Travel Within Saudi Arabia

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There are numerous domestic airports and air travel is by far the most opportune way of travelling around the nation. Saudi Arabian Airlines connects all main centers. Arabian Express economy class links Jeddah with Riyadh in just over one hour and Riyadh with Dhahran in just less than one hour. A boarding pass should be attained the evening before exodus. There are special flights for pilgrims arriving at or departing from Jeddah throughout the Hajj. A swift car ferry runs between Duba and Hurghada. Ferries are up to date, well-kept and efficiently run. Cabins are simple, hygienic and comfortable and all equipped air-conditioning. Bookings can be done by email or telephone and you can travel on the same day.


In the high season especially during haj and Ramadan, booking one week in advance for Duba to Port Safaga and one month in advance Jeddah to Suez, and vice versa are recommended. All ferries have restaurants.  The railway is operated by the Saudi Railways Organization. The main railway line is the 570km long Riyadh–Dammam line, which connects Dhahran, Abqaiq, Hofuf, Harad and Al Kharj. There is a daily examine in air-conditioned trains with dining car. An additional stroke connects Riyadh with Hofuf. While travelling on the roads, traffic drives on the right. The road system is continually being upgraded and expanded and, on the major routes, much of it is of the highest standard.