Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport Guide (JED)

Airport info
Code: JED
Address:
PO Box 887, Jeddah 21165, Saudi Arabia
Location:

Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport is located 19km (12 miles) north of central Jeddah.

No. of terminals: 3 Dialling code: +966
Telephone:
920 011 233.
Timezone: GMT ++03:00

Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport is the main airport serving Jeddah in Saudi Arabia – the airport’s Hajj Terminal has the status of being one of the largest in the world. Our Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport guide includes details on transportation, hotels and services in and around the airport.

Airport news

The airport is currently undergoing major expansion, including the addition of new terminals, construction of a high-speed rail link from Jeddah, runway upgrades, and an increase in capacity to 80 million passengers annually. The whole project is due to be completed in 2014.

Information

There is an information desk in the arrivals area that's staffed by multilingual assistants.

Website
www.jed-airport.com
Driving directions

From central Jeddah, head north along Al Madinah Al Munawarah Road – the airport is reached in around 20 minutes by car.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Taxi: Fixed price taxis and limousines are available outside the arrivals area. The journey time to central Jeddah is around 30 minutes.

Terminal facilities

Money

Banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are available both air- and land-side in both terminals.

Communication

Public telephones and paid-for Wi-Fi internet access are available throughout the terminals. There is a 24-hour post office in the international arrivals area.

Food

There is a selection of restaurants, cafés and fast food outlets both air- and land-side.

Shopping

Souvenirs, gifts, books and general items are available in the departure areas. All goods are tax-free in Saudi Arabia. Alcohol is not available for purchase.

Luggage

Lost property (tel: (02) 685 5526) and left-luggage facilities are available.

Other

There is a large mosque on the airport site.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

VIP lounge facilities offer a range of business services. Further business, conference and meeting facilities can be found at the nearby Elaf Jeddah Hotel (tel: (02) 215 0525; www.elafgroup.com).

Disabled facilities

Designated disabled parking facilities are available. The airport is generally wheelchair accessible, with special toilets, ramps and lifts where required. Special assistance can be provided by airlines on request at the time of booking.

Car parking

Short- and long-term parking is available outside the terminal building.

Car rental

Avis, Budget and Hertz are among the international brands represented at desks in the centre of the international arrivals hall. There are also a number of local operators.

Hotels

There is one hotel near the airport site, a short distance from the terminals. Alternative accommodation can be found in Jeddah itself – hotel booking assistance is available at the airport. Our Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport guide includes the following hotels:


Hilton Jeddah Hotel

(02) 659 0000.

With sweeping views of the Red Sea, Hilton Jeddah Hotel has a range of leisure facilities, including swimming pool and tennis courts, and numerous dining options. Business needs are met with the hotel’s business centre and 11 meeting rooms.

North Corniche Road, Jeddah 21362, Saudi Arabia

Elaf Jeddah Hotel

(02) 215 0525.

The 156-room Elaf Jeddah Hotel is within a short distance of the airport, with some rooms overlooking the Red Sea. Those looking to unwind can make use of the extensive health and fitness centre.

PO Box 52774, Jeddah 21573, Saudi Arabia

Habitat Hotel

(02) 257 8800.

Just seven minutes from the airport by car, Habitat Hotel offers suite-only accommodation. Among its facilities is a gym, restaurants and a business centre.

P.O.Box: 24896, Jeddah 21456, Saudi Arabia
Edited by Gavin Haines
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