Traveling to & Around AlUla

Traveling to & Around AlUla

Get info on how to get to AlUla by air or by car, as well as guided tours once you arrive. See details on Saudia Airlines and flynas, which fly in and out of AlUla International Airport (ULH). Plus, info on rental cars and driving in Saudi Arabia.

Visitor information centres and tour companies are also available to assist you on your trip, ensuring a welcoming and accessible experience.

Tips & FAQ's

SAUDI ARABIA EVISA

Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders to international tourists from 1 August 2021.

Citizens from 49 countries are eligible for a tourism visa, which can be secured on the Visit Saudi website. For the most up to date information on entry requirements, especially from countries with new variant coronavirus, travellers should check with their carrier before booking.
DRIVING TO ALULA
Car rental is cost-effective and readily available in Saudi Arabia. Affordable fuel prices and well-maintained roads and highways that connect the major cities in Saudi Arabia make driving to AlUla an enjoyable experience.

International drivers should carry a valid driving licence from their country of residence; an international driving licence is also highly recommended.

AlUla is a three-hour drive from both Medina to the south and Tabuk to the north by car. Both cities have several rental-car companies to choose from. If you are looking for an adventure and have more time to explore, longer road trips from Jeddah and Riyadh are a great way to explore some of Saudi Arabia’s other destinations on the way to AlUla.
FLYING TO ALULA
Saudia Airlines and flynas fly into and out of AlUla’s International Airport (ULH). The newly renovated airport is a beautiful and welcoming entrance into AlUla, located just 35 km (a 30-minute drive) from the city centre.

For the most up to date information, please refer to Saudia Airlines or flynas for the latest flight information.
GETTING AROUND ALULA

There are a few options for travelling around AlUla during your stay. You can ride a taxi, rent a car with a driver or without, from the following companies:

  • ِAlSafwa Taxi Company: +966 593327333
  • Al Wefaq Company: +966 590795827
  • Daleel AlUla: +966 0553338228

International drivers should carry a valid driving licence from their country of residence; an international driving licence is also highly recommended.

Popular ride-share service Careem is also available in AlUla.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES
To find the latest information and advice use the Visitor Centres at Winter Park, and at Prince Abdul Majeed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in AlUla, information desks are also located at Shaden Resort, and Sahary AlUla Resort.
COVID-19 Precautions
All visitors will be asked to observe the precautionary measures approved by the Ministry of Health which include wearing a mask in public and maintaining social distancing.

Body temperature checks are being carried out on all visitors arriving. Furthermore, in all public places, people are reminded to wear masks and maintain a safe distance of two metres apart and avoid physical contact unless absolutely necessary.

Staff and visitors alike are being prompted to wash their hands frequently with soap and water. You’ll find plenty of sanitisation stations at the main sites. Where handwashing facilities are not immediately available, sanitiser gel dispensers are provided.

A number of essential employees are on-site at any one time. Staff who come into contact with visitors are provided with masks and gloves. High-touch items and surfaces are disinfected frequently and areas are kept well ventilated.

A dedicated security team is on hand to help ensure the guidelines are observed. If you have any questions relating to travelling during the Covid-19 pandemic, please call the national helpline for tourism queries on 930, which is staffed around the clock.

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