Saudi Arabia
2.3.1 Saudi Arabia Border Crossing of King Fahd Causeway


The 25km-long King Fahd causeway links the Kingdom of Bahrain with the Eastern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Crossing the Gulf of Bahrain, in the Arabian Gulf, the causeway starts in Saudi Arabia at Al-Aziziyyah, south of Alkhobar, and extends up to Al-Jasra, west of Manama in Bahrain. The causeway is a four-lane road featuring two roadways. Each roadway is 11.6m wide and includes two lanes running in opposite directions. It features a curb for emergency parking. There are five bridges, totaling 12.43km in length, along the route of the entire causeway. The first three bridges measure 934m, 2,034m and 5,194m in length and form part of the Saudi side. The Bahraini side of the causeway contains two bridges measuring 3,334m and 934m in length. The bridges are interconnected by islands and dams. Approximately 12.5km of the causeway has been constructed as a dam.

The causeway also comprises seven embankments extending 12.57km in length. A 660,000 m² border station at embankment no. 4 is the largest among all. Designed as two connected islands, the border station includes two mosques, two 65m high tower restaurants, buildings of KFCA and other government directorates and two coastguard towers. The island on the west side is designated to Saudi Arabia while that on the east side is designated to Bahrain.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Saudi Arabia: The King Fahd Causeway


Province or District

Khobar, Saudi Arabia / Al Jasra, Bahrain

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Khobar (32 km)





Managing Authority / Agency

King Fahd Causeway Authority

Contact Person

Eng / Emad Bin Ibrahim Almohaisen



Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

King Fahd International Airport (78 km)

Truck Travel Time: 1.15 hrs

Car Travel time: 50 mins

Nearest Port

Dammam Port (50 km)

Truck Travel Time: 50 mins

Car Travel time: 37 mins

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Inside the Border crossing there is Pharmacy, hyper market. banking services, ATMs, restaurants, cafes, retail stores, car rental offices, tourist services offices

Other Information

List of facilities:

Hours of Operation















National Holidays


Seasonal Constraints

The only reported closure took place was on 8 March 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the causeway was temporarily closed down to all passenger traffic in order to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus between the two countries. Commercial cargo trucks were still allowed to cross the border following stringent checks. The causeway reopened on 23 July 2020,

Daily Capacity

On an average, it serves about 45,000 vehicles a day that increases to about 60,000 vehicles during weekends. Analysis of tourism data for 2019 shows that Bahrain welcomed 11.1 million visitors, of which 9.7 million (88 percent) arrived via the King Fahd Causeway.

For the daily/monthly capacity from the Saudi & the Bahrain Sides please check the following link

Customs Clearance

Transit documents required for trucks:

  • A valid passport
  • A valid driver license.
  • A valid vehicle ownership certificate (form).
  • A certificate of commissioning from the original owner of the vehicle certified by the competent authorities.

Entry rules

Although the travel ban has been lifted, certain restrictions are still being enforced owing to the ongoing pandemic.

From Saudi Arabia to Bahrain

Only those who have been vaccinated or recovered recently from the COVID-19 virus will be allowed to travel from KSA to Bahrain. This will be verified on the Tawakkalna app by the border authorities. In the case of passengers under the age of 18 years, a coronavirus insurance certificate is needed.

From Bahrain to Saudi Arabia

Travellers from Bahrain to KSA can use any GCC-approved health app to demonstrate they have either been vaccinated or have recovered from the coronavirus. They can either show the green logo in the health apps or present vaccination/recovery certificates.


For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.



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