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Bus routes Dubai to Sharjah

List of inter-emirate Sharjah to and from Dubai bus timetables, routes, services operated by the RTA. Route numbers E 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306 day and night bus, 307.

Updates to Sharjah Dubai bus routes
  • Feb-May 2014 - route updates, schedule changes, and fare increase to AED 10.
  • 18 Nov 2013 - the RTA has started making the use of Nol cards compulsory for payment on intercity buses they operate, starting with Dubai to Sharjah, but from Sharjah to Dubai it is still possible to buy tickets with cash. According to a Gulf News report of comments by an RTA official, Nol cards will become compulsory on all UAE intercity bus routes by Jan or Feb 2014.
  • 25 Jun 2013 - payment on RTA inter-city buses between Dubai and Sharjah can be made with Nol cards, already in use on the Dubai Metro, and bus transport within the Dubai emirate.
Feb-May 2014 updates (exact dates not supplied)

An almost 24hr bus service between Sharjah and Dubai operates on route E306 between Al Jubail and Al Ghubaiba bus staions - hourly departures between 0100 and 0400, no service at 0500 but E303 and E303A start at 0500 (or 0530 on Fridays).

  • *RTA intercity buses do not stop at some or all bus stops marked on route maps? Unconfirmed comments, might be an inconsistency dependent on driver mood. There are a number of anecdotal stories of bus and taxi drivers in the UAE not stopping at bus stops or when expected to, or refusing to accept passengers for no obviously acceptable reason. Report them to the RTA is the best way to improve the situation.
  • 01 May 2014: fare increased to AED 10 on all RTA bus routes between Dubai and Sharjah. Nol card must be used on RTA buses from Dubai to Sharjah. Cash payment still possible on RTA buses from Sharjah to Dubai (not confirmed)?
  • 30 Apr 2014 (Gulf News): Dr Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of the Dubai RTA Public Transport Agency, said "We are enhancing the service on Dubai-Sharjah routes and doubling our capacity. There will be more buses, more routes and more stops between the two emirates." Details not given. Service frequency apparently increased to every 15 mins on some or all routes but details not provided and bus schedules supplied by the RTA do not appear to have been updated.
  • Mar 2014: Free wifi internet available on Sharjah Transport Corporation (STC - renamed as the Sharjah-RTA) intercity buses between Sharjah and Dubai. Dubai RTA intercity buses have had free wifi since 2013?
  • Mar 2014: some start times changed to 0530, 0600, 0630, 0700. Some finish times changed to 2200.
  • Information in italics not confirmed.
  • MS = Metro Station, BS = Bus Station.
  • E303A route is different to Dubai (Hamriya Shopping Center, Muraqqabat, Union MS) vs from Dubai (along Deira Corniche).

All times are approximate. Text in blue means information changed from Dec 2013. All Dubai RTA buses operate to and from Al Jubail bus station in Sharjah.

Route From² To² Fare First Last Duration¹ Frequency Frequency Update
RTA             Sat-Thu Fri  
E303 Union MS Al Jubail BS   0625 2400 35 mins 15-20 min 15-20 min Mar 2014
E303 Al Jubail BS Union MS   05003 2400 35 mins 15-20 min 15-20 min Mar 2014
E303A Al Sabkha BS Al Jubail BS   0630 2400 30-60 min 20-30 min 20-30 min Mar 2014
E303A Al Jubail BS Al Sabkha BS   05003 2400 40-60 min 20-40 min 20-40 min Mar 2014
E304 Satwa BS Al Jubail BS   06003 2200 50-80 min 40-60 min 40-60 min Mar 2014
E304 Al Jubail BS Satwa BS   0530 2200 60-90 min 20-60 min 20-60 min Mar 2014
E306 Al Ghubaiba BS Al Jubail BS   0555 0400 30-60 min 20-60 min 15-60 min Mar 2014
E306 Al Jubail BS Al Ghubaiba BS   0530 0400 30-60 min 20-60 min 15-60 min Mar 2014
E307 Deira City Center Al Jubail BS   06053 2200 30-40 min 12-30 min 20-60 min Mar 2014
E307 Al Jubail BS Deira City Center   05303 2200 40-45 min 12-20 min 30-60 min Mar 2014
E307A Abu Hail MS Al Jubail BS   05253 21303 30 mins 15-20 min 20 mins Mar 2014
E307A Al Jubail BS Abu Hail MS   06103 21553 25-40 min 15 mins 20 mins Mar 2014
E3087 Jebel Ali Main Gate SHJ Al Rolla Sq2   0715 2115 75m-2hrs 60 mins 60 mins Jul 2012
E3087 SHJ Rolla Square2 Jebel Ali   0545 2245 75m-2hrs 60 mins 60 mins Jul 2012
                   
