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 ( Published On Sunday 25 November 2012, 12 Muharram 1434, Time: 9:48)

ArRiyadh City Web Site - Transport

Riyadh is served by the King Khaled International Airport, which is located about 22 miles (35 km) north of the city and handles both domestic and international flights. There are thousands of miles of paved roads in Riyadh, including the King Fahd (running north-south) and Mecca (Makkah; running east-west) highways, which constitute the two main axes of the city. With its grid system of wide thoroughfares and expressways, modern Riyadh was designed as an automobile-oriented city.

 

Buses

 

 

 

 

SAPTCO

Browse through Saudi Public Transport Co. (SAPTCO) website that offers variety of country-wide and international services. 

 

There are two sorts of buses operating in Riyadh: the buses run by the government-owned company SAPTCO and the buses that are private and is used for the transportation of lower-income workers from their living quarters (normally in and around the city centre) to workplaces in other parts of the city.

 

There are long-distance coaches operate to Taif, Makkah, Dammam, Hofuf, Buraida and Medina, run by SAPTCO.  These also cross the border into Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Syria. The deport is from SAPTOC office which is located in the South of Riyadh near Aziziyah District.

 

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Taxis or Limousines

 

 

 

Hala Limousine

 

Near King Khaled Eye Hospital        

   4821234 Ext. 1262 or 1278.

 

Sharay Limousine

         4777313

 

Saudi Limousine

         4631416

 

Taxis (limousines) are a significant form of transportation in Riyadh.  Taxis abound and can be hailed on any major road.  Payment is very reasonable and is by meter.  Always check the meter is activated as you enter the limo: the price starts at SR5.  An acceptable price from King Khaled Airport to the city centre would be between SR40 and SR50.  Women should always sit in the back of limousines.  Most drivers speak some English.

 

You can telephone for a limousine, if you are able to explain to the company where you live. Some limousine companies, sent you a regular driver if you so request.  The following numbers may be helpful:

 

Hala Limousine, with branches at Sulaimaniya, near Old Airport, al-Akariya shopping center, and at the King Khaled Eye Hospital (which is nearest office to the Diplomatic Quarter).   There is also Shary Limousine, behind Military Hospital, Sulaimaniya, and Saudi Limousine.

 

 

Rail or Train

 

 

 

For Railway Booking dial:

 

              920008886

 

Riyadh is connected with Al-Dammām, an eastern seaport, by rail.  The train runs from Riyadh to Dammam, stopping at Hofuf, and is very pleasant way to travel.  There are family coaches for women and children, and women accompanied by their husbands.  The trains are clean, air-conditioned and smooth-running and have mobile snack trolleys.  Riyadh station, with its huge and splendid brass globe lights, is situated in the old industrial estate, the Sinaiya. Tickets should be purchased at the station the day before you travel, and are very reasonably priced. The journey from Riyadh to Dammam takes four hours.

 

 

Air Travel

For information on Air travel visit our page on Flights.

 

 

 

 



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