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

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Bus to Jeddah, fly  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Mecca to Jeddah
  2. Fly from Jeddah (JED) to Riyadh (RUH) JED - RUH

$89 - $182

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Bus via Taif  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Mecca to Taif
  2. Take the bus from Al Taif to Riyadh

$26 - $40

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Bus to Taif, fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Mecca to Taif
  2. Fly from Taif (TIF) to Riyadh (RUH) TIF - RUH

$139 - $365

Bus  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Mecca to Riyadh Central Bus

$41 - $55

Drive  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Mecca to Riyadh 544.5 miles

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

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The quickest way to get from Mecca to Riyadh is to bus and fly which costs 330﷼ - 700﷼ and takes 4 h 53 min.

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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.

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The distance between Mecca and Riyadh is 793 km. The road distance is 871.2 km.

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The best way to get from Mecca to Riyadh without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 46 min and costs 150﷼ - 210﷼.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Mecca to Riyadh, including transfers.

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Mecca to Riyadh bus services, operated by SAPTCO, depart from Mecca station.

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The quickest flight from Jeddah Airport to Riyadh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Mecca to Riyadh bus services, operated by SAPTCO, arrive at Riyadh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mecca to Riyadh is 871 km. It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to drive from Mecca to Riyadh.

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  • Distance: 495.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

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 Jeddah to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
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 38 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Jeddah to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Taif to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
SaudiGulf
Website
saudigulfairlines.com
Flights from Jeddah to Riyadh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Bus operators
SAPTCO
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 Taif
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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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SaudiGulf, Nesma Airlines, flyadeal and two other airlines offer flights from Jeddah Airport to Riyadh Airport.

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