King Fahd Causeway
King Fahd Causeway
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM

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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles136 reviews
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LPM84BrumToon
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We had the privilege of travelling from Saudi to Bahrain on a Thursday evening during a massive thunder storm. The sights across the Causeway were amazing albeit scary. The queues were bad and the fee is pot luck as half of our convoy paid and the other half did not, mixed nationalities and locals.
Structurally it's a marvel and something on my bucket list and I was not disappointed.
The return journey was in daylight and it was a very communal feel on either side, with families taking a picnic and rest and there is ample space and facilities to do this. Parking can be a little difficult in busier times.
The views to/from either side are vast and thought-provoking. The drive takes 30mins or so on a good day so make sure you have sufficient water and fuel.
Written December 28, 2023
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait212,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Great very good King Fahd Causeway
great link between two brotherhood
in weekdays no rush or jams quick in every respect
Written November 3, 2019
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NukeExpatinTheDesert
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We haven't made many land border crossings yet, (Malaysia to Brunei, China to Hong Kong, USA to Canada, UAE to Saudi Arabia) but the drive from Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Bahrain is very nice, especially in December, where the weather is amazing, and you can drive it with the windows open. The Middle Island, where the border is, has a McDonald's, Starbucks, and other amenities, if you need to stop. It took us about 30 minutes total to cross the border to Bahrain, getting a 7 day visa on arrival and car insurance for 10 days (we are Americans with GCC (UAE) residence IDs).
Written December 7, 2019
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Hussain M
Bahrain197 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
This is the causeway that links Bahrain to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is usually crowded in the afternoon till late night. This makes the waiting here a blood pressure rising cause. A renovation for managing this issue is taking place. The saudi part of the customs island that is in the midfle of the causway is supplied by some facilitied like restaurants, but the Bahraini side is almost empty. This could be utilized for better touristic points.
Written September 7, 2018
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait212,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Still at its best
with some reconstruction and maintenance
best times is the week days
best thing also the sea views along the way
Written March 3, 2016
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait212,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
To Bahrain from Khobar with love
Helpful Causeway
Nice but in rush weekends not good
And crowded jam
Charming views in the way makes our trip easy
Written October 13, 2015
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CynicXT
Riffa, Bahrain879 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
If you are going to Saudi from Bahrain or vice versa, via road, you are going to have to pass through this.

However, it is recommended to still visit and see this. You can drive up the causeway from Bahrain after paying a 2.5 BD toll tax. The speed limit is 100 and there are quite a lot of cameras. All along the way, you will get great views over the water. When you get to the center island, before customs/immigration, you are able to turn around and go back (in case you don't have a Saudi visa or don't plan to leave Bahrain). There is also a small shopping / eating area and parking on the side. So you can get out and walk around to see it. The causeway tower restaurant is closed but when it is open, it should be affording great views.

Similar process from the Saudi side. However, the parking is paid parking but the choice of restaurants is greater.
Written July 31, 2018
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skTripAdvFB
Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
King Fahd Causeway, a 25 kms roadway-bridge links Saudi Arabia with Bahrain. LMV toll either way is SAR 25 (before it was 20). Plus vehicle insurance for about a week costs around SAR 25.
Many Saudis & expats travel thru this causeway to Bahrain (especially during weekends Thu/ Fri/ Sat).
Written December 4, 2016
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Jen R
Chesapeake, VA630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
Our visit to the King Fahd Causeway was an accident more than anything. We were looking for the camel farm, and wound up cruising along the causeway. If we hadn't been concerned about unintentionally hitting the border station into Saudi Arabia, it probably would have been an even more impressive drive. The drivers themselves treat this road like the Auto Bahn....very fast. The views of the water, even with the familiar sand-haze, are very nice. There was a coffee place and a McDonald's that we noticed, when we turned around to head back. The cost to cross is about $4 in the direction of SA, and free on the way back to Bahrain.
Written October 11, 2015
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Graham J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Some guidebooks and websites say it's not allowed for a tourist to drive a rental car from Bahrain to Saudi - but it is.

I rented from Hertz at Bahrain airport - Jan 2024, paid the foreign country surcharge, around GBP40 and was given the permission letter and a photo copy of the car docs so I could go across the causeway to Saudi.

You need to get Fully Comp insurance (not 3rd party) which is easy, stay in the righthand lane just before the highway leaves the main part of Bahrain and before the toll booths you will see road signs for Insurance Services. These are drive thru booths insurance operated by United. I paid GBP12 for 24 hours insurance.

Then drive across the causeway, when you get to the middle island show your insurance at the first set of booths. The official will tell you get it stamped, so drive though and park on the left next to the United Insurance office. On the righthand side of that building is the Traffic Police office (no English sign but emblem on the door). They will stamp it after you show your car docs, driving licence and passport.

There are another 3 checkpoints where they request either your stamped insurance, or your passport (don't forget to get a Saudi visa in advance online!). Just follow the other cars, its very straight forward and is an experience in itself. All the officials I came across, on both sides, spoke English and were very helpful.

On your way back to Bahrain the only thing to note is at the 3rd checkpoint the left hand lanes are pre-insured vehicles for Bahrain. If you are in a Bahraini rental car then those lanes are for you.

Tolls for the causeway are approx GBP5 in each direction, payment by card or in local cash.
Written January 18, 2024
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