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Transportation to and from Riyadh King Khalid Airport


What is the distance from Riyadh King Khalid Airport to the centre of Riyadh?

The distance from Riyadh Airport to the city centre (Murabba Palace) is 40 kilometers / 24.9 miles, the journey time is 40 minutes. The modern centre of Riyadh is located north of Makkah Al Mukarramah Road, here you will find Kingdom Center (the bottle opener) and King Khalid Grand Mosque. The historic centre of Riyadh is located south of Makkah Al Mukarramah Road, here you will find King Abdullah Park and Al Masmak Fortress in Ad Dirah.

From RUH Airport to Riyadh City centre by Taxi
40 km
40 min
SAR 100.-

Public transport

It is not possible to travel by public transport between Riyadh King Khalid Airport and the city, your alternatives are a taxi, rental car or Careem BUS (app).

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Riyadh: Historical City Full-Day Guided Tour with Transport

Discover historic Riyadh on a full-day tour with hotel pickup and drop-off. See The National Museum and Park, Hall of King Abdulaziz, Murraba Palace, Dira Souq, Al Masmak, and Al Rajhi Mosque.


RUH Riyadh: King Khalid Airport Premium Lounge Access

Relax before your departure or in-between flights at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the premium lounge, with showers, food, drinks, and a kids' area.


Riyadh: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour with Hotel Pickup and Lunch

Discover the ancient and modern highlights of Riyadh on an all-day bus trip led by a guide with lunch included. Visit landmarks in Saudi Arabia's capital like the National Museum and Kingdom Tower.



Riyadh: Edge of the World Day Trip with Dinner

Experience phenomenal views from the Edge of the World viewpoint. Gaze at the panoramic view from the 300-meter-high cliffs overlooking a vast rocky landscape. Tuck into a light meal and learn about Saudi culture as you watch the sunset on this day trip.


From Riyadh: Ushaiqer Village Highlights Tour with Transfer

Discover traditional Saudi Arabia culture by traveling to the historic village of Ushaiqer on a full-day trip. Explore beautiful alleyways, palaces, and old mosques, as well as a local antique museum.


From Riyadh: Day-Tour of Al Qara Hill & Jawatha Al Ahsa

Discover Saudi Arabian history in an air-conditioned car to Al-Qara Hill and Jawatha Al Ahsa on a day-tour from Riyadh. Explore the museum, music, and local atmosphere at the Al-Ahsa Heritage Village.

Tours and transport

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Riyadh: Edge of the World & Camel Trail

Explore the Edge of the World and walk an old camel trail on a guided tour in Riyadh. Discover dramatic cliffs and ancient architecture, and learn about local culture.

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Riyadh: Desert Quad Bike Experience with Transfer

Experience the thrill of dune bashing aboard a quad bike on a guided trip to the Riyadh desert. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and dive into the desert to ride across the red dunes.

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Riyadh: Old Town Highlights Tour with Transfer

Hop onto a modern tour bus for the ultimate Riyadh experience on a guided journey to the traditional side of town. Discover landmarks such as the Dirah Souq, the Masmak Fort, and the Kingdom Tower.


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