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Flights to Bahrain

Bahrain is the smallest country in the Persian Gulf, but it’s packed with culture, adventure and beauty. It’s also the Middle East’s only island nation, making it a unique destination in this part of the world. Whether you’re relaxing on sandy beaches or visiting grand mosques, there’s so much to discover.

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Discover the pearl of the Persian Gulf

Fly to Bahrain with British Airways for a holiday unlike any other. The capital, Manama, mixes office blocks and shopping malls with historic buildings and crowded souks, but away from the city, the 33 islands scattered across Bahrain’s archipelago are home to rare wildlife.

While much of the country is covered by desert sands, you can relax, cycle and picnic in green spaces like Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park, or head to the beach to swim. Then there’s Bahrain’s national museum and many forts, which show off the country’s thousands of years of history.

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Flight time

6 hours 35 mins

Time zone

GMT + 3

Currency

Bahraini Dinar

Bahrain flight FAQs

A flight from London to Bahrain Interational Airport takes six hours and 35 minutes.

We fly to Bahrain from London Heathrow.

The easiest way to find the cheapest flights to Bahrain is by using our low fare finder. Prices may be higher between December to March as the temperatures are cooler, so if you can handle the heat, visiting at another time of the year might save you some cash.

Bahrain’s desert climate means it’s warm year-round, with December to March offering a break from the hottest temperatures. Formula 1 fans should visit during the spring to catch their favourite drivers competing for trophies in the Bahrain Grand Prix. It’s also worth noting that restaurants and shops often close for Eid and Ramadan, so if you’re not visiting for these holy events, you may prefer to visit at a different time.

You can adapt your trip to Bahrain to fit your budget with a little forward planning. Like other Middle Eastern countries, there are lots of large shopping malls and high-end restaurants on offer, but you don’t have to spend a huge amount to have a great time. Take advantage of some of the free cultural activities, like entry to the Busaad Art Gallery and Siyadi House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You can reach Bahrain’s capital, Manama, in around 20 minutes by taxi, and 30 minutes by bus. The island nation is the smallest country in the Persian Gulf, so it doesn’t take long to reach any of the sights via public transport, or by car if you choose to hire one.

These days Bahrain is known for its Formula 1 events, but there’s much more to be uncovered. Here you can dive for pearls, buy 24-carat gold jewellery in the bustling souks and visit ancient sites. Bahrain was once home to one of the oldest civilisations in the Middle East, meaning there’s 6,000 years of history hidden beneath its modern surface. Then you can take in the Islamic architecture, soak up the warm weather and explore the art scene, before indulging in a meal at one of the country’s excellent restaurants.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

British passport holders need a visa to enter Bahrain. For more visa information, visit the IATA Travel Centre.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you'll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.

Economy

Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus

Business

Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World

First

Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.

First

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