KGL4                 Dec 2013
1115 Sharjah Airport Qusais, Rashidiya MS   0530 2330   60 min 60 min Dec 2013
112 Al Rolla Park Ajman AED 5 0530 2315   18 min   Jun 2011
1135 Al Rolla Al Qusais, Rashidiya   0600 2300 1-2 hrs 30 min 30 min May 2014
1135 Al Rolla Park Al Qusais AED 5-10 0600 2300   60 min 60 min Dec 2013
114 Al Rolla Park Hamriya Free Zone AED 5 0500 2300   60 min   Jun 2011
                   
  Night Service6                
                   
  1. Traffic congestion in Sharjah, and between Dubai and Sharjah, means journey times can vary substantially. Allow journey time of at least 1½-2+ hours during peak traffic hours: 0600-1000 SHJ>DXB except Fridays, and 1400-2000 DXB>SHJ daily.
  2. Rolla Square same as Al Jubail Bus Station?
  3. Friday timings different: E303 Fri from Sharjah starts 0530. E303A from Sharjah starts 0530. E304 Fri from Dubai starts 0700. E307 Fri from Dubai starts 0655, E307 Fri from Sharjah stars 0700. E307A Fri from Abu Hail first bus 1130, last bus 2230. E307A Fri from Sharjah first bus 1210, last bus 2310.
  4. KGL Passenger Transport Services, information provided by Sharjah Public Transport Corporation (STS).
  5. Fares on non-RTA routes: 111, 113 - AED 10 to and from Dubai. Update May 2014 bus departure times from Sharjah are every 30 mins at xx:15 and xx:45.
  6. STS information still lists RTA night buses as operating (30 Dec 2013), unknown if information current or out of date - STS also gives old fare information of AED 5 dhs per trip. See table below for old night bus information.
  7. Not clear if E308 Sharjah-Jebel Ali route still operating. Is not in Mar 2014 list of RTA intercity routes but no cancellation notice seen.
30 December 2013 (updated routes from Jul 2013?)
  • *Fares increased from AED 5 to AED 7 each way. Increased to AED 10 May 2014.
  • *All routes operating times changed to 0500-2400 (5am to midnight). Changed again Mar 2014.
  • Additional new routes: E303A, E307A.
  • Changed routes:
    • E303 departs Union MS, not Baniyas Sq (almost the same place though).
    • E306 frequency changed.
    • E307 departure point changed from Muraggabat to Deira City Center.
  • Deleted routes: E301, E302, E305, E308, E309, E311?
  • Night service E306 cancelled?

Old route and schedule information (Dec 2013 updates) removed from above table May 2014

Route From² To² Via First Last Duration¹ Frequency Frequency Update
RTA             Sat-Thu Fri  
E303 Union MS Al Jubail BS   0500 2400 35 min 15 min 15 min Dec 2013
E303 Al Jubail Union MS   0500 2400 35 min 15 min 15 min Dec 2013
E303A Al Sabkha     0500 2400   20 mins 20 mins Dec 2013
E303A   Al Sabkha   0500 2400   20 mins 20 mins Dec 2013
E304 Satwa Rolla Square BS   0500 2400 50-80 mins 30 minutes 30 minutes Dec 2013
E304 Rolla Square Satwa   0500 2400 60-90 mins 30 minutes 30 minutes Dec 2013
E306 Al Ghubaibah BS Al Jubail   0500 2400 40-50 min 20 min 15 min Dec 2013
E306 Al Jubail Al Ghubaibah BS   0500 2400 50-60 min 20 min 15 min Dec 2013
E307 Deira City Center Al Jubail   0500 2400 30-40 mins 12 min 20 min Dec 2013
E307 Al Jubail Deira City Center   0500 2400 40-45 mins 12 min 20 min Dec 2013
E307A Abu Hail     0500 2400   15 min 20 min Dec 2013
E307A   Abu Hail   0500 2400   15 min 20 min Dec 2013
                   
