NEWS

20 October 2019

YOUR RED BUS SERVICE … JUST GOT BETTER

From Sunday 3rd November most bus services in Bahrain will be changing. We’ve been listening to passenger comments and are proposing a number of improvements. Some routes will change route, some will change timetable. Some areas will have a new service, and some areas with less passengers will not have a service anymore. Some buses will start earlier in the morning (04:30) and some will run later in the evening (until 23:00).

Please download HERE the informational booklet for more details.

Or keep surfing bahrainbus.bh to know more about the timetables and routes updates.

A1  Isa Town - Airport (every 15 minutes)

Airport – Muharraq – Manama – American Mission Hospital – Salmaniya – Khamis – Isa Town

 

A1 will have timetable changes and will no longer go behind Salmaniya Hospital. It will be every 15 minutes on the whole route during the day. A1S is withdrawn.

 

Sunday – Wednesday it will run between 04:30 – 23:00

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays it will run between 04:30 – 01:00

A2  Airport - University – (Jazair Beach, Weekends &
Public Holidays)
(every 30 minutes)

Airport – Manama – City Centre – Seef – Souq Waqif – Hamad Town – University – (Jazair Beach, Weekends & Public Holidays)

 

A2 will have timetable changes and will go inside Hamad Town replacing most of the 70 route.

 

It will be every 30 minutes on the whole route during the day, except on Friday when it will be more frequent between Manama and Hamad Town (up to every 15 minutes).

 

On Weekends & Public Holidays the new A2L will go to Gravity, Al Areen Wildlife Park, Lost Paradise of Dilmun Waterpark and Jazair Beach every hour.

 

Sunday – Wednesday it will run between 05:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays it will run between 05:00 – 00:00

X2/X3  Bahrain Fort - Budaiya (every 15 minutes)

Bahrain Fort - Seef - City Centre - Manama - Jidhafs -Budaiya Highway - Budaiya

 

X2 will have timetable changes and the route will change. Between Budaiya and Manama it will not use the highway and instead will go through Jidhafs, then City Centre and Seef,
and will finish at Karbabad Beach and Bahrain Fort; providing a new route to this popular tourist attraction. X2 will no longer go to The Avenues,
the new BB1 route will go to The Avenues

 

X2 and X3 will both be every 30 minutes. The X3 route is not changing. Together the X2, X3 and 13 on Budaiya Highway will be every 10 minutes

 

Sunday – Wednesday it will run between 04:30 – 23:00

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays they will run between 04:30 – 01:00

X4  Manama - Souq Waqif (every 20 minutes)

Manama – Salmaniya – Sitra Highway – ALBA Flyover – Riffa Avenue – BDF Hospital – Souq Waqif

 

X4 will have timetable changes and will be more frequent at every 20 minutes. The route is not changing.

 

Sunday – Wednesday it will run between 04:30 – 23:00

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays they will run between 04:30 – 00:00

X6A/X6  Manama - Sitra/Askar Village(X6A) (every 30 minutes)

Manama – Salmaniya – Nabih Saleh – LMRA – Sitra Ave 1 – ALBA Flyover – Ras Zuwayed – Askar Village (X6A)

 

X6 will have timetable and route changes. It will go inside Nabih Saleh when going between Manama and Sitra, and will no longer use Sitra Highway,
but instead will go inside Sitra Avenue 1 and will also serve the LMRA office in Sitra.

 

At Ras Zuwayed it will go to the Midal Cables area as well as the existing area near to Nesto, and every hour the X6A will go to
Askar village to replace the 17 which will not go to Askar village.

 

It will still run every 30 minutes during the week, and every 20 minutes on Fridays and Public Holidays.

 

All days it will run between 05:00 - 22:30

10/11  Muharraq - Muharraq(Round Trip) (every 20 minutes)

Muharraq – Manama – Salmaniya – Kuwait Avenue – Mina Salman – Hidd – Arad – Airport - Muharraq

 

10 and 11 will have timetable changes and minor route changes. In Hidd they will use Road 11 near to the
accommodation areas, but otherwise will not change.

 

They will still run every 20 minutes.

 

All days they will run between 04:30 – 23:00

12  Dragon City - Manama (every 30 minutes)

Dragon City – Amwaj – Qalali – Samaheej – Busaiteen – Muharraq – Manama

 

12 will have route and timetable changes and will go inside Qalali, Samaheej and Busaiteen like the 32 / 33 instead of via
Arad, to replace most of the 32 / 33 route.

 

It will not go to Sehla and will finish in Manama, instead the new 20 service will go to Sehla. The 12 will be every 30 minutes.

 

Sunday – Wednesday it will run between 05:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays they will run between 05:00 – 00:00

13  Manama - Atrium Mall (every 30 minutes)

Manama – Jidhafs – Budaiya Highway – Saar Avenue – Saar Mall – Mercado Mall – Atrium Mall

 

13 will have timetable changes only, the route is not changing.

