King Khaled International Airport (RUH)

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King Khaled International Airport (RUH)
AddressKing Khalid International Airport, Airport Road, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Telephone011 2211 000
Number of terminals4
Time zoneGMT Arabia Standard Time: GMT/UTC +3
LocationRiyadh King Khaled International Airport is situated 35 km (22 miles) north of Riyadh.
Airport codeRUH
Airport newsPlans are in place to increase the capacity of the airport over the next three decades; the hitherto unused Terminal 4 forms a central part of this project, which will also see a fifth terminal added.
Transfer between terminalsOnly three of the four terminals are currently in use (Terminals 1, 2, and 3). They are all housed within the same building and are linked by travelators. There is a fourth passenger terminal, Terminal 4, but it has never been used.
Driving directionsMajor roads to Riyadh King Khaled International Airport are King Fahd Road, Al-Takhassousi Road, and the East Interstate Highway. The airport is a 30-minute drive from the city center.
Car rentalSeveral local car rental companies, plus international firms Avis and Budget, operate at the airport. Counters can be found in the airport lobby.Please note: Women are not permitted to drive on public roads in Saudi Arabia.
Public transport and taxisTaxi: Taxis are the only mode of public transport available to/from the airport and must be paid for in advance. Authorized taxis marked with the airport logo are available 24 hours a day for trips to the city center (travel time: 30 minutes). By law, taxis must have a meter and passengers should check this before setting off. Average fares start at SAR60.
Car parkingTwo large, multistory parking garages are located directly in front of the passenger terminals, one on either side of the mosque. These have a total capacity of over 11,000 vehicles and are connected to the terminals (and to the mosque) by pedestrian walkways.
Information and help desksEach terminal has an operations office, which provides passenger information.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Two 24-hour banks are located in Terminal 2, and there are ATMs in Terminals 2 and 3.
Communications: Free Wi-Fi is available in the terminal complex, as are Internet kiosks. There is a post office in Terminal 2.
Food: Restaurants, snack bars, and cafés are present throughout the airport, available 24 hours a day in both the domestic and international terminals. There are no bars, as alcohol is forbidden in the kingdom.
Shopping: There is a selection of shops at Riyadh King Khaled International Airport, including an extensive duty-free facility selling a wide range of products other than alcohol.
Luggage: Luggage trolleys are available for use by passengers.
Other facilities: There is a first aid center, open 24 hours a day, and a large mosque on the airport grounds.
Conference and business facilitiesBusiness services, including five banquet and meeting rooms accommodating up to 250 people, are available at the on-site Makarim Riyadh Hotel (tel: 011 2204 500;
Disabled facilitiesFacilities for those with disabilities include adapted toilets, elevators, escalators, travelators, and telephones. Reserved parking spaces are available in the parking lots opposite the terminals. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should request this from their airline prior to traveling.
Airport hotelsThere is only one on-site hotel at Riyadh King Khaled International Airport: the Makarim Riyadh Hotel. Most of the major city hotels (including many international brands) offer courtesy airport transportation services to guests. Our Riyadh King Khaled International Airport guide includes the following accommodation options:

Riyadh InterContinental Hotel
Set in expansive gardens, Riyadh InterContinental Hotel has a range of leisure facilities, including a nine-hole golf course, a bowling alley, and tennis courts. The hotel is 30 minutes away from Riyadh King Khaled International Airport.
Al Maather Street
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 011 4655 000.

Four Seasons Riyadh
Located in the architecturally stunning Kingdom Centre, the Four Seasons Riyadh is a 30-minute ride from Riyadh King Khaled International Airport via a pre-arranged shuttle bus service. Hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants and a spa.
Kingdom Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 011 2115 000.

Radisson Blu Hotel Riyadh
Located in central Riyadh, the Radisson Blu Hotel Riyadh is home to four restaurants serving a mix of local and international fare. The hotel is a good mid-range option for those on business, as it has a business center with 12 meeting/event rooms and free Wi-Fi Internet access.
King Abdul Aziz Street
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 011 4791 234.

Holiday Inn Riyadh–Izdihar
This Holiday Inn is located between Riyadh King Khaled International Airport and the city center, just a 20-minute drive from the terminal building. The hotel is a good budget option for those on business, with 26 meeting rooms as well as two outdoor pools.
2907 Sheikh Abdulwahab Bin Abdullah St, Unit 1
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 011 4505 054.

Makarim Riyadh Hotel
Boasting 248 rooms and suites, Makarim Riyadh Hotel is located on the airport site. The hotel offers a choice of restaurants, extensive meeting and events facilities, a business center, and a wide range of sports facilities, including tennis courts, an outdoor pool, a gym, and a sauna.
King Khaled International Airport
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 011 2204 500.
Full airport nameRiyadh King Khaled International Airport
State or provinceSaudi Arabia
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