Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH) information
King Khalid International Airport is a public international airport located in the capital city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh airport is a hub for Saudia and Flynas and one of the largest airports in the world based on land area. Interestingly, it was once alternative landing site for the Space Shuttle from NASA.
Five passenger terminals were built for the King Khalid International Airport. However, only three out of the five are currently in use. Terminals 1 and 2 operate international flights. Terminal 2 is used by SkyTeam alliance members while other airlines operating international flights use Terminal 1. Terminal 5 operates all domestic flights. Terminal 3 and 4 are currently not in use and are closed for renovations and development.
The Riyadh airport is a large and busy airport. It has duty-free shopping and retail shops to keep passengers busy while waiting for departure. The airport also has dining options from fast foods to sit-down cafes. Free WiFi is available with purchase in these shops. Other facilities include a choice of VIP lounges, banking facilities as well as a mosque located on airport grounds. There are currently no airports on location, but there are nearby hotels just 5 minutes from the airport.
Flights to Riyadh King Khalid International Airport
The King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh operates many domestic flights within Saudi Arabia. Some of the more popular domestic flights include:
The Riyadh airport also serves many international flights operated by many airlines such as:
There is currently one airline that flies direct from Malaysia to Riyadh which is Saudia. Other airlines flying to Riyadh include:
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Travelling to and from King Khalid International Airport to Riyadh’s city centre
The King Khalid International Airport is located approximately 37 kilometres from the city centre of Riyadh. A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre will take about 30 minutes of travel time for a cost of around SAR160-200 (MYR180-220).
A cheaper alternative to get to the city centre from the airport would be to take the local metro train. Terminal 5 has a direct connection to the Metro’s Yellow Line (L4) which can connect you to other train lines and get you to the city centre. For fares and timings, it is best to check at the terminal station for the latest up-to-date information.
For passengers looking to hire a car, there are several car rental companies available at the arrival halls of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. These car rental services are mostly local businesses but international brands, such as Hertz, are also available.
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