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Travel to Saudi Arabia

Flying to Saudi Arabia

The cheapest but not necessarily most luxurious way to fly to Saudi Arabia is with national airline Saudia (www.saudia.com), which operates a fleet of sturdy if shop-worn American planes. Regular flights connect Riyadh and Jeddah with London, New York and Washington, DC, plus a long list of regional cities. British Airways (www.ba.com) also has direct flights from the UK.

Prices to and from Saudi Arabia fluctuate with little notice. Before you travel to Saudi Arabia, it’s best to arrange a round-trip ticket online or with a travel agent. But if you come in on a one-way ticket, there are a variety of excellent travel agents who can arrange ongoing bookings.

Major airports are: Riyadh King Khaled International Airport, Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport and Dammam King Fahd International Airport (DMM).

Airport Guides

Riyadh King Khaled International Airport

Code

RUH

Location

Riyadh King Khaled International Airport is situated 35km (22 miles) north of Riyadh.

Telephone

+966 11 2211 000.

Address
King Khalid International Airport, Airport Road
Riyadh

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Dammam King Fahd International Airport

Code

DMM

Location

Dammam King Fahd International Airport is located 20km (12 miles) northwest of Dammam.

Telephone

(03) 883 1000.

Address
KFIA
Dammam

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Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport

Code

JED

Location

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

Telephone

+966 920 011 233.

Address
Medina Road
Jeddah

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Flight times

To Jeddah: from London - 5 hours 50 minutes; from New York - 11 hours 45 minutes.

To Riyadh: from London - 6 hours 30 minutes; from New York - 12 hours.

Departure tax

Included in the air fare.

Travelling to Saudi Arabia by Rail

Driving to Saudi Arabia

Getting to Saudi Arabia by boat

The main ports are in the eastern town of Dammam, on the Gulf; and in the eastern centres of Jeddah and Yanbu, which are both on the Red Sea.