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There are 7 ways to get from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia by bus, plane or car

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Line 022 bus to Abu Dhabi, fly to Dammam

  1. Take the line 022 bus from Shk Rashid Bin Sultan St/Immigration Department to Khaleej Al Arabi St/Bus Interchange
  2. Fly from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Dammam (DMM)

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Fly Abu Dhabi to Jeddah

  1. Fly from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Jeddah (JED)

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Line 022 bus to Abu Dhabi, fly to Riyadh

  1. Take the line 022 bus from Shk Rashid Bin Sultan St/Immigration Department to Khaleej Al Arabi St/Bus Interchange
  2. Fly from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Riyadh (RUH)

Bus to Dubai, fly to Dammam

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Al Jafiliya MS Landside
  2. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Dammam (DMM)

Bus to Dubai, fly to Riyadh

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Al Jafiliya MS Landside
  2. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Riyadh (RUH)

Fly Abu Dhabi to Medina

  1. Fly from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Medina (MED)

Drive

  1. Drive from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh

Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Medina (MED) flights

The flight time between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Medina (MED) is around 5h 28m and covers a distance of around 1512 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 52m. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 45m. Services are operated by Etihad, Gulf Air Bahrain, Saudia and others. Typically 16 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
3h 36m
Layover time:
1h 52m
Total time:
5h 28m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
2h 45m
Flight distance:
1512 km
Flights per week:
16
Cheapest price:
338﷼
Carbon emissions:
306 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:30
Last flight departs at:
19:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Medina (MED) flight schedules

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Saudi Arabia

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Saudi Arabia. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Saudi Arabia.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Saudi Arabia.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Saudi Arabia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Saudi Arabia

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Saudi Arabia from June 21.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Saudi Arabia

Limited international flights leaving United Arab Emirates began to resume from July 7.

Last updated: October 21 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia is to drive, which costs AED 150 - AED 220 and takes 10h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia is to line 022 bus and fly which costs AED 390 - AED 1800 and takes 5h 9m.

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The distance between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia is 1220 km. The road distance is 884.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Abu Dhabi Airport to Dammam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Saudi Arabia is 1h behind Abu Dhabi. It is currently 7:13 AM in Abu Dhabi and 6:13 AM in Saudi Arabia.

Yes, the driving distance between Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia is 885 km. It takes approximately 10h 24m to drive from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia.

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Gulf Air Bahrain and Etihad offer flights from Abu Dhabi Airport to Dammam Airport.

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  • Distance: 1220 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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

Etihad, Gulf Air Bahrain and four other airlines fly from Abu Dhabi to Medina twice daily.

Airlines
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Dammam
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
230﷼ - 1600﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550﷼ - 2100﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh via Dammam
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
340﷼ - 2200﷼
Flights from Dubai to Dammam
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1300﷼ - 1700﷼
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
850﷼ - 1400﷼
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh via Dammam
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
850﷼ - 1400﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
330﷼ - 1900﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
850﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah via Medina
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
350﷼ - 1800﷼
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Dammam
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
230﷼ - 1600﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330﷼ - 2100﷼
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500﷼ - 1400﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
330﷼ - 1900﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina via Dammam
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
600﷼ - 3600﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
330﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600﷼ - 3500﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah via Dammam
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
650﷼ - 3500﷼
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Dammam
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
230﷼ - 1600﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550﷼ - 2100﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
330﷼ - 1900﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500﷼ - 1800﷼
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Dammam via Manama
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
500﷼ - 2100﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh via Manama
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430﷼ - 2300﷼
Flights from Dubai to Dammam via Manama
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550﷼ - 1200﷼
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh via Manama
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550﷼ - 1200﷼
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina via Manama
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
650﷼ - 2300﷼
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Dubai to Dammam
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900﷼ - 1400﷼
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850﷼ - 1700﷼
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Dubai to Dammam
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000﷼ - 1900﷼
Flights from Dubai to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
750﷼ - 1600﷼
Kuwait Airways
Website
kuwaitairways.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1300﷼ - 2500﷼
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina via Amman
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
480﷼ - 2200﷼
Bus operators
Abu Dhabi Department of Transport
Website
itc.gov.ae
Bus from Shk Rashid Bin Sultan St/Immigration Department to Khaleej Al Arabi St/Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
1﷼ - 3﷼
Schedules at
itc.gov.ae
Dubai RTA Bus
Phone
9090800
Website
rta.ae
Bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station 1 to Al Jafiliya MS Landside
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
26﷼ - 40﷼
Schedules at
rta.ae

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