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Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport

General information

Jeddah Airport is the busiest airport in Saudi Arabia and home to the national flag carrier Saudia. It is especially busy at the airport during the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport is the closest airport to Mecca, a holy city for Muslims. The Islam’s Holiest Shrine known as Great Mosque of Mecca (al-Masjid al-Haram and Kaaba) is located in the middle of Mecca. Jeddah Airport consists of four terminals and three runways.


Where is Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport?

Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport is an airport located in western Saudi Arabia, just north of the country’s second largest city. Travel time from the airport to Mecca is 1 hour 20 minutes.

How many terminals does Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport have?

Jeddah Airport has four terminals, including a very special one (Hajj Terminal) and a very modern terminal (T1). The other two terminals are North Terminal and South Terminal. The world famous Hajj Terminal which looks like two very large tents is used by Muslims for the annual Hajj (the pilgrimage) and Umrah (the small pilgrimage). King AbdulAziz International Airport (KAIA) New Terminal 1 opened in 2019, this very modern terminal has a capacity of 30 million passengers per year and is located east of the other terminals. Shuttle buses run between the terminals, the price is 20 SAR per person.

Airport Map



The distance from Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport to the centre of Jeddah is 25 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Jeddah.

From JED Airport to Jeddah City centre by Car
25 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport by public transport. Visit the Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Jeddah is about SAR 100.-. Book your taxi at Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From JED Airport to Jeddah City centre by Taxi
25 km
30 min
SAR 100.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Saudia
  • Flynas
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Air India


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Casablanca Grand Hotel, Jeddah

Set in Jeddah and with Mall of Arabia reachable within 1.1 km, Casablanca Grand Hotel offers concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace.

Hotels in Jeddah

Looking for the best hotels in Jeddah? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Al Azhar Hotel Jeddah, Jeddah

Al Azhar Hotel Jeddah is situated in the heart of Jeddah city, 250 metres from Jaffali mosque. It boasts an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and hammam. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Jeddah Airport (JED): Premium Lounge Access

Relax and refresh before your departure or in-between flights. Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere offering a relaxing and tranquil environment for travelers before embarking on their next journey.


Jeddah: Old Town Highlights Tour with Transfer

Enjoy a guided tour through the main landmarks of Old Jeddah. Walk through traditional Al-Balad, see the Old Market and galleries, and gasp at the architecture of Beit Nassif and the Ukash Mosque.

Tour & transport

From Jeddah: Taif Highlights & Mountains Tour with Transfer

Explore the ancient stone paths and buildings of Taif, such as the Al-Kaki Palace and the Barhat Al Qazzaz Souq Market. Discover the Green Sarawat Mountains on a guided tour departing from Jeddah.


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Masha Allah the Jeddah Airport is beautiful , clean and neat...

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