISAGO accredited Ground Service Provider, which owns and operates six distinct business units.
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 80007777. For International calls, please call 80114444.
My flight has been canceled. What should I do?
Approach the re-ticketing desk at the transfer area if you are a transferring passenger. Alternatively, please contact your airline or booking agent.
My connecting flight has been changed. Can I stay at the airport?
Yes, you can. We also have an airport hotel should you wish to make your wait more comfortable.
Can I claim compensation if my flight is delayed or canceled?
Yes; approach the re-ticketing desk at the transfer area if you are a transferring passenger. Alternatively, please contact your airline or booking agent.
Security and Baggage
What are the security measures at the airport?
The primary security objective of Bahrain International Airport is to ensure that the travelling public, crew, ground personnel and general public are protected from acts of unlawful interference.
Any person accessing through the secure area of the airport shall be security screened, and have any items carried or luggage also screened.
The security measures at BIA shall be proportionate to the threat at the time, and continuously adjusted to mitigate any emerging threats.
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?
For check-in baggage exceeding the maximum allowance, you have the option to pay the excess baggage charge or airfreight it. Charges for excess baggage vary by airline. Please check with the respective airline.
Is there baggage storage at Bahrain International Airport?
For departing passengers, please get in touch with your airline to check the availability of early check-in.
Is there a luggage wrapping service at Bahrain International Airport?
Find Hala Bahrain Hospitality baggage wrapping service Prior to check-in, we wrap, seal, and/or pack your luggage securely using a strong plastic film to protect it against being accidentally opened or tampered with. The baggage wrap machines are located just before check-in at the Departures Area and the service costs BHD 1.5.
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 rope, round or irregularly shaped baggage, and 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 golf bags will be scanned through the out-of-gauge screenings.
Where is the out-of-gauge scanner?
The out-of-gauge scanner is used for baggage that exceeds normal dimensions or are not suitable to be sorted with normal conveyor belts. One is located at beginning of island B (west side); and the second is located at the end of island E (east side).
Any additional charges for the out of gage and odd shaped items?
Please contact your airline or booking agent for charges relating to your baggage.
Can I bring animals or pets on board?
Please check with the respective airlines whether they allow pets or animals in the aircraft.
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:
Traveling for a long or short trip or collecting a loved one, the Multi-Story Car Park B is a state-of-the-art Premium car park facility to meet 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. Operated by Hala Bahrain, find more details here.
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 concourse on the ground floor of the terminal. 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.
Lost & Found
What should I do if I have lost something inside the Airport?
We understand that misplacing your personal possessions while traveling is highly inconvenient, which is why our goal is to help you find your lost items as soon as possible.
For lost items such as telephones, wallets, passports etc, visit the lost-property counter at departure concourse opposite entry gate 3.
What should I do if I can’t find my bag at Baggage Claim?
If you are unable to find your 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?
If you believe you may have left personal items on the aircraft, visit your airline’s station manager.
What should I do if my bag gets damaged after my flight?
If the bag is damaged during transit, please approach the Baggage Service Desk at the Baggage Claim Area or the Arrivals Meet/Greet Area to report the missing luggage. Alternatively, you may contact your airline.
Immigration, Customs & Visa
Do I need a visa for the Kingdom of Bahrain?
All visitors need a visa, unless you are from one of these countries:
GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Countries: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.
If you are a citizen of any other country, you will need to apply for a visa through your nearest Kingdom of Bahrain embassy or by visiting www.evisa.gov.bh
Passports must be valid for at least six months after departure for most countries. For more information call +973 1753 0902.
Are there fast-track facilities at Bahrain International Airport?
Our Fast Track service, operated by Hala Bahrain, is designed to make your airport experience convenient and hassle-free. Our friendly staff will meet you on arrival and whisk you through Immigration and Customs formalities quickly and efficiently. Find more details here.
Can I enter the Kingdom of Bahrain if I am on Transit?
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What is the maximum physical currency I can bring during my travel in and out of the Kingdom of Bahrain?
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Facilities & Services
How can I access Wi-Fi?
To enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, simply login using your social media account or via SMS.
What medical facilities are available and where can I find them ?
A dedicated team of healthcare professionals is on hand 24/7 to provide the best possible medical services at the Airport Clinic. The well-equipped facility is located on all three levels in the eastern pier. Airport Health Clinic: 17138777
What are the meet & greet options at the Airport ?
How do I find my gate number?
You may find your gate by following the directional signage throughout the terminal, visit our information desks, or utilize our kiosks. Note that the gate numbering starts from the West side of the terminal and ends at the East.