 

13 will be every 30 minutes. Together the X2, X3 and 13 on Budaiya Highway will be every 10 minutes

 

Sunday – Wednesday it will run between 05:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays they will run between 05:00 – 23:00

14  WITHDRAWN
 

14 service is being withdrawn. More buses will run on the 15 route between Isa Town, Souq Waqif & Budaiya.
There will be no buses on the road with British School & BDF Training Centre.

15  Isa Town - Budaiya (every 60 minutes)

Isa Town – Education Area – A’Ali – Buri – Souq Waqif – Hamala – Jasra – Janabiyah – Budaiya

 

15 will have timetable changes only, the route is not changing. It will be every 60 minutes,
and together with the 16 between Isa Town and Souq Waqif, buses will be every 30 minutes

 

All days it will run between 05:00 – 22:30

16  Isa Town - Zallaq (every 60 minutes)

Isa Town – Education Area – A’Ali – Buri – Souq Waqif – Damistan – Karzakkan – Malkiyah – University – Zallaq

 

16 will change timetable and route. Between Isa Town and Souq Waqif the 16 will use its old route and go via Education
Area, A’Ali and Buri. It will no longer go to Baghdad Avenue and Salmabad.

 

In the south the 16 will no longer go inside Dar Kulaib village, and will use Roundabout 18 and Sh Hamad Avenue to reach
University. It is a short walk to the bus stops on Sh Hamad Avenue and the bus will be able to travel much more quickly
using these roads instead of the congested Dar Kulaib Avenue.

 

On Fridays and Saturdays it will not go to Jazair Beach, instead the A2L service will go to Jazair Beach (as well as Al Areen
Wildlife Park, Lost Paradise of Dilmun and Gravity).

 

The 16 will still be every 60 minutes, and together with the 15 between Isa Town and Souq Waqif buses will be every 30 minutes

 

All days it will run between 05:00 – 22:30

17/18  Manama - Sanad (every 15 minutes)

Manama - Gudaibiya - Salmaniya - Tubli - Toyota Plaza (18) - Jid Ali (17) - Isa Town - Jurdab (17) - Sanad (17)

 

17 will have timetable changes and route changes. 18 route is not changing, but it will increase in frequency to every 30 minutes so
the timetable will change.

 

The 17 is not changing route between Manama and Isa Town, but south of Isa Town it will replace part of the withdrawn 50 route
and go to Jurdab and Sanad, then Esteglal Highway between Sanad and ALBA Flyover where it will terminate at The Centre Mall.

 

The 17 will also be every 30 minutes, and together with the 18 from Manama to Tubli buses will be every 15 minutes

 

The 17 will no longer go to Askar, the new X6A will go to Askar, as well as the 56

 

Sunday – Wednesday they will run between 05:00 – 23:00

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays they will run between 05:00 – 00:00

19  Manama - East Riffa (every 30 minutes)

Manama - Gudaibiya - Salmaniya - Khamis - Salmabad - Isa Town - West Riffa - Bu Kowarah - East Riffa

 

19 will have timetable changes only, the route is not changing.It will be every 30 minutes, reliability will be much improved
and buses will be on time more.

 

Also in Salmabad there will be a new 20 service offering faster buses to and from Manama.

 

Sunday – Wednesday they will run between 04:30 – 23:00

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays they will run between 4:30 – 01:00

20  Manama - A’Ali (every 30 minutes)

Manama – Jidhafs – Sehla – Salmabad – Zayed Town – Driving School – A’Ali

 

The 20 is a new route to provide faster buses between Manama and Salmabad, and a direct service from Manama to the Driving
School in A’Ali. It will also replace the 12 in Sehla.

 

All days it will run between 05:00 – 22:30

22 / X2A / 34  Manama - ASRY (every 30 minutes)

Manama - Muharraq - Hidd - Salman Industrial City - ASRY

 

X2A is changing to 22 during the week. It will have timetable changes and route changes. From ASRY it will go to Salman
Industrial City, then from there it will go to Hidd (Lulu) and on to Muharraq via the highway, and then continue to Manama.

 

From ASRY area there will be a new link to Hidd and Muharraq.

 

Journeys to Manama on weekdays will take longer, but on Fridays & Public Holidays will still be fast on the X2A

 

The 22 will be every 30 minutes.

 

On Fridays and Public Holidays the 22 will not run. Instead the X2A will continue on its current route,
and the link from ASRY, Salman Industrial City and Hidd will be on a new 34 service (34 will finish at Hidd Lulu
and will not go to Muharraq – passengers from ASRY area to Muharraq on Fridays can change in Hidd to the 10/11).

 

All days they will run between 05:00 – 22:30

32/33  WITHDRAWN
 

32 / 33 service is being withdrawn. Passengers in Qalali, Samaheej and Busaiteen can use the re-routed 12 service,
which will be every 30 minutes. This will also provide a new direct link to Manama from these areas.

