There are 3 ways to get from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Abu Dhabi  •  2 h 53 min

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

$133 - $222

2 alternative options

Fly to Dubai, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  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

Drive  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi 567 miles

$40 - $65

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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 2 h 53 min 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 1 h 40 min.

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Abu Dhabi is 1 h ahead of Riyadh. It is currently 6:51 PM in Riyadh and 7:51 PM in Abu Dhabi.

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

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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 $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 .

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Map of how to get from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi.
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  • Distance: 483.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

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

Saudia, Etihad and Gulf Air Bahrain fly from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi every 4 hours.

Airlines
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $410
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai via Dammam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi via Manama
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $390
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai via Manama
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
SaudiGulf
Website
saudigulfairlines.com
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Riyadh to Dubai
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,500
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
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
rta.ae

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