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Cheap Flights to Bahrain

Cheap Flights to Bahrain Airport

Bahrain is a small island nation that is hardly much bigger than Toronto.  Once a British territory, today Bahrain is a fully independent kingdom with a population that primarily consists of Arabic-speaking Muslims.  Most travelers who visit Bahrain come from nearby Arab countries, but a growing number of Canadian tourists have recently discovered the jewels of Bahrain, including world-class bird-watching and scuba diving opportunities, luxurious shopping malls and a number of significant historic sites. 

Best Time to Book a Flight to Bahrain Airport

Bahrain has two seasons: a sweltering hot summer and a mild, but humid, winter.  During the summer months temperatures frequently approach forty degrees Celsius, while winter sees infrequent rains and temperatures that cover closer to twenty degrees.  Bahrain sponsors an annual Formula 1 Grand Prix race, typically held in April, during which time hotel prices can double or triple.  Around the same time the kingdom hosts its annual Jazz Festival, which is a much more relaxed affair.  Once you've decided on your preferred travel dates, use Skyscanner's price alert option to receive an instant notification when flights to Bahrain Airport on those dates go on sale. 

Airlines that Fly to Bahrain Airport

There are presently no direct flights from Canadian airports to the Bahrain Airport. Instead, Canadian travelers traveling to Bahrain can connect through the European or Asian airport of their choice.  Popular routes from Canada to Bahrain include connecting through Amsterdam with KLM, through Frankfurt with Lufthansa, or through London Heathrow with British Airways.  Skyscanner has a complete list of all the major international airlines that fly to Bahrain

What to Expect When Arriving at the Bahrain Airport

The Bahrain Airport is located in Muharraq, slightly east of the kingdom's capital, Manama.  The arrivals area is well-equipped with four ATMs, two currency exchange offices and one standalone bank.  There are more than a dozen different car rental services inside the airport for travelers looking to self-drive during their Bahrain vacation.  There is no public transportation from the airport into Bahrain, but taxis are both plentiful and reliable.    

Tips and Advisories for Travel to the Bahrain Airport

Canadian travelers must have a valid passport and visa in order to enter Bahrain.  Canadian travelers are encouraged to apply for their visa in advance through Bahraini government offices in Canada, or online through the Bahraini government's electronic visa program.  However, you can also apply for a tourist visa upon arrival at the Bahrain Airport.

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