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Cheap Flights to Riyadh

Popular in December High demand for flights, 0% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price £524 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from £302 From London to Riyadh
One-way from £153 One-way flight from London to Riyadh
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Riyadh related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Riyadh along with the rest of Saudi Arabia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Saudia Arabia has suspended all incoming flights. Technical stops, humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights may still enter the country with prior approval from GACA., however travelers who have been in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Italy, and South Korea in the previous 14 days will not be permitted to enter or transit the Kingdom, irrespective of visa or residency status. Furthermore, travel to/from mainland China has been suspended. The Saudi government has advised that expatriates who travel to China will not be allowed to return to Saudi Arabia. All travelers entering Saudi Arabia will be placed in health isolation for 14 days following their arrival.. If you are looking to book a trip to Riyadh and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Riyadh flights by month

January
£449
February
£442
March
£507
April
£558
May
£457
June
£496
July
£535
August
£563
September
£482
October
£425
November
£417
December
£444
November is currently the cheapest month to fly to Riyadh. At this moment in time August is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Riyadh?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - RUH
Price
£417 - £686
RUH
Temperature
20 - 44 °C
RUH
Rainfall
0 - 17 mm

As you might expect, temperatures during the summer months of June to August in Saudi Arabia can reach intolerable highs, making it difficult to enjoy your trip comfortably and results in less tourists planning their holiday to Riyadh during these months. Visitors are therefore best advised to book flights to Riyadh between November and March during the city’s winter when the weather is nevertheless pleasant enough to see all of Riyadh’s top tourist attractions. If you like food and trying new things, make sure to plan a flight to Riyadh in January to experience their spectacular 10-day food festival where you can sample an array of fabulous local cuisines at many restaurants and hotels across the city.

April and October are the best time to find cheap flights to Riyadh and there are often discounted accommodation rates on offer due to the off-peak season, so if you are not restricted in the times you can travel these months are well worth considering to save yourself money and the usual tourist hustle and bustle.

When is the best time to book a flight to Riyadh?

The price you pay for your flight to Riyadh may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 56 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Riyadh?

The cheapest flights to Riyadh are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Riyadh?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Riyadh trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

City overview

With an up and coming tourist industry, the capital of Saudi Arabia is still very much an undiscovered gem. Riyadh has only recently put itself on the map as a site of interest for those looking to top up their historical and cultural awareness of the region. However, more and more people are turning to this ancient city situated on the Arabian Peninsula as both a commercial and tourist destination. By far the city’s most popular attraction is the National Museum, due to its extraordinary depth and detail, which is easily accessible to English speakers. Spanning thousands of years, the museum illustrates the historical and cultural aspects of the region through a number of well-considered exhibitions and interactive aids. Visitors are advised to look up entrance information and opening hours before visiting to avoid disappointment. Another popular item on the itinerary is the Al Faisaliah Tower which dominates the skyline of Riyadh both day and night. Standing at a staggering height of 876 ft (267 m), the Al Faisaliah Tower is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Saudi Arabia. Spectators will notice a giant golden ball at the tip of the building which is actually a restaurant offering breathtaking views over the city. For those who prefer their feet firmly on the ground why not take a wander through the mall located on the ground level; home to numerous internationally renowned brands, as well as a bustling food court.

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Getting around Riyadh

Once you have arrived on your flight to Riyadh and reached your onward destination, it is simple to discover many of the city’s attractions on foot. However, if you feel that you want to venture further afield it is best to look into travelling by taxi or hiring a car since Riyadh is a city whose transport is very much dominated by cars. Although it is widely accepted that women are forbidden from driving here, this is sometimes overlooked for foreign visitors.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Riyadh arrive 21 miles (33.7 km) north of the city at the Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH), which is currently only accessible by car hire or taxi. With a journey time to the city centre at around 30 minutes, it is relatively quick and simple to make your way from the airport to your onward destination. Taxis must be reserved before travel – but travellers are always advised to familiarise themselves with the typical charges beforehand to avoid potential scam artists.

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