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How to Reach JEDDAH

By Air

Located about 19 kilometres north of Jeddah, the King Abdulaziz International Airportwas opened to public in 1981, and is the main point of entry into Jeddah – the second largest city in Saudi Arabia. 
Named after King Abdulaziz Al Saud,King Abdulaziz International Airportis known to be the largest airport in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and caters to tens of thousands of passengers each year. The airportoffers flight tickets to major cities, and best flight deals from and toJeddah, connecting the city to various parts of the world. There are also two special terminals at the airport for Hajj pilgrims going to Mecca.
King Abdulaziz International Airportoffers international flight tickets to major metropolitan hubs across the globe, such as London, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kuwait, Athens, Ras Al Khaimah, Madrid, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Singapore, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Karachi, and more! The airport also features terrific domestic connectivity, and frequent air tickets are available to other cities of the kingdom such as Riyadh, Mecca, Abha, Najran, Yanbu, Turaif, Medina, and more. 
With cheap flights to Jeddah available online, your journey to Saudi is just a few clicks away. If you’re looking for cheap international air tickets, try booking online in advance.

By Road

Highway 40 connects Jeddah with Mecca, Riyadh and Damman. Jeddah is located only one hour from Mecca and around 4 hours from Medina. Hence, a majority of the pilgrims travel to Jeddah by flight and then drive down or take a bus from Jeddah.

There are several buses that connect Jeddah to other major cities and towns in Saudi Arabia. This bus service is operated by Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO). There are buses to/from Jordan, Syria, Amman, Medina and others. There are a lot of other private bus services that provide services from other cities in Saudi Arabia to Jeddah as it is on the way to Mecca and Medina. The frequency of buses is good but do ensure to book in advance especially during the Hajj season.

By Rail

Haramain High Speed Rail is under construction and set to open in 2015. This service will provide high speed trains to Mecca and Medina and also other cities in Saudi Arabia. It will also connect the city’s national railways and the King Abdulaziz International Airport.

By Water

There are several ferries that operate to/from Sudan and Egypt. 

Getting Around in JEDDAH

Taxis - Taxis are the most popular mode of transportation in Jeddah especially due to the weather. Most Jeddah Hotels have minivans or water taxis that will drop you to the shopping malls or the main tourist attraction places in the city at particular times.

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Visa Requirements for SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia’s visa policy is one of the most complicated and restricted travel policies in the world. Hence, it would do good to apply for a Saudi visa well in advance for all tourists who desire to enter the country. All foreigners require valid passports that are valid for at least 6 months, along withadvance visas.Though Saudi Arabia mostly prefers not to grant visas to unaccompanied women, it offerswork permits in a few selected field, especially teachers, maids and nurses. 
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