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Cheap Flights to Saudi Arabia

Popular in August High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price £384 Average for round-trip flights in 9月 2020
Round-trip from £256 From London to Jeddah
One-way from £175 One-way flight from London to Jeddah
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 Saudi Arabia related to COVID-19?

There are current restrictions for travel to Saudi Arabia at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Saudi Arabia citizens and travellers alike and are as follows: 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 must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

Cheapest prices for Saudi Arabia flights by month

January
£390
February
£422
March
£400
April
£472
May
£451
June
£433
July
£537
August
£477
September
£388
October
£397
November
£379
December
£382
November is currently the cheapest month to fly to Saudi Arabia. At this moment in time July 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 Saudi Arabia?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - JED
Price
£379 - £737
JED
Temperature
29 - 40 °C
JED
Rainfall
0 - 11 mm

Peak season:

The peak season does vary slightly depending on where in Saudi Arabia you are visiting although as a general rule of thumb the busiest time of the year is from October to May. The days are lovely and warm but the nights cool down enough to be enjoyed without feeling too humid and unpleasant. Mecca is always a very busy city to visit and close to two million people try to find cheap flights to Saudi Arabia to undertake the Hajj pilgrimage. The pilgrimage takes place based on the Islamic calendar so it’s worth researching when the next one is as it will severely affect the chances of finding cheap flights to Saudi Arabia. The Janadriyah National Festival usually takes place over two weeks in February and is very popular among locals and tourists. The Janadriyah National Festival is also one of the biggest non-religious festivals that take place in Saudi Arabia.


Off season:

You should try to avoid April to November where possible. Despite the fact that you can find the cheapest flights to Saudi Arabia around then, the temperatures get incredibly hot and unbearable. Ramadan also takes place around June so you’ll see a lot of bars, restaurants and hotels either closed or open at very limited times of the day making your vacation very limited.

When is the best time to book a flight to Saudi Arabia?

There isn’t too much variation in the price of flights to Saudi Arabia although March, April and May is typically the best time to book your flight tickets for if you don’t take the extreme heat into consideration. You’ll want to try and make sure you’ve secured your flight tickets four or so months in advance to increase your chances of finding cheap flights to Saudi Arabia as they aren’t too easy to come by, regardless of the month. You’ll notice that flights to Riyadh are slightly cheaper than Jeddah throughout the year too so if you’re not overly fussed about visiting Mecca then Riyadh is a good alternative. If you’re not fixed by a certain time of the year or a particular city then you’ll give yourself the best chances of finding the cheapest flights to Saudi Arabia providing you plan far ahead and ensure your flight tickets are booked in advance.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Saudi Arabia?

The cheapest flights to Saudi Arabia are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Saudi Arabia?

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

How long is the flight to Saudi Arabia?

Flights from London to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: 9 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 9 hours 55 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: 8 hours 50 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 10 hours 05 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Saudi Arabia?

Saudia and British Airways are the two major airlines that offer direct flights to Saudi Arabia, although you’ll struggle to find direct flights from anywhere other than London. There are several other airlines that operate the route such as Lufthansa, Etihad and Qatar Airways. Deciding which airline to fly with will ultimately come down to the price of the flight tickets and then your own preference. British Airways provide a complimentary service where you get snacks and drinks throughout the entire flight to Saudi Arabia. Etihad and Qatar on the other hand are well known for being premium airlines and their aircrafts are to a very high standard.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Jeddah:

Once your flights to Saudi Arabia land in Jeddah you’re very limited with your options. That said it is still very easy to find your way into the centre by opting for a taxi. You can find them outside of arrivals and the prices vary from around SR60 to SR140 so definitely agree on the fare before you get in. Travelling by taxi in Saudi Arabia is very safe and although expensive to the locals isn’t too bad for people visiting from the UK, with SR60 converting to around £10.

Riyadh:

Similar to the airport in Jeddah, there is no alternative to taking a taxi. You’ll find them outside of the airport and you can get one for around SR60. That being said there are many scammers who will try to get you to pay SR200 or more so make sure to agree on the fare and don’t pay more than around SR90 at the most. If you are travelling with friends then you can easily split the fare of the taxi and get direct to your hotel with very little issue.

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