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About Flights to Riyadh

Summary info about Riyadh flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Return Price


Fastest flight time

11h 35m

Operated By

3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Riyadh from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £117 (London Gatwick to Riyadh King Khaled Intl).
The best return flight price to Riyadh from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £292 (London Heathrow to Riyadh King Khaled Intl).
The fastest flight to Riyadh from United Kingdom takes 11h 35m (London Stansted to Riyadh King Khaled Intl).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Riyadh, including KLM, Aegean Airlines and Pegasus Airlines.

Cheapest flights to Riyadh airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Riyadh airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport


London (LON) to Riyadh (RUH)

Typically, flights to Riyadh from London are cheaper when flying from London to Riyadh King Khaled Intl, which has an average price of £559

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO RIYADH FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTMarch15% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Riyadh costs on average just £482 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO RIYADH FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember10% more expensiveIt costs about £622 for flights to Riyadh from London Heathrow Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO RIYADH FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly333% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Riyadh from London Heathrow Airport in July than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Riyadh?

The duration of flights from major UK airports to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, depends on your point of departure and whether your flights are direct trips or involve connections along the way. Some of the best flight times from the UK are from London airports, where the quicker journeys take about 6 hours to 7 hours and a variety of airlines offer flights taking between 8 hours and 11 hours. If travelling from Scotland, there are departures from Glasgow to King Khalid International Airport (RUH), Saudi Arabia, with durations of about 9 hours; though most service is between 10 hours and 15 hours. Flights out of airports in central regions like Birmingham generally last 10 hours to 11 hours.

There are Riyadh flight deals with direct trips to the Saudi capital from very few UK locations. Saudia and British Airways both provide limited direct service from Heathrow Airport (LHR). You may find cheap fares with one-stop flights from London City Airport (LCY) via Lufthansa and KLM, with connections at Frankfurt (FRA) and Amsterdam (AMS) respectively. A number of other airlines including Gulf Air, Qatar and Emirates also provide one-stop service from London Heathrow. One-stop service is the best you’ll get from Glasgow Airport (GLA), via KLM with a stopover at Amsterdam. British Airways and Emirates also offer similar departures, travelling through London Heathrow and Dubai. From Birmingham Airport (BHX), Air France services involve connections in Paris, Lufthansa flights connect at Frankfurt and KLM departures make their way to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, via Amsterdam.

If you don’t want to visit Riyadh in February, then you should wait until November to fly from United Kingdom, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of £499.

In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Riyadh is about 21 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are £559. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £292.

Our data shows that Monday is the least expensive day to fly to Riyadh. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as £570. The most expensive day to fly to Riyadh is Saturday, with ticket prices averaging around £602.

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Riyadh is in the evening. momondo users have found flights departing from United Kingdom to Riyadh in the evening for as low as £495. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. In the afternoon is when there is more demand to fly to Riyadh, so prices are often more expensive at around £647 per ticket.

Riyadh flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Riyadh found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
30 Oct
LHR16:00London Heathrow
25h 20m
2 stops
RUH17:20Riyadh King Khaled Intl
8 Dec
RUH22:40Riyadh King Khaled Intl
20h 35m
1 stop
LHR19:15London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
7 Oct
STN08:00London Stansted
14h 10m
1 stop
RUH22:10Riyadh King Khaled Intl
17 Oct
RUH04:10Riyadh King Khaled Intl
26h 00m
2 stops
STN06:10London Stansted
Multiple Airlines
2 Nov
STN06:45London Stansted
11h 45m
1 stop
RUH18:30Riyadh King Khaled Intl
10 Nov
RUH22:40Riyadh King Khaled Intl
14h 20m
2 stops
STN13:00London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
12 Jan
STN08:05London Stansted
9h 30m
1 stop
RUH17:35Riyadh King Khaled Intl
23 Jan
RUH21:40Riyadh King Khaled Intl
9h 50m
1 stop
STN07:30London Stansted
Aegean Airlines
28 Sep
LHR18:15London Heathrow
25h 40m
1 stop
RUH19:55Riyadh King Khaled Intl
6 Oct
RUH22:50Riyadh King Khaled Intl
20h 20m
1 stop
LHR19:10London Heathrow
Pegasus Airlines
23 Jan
STN05:45London Stansted
11h 50m
1 stop
RUH17:35Riyadh King Khaled Intl
28 Jan
RUH21:40Riyadh King Khaled Intl
9h 50m
1 stop
STN07:30London Stansted

