Riyadh Airport

Riyadh is the popular name for this airfield and the real and formal name is King Khalid International Airport, and it is the second largest airport in all of Arabia Saudita Country, hosting an average of 19 million passengers per year.

Where is the airport located?

This airport is named after the city of where is located, which is 35 km (22 miles)from the north of Riyadh.

An interesting fact about this airport is that it used to serve as a landing field for NASA’s Space Shuttles.

How many terminals does the Airport have?

The structure of this airport provides a top-quality organization for every passenger and user. With 5 terminals, almost all of them (1-4) are connected by linking buildings that include different services, like restaurants, lounges, cafeterias, shops, and even hotels.

Terminal 5 instead is exclusively used by one airline. There are also 2 other terminals that are used for specific purposes, one is the Royal Terminal, which provides VIP services with fountains, gardens, and open spaces.

The second one is the General Aviation Terminal, which is mainly used for private airplanes.

What is the distance from the airport to the center of Riyadh?

Riyadh City Center is 35 km (22 miles) north from King Khalid International Airport, and there are several transportation options to get there, although it will mainly depend on the way you are traveling and who you are traveling with.

Which airline flies to and from Riyadh Airport?

There are more than 50 airlines providing flight services to national and international destinations.

Although the leading airlines are Saudia, Flynas, and Flyadeal, each one with an average of 20 destinations.

How to get to Riyadh Airport?

There are few options you can choose to get to the airport, one and the most common is a taxi because it takes an average of 25 min, although it could turn out too expensive.

There is also a car rental option , with different prices that could be affordable or too expensive.

How much does a taxi cost to and from Riyadh?

Taxis are one of the most expensive transportations options in every city, and Riyadh is not the exception. The average price of a taxi that takes you to the city from the airport or vice-versa, is 70 SAR ($25 USD).

Every taxi service is available at the exit door of every terminal building, you will also need to consider a 10% tip for the driver.

What rental companies are available at Riyadh Airport?

Just like any other international airport, the most common rentan car companies are Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget, to name a few.

But users will also find some other companies that offer luxury vehicles, like Abu Diab, Al Faris, Yellow or Arabic Yam.

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