Getting To and Around Saudi Arabia

Travel Team
By Travel Team 2 Min Read

Saudi Arabia is becoming increasingly well-connected. Welcoming international visitors, the Kingdom has increased its availability of tourist visas and the option of applying for visas on arrival for 49 different nationalities. Anyone holding a US, UK or Schengen visa in their passport is now eligible to apply for a tourist visa.

The country is serviced by a wealth of airline carriers that fly to its four international airports. These include Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah, King Fahd International Airport (DMM) in Dammam, and finally, Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED) in Medina. Complementing this network are 15 domestic airports which are convenient options for interconnecting the region with short-haul flights if you plan to cover much of the Kingdom. 

Another popular way of covering KSA, especially for the adventurous, is via road trip. The country has a developing reputation as a road trip destination, with a wealth of options for car hire and myriad sights and destinations to plan a rewarding itinerary whatever your interests. Car hire is generally cost-effective and efficient, with rental providers mostly found at airports and within most major cities. 

For travel within cities, taxis are widely available around popular locations, for instance shopping malls and public parks. Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Careem are also increasingly popular, widely used alternatives.

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