The King Fahd Causeway is a series of bridges&causeways connecting Saudi Arabia&Bahrain. It is the longest highway in the world.
26 September 2013| Last updated on 11 December 2017
The King Fahd Causeway is a series of bridges and causeways connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
It is a four-lane road, 25 km long and approximately 23m wide making it one of the longest in the world.
It will take you on average 20 minutes to cross the Causeway from Bahrain to Saudi or vice versa.
The toll charge for a small vehicle to cross the causeway is: SR. 20/ 2 BD
Tourists are not permitted to drive between Saudi and Bahrain in a hired car.
Residents of Saudi who have their own cars may use this crossing providing they have car insurance for both countries.
For those coming from Saudi without Bahrain insurance can purchase at the border. Anyone crossing the border from Bahrain to Saudi without Saudi insurance must complete a customs form and purchase temporary Bahraini insurance.
Required Crossing Documents:
• Valid Vehicle Certificate
• Certificate of authorization by original owner authenticated by the competent agencies if not a passenger.
• Valid Driving License
The idea of constructing the causeway was based on improving the links and bonds between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Construction began in 1981 and continued until 1986, when it was officially opened to the public.
The idea of building a bridge linking the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Eastern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had been enticing the two kingdoms for generations. The idea arose during one of King Saud’s official visits to Bahrain in 1954.
The project cost a total of US$800 million (SAR3 billion). The four-lane road is 25 km long and approximately 23 m wide. Strict quality control regimes were established to ensure durability of the structure.
The Border Station is located on embankment No.4, which, with a total area of 660,000 square meters, is the biggest of all embankments. The buildings of King Fahd Causeway Authority and other government Directorates were erected on the Border Station, as well as two mosques, two Coast Guard towers and two 213 foot high tower restaurants. The Border Station was designed as two connected islands, with the west side designated as Saudi Arabian and the east as Bahraini.