Lucknow,Bengaluru,Chennai,Thiruvananthapuram,Mumbai and New Delhi are the major cities from where direct flight is available. Jet airways,Gulf air and Emirates are the best and popular airlines on this route.
Riyadh is also the base of operations of the Saudi national airlines, there are frequent flights from and to almost every place in the country. From King Khalid Airport there is limousine service to the visitorês destination. There is also a regular SAPTCO (Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company) bus service from the airport to various hotels and the centre of town.
The roads are well maintained and you can drive in from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Turkey. The government fixes car rental prices. Youêll have to pay for insurance along with the rental. Most large hotels have car rental services. There are two kinds of taxis: white and orange and yellow taxis. They are metered. The drivers of the white and orange speak English.
Saudi Railway Authority¾operates two separate passenger and cargo lines between Riyadh and¾Dammam¾passing through¾Hofuf, and¾Haradh.
International bus services are available to Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Turkey. Apart from the state bus service SAPTCO, there are several foreign transport companies that also commute on these routes. Service Taxis also leave from the SAPTCO bus station. Generally buses are better than service taxis, which leave only when full. Most carry five or seven passengers.
From nearby cities.
There are regular buses which operate in Riyadh. Regular bus fare regardless of distance is 2 saudi riyal.These buses except for the bigger SAPTCO buses, are not airconditioned. Its seats have remained so much to be desired and could be too crowded. Rent-a-car fee starts at 50 SAR above depending on the car's model.Privately owned buses run on a certain short routes whereas SAPTCO buses runs to all the cities of Saudi Arabia.Monthly pass can be made by just paying 200 SAR.