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Pre- booking for Etihad bus/shuttle service to Dubai??

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Pre- booking for Etihad bus/shuttle service to Dubai??

Hi there

I am traveling in economy class on Etihad airways. Reaching Abu Dhabi on 4th Dec at 8:00 PM.

My hotel is booked in Dubai so i need to go from Abu Dhabi Airport to Dubai. When i booked the ticket I did not realize that i have to book the shuttle service as well. I thought its available on first come first serve basis to Etihad Guest..

Now when i called the call center to book a spot on the bus, they say that all the spots for the class I am traveling in are fully booked :(

Did any one of you faced this issue? do you always have to pre-book the shuttle before the flight or you can just walk there with the boarding pass and ask for the seat?

Please let me know. I don't want to pay so much for the taxi to get to dubai.


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1. Re: Pre- booking for Etihad bus/shuttle service to Dubai??

I have always prebooked the Dubai bus sector, however they do allow walk on passengers with a Etihad boarding pass or reservation number, although I've seen families turned away as they hadn't prebooked.

Did you enquire about both of the services to Marina and Chelsea Towers? They are both Dubai but 2 separate services. Also, the buses operate every 2 hours so you could always book yourself on a later service and still save the taxi fare.

Have a look at the Etihad website with timing details. Don't worry, I'm sure it will be fine as the only time I've seen the bus to be full was start of summer break this year.

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2. Re: Pre- booking for Etihad bus/shuttle service to Dubai??

just a thought, but if the coach is full you might find a fellow passenger who would share a taxi to Dubai.

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