Getting To & Getting Around AlUla

Getting To & Getting Around AlUla

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.

Getting to AlUla

Tourist Visas
Saudi Arabia has opened its doors to visitors from all over the world with three types of visa available:

Citizens across 49 countries are eligible to apply for an eVisa through the Visit Saudi website. The eVisa is a one-year, multiple entry visa, allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country.

Holders of US, UK, or Schengen visas can apply for the visa upon arrival.

Consulate Visa
Tourists from other countries can apply for a consulate visa through Saudi embassies and consulates.

For the most up-to-date information on entry requirements, travellers should check with their carrier before booking.
Flying to AlUla
Saudia Airlines, flydubai and flynas all operate direct flights in and out of AlUla International Airport (ULH) from regional and international destinations. The beautifully renovated airport is a welcoming entrance into AlUla, though being a small airport, services are limited. Its location is just 30 km or a 30-minute drive from the city centre.
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

AlUla Bus Schedule
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 a Lumi Car Rental, Alrehaili Car Rental, and Budget Car Rental desks at the airport or you can hire through the following companies:
  • Udrive: Rent a car by the minute through their app (available for Apple and Android)
  • Lamar Luxury Car Rental & Taxi Services: +966 558043154 (via phone or WhatsApp for taxi service) email: [email protected]
  • 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.

The ride-share service Kaiian (similar to Uber or Careem) is also available in AlUla. However, we suggest ordering a car at least 30 minutes before your intended departure, as cars are very limited in AlUla.

Shuttle buses operate around AlUla connecting the bigger hotels with AlUla Old Town Village and other drop-off points.
Visitor Information Centres
For the latest information and booking services, there are Visitor Centres located at Old Town, Hegra, Dadan, Winter Park, and AlUla International Airport.

Old Town Visitor Centre
Open daily:
4 pm to Midnight

Hegra Visitor Centre
Open daily:
7 am to 11:30 am
3 pm to to 7 pm

Dadan Visitor Centre
Open daily:
8 am to 10:30 am
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Winter Park Visitor Centre
Open daily: 7 am to 11 pm

AlUla International Airport
Open as per flights scheduled

General Customer Service Contact
Available daily: 9 am to 9 pm
Phone: +966 920 025 003

Looking for travel information specifically for Azimuth 2023? Check out the Getting to Azimuth page for more information.

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