Getting to and around

Travelling to and getting around AlUla is easier than ever

From what to consider while planning your AlUla trip to useful advice for once you get here, this page has all the information you’ll need to make getting to and around AlUla as smooth as possible.

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International flights

Flying from Dubai 
flydubai connects AlUla and Dubai via two weekly direct flights, scheduled on Thursdays and Sundays, from Dubai International Airport to AlUla International Airport.

Flying from Doha
Qatar Airways offers two weekly direct flights between AlUla and Doha, scheduled on Fridays and Sundays, between Hamad International Airport and AlUla International Airport.

Flying from Paris
Saudia connects AlUla and Paris via one direct flight a week, scheduled on Sundays, from Charles de Gaulle Airport to AlUla International Airport.

Flying from Cairo
flynas connects AlUla and Cairo via two direct flights a week, scheduled on Thursdays and Saturdays, from Cairo International Airport to AlUla International Airport.

Flying from Bahrain
Gulf Air connects AlUla and Bahrain via two direct flights a week, scheduled on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from Bahrain International Airport to AlUla International Airport.

Flying from Amman
Royal Jordanian connects AlUla and Amman via two direct flights a week, scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays, from Queen Alia International Airport to AlUla International Airport.

Domestic flights

Flying from Riyadh
Saudia Airlnes connects AlUla and Riyadh via four direct flights a week, scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from King Khalid International Airport to AlUla International Airport.
flynas connects AlUla and Riyadh via four direct flights a week, scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, from King Khalid International Airport to AlUla International Airport.

Flying from Jeddah
Saudia Airlnes connects AlUla and Jeddah via six direct flights a week, scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from King Abdulaziz International Airport to AlUla International Airport.

Flying from Dammam
flynas connects AlUla and Dammam via two direct flights a week, scheduled on Thursdays and Saturdays, from King Fahad International Airport to AlUla International Airport.

Alternative flights

Fly to Tabuk
You can fly to Tabuk with domestic or international carriers, and then either use personal transportation or rent a vehicle, to drive to AlUla within 4 hours.

Fly to Madinah
You can fly to Madinah with domestic or international carriers, and then either use personal transportation or rent a vehicle, to drive to AlUla within 4 hours.

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 permit is also highly recommended.

AlUla is a three-hour drive from both Medina to the south and Tabuk to the north. 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.

Getting around AlUla

Car hire

While there are a few options for travelling around AlUla, we highly recommend hiring a car – with or without a driver – during your stay. You’ll find Lumi Car Rental, Alrehaili Car Rental, and Budget Car Rental desks at the airport or you can hire through the following companies:

  • Lamar Luxury Car Rental +966 558043154 (via phone or WhatsApp for taxi service) email: vip_coordinator@lamarltd.sa
  • Al Wefaq Car Rental Company: +966 590795827
  • Daleel AlUla Car Rental: +966 0553338228

In order to hire a car, international drivers must carry a valid driving licence from their country of residence as well as an international driving permit.

TAXIS AND SHUTTLE BUSES

Taxis can be found at the airport, though numbers can be limited so it is best to arrange a pick-up in advance.
Taxi service booking number:
+966558539318

Shuttle buses operate around AlUla connecting the bigger hotels with AlUla Old Town Village and other drop-off points.
See bus schedule here

Ride share

The ride-share service Careem is also available 24/7 in AlUla. Careem's comprehensive coverage, from the AlUla International Airport to iconic locations across the city, ensures seamless transportation experiences for visitors.

Download the app

Visitor Centres

Talk to a destination specialist in AlUla

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Hegra Visitor Centre

Sun - Sat

7 am to 5 pm

Phone Number

+966559799839

Whatsapp

+966559799839

Dadan Visitor Centre

Sun - Sat

7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Phone Number

+966559799589

Whatsapp

+966559799589

Winter Park Visitor Centre

Sun - Sat

7 am to 11 pm

Phone Number

+966554959799

Whatsapp

+966554959799

Old Town Visitor Centre

Sun - Sat

7 am to 11 pm

Phone Number

+966559906299

Whatsapp

+966559906299

Airport Visitor Centre

Sun - Sat

7 am to 11 pm

Phone Number

+966554939699

Whatsapp

+966554939699

Everything you need to know

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Practical information

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Things to do

Discover show-stopping natural wonders, thrilling adventures, hidden valleys, and a labyrinthine Old Town

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Food and drink

World-class chefs, mouth-watering menus, and spectacular scenery combine

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What's on

Explore everything from music and wellness festivals, sports and heritage events and art exhibitions

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