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About Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Intl. Airport

Built in 1964 in Buraydah in the Mulayda region of Saudi Arabia, Gassim International Airport is also used as a common airport for those who want to reach the cities of Hail and Riyadh. At the airport, which is managed by the Saudi Arabian Civil Aviation General Directorate, there are 11 airlines organizing flights to 15 destinations in five countries. Gassim International Airport, which was expanded in 2003, provides its guests with the opportunity to travel to many metropolitan cities especially Dubai, Kuwait and Istanbul.

Getting to the City Center from Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Intl. Airport

Gassim Airport, which is an important transportation center in the center of Saudi Arabia, is also known as Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz International Airport. The distance between the airport that is connecting Gassim and other Saudi Arabian cities with regular flights and the center of Buraidah city is about 27 kilometers. In order to reach the city center from Gassim Airport, you can take one of the white colored taxis waiting in front of the terminal. You can rent a car by visiting the offices of the local rental companies located in the terminal or take advantage of the private transfer options near Gassim Airport. Depending on which option you prefer, your journey from the airport to the city center would take about 25-30 minutes on average.

Taxi 

In front of the Gassim airport terminal, white colored taxis are available for passengers coming to the city and willing to travel to the center. When traveling directly to the city center by taxi from Gassim Airport, you can enjoy direct access to your desired destination without having to make any transfers. Air-conditioned taxis can also be considered as an extremely comfortable option given the weather conditions in the city which can be extremely hot. The price you pay when you take a taxi is determined by the taximeter in the taxi, and as you move away from the airport, the taxi fare also increases depending on the distance. You may have to pay a little more if you take a taxi late at night or during official holidays.

Car Rental

If you want to get to the city center from Gassim Airport, you can also rent a car from local rental companies in Gassim. Moreover, car rental rates at the airport are not high, just like in the city and the whole country, and thus traveling to the center by renting a car can be preferred as a reasonably priced alternative. At Gassim Airport you can rent a car with the features you want from local rental companies by finding some of their offices. If you rent a vehicle from the airport, you can leave it for a while at the Gassim Airport car park and then travel to the city center.

Private Shuttles

Travel by means of private transfer companies is often preferred in Gassim, like many other cities in Saudi Arabia. Before you arrive at Gassim, you can make your reservation online or by telephone and have your shuttle ready at the exit of the airport terminal. Private shuttles come from Gassim Airport to the center and also provide convenience to passengers with excess luggage. Using the shuttles, you can take advantage of the convenience of direct access to any point of interest in and around the city center.

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2017
Getting to Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Intl. Airport from the City Center

The distance from the city center to Gassim Airport, which is known as an important transportation center in Saudi Arabia, is approximately 27 kilometers. The passengers who want to travel to the airport at reasonable prices as well as with fast and convenient vehicles can take advantage of the taxis that can be found at almost any point in the center, private transfer companies' shuttles or car rental options. The rental car service in the center is usually provided by local companies in Saudi Arabia. Private transfer companies' shuttles can carry more passengers from the center to the airport, unlike taxis and rental cars. Moreover, the fares of these extremely fast and convenient vehicles are generally not too high.

Taxi

You can find one of the white colored Gassim taxis almost everywhere in Gassim city center. Taxis in the city are advantageous in terms of providing fast transportation, as well as having comfortable seats and large luggage capacity. You will arrive at the terminal at the end of approximately 30 minutes' journey from the city center to Gassim Airport. Traveling to Gassim airport from the city center does not cost very much generally. If you are traveling with more passengers or suitcases than can fit in the cab, you may want to consider taking more than one taxi, or you can take advantage of private shuttles that offer larger capacities.

Car Rental

To easily travel to Gassim Airport, you can choose to rent a suitable car from local rental companies in the city center. If you rent your car from the city center, you can follow Gassim Airport direction and arrive to the airport terminal in about 25-30 minutes. If you arrive at Gassim Airport with your rental car, you can leave your car in the airport car park for a few hours or few days, depending on your need. Passengers arriving from the city center to Gassim Airport can also easily continue traveling by delivering their rental car to the offices in the terminal.

Private Shuttles

Traveling with private shuttles is preferred in many cities in Saudi Arabia for travelling to the airport from the center. Shuttles can pick up their passengers from designated points in the city center or directly from the passengers’ hotels. You can come directly to the terminal entrance of Gassim Airport with private shuttles, without having to transfer to other vehicles.

Airport Information

Gassim Airport, which is about 30 kilometers from Saudi Arabia's Buraidah city, usually hosts regional flights to nearby cities. It is also possible to travel directly from the airport to different points of Europe and Africa. The airport also offers a number of standard services such as a desk, automatic ticket vending machines, comfortable waiting rooms and a child care room, as well as spaces for passengers who want to eat and drink. At the airport cafeteria you can taste sandwiches and other snacks and buy hot or cold beverages. In souvenir shops located at Gassim Airport terminal, you can find many alternatives including souvenirs specific to Saudi Arabia. You can buy affordable small souvenirs or candy and chocolates from here to take with you. You can withdraw money from ATMs in and around the airport and change your currency with the local one at the exchange offices and use it while shopping in the city center.

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2017

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