Transportation and Taxis

Saudi Arabia has a good road network connecting cities and towns to remote areas. Main airports have road transportation services between cities, using SAPTCO buses. Taxi services and car rentals are available in all main airports.

Air Transport

There are 33 airports, and three of these, are international airports: King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.

Across the country, people prefer to take air transport as distances are quite long. Local airlines such as Saudi Air and Nas Air are the main domestic carriers.


There are two types of taxis. The ones you pick up from the street are taxis; they’re normally white cars with taxi signs and labels. The other type is the limousine, or the limousine taxi. These cars are not actually limousines (though some might be, depending on the need of the client), but ordinary cars of any colour or make, and they are not marked as taxis.

Limousine taxis are owned by various companies, and you’ll have to call them for pick-up. Sometimes, limousine offices can be found outside shopping malls.

What can be confusing is that the common word in Saudi Arabia for all taxis, whether company-owned or white street taxi, is often just 'limousine'.