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

Fly to Taif, bus  •  4 h 33 min

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

$255 - $860

Cheapest option

Bus via Al Taif  •  13 h 15 min

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

$26 - $40

3 alternative options

Fly to Jeddah, bus  •  4 h 33 min

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

$91 - $178

Bus  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Riyadh Central Bus to Mecca

$40 - $54

Drive  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Riyadh to Mecca 546.5 miles

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Riyadh to Mecca is to fly and bus which takes 4 h 33 min and costs 340﷼ - 700﷼.

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The distance between Riyadh and Mecca is 793 km. The road distance is 874 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Riyadh to Mecca, including transfers.

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

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

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

Airlines
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Riyadh to Taif
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Riyadh to Taif via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Riyadh to Taif via Abha
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Riyadh to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Riyadh to Taif
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Riyadh to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
flyadeal
Website
flyadeal.com
Flights from Riyadh to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Nesma Airlines
Website
nesmaairlines.com
Flights from Riyadh to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
SaudiGulf
Website
saudigulfairlines.com
Flights from Riyadh to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Riyadh to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Bus operators
SAPTCO
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Taif to Mecca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Jeddah to Mecca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Riyadh Central Bus to Mecca
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Riyadh to Al Taif
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
saptco.com.sa

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