Saudi Arabia Airports

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King Fahd International Airport (DMM)

Location: King Fahd International Airport is located about 30 miles (50km) northwest of Dammam, in eastern Saudi Arabia.
Time: Local time is GMT +3.
Getting to the city: Public buses run to Dammam from the airport, leaving every 30-60 minutes.
Car rental: Various car hire companies operate from the airport, including Budget and Avis.
Airport Taxis: There are numerous taxis avaliable. The trip from downtown to the airport takes around 30 minutes by car.
Facilities: The airport offers duty-free shops, restaurants and cafeterias, banks and currency exchange facilities, a mosque, and smoking areas.
Parking: King Fahd International Airport has a multi-storey parking garage with short and long-term facilities.
Airport hotels: An airport hotel is currently in the planning stages, however there are no facilities at present.
Website: www.the-saudi.net/kfia

King Khalid International Airport (RUH)

Location: The airport is situated 22 miles (35km) from Riyadh city centre.
Time: Local time is GMT +3.
Contacts: Tel: +966 1 221 1000.
Transfer between terminals: The terminals are linked by moving walkways.
Getting to the city: Terminal 5 is connected to the Metro Yellow Line which runs to King Abdullah Financial District. Free shuttles ferry passengers to nearby hotels and prepaid airport taxis are available for transport to the city.
Car rental: Car rental counters are located in the lobby and include Hertz and several local companies. Women are allowed to drive but cannot travel with a man unless they are related.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the airport. Fares into downtown Riyadh will never be less than SAR 70. A trip from King Khalid Airport to downtown Riyadh takes 30 minutes. However, scammers and touts will try to charge tourists up to SAR 200, which is grossly overpriced. It is recommended that visitors have the address of their destination written in Arabic.
Facilities: Facilities include restaurants, bars, and cafeterias, banks and ATMs, a first aid clinic, various shopping opportunities, currency exchange, and visitor information. A mosque is located in the centre of the passenger terminal. Facilities for the disabled are good.
Parking: Two multi-level garages are located directly in front of the passenger terminals, on either side of the mosque, which are connected to the terminals by walkways.
Website: www.riyadhairports.com

King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)

Location: The airport is situated 12 miles (19km) from Jeddah.
Time: GMT +3.
Contacts: Tel: +966 2 684 2227
Transfer between terminals: There is no free transport provided between terminals. Passengers are required to pay for a taxi.
Getting to the city: Taxis are available and fares can be negotiated with the driver. There is a bus service connecting to the city but this tends to be crowded and unpleasant and is usually avoided by visitors. Construction will begin soon on a new high-speed rail link to connect the airport to the city.
Car rental: A number of car rental companies are represented at the airport, including Avis and Budget.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available and fares can be negotiated with the driver.
Facilities: Although it has been extended and renovated several times, Jeddah's airport remains crowded and chaotic. There are three terminals, with the North Terminal being used exclusively for international flights. There are money exchange facilities, a restaurant, a cafeteria and shops in this terminal. There are also two restaurants in the South Terminal. The vast Hajj terminals contain prayer and rest areas, markets, a clinic, banking services, and a mosque.
Parking: Parking is available outside each of the terminals.
Website: www.jed-airport.com