 

There will no longer be a direct link between Qalali and Hidd, passengers can to change buses in Muharraq Terminal to
connect.

34  ASRY - Hidd

ASRY – Salman Industrial City – Hidd

 

Visit 22 / X2A / 34 for service 34 and more details.

40/41  Manama - Manama(Round trip) (every 20 minutes)

Manama – Gudaibiya – Juffair – Adliya – Salmaniya – Sanabis – Seef – City Centre – Manama

 

The 41 will have major route and timetable changes. It will turn into a circular service, with route 40
operating in a clockwise direction (Manama – Gudaibiya - Juffair – Adliya – Salmaniya – Sanabis – Seef - City Centre
and back to Manama) and the 41 in an anti-clockwise direction (Manama – City Centre – Seef – Sanabis – Salmaniya – Adliya – Juffair – Gudaibiya – Manama).

 

The route in Juffair is changing and it will no longer go to Shabab Avenue.

 

It will not go to Exhibition Avenue, instead the new 42 route will go between Manama, Exhibition Avenue and Juffair.

 

Passengers between Juffair and City Centre will have a faster route via Palace Avenue and Manama without having to go to
Sanabis first.

 

The 40/41 will be a new direct route between Gudaibiya (Palace Avenue), City Centre and Seef.

 

The 40/41 will be a new direct route between Juffair, Adliya and Salmaniya.

 

It will be every 20 minutes during the day, reliability will be improved and buses will be on time more.

 

Sunday – Wednesday it will run between 05:00 – 23:00

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays it will run between 05:00 – 01:00

42  Manama - Juffair (every 30 minutes)

Manama – Exhibition Avenue – Juffair

 

The new 42 will replace the 41 on Exhibition Avenue and will go to Juffair on a new route, the same way in Juffair as the new
41 route. The route in Juffair will be one-way only, in an anticlockwise direction. It will not go to Shabab Avenue.

 

Bani Otbah Avenue (by the Ramada Hotel) will only be served towards Juffair.

 

It will be up to every 30 minutes during the day, reliability will be improved and buses will be on time more. During weekday
afternoons it will be every 40 minutes.

 

All days it will run between 05:00 – 22:30

43  Manama - Juffair (every 20 minutes)

Manama – Gudaibiya – Adliya – Mina Salman – Ghuraifa – Juffair

 

The 43 will have a small route change in Ghuraifa, and some timetable changes. After leaving Mina Salman when going to
Juffair it will turn right into Ghuraifa and continue this way to the roundabout in Juffair by Pizza Hut, when it will carry on as normal.

 

It will be every 20 minutes during the day, reliability will be improved and buses will be on time more.

 

On Fridays the 43 will be every 30 minutes only.

 

All days it will run between 04:30 – 23:00

44/45  Manama - Manama (Round Trip) (every 30 minutes)

Manama – Gudaibiya – Adliya – Umm al Hassam – Seqaya – Salmaniya – Manama

 

The 44 / 45 will have a small route change in Umm al Hassam and Adliya, and some timetable changes. They will no longer go
on Adliya Avenue and will instead continue straight to Kuwait Avenue and towards Seqaya when leaving Umm Al Hassam. In
the other direction they all go straight into Umm Al Hassam from Kuwait Avenue.

 

Passengers from Adliya Avenue can walk through to either Sh Isa Avenue or Kuwait Avenue to catch a bus.

 

It will still be every 30 minutes during the day, reliability will be
improved and buses will be on time more.

 

Sunday – Wednesday it will run between 05:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Public Holidays it will run between 05:00 – 00:00

50  WITHDRAWN
 

50 service is being withdrawn. Passengers in Sanad and Jurdab can use the re-routed 17 service, which will be every 30
minutes.

 

Passengers in Bu Kowarah and Riffa can use the 19 service,
which is not changing.

56  East Riffa - Jaww (every 90 minutes)

East Riffa - ALBA Flyover – Askar Village – Jaww

 

56 will have timetable and route changes. It will go not go to BDF or Souq Waqif and will only go between East Riffa souq and
Jaww.

 

It will run every 90 minutes every day

 

There will be a new Friday service

 

All days it will run between 05:00 – 22:30

70  WITHDRAWN
 

70 service is being withdrawn. Passengers in Hamad Town can use the re-routed A2 service, which will go inside Hamad Town
7 days a week, every 30 minutes.

 

Passengers in Isa Town can use the 15 or 16 service, which together will be every 30 minutes between Isa Town and Souq
Waqif.

BB1  Manama - Muharraq (every 60 minutes)

Manama – The Avenues – Bahrain Bay – Muharraq

 

The BB1 is a new service to provide a new route into Bahrain Bay. It will also replace the X2 to The Avenues. It will be up to every
60 minutes.

 

It will also provide a new route between Muharraq and The Avenues.

 

All days it will run between 05:00 – 22:30