Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport
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.
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
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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:
- Garuda Indonesia
- Turkish Airlines
- Air India
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Jeddah
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Things to do
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