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About King Khalid Airport

Located 35 kilometers north of Riyadh city of Saudi Arabia, King Khalid Airport offers service to the capital city Riyadh. It is the second largest airport of Saudi Arabia after Jeddah airport. This airport operates with approximately 40 airlines that offer flights to various destinations all over the world.

King Khalid Airport, which welcomed over 24.8 million passengers in 2017, is accepted as the main airline of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The airport has five terminals as two international and three domestic terminals. The Central Control Tower is home to one of the tallest towers of the world. The Royal Terminal at the airport is used only by the Royal family and their guests.

King Khalid Airport has cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and a mosque considered as the most important structure of the airport. The airport has more than 500,000 square meters of landscaping. At the airport and its surrounding, over 225,000 trees, vines, shrubs and ground cover plants are grown in accordance with climate conditions.

Getting to the City Center from King Khalid Airport

Located in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, King Khalid Ab International Airport is 32 kilometers away from the city center. While you can rent a private car from the car rental companies located at the airport, shuttles and taxis are also carrying passengers to the city all day long. Metro is also used frequently as the only means of public transportation.  

Taxi

The drivers of the taxis serving at King Khalid Ab International Airport speak English. Since some of the taxis do not have a taximeter device, you need to speak with the driver in advance about the fare you would pay for your destination.

Metro

You can get to the city center with metro line L4 which you can take from terminal 5 at the airport. You can transfer to lines 6 and 1 on this line which has eight stops in total.

Shuttle

You can easily and comfortably reach the city center with the shuttle service that you should book in advance. The drivers of the shuttles that pick up their passengers from the airport terminal take them to the city center.

Car Rental

Serving at King Khalid Ab International Airport, car rental companies like Hertz, Alwefaq, Theeb, Alga, Almuraishid, Budgetsaudi, Key, Best, Alfaris, Autoworld and Daleeli serve to passengers all day long.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2018
Getting to King Khalid Airport from the City Center

Those who want to go to King Khalid Ab International Airport have a few options. While the passengers usually go for taxi or metro, it is also possible to get to the airport with  a private car to be rented from a car rental company.  

Taxi

Taxis that are the fastest and easiest means of transportation to get to the airport from Riyadh city center provide passengers an uninterrupted journey all day long.

Metro

You can reach the airport with the L4 metro line that you can take from the city center. You are obliged to purchase a ticket from the desks before using the metro line.

Car Rental

You can deliver the car that you can rent from the offices of car rental companies like Key, Best, Alfaris and Autoworld in the city center to the people in charge at the car park after arriving to the airport.

Airport Information

There is one mosque and five passenger terminals at King Khalid Ab International Airport, the second biggest airport of Saudi Arabia. Services are available from terminals 1 and 2 of the airport, which has parking lots and garage. At the airport that is attracting interest with NASA's special lot for space shuttles, terminals are connected by walkways. The airport concept includes a modern VIP terminal, cafès, restaurants, airway offices, rental car companies, banks and first aid clinic.

The banks that you can use at the airport: AI Bilad Bank, Bank Aljazira, Al-Rajhi Bank, Alahli Bank, Al Bilad Bank and Alinma Bank. The stores among the airport are WHSmith, Explora for Electronics and Game, Explora for Perfumes, Air Sales Shop and Sense Store. Among the places where you can eat are Sadeem Tock, Kudu, Cinnabon, Twisters, Karam Express, Sbarro, Costa Coffee, Paul, Carvel, Brioche Doree, Italian Coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts, Lacogeen Coffee, Arabic Sweets, Fresh Berry Frozen Yogurt, Burger King and Domino’s Pizza.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2018

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