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

Riyadh Airport Terminals

King Khalid International Airport (RUH) is one of the three largest airports of Saudi Arabia and serves the central part area and therefore, Riyadh.

It comprises an area of 225 square kilometers and is the main hub of Saudi Arabia Airlines.

Riyadh Airport Terminals 1, 2 and 5 are currently operative. Aside of them, the Royal Terminal is operative as well just for the Arabia Saudi Royal Family and guests.

Note that the mosque is located in the center of the two parking facilities located opposite the terminals. At the same time, the mosque is the central part of the terminal complex.

Terminal 1

Riyadh Airport Terminal 1 serves international services excepting Air France, Saudia, Nas Air and Middle East carriers.

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Terminal 2

Riyadh Airport Terminal 2 is in charge of international flights of Air France, Saudia, Nas Air and Middle East airlines.

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Terminal 3

Riyadh Airport Terminal 3 is currently closed but it has been used for domestic flights in the past.

One of the major airlines that has been operating from Terminal 3 is Saudi Arabian Airlines as well as some low-cost airlines as Nas Air or Sama.

Terminal 4

Riyadh Airport Terminal 4 is inoperative. In fact, it has been never used, but it is planned to use it on the future.

Nowadays, both Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 are closed due to expanding works to increase the passenger capacity.

Terminal 5

Riyadh Airport Terminal 5 is operated by all domestic services of Saudi Airlines, Flynas, Saudi Gluf, flyadeal and Nessma.

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The Royal Terminal

There is a special terminal reserved for Heads of State and other VIP personalities: the Royal Pavilion. The building has different gardens and fountains and links directly with the mosque.

General Aviation Complex

North of runway 1, there is a general aviation terminal used by private aircraft. It has a passenger terminal, parking (for visitors as well), taxi service, etc. Aside of private flights, the complex operates with Saudia’s special flight services group and hosts Alsalam Aircraft Company, Ltd.

Transfer between terminals

King Khalid Airport Terminals are inter-connected since they are located within the same terminal complex. Given they are connected to each other by walkways, it is pretty easy to transfer between them.

In order to get to Terminal 5 from any of the other terminals, there is a free shuttle bus between terminals every 10 minutes.