Bahrain International Airport is the only airport in Bahrain. The airport is served by many airlines operating regular connections to major international destinations in Europe, Asia , Africa , the Far East and Australasia. There are no internal flights within Bahrain.
Motorboats provide connections by water between the smaller islands.
There is currently no rail system in operation in Bahrain, although there are plans in place for the development of a rail network that when built will connect all countries in the Persian Gulf. The proposed rail system will include light rail trains, monorails, trams and other systems.
The bus network in Bahrain links most of the towns on the island to both Manama and Muharraq and are fairly regular and inexpensive.
Metered taxis are readily available in all the main towns and can also be pre-booked from one of the many taxi companies in operation in Bahrain. If taxis are not metered be sure to check the fare before departing to avoid being overcharged.
Driving is the recommended form of transportation in Bahrain. The road network in Manama is very good and road signs are printed in English as well as Arabic. An International Driving Permit is required and must be obtained before arrival and must also be endorsed by the Traffic and Licensing Directorate. A valid UK driving licence will be valid for three months only. If taking up residency you are required to apply for a national driving licence and take a driving test.