Riyadh airport (RUH)

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Riyadh airport (RUH)

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.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: 26 million passengers went through it during 2018.
Tel: +966 920 020 090. Flight information: Tel +966 112 217 000. There are information counters in the Arrivals Hall of each terminal.

Location

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

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Car rental companies

Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Hall of the terminals and operate around the clock.

Abu Diyab (Tel +966 112 201 260 / 505 751 296)
Alfaris (Tel +966 920 018 050)
Alga (Tel +966 506 000 382)
Alwefaq (Tel +966 920 002 909)
AlYam AlArabi (Tel +966 590 118 197)
Avis (Tel +966 112 202 635)
Best (Tel +966 559 624 855)
Bin Qublan (Tel +966 550 506 802)
Bin Hadi (Tel +966 112 201 921)
Budget (Tel +966 126 927 070)
Enterprise (Tel +966 920 000 028)
Hanco (Tel +966 567 872 396 / 567 944 688 / 565 918 204)
Hertz (Tel +966 112 205 149)
Key (Tel +966 593 339 701)
Primo (Tel +966 126 675 975)
Sixt (Tel +966 568 981 946)
STRAC (Tel +966 505 432 235)
Theeb (Tel +966 546 711 138)

 

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Public and private transportation

Ride-sharing - Uber and Careem pick passengers up outside all operating terminals.

Metro - The Yellow Line (L4) from Riyadh Metro (Tel +966 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 from London Taxi (Tel +966 591 713 362) 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.

 

Parking services at Riyadh airport (RUH)

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.

 

Services for passengers with special needs

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.