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

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Fly to Abu Dhabi  •  2h 57m

  1. Fly from Riyadh (RUH) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) RUH - AUH

$133 - $222

3 alternative options

Fly to Dubai, bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Riyadh (RUH) to Dubai (DXB) RUH - DXB
  2. Take the bus from Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop to Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station

$137 - $549

Fly to Dubai Al Maktoum Intl, bus  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Riyadh (RUH) to Dubai Al Maktoum Intl (DWC) RUH - DWC
  2. Take the bus from Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop to Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station

$224 - $630

Drive  •  11h 31m

  1. Drive from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi 567 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi is to drive which costs 150﷼ - 230﷼ and takes 11h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi is to fly which costs 500﷼ - 850﷼ and takes 2h 57m.

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The distance between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi is 773 km. The road distance is 907.3 km.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Riyadh Airport to Abu Dhabi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Abu Dhabi is 1h ahead of Riyadh. It is currently 8:13 AM in Riyadh and 9:13 AM in Abu Dhabi.

Yes, the driving distance between Riyadh to Abu Dhabi is 907 km. It takes approximately 11h 31m to drive from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi.

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Kuwait Airways, Saudia, Gulf Air Bahrain and Etihad offer flights from Riyadh Airport to Abu Dhabi Airport.

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There are 137+ hotels available in Abu Dhabi. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi.
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  • Distance: 483.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

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

Saudia, Etihad and two other airlines fly from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi every 3 hours.

Airlines
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Flights from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi via Dammam
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai via Dammam
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi via Manama
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $390
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai via Manama
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai Al Maktoum Intl via Manama
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,500
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai Al Maktoum Intl
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
SaudiGulf
Website
saudigulfairlines.com
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Kuwait Airways
Website
kuwaitairways.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi via Kuwait
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$271 - $272
Bus operators
Dubai RTA Bus
Phone
9090800
Website
dubai-buses.com
Bus from Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop to Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
rta.ae

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