The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is a popular travel destination, with a plethora of things to do for both tourists and residents. Many residents often travel to RAK from other emirates during public holidays and weekends to enjoy staycations or outdoor adventures. If you reside in the emirate of Sharjah and are looking for an easy way to travel from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our helpful guide on how to travel from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah by bus.
SHARJAH TO RAS AL KHAIMAH BUS SERVICES
The public transport system in Sharjah is well-established. You can find several ways to get to Ras Al Khaimah from Sharjah. The quickest way is definitely by taking your own car or booking a taxi. However, if you are looking for an affordable alternative, the inter-emirate buses from Sharjah to RAK are a good option.
Sharjah Transport operates a fleet of over 200 public buses on various intercity routes. Currently, there are two bus routes from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah. These buses are fully airconditioned and fitted with special ramps and facilities for People of Determination.
Those who want to travel from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah by bus can hop on either Sharjah Route 115 or Route 116. Those travelling from Sharjah should note that these two routes only operate one-way trips. To get back from RAK to Sharjah, public transport users will have to use the Al Hamra Buses from the Ras Al Khaimah Bus station.
In addition to these, travellers arriving at the Sharjah International Airport have the option to use the Air Arabia coaches.
SHARJAH 115 BUS ROUTE TO RAS AL KHAIMAH
Route 115 is the main intercity route that public transport users can take to travel from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah by bus. The entire journey takes approximately one hour and 45 minutes and costs AED 27.
This Sharjah to RAK bus travels via Umm Al Quwain and has stops at popular tourist destinations like Dreamland Aquapark. It is also ideal for anyone who wants to travel to the main city of RAK. Here are some of the routes that Bus 115 to Ras Al Khaimah covers:
- Jubail Station Sharjah
- Hamdha Bridge Sharjah
- Al Salma R/A in Umm Al Quwain
- Umm Al Quwain Traffic Department
- Dreamland Aquapark
- RAK Ceramics
- Al Jizirah Al Hamra RAK
- Ice Land Water Park RAK
- RAK Traffic Department
- Ras Al Khaimah Bus Station
SHARJAH BUS ROUTE 116
If you want to travel by an RTA bus from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah’s Masafi area, Route 116 is ideal. This Sharjah bus route operates from Jubail Station to Masafi in RAK, and then to the Khorfakkan Bus Station via Fujairah. The Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah bus fare for Route 116 is also AED 27 and covers the following stops:
- Jubail Station Sharjah
- Sharjah International Airport
- Dessert Park Sharjah
- Batayeh Sharjah
- Al Dhaid Sharjah
- Masasi RAK
- Fujairah Bus Stop
- Khorfakkan Bus Station
AIR ARABIA COACHES
If you’ve landed in the Sharjah International Airport via Air Arabia, the airline has dedicated coaches to and from Ras Al Khaimah. These coaches run to and from the Sharjah International Airport to the Air Arabia Sales Shop in RAK.
The timings for Air Arabia bus service from RAK starts at 10:00 am and operates until 10:30 pm. The bus timing from the airport to RAK is between 08:00 am and midnight. A single trip on the Air Arabia airport bus costs AED 30.
HOW FAR IS SHARJAH FROM RAS AL KHAIMAH?
The distance between Sharjah and Ras al-Khaimah is approximately 86 km. A journey by car can take up to one hour. If you are travelling by bus, the journey time will go up to an hour and 45 minutes.
WHERE CAN I GET A BUS TO GO TO RAK FROM SHARJAH?
You can board the public bus going to Ras Al Khaimah from Sharjah from the Jubail Bus Station in Sharjah, which is located near Souq Al Jubail, the Sharjah Fish Market.
WHAT IS THE TICKET PRICE FOR A BUS FROM SHARJAH TO RAS AL KHAIMAH?
The bus fare from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah costs AED 27 for a one-way trip.
WHAT ARE THE BUS TIMINGS FROM SHARJAH TO RAS AL KHAIMAH?
The bus to Ras Al Khaimah departs from Jubail station at 30-45 minute intervals. The exact Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah bus station timetable can be found on the RTA Sharjah smart application.
And with that, we complete this guide on how to travel from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah by bus. We’ve also got other helpful intercity bus guides for travelling to and from other emirates. Check out our Sharjah to Abu Dhabi intercity bus guide if you plan to travel between these emirates.
Being such a popular tourist destination, there are many places to visit in Ras Al Khaimah which is why its easily connected to the other emirates too. If you plan to travel from the emirate of Dubai, here is a guide on the Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah bus service.