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About Riyadh

Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and a major city that is home to nearly 6 million people. The name of the city means "Gardens", and was founded around an oasis right in the middle of the harsh Arabian Pennisula desert. Like the country it is located in, it became wealthy due to oil money and is today a city of skyscrapers and flashy buildings.

Arabian coffee and meat dishes (especially those with camel meat) are the delicacies that should be sampled when visiting this city. You can also visit the royal Kingdom Center, as well as the Kral Fahad National Library and Museum, which is home to over 10,000 different works of Arabic calligraphy.

Riyadh is extremely hot in the summertime; so much so that people are seldom seen on the streets in the summer months. The daytime heat index can rise to over 45 ºC, with winter temperatures hovering between 20 and 25 ºC. The streets become a bit more crowded in the evenings as temperatures fall.

Transportation to Riyadh City Center from Airport

Located in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, King Khalid Airport is also one of the biggest airports in the world. King Khalid Airport, a major transport hub for the country, connects Riyadh to the country and the world. There are not many transportation options from King Khalid Airport to the city center, but you can make your journey by taking the advantage of highway transportation alternatives.

You can benefit from a large number of services at King Khalid Airport, which hosts flights to many countries of the world. Although there are not many transportation options you can prefer to reach the city center from King Khalid Airport in Riyadh, it is possible to travel fast because the traffic in the city is not heavy. You can get to the city center by choosing from the options such as transfer vehicle, car rental option, and especially the taxi. The airport also offers parking areas for the passengers who travel by car.


Taxi is the easiest option you can take to reach the city center from King Khalid Airport. Once your plane lands at the airport, you can take a taxi and reach the city center in a short time. The fact that there is no heavy traffic in the city is another advantage for fast transportation to the city center.

Transfer Services

Transfer vehicles are both economical and easy way of transportation to reach the city center. You can comfortably arrive at the hotel you are going to stay thanks to the transfer vehicle offered to you by the hotel you have booked.

Rent a car

Renting a car is another option you can prefer to get to the city center. You can reach the city center comfortably by renting a car from the car rental offices in the terminal building of King Khalid Airport. You can also deliver the car you can rent with or without a driver at the offices of car rental companies in the city. You can visit the airport's website to find out about the car rental companies you can choose from.

Last Updated: 06 Apr 2017

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To which airport are the flights to Riyadh arranged?

Riyadh flights are organized to King Khalid Intl. Airport.

How many hours does it take to travel to Riyadh by plane?

Jeddah-Riyadh 1 hour 40 minutes, Dammam-Riyadh 1 hour 10 minutes, Yanbu Al Bahr-Riyadh 1 hour 40 minutes, Abha-Riyadh 1 hour 40 minutes, Jizan-Riyadh 1 hour 50 minutes, Gurayat-Riyadh 1 hour 30 minutes, Qassimiut-Riyadh 9 hour 40 minutes, Al Baha-Riyadh 1 hour 30 minutes, Al Ula-Riyadh 1 hour 40 minutes, Medina-Riyadh 15 hour 50 minutes, Tabuk-Riyadh 1 hour 20 minutes, Taif-Riyadh 10 minutes.

Which airlines have direct flights to Riyadh from which cities?

flyadeal organizes direct flights to Riyadh from Jeddah, Madinah, Tabuk, Abha, Nejran, Dammam, Taif, Jizan. Flynas organizes direct flights to Riyadh from Cairo, Jizan, Jeddah, Hail, Nejran, Abha, Tabuk, Dammam, Taif, Amman, Doha, Lucknow, Mumbai, Dubai, Islamabad, Manama. Saudi Arabian Airlines organizes direct flights to Riyadh from Abha, Jizan, Gurayat, Arar, Jouf, Tabuk, Dammam, Yanbu Al Bahr, Taif, Dawadmi, Lucknow, Hail. Pegasus organizes direct flights to Riyadh from Istanbul. Middle East Airlines organizes direct flights to Riyadh from Beirut. IndiGo organizes direct flights to Riyadh from Dhaka. Pakistan International organizes direct flights to Riyadh from Islamabad. Air India organizes direct flights to Riyadh from Delhi. Egyptair organizes direct flights to Riyadh from Cairo.

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