There are 5 ways to get from Mecca to Riyadh by bus, plane or car

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

Bus to Taif, fly  •  4 h 48 min

  1. TIF - RUH

$139 - $365

Cheapest option

Bus via Taif  •  13 h 15 min

$26 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus to Jeddah, fly  •  4 h 58 min

  1. JED - RUH

$89 - $182

Bus  •  11 h 46 min

$41 - $55

Drive  •  9 h 12 min

  1. 544.5 miles

What companies run services between Mecca, Saudi Arabia and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia?

SAPTCO operates a bus from Mecca to Riyadh twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Taif to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Taif to Riyadh via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Jeddah to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Taif to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Jeddah to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
flyadeal
Website
flyadeal.com
Flights from Jeddah to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Nesma Airlines
Website
nesmaairlines.com
Flights from Jeddah to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
SaudiGulf
Website
saudigulfairlines.com
Flights from Jeddah to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Bus operators
SAPTCO
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Mecca to Taif
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Mecca to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Mecca to Riyadh Central Bus
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Al Taif to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
saptco.com.sa

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Mecca and Riyadh is 793 km. The road distance is 871 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mecca to Riyadh is to bus which costs 95﷼ - 150﷼ and takes 13 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Mecca to Riyadh is to bus and fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs 500﷼ - 1400﷼.

No, there is no direct bus from Mecca to Riyadh. However, there are services departing from Mecca and arriving at Riyadh via Al Taif. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Mecca to Riyadh, including transfers.