  Night Service6                
                   
  1. Journey time could be quite variable, allow an extra 30 min to 1 hour or more during peak traffic times between Sharjah and Dubai.
  2. Rolla Square same as Al Jubail Bus Station?
  3. KGL Passenger Transport Services, information provided by Sharjah Public Transport Corporation (STS).
  4. Fares on non-RTA routes: 111, 113 - AED 10 to and from Dubai.
  5. STS information still lists RTA night buses as operating (30 Dec 2013), unknown if information current or out of date - STS also gives old fare information of AED 5 dhs per trip. See table below for old night bus information.
30 June 2011
  • KGL Sharjah Transport some intercity bus routes start point moved from Al Rolla Square to new bus station adjacent Al Rolla Public Park - routes 112 (Ajman), 113 (Dubai - Al Ghusais, Sonapur, Rashidiya), and 114 (Hamriyah Free Zone).
  • KGL intercity buses operate from Sharjah city to Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Al Ain, Dhaid, Dibba Al Hisn, Dubai, Fujairah, Hamriya Free Zone, Kalba, Khorfakkan, Madam, Masafi, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain.
15 September 2010
  • Bus fares between Dubai and Sharjah are AED 5 each way, or AED 10 to and from Jebel Ali (in 2008).
  • Information based on June 2008 timetables, and might have changed since then.
Route From² To² Via First Last Duration¹ Frequency
E301 Gold Souq Al Jubail   0630 2300 40-60 mins 30 minutes
E301 Al Jubail Gold Souk   0600 2230 50-70 mins 30 minutes
E302 Al Karama Rolla Sq   0645 2245 35-70 mins 30 minutes
E302 Rolla Square Al Karama   0615 2245 50-70 mins 30 minutes
E303 Baniyas Sq Deira Al Jubail   0600 2350 35 minutes 10 minutes
E303 Al Jubail Baniyas Sq Deira   0530 2350 45-50 mins 10 minutes
E304 Satwa Rolla Square   0630 2230 50-80 mins 30 minutes
E304 Rolla Square Satwa   0630 2230 60-90 mins 30 minutes
E305 Ittihad Square Al Jubail   0600 2350 40-50 mins 10 minutes
E305 Al Jubail Etihad Square   0545 2355 50-70 mins 10 minutes
E306 Al Ghubaiba Al Jubail   0600 2330 40-50 mins 10 minutes
E306 Al Jubail Al Ghubaibah   0600 2340 50-60 mins 10 minutes
E307³ Al Muraqqabat Al Jubail   0630 2200 30-40 mins 12-15 mins
E307³ Al Jubail Al Muraqabat   0715 2200 40-45 mins 12-15 mins
E308 Jebel Ali main gate Al Jubail   0715 2115 55-90 mins 1 hour
E308 Al Jubail Jebel Ali main gate   0545 2245 75-120 mins 1 hour
E309³ Al Ittihad Sq Al Wasit Square   0630 2210 40-60 mins 20 minutes
E309³ Al Waset Square Al Etihad Sq   0610 2210 70-75 mins 20 minutes
E311 Al Ghusais Al Jubail          
E311 Al Jubail Al Ghusais          
               
  Night Service            
E306 Al Ghubaiba Al Jubail   2300 2400 35 minutes 10 minutes
E306 Al Ghubaiba Al Jubail   2400 0530 35 minutes 30 minutes
E306 Al Jubail Al Ghubaibah   2300 2400 40 minutes 10 minutes
E306 Al Jubail Al Ghubaibah   2400 0530 40 minutes 30 minutes
               
  1. Journey lengths from RTA information, and anything less than 1 hour is probably only realistic on Fridays or late at night. Allow up to double the given times during the day, especially during peak hours (0600-1000 Sharjah to Dubai, and 1600-2100 Dubai to Sharjah).
  2. Bus station name. Rolla Square might also be to and from Al Jubail bus station (both names seen on RTA timetables).
  3. On Fridays and public holidays, bus service doesn't start until about 1500-1600 (3pm-4pm) for E307, 0700-0800 (7am-8am) for E309, and is less frequent than Saturday to Thursday.
  • Some destination names have a variety of spellings eg Al Ghusais (Gusais, Qusais, AlGhusais, AlQusais), Karama (AlKarama, Al Karamah, Krama), Ittihad (Itihad, Etihad, Ettihad), Al Jubail (AlJubail, Jubil, Jubayl), Jebel Ali (Jabal Ali), Ghubaiba (Gubaiba, Ghubayba, Gubayba, Gubiba, Ghubiba, Ghubaibah, Gubaibah, etc), Baniyas (Bani Yas).
  • E311 bus route from Dubai to Sharjah launched 01 November 2008, timings from 0400-2330 or 1600-2330 Sat-Thu, and 0700-2330 on Fridays and public holidays with frequency every 20 minutes (RTA press release said 4pm start but might be a typo - these buses would start off Al Qusais Station to Al Jubail Station at 04.00 pm and the service would continue up to 11.30 pm, from Saturday to Thursday). Timetable not supplied or found.
Last update Wednesday 18-Jun-2014. Page development 1H 2T 3D 4L 5C.
Related pages
Related websites (new window)
  • www.mowasalat.ae - Sharjah Transport website listing bus route information, timetables, maps.
  • www.rta.ae/wpsv5/links/buses/timetable/E301Both.pdf E 301 bus route timetable (change number in URL for pdf download versions of other routes)
  • www.rta.ae/wpsv5/links/buses/timetable/E307Both.pdf - Dubai Al Murraqqabat to Sharjah Al Jubail timetable - frequency varies depending on time of day, and start time not until 1500 on Fridays and public holidays.
  • www.stc.gov.ae - Sharjah Public Transport Corporation website - had bus route information (removed - Feb 2014?).

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