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

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Fly  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Riyadh (RUH) to Abha (AHB) RUH - AHB

$140 - $535

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Bus via At Taif  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Riyadh to Al Taif
  2. Take the bus from At Taif to Abha

$39 - $70

2 alternative options

Bus  •  24 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Riyadh to Jazan
  2. Take the bus from Jazan to Abha

$46 - $83

Drive  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Riyadh to Abha 599.9 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Riyadh to Abha is to bus which costs 140﷼ - 270﷼ and takes 22 h.

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The quickest way to get from Riyadh to Abha is to fly which costs 500﷼ - 2100﷼ and takes 2 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riyadh to Abha. However, there are services departing from Riyadh and arriving at Abha via At Taif. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h.

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The distance between Riyadh and Abha is 841 km. The road distance is 959.9 km.

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The best way to get from Riyadh to Abha without a car is to bus which takes 22 h and costs 140﷼ - 270﷼.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Riyadh to Abha, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Riyadh to Abha is to fly which takes 2 h 17 min and costs 500﷼ - 2100﷼. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 140﷼ - 270﷼ and takes 22 h.

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The quickest flight from Riyadh Airport to Abha Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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  • Distance: 525.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

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

Flynas, Saudia and SaudiGulf fly from Riyadh to Abha hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riyadh to Abha via At Taif in around 22 h.

Airlines
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abha
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Riyadh to Abha via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abha
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
SaudiGulf
Website
saudigulfairlines.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abha
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Bus operators
SAPTCO
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Riyadh to Al Taif
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from At Taif to Abha
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Riyadh to Jazan
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Jazan to Abha
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
saptco.com.sa

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Yes, the driving distance between Riyadh to Abha is 960 km. It takes approximately 13 h 20 min to drive from Riyadh to Abha.

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SaudiGulf, Flynas and Saudia offer flights from Riyadh Airport to Abha Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Abha. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Riyadh to Riyadh Airport is to taxi which takes 23 min and costs 150﷼ - 190﷼.

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