Jeddah Airport

The Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) is one of the most important airports in the world, as it links millions of pilgrims every year to the holy city of Mecca. Located 19km from the centre of Jeddah, this airport was opened to the public in 1980, and has a distinctive feature; its Hajj Terminal.

This terminal was constructed specifically for travellers hoping to experience Hajj, and is an impressive terminal that can accommodate some 80,000 people at one time. In total, this airport can see over 30 million people transit through its terminals annually, and the aviation authority that runs this airport has poured money into expansion and refurbishment projects to keep its amenities up to date.

Passengers transiting through this airport will find that there are lots of currency exchange booths, ATMs, and full service banks. There will be access to WiFi for a charge, but you can also utilise payphones, and a post office. We also have a list of tips to help you use your own phone abroad if you’d prefer to do that. There are lots of bathroom facilities, a host of restaurants, cafes and fast-food restaurants, though please be aware there are no bars, as alcohol is illegal in Saudi Arabia.

Shoppers can indulge at this airport though, as all goods purchased in Saudi Arabia are tax-free, and you can find international brands selling clothes, cosmetics, gifts, accessories, and perfumes at this airport. There are lounge and meeting room facilities, and a nearby hotel for visitors who are making a short trip. There is also a mosque on-site.

There are over 100 direct destinations available from this airport, and these flights are primarily operated by the nation’s flag carrier, Saudia. However, there are plenty of other airlines you can fly with, and if you’re departing from Australia you can choose from airlines like Emirates, Etihad, Qantas, Jetstar, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airways, British Airways, Malaysia Airlines and many more.

Travel Information

·         To get into the part of town where many of the attractions are, you must drive roughly 38km and around 40 minutes. Get on the Al-Madinah Al Munawarah Road and then get on the King Abdul Aziz Road, which becomes Al Andalus. This road will take you along the coast and right into the happening part of the city. Book your rental car at the airport or online with Skyscanner.

·         Taxis are the main method of transportation here, these are set at fixed prices, and there are regular cabs and limousine services you can choose from. Expect a standard fare to fall between 60-130SAR ($21-46). There are also private airport transfers you can book online if you want to save a little money, or would just like to have a pick-up waiting for you when you arrive.


Please note that information is correct as of April 2017

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Jeddah Airport

PO Box 6326,
Jeddah 21442,
Jeddah 52025,

Tel:+966 (0)2 6842227

 Location Details

Longitude:39° 9' 0'' E
Latitude:21° 40' 59'' N

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