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Jeddah Airport

King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)

Location

The airport is situated 11 miles (19km) from Jeddah.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available. Most visitors opt for the limousine taxi service, fares for which can be negotiated with the driver. There is a bus service connecting to the city but this tends to be crowded and unpleasant and is usually avoided by visitors. Construction will begin soon on a new high-speed rail link to connect the airport to the city.

Time

GMT +3.

Contacts

Tel: +966 (0)2 684 2227.

Car rental

Several major car rental companies are represented at the airport, including Avis, Budget and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available. Most visitors opt for the limousine taxi service, fares for which can be negotiated with the driver.

Transfer between terminals

There is no transport provided. Passengers are required to pay for a taxi.

Facilities

Although it has been extended and renovated several times, Jeddah's airport remains crowded and chaotic. There are four terminals, with the North Terminal being used exclusively for international flights. There are money exchange facilities, a restaurant and shops in this terminal. The vast Hajj terminals contain prayer and rest areas, markets, cooking facilities for pilgrims, a clinic, bank, and a mosque.

Departure Tax

SR50.

Website

www.jed-airport.com


Jeddah Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.