The Land Transportation Directorates are responsible for issuing licenses for public and private bus transportation activities.

Last Updated Date:24-08-2023

Bahrain Public buses operated by Bahrain Public Transport Company, Bahrain’s bus network with more than 600 bus stops and 29 bus routes that are served by 140 buses daily and that connect various areas across the Kingdom.
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Land transport issues licenses for the following activities via Sijilat 

Activity Code Activity Type Activity Description
49211-1 Passenger land transport - Transport of passengers (Domestic) Providing passengers transport services within the Kingdom; utilizing buses with pre-determined specifications; through a signed contract between the parties involved. This activity also allows leasing buses that accommodate more than 16 passengers; either with a driver or without.
49211-2 Passenger land transport - Transport of passengers (International) Providing passengers transport services via King Fahad Causeway; utilizing vehicles with pre-determined specifications; for a specified fee.
791202-1 Operation of Land Tours - Internal Transport of Tourists Renting or leasing of carriers [buses] and collective means of transport for passengers and tourist groups, and others whether for personal lease on a temporary basis [by request] or through contracts for the transportation of passengers and tourist groups
Operation of Land Tours - International Transport of Tourists
This activity includes arranging and assembling tours that are sold through travel agencies or directly by tour operators. The tours may include any or all of the following: Transportation, Accommodation, Food and Visits to museums, historical or cultural sites, theatrical, musical or sporting events

For more information on the transport of passengers license requirements
For more information on the operation of land tour license requirements 
List of licensed companies 

Last Updated Date:24-08-2023

  • 30,384Average Monthly Ridership, July 2023
  • 84,295,268Total Passengers (Feb 2015 – July 2023)
  • Ridership941,894Total Monthly Ridership (July 2023)
  • 77,463General Cargo, Aug 2023
  • 36,649Container Throughput, Aug 2023
  • 71Total Vessels, Aug 2023
  • 100Percentage of Population covered by 5G Network (2022)
  • 83Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)
  • 100Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)



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