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

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Fly  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Riyadh (RUH) to Medina (MED) RUH - MED

$118 - $415

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Bus  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Riyadh Central Bus to Buraidah
  2. Take the bus from Buraidah to Medina

$41 - $62

1 alternative option

Drive  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Riyadh to Medina 527.3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Riyadh to Medina is to bus which costs 150﷼ - 240﷼ and takes 14 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riyadh to Medina is to fly which costs 440﷼ - 1600﷼ and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Riyadh and Medina is 719 km. The road distance is 843.7 km.

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The best way to get from Riyadh to Medina without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 44 min and costs 150﷼ - 240﷼.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Riyadh to Medina, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Riyadh to Medina is to fly which takes 2 h 5 min and costs 440﷼ - 1600﷼. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 150﷼ - 240﷼ and takes 14 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Riyadh Airport to Medina Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riyadh to Medina is 844 km. It takes approximately 8 h 31 min to drive from Riyadh to Medina.

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flyadeal, Flynas and Saudia offer flights from Riyadh Airport to Medina Airport.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Medina. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 449.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

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

Saudia, Flynas and flyadeal fly from Riyadh to Medina hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riyadh to Medina via Riyadh Central Bus and Buraidah in around 14 h 44 min.

Airlines
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Riyadh to Medina
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Riyadh to Medina via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Riyadh to Medina
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
flyadeal
Website
flyadeal.com
Flights from Riyadh to Medina
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Bus operators
SAPTCO
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Riyadh Central Bus to Buraidah
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Buraidah to Medina
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
saptco.com.sa

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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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