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Riyadh

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Riyadh, view some of our deals below provided by Pegasus Airlines
Multiple Airlines
29 Sep
LGW15:30London Gatwick
24h 40m
2 stops
RUH16:10Riyadh King Khaled Intl
Multiple Airlines
2 Oct
LGW06:35London Gatwick
33h 35m
2 stops
RUH16:10Riyadh King Khaled Intl
Multiple Airlines
29 Sep
STN15:35London Stansted
24h 35m
2 stops
RUH16:10Riyadh King Khaled Intl

Which airlines fly to Riyadh?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Riyadh

Which airlines fly to Riyadh?

For flights from United Kingdom to Riyadh, most momondo users will book with popular airlines such as Lufthansa, SAUDIA, British Airways and Gulf Air. Depending on what airport you fly from, you may have other airlines to choose from.

Aegean Airlines Flights to Riyadh

Aegean Airlines operates around 3 flights into Riyadh in any given week. The most common departure point for these flights was from Athens Eleftherios V., with the best round-trip Aegean Airlines deal found being £361 (London Heathrow to Riyadh). Users have rated Aegean Airlines 8.4/10 in over 63 reviews on momondo.

Emirates Flights to Riyadh

Emirates flight deals to Riyadh start from £582 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a return journey departing from Birmingham. Over any normal week, Emirates flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Dubai Intl is the most popular Emirates departure point to Riyadh so generally has the most availability. Emirates is scored a 8.4/10 in 129 reviews.

Airports near Riyadh

Below you will find all the airports in Riyadh along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to Riyadh city centre from Riyadh King Khalid International Airport?

You’ll have to rely on means other than public transport to make your way to the city centre from King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh. Fortunately, there are a number of rideshare companies including Careem and Uber authorised to do pick-ups from International Terminal 1, 2 and 5. Yelo is one of the few car hire companies with locations at each international terminal, but there are other well-known providers as well. Airport taxis are another popular option to get downtown, as well as hotel shuttle transfers to city accommodation.

Popular routes to Riyadh

Most frequently searched flights to Riyadh along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Riyadh Flights
Fastest flight time9h 30m
Cheapest price£312
Manchester to Riyadh Flights
Fastest flight time9h 50m
Cheapest price£373
Dubai to Riyadh Flights
Fastest flight time1h 45m
Cheapest price£231
Glasgow to Riyadh Flights
Fastest flight time30h 35m
Cheapest price£853
Southampton to Riyadh Flights
Fastest flight time10h 40m
Cheapest price£1,116
Birmingham to Riyadh Flights
Fastest flight time10h 40m
Cheapest price£409
Aberdeen to Riyadh Flights
Fastest flight time20h 00m
Cheapest price£806
Istanbul to Riyadh Flights
Fastest flight time3h 50m
Cheapest price£443
Leeds to Riyadh Flights
Fastest flight time20h 35m
Cheapest price£1,737

Visa requirements for visiting Riyadh

UK citizens will require visas for travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and you can get them either online or at the airport when you arrive. Tourist visas are good for one year, but you’re only allowed to stay up to three months per trip. Processing time is usually within one business day, and the fees are approximately $143 (£113.50). Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your date of entry to Saudi Arabia. All other passport holders, including EU residents, should seek advice regarding visa requirements.

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Best things to do and see in Riyadh

King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, is situated just north of the city centre, so your journey won’t take long to get there. Upon arrival, you’ll discover a cosmopolitan capital that glitters by day and night. The Saudi National Museum and the venerable Al Masmak Palace Museum are situated in the Al Murabba district, in the heart of the city. Several prominent buildings such as the towering Kingdom Centre shopping complex stand out against the skyline, but you won’t need lifts to visit Al Yamanah Palace, King Abdullah Park or the open-air museum known as At-Turaif District. Many of the important festivals and events in the country are religious in nature, but you can find a few social ones, like the Janadriyah National Festival. It takes place over a fortnight each February and is billed as one of the largest cultural events in the kingdom. The Jeddah Festival is another huge cultural event on the calendar between June and July.

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