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There are 3 ways to get from Istanbul to Riyadh Airport (RUH) by plane, ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Istanbul  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Riyadh (RUH) IST - RUH

681﷼ - 1396﷼

Cheapest option

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Riyadh (RUH) SAW - RUH

287﷼ - 860﷼

1 alternative option

Bus to Kutahya, fly  •  14h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Seymen
  2. Fly from Kutahya (KZR) to Riyadh (RUH) KZR - RUH

677﷼ - 1439﷼

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Riyadh Airport (RUH) is to ferry and fly which costs 550 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 7h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Riyadh Airport (RUH) is to fly which costs 1.300 ₺ - 2.700 ₺ and takes 4h 31m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Riyadh Airport (RUH) is 2425 km.

It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Istanbul to Riyadh Airport (RUH), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Riyadh Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h.

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Middle East Airlines, Gulf Air Bahrain, Qatar Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Riyadh Airport.

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There are 150+ hotels available in Riyadh Airport (RUH). Prices start at 500﷼ per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Riyadh Airport (RUH).
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  • Distance: 2425 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Riyadh Airport (RUH), Saudi Arabia?

Turkish Airlines, Saudia and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Riyadh Airport (RUH) hourly.

Airlines
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800﷼ - 1400﷼
Flights from Istanbul to Riyadh via Medina
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800﷼ - 1500﷼
Flights from Istanbul to Riyadh via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850﷼ - 1500﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul, Kuwait
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul, Jeddah
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650﷼ - 2000﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul, Beirut
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650﷼ - 1400﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850﷼ - 1500﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
900﷼ - 1600﷼
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550﷼ - 1700﷼
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500﷼ - 1500﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
600﷼ - 1800﷼
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Riyadh via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul, Vienna
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1400﷼ - 3000﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1500﷼ - 3200﷼
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Istanbul to Riyadh via Amman
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700﷼ - 1300﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul, Amman
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800﷼ - 1500﷼
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Riyadh via Cairo
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800﷼ - 2100﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul, Borg El Arab
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
850﷼ - 2300﷼
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280﷼ - 850﷼
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Riyadh via Trabzon
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
320﷼ - 1000﷼
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Istanbul to Riyadh via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600﷼ - 1300﷼
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul, Beirut
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650﷼ - 1400﷼
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Riyadh via Doha
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800﷼ - 1800﷼
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Riyadh via Doha
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700﷼ - 1600﷼
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Riyadh via Manama
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700﷼ - 1500﷼
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Riyadh via Sharjah
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600﷼ - 1400﷼
flyadeal
Website
flyadeal.com
Flights from Kutahya to Riyadh via Istanbul, Medina
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
600﷼ - 1900﷼
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Seymen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11﷼ - 19﷼
Website
MetroTurizm
Ferry operators

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