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There are 4 ways to get from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Abu Dhabi  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Riyadh (RUH) AUH - RUH

$131 - $226

3 alternative options

Bus to Dubai, fly  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station to Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Riyadh (RUH) DXB - RUH

$136 - $554

Bus to Dubai Al Maktoum Intl, fly  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station to Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Dubai Al Maktoum Intl (DWC) to Riyadh (RUH) DWC - RUH

$222 - $633

Drive  •  11h 11m

  1. Drive from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh 557.6 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh is to drive which costs AED 150 - AED 230 and takes 11h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh is to fly which costs AED 470 - AED 850 and takes 4h 40m.

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The distance between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh is 773 km. The road distance is 892.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Abu Dhabi Airport to Riyadh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Riyadh is 1h behind Abu Dhabi. It is currently 6:38 AM in Abu Dhabi and 5:38 AM in Riyadh.

Yes, the driving distance between Abu Dhabi to Riyadh is 892 km. It takes approximately 11h 11m to drive from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh.

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Flynas, Saudia, Gulf Air Bahrain and Etihad offer flights from Abu Dhabi Airport to Riyadh Airport.

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There are 668+ hotels available in Riyadh. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi Airport is to bus which takes 22m and costs AED 2 - AED 5.

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Map of how to get from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh.
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  • Distance: 483.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia?

Saudia, Etihad and three other airlines fly from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh every 3 hours.

Airlines
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh via Dammam
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh via Dammam
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,500
Flights from Dubai Al Maktoum Intl to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh via Manama
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $390
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh via Manama
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
SaudiGulf
Website
saudigulfairlines.com
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Bus operators
Dubai RTA Bus
Phone
9090800
Website
dubai-buses.com
Bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station to Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
rta.ae

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