Riyadh airport (RUH)

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Riyadh King Khalid International Airport, opened on November 16, 1983, is the busiest in Saudi Arabia, serving its capital. Together with King Fahd Airport, they are the largest in the world regarding the area within the enclosure. It operates with destinations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the African Arab countries.

Official Website: kkia.gov.sa
Number of Terminals - 5 - Terminals 1 and 2 (international flights), Terminal 5 (domestic flights) and terminals 3 and 4 (currently unused), open 24 hours a day. Terminals 1 and 2 are connected through travelators, while Terminal 5 is linked through a shuttle bus.
Annual passenger traffic: Around 23.4 million passengers went through it during 2016.
Tel: +966 112 211 000 / 682 764. Flight information: Tel +966 112 217 000. There are information counters in the Arrivals Hall of each terminal.


The airport is located 35 km (22 miles) to the north of Riyadh.

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Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Hall of the terminals and operate around the clock. It is warned that women are not allowed to drive on public roads in Saudi Arabia.

Abu Diyab (Tel +966 220 1260)
Alpha (Tel +966 220 0129)
Al Wefaq (Tel +966 220 0555 / 3224 / 0919)
Auto World (Tel +966 220 0822)
Avis (Tel +966 220 2635)
Best (Tel +966 220 2677)
Budget (Tel +966 220 1401)
Daleel (Tel +966 220 1122)
Hertz (Tel +966 220 5149)
Key (Tel +966 220 3166)
Muraishid (Tel +966 220 7660)
Theeb (Tel +966 220 1260 / 0003)


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Metro - The Yellow Line (L4) from Riyadh Metro (Tel 19933) travels from Terminal 5 to King Abdullah Financial District, via Princess Nora University and Imam Mohammad bin Sauod Islamic University, where you can make connections to lines 1 and 6.

Taxi - Vehicles are available 24 hours a day outside the terminals. Authorized cabs display the airport logo and should have meters. Journey time to the city centre is around 30 minutes.


There are two three-level parking lots with covered spaces directly in front of the terminals, one on either side of the mosque. They are connected to the main buildings through pedestrian walkways under the arrivals level roadway. Escalators and lifts are available between the levels.


Passengers requiring wheelchairs or special assistance should inform their airline prior to travelling. There are adapted toilets, lifts, escalators, travelators and accessible telephones. Reserved parking spaces are available in the car parks opposite the terminals.