Riyadh Airport Informational Guide to King Khalid International Airport (RUH) - Non Official

Riyadh Airport Taxi

Taxis are nowadays the most efficient mean of transportation to and from Riyadh Airport. A trip from King Khalid Airport to downtown Riyadh takes 30 minutes.

The trip must be paid in advance. You’ll find taxi desks along the airport terminals to formalize your trip.

Official taxis

Prior boarding any taxi, please make sure it is an official and authorised taxi. To identify them, the airport logo must be marked in the vehicle. Official taxis come with taximeter and metered with flat rates.

In case the vehicle hasn’t taximeter, we recommend you to try to know how much is it to go to your destination and make an agreement with the taxi driver or board another one.

It is recommended to have written down the address of your hotel in both English and Arabic.

female travellers

Although women are not allowed to travel alone with non-relative males, taxis are the exception. 


Taxis are located in the ground transportation centre.   

taxi Companies

SAFWA Taxi is the only authorized company to operate in Riyadh Airport. If you wish to book a taxi, please call: +966 920010068 - 4324158


There is a flat rate to go to downtown Riyadh, which is around SAR 70 (not less than SAR 70-80 and not more than SAR 200-220).

*fares may change. 


Uber, Bolt and Careem are availabe at RUH Airport. Passengers who want to use that services, they need to download the application to their smartphone first. 


If you wish to transfer to and from Riyadh Airport on your own, there are several transfer companies available within the airport premises.

Book your transfer through our site, it is easy and fast to use!