King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)
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Pickup at King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready, open the Uber app to request a ride to your destination. Choose the JED airport transportation option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about Jeddah Airport pickup points directly in the app. Pickup locations may vary by terminal. Rideshare pickup signs might also be available at King Abdulaziz International Airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned JED pickup location as specified by the app. Please note: this location may not always be at your nearest exit. Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. Verify your ride before you get in. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Top questions from riders
- Can you request a ride with Uber at Jeddah Airport?
You can request a ride with Uber from King Abdulaziz Airport through the Uber app. Journeys to and from Jeddah Airport are easy and hassle-free.
- Where is the Uber pickup location at Jeddah Airport?
Pickup locations can vary, so be sure to check the app after requesting a ride to ensure that you are in the right place.
- What are Uber prices like for travel to and from King Abdulaziz Airport?
Prices can vary depending on location, distance traveled, and time of day. It is advisable to check Uber’s price estimator for an approximate journey price before requesting a ride.
- How long will I have to wait for a pickup with Uber at Jeddah Airport?
Pickup times can vary depending on how many drivers are on the road and other external factors.
JED visitor information
Located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of Jeddah and named after the inaugural King Abdulaziz Al Saud, Jeddah Airport is the busiest in the Saudi Kingdom. The airport is particularly known for its Hajj Terminal, which is custom-built to serve the influx of Muslim pilgrims who travel to Mecca annually. With little traffic, a 30-to-40-minute ride is typical from airport to city center. Positioned close to Islam’s holy Mecca and one of Saudi Arabia’s major cities, Jeddah Airport is perfectly located for both religious pilgrims and leisure travelers.
King Abdulaziz Airport houses 3 terminals: the South Terminal, the North Terminal, and the Hajj Terminal. The South and North terminals are connected by a large walkway, allowing all airlines to operate under one roof. Jeddah Airport’s Hajj Terminal, on the other hand, covering 510,000 square meters (5.5 million square feet), is the 4th-largest terminal building in the world and serves as the primary gateway for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims visiting Mecca.
Hotels near Jeddah Airport
If you need to stay overnight or you have an extended layover in Jeddah, plenty of options for accommodations exist near King Abdulaziz Airport. With the airport so close to the city itself, you can find lodging in any direction you turn leaving the airport, whether you’re heading from Jeddah Airport to the city center or the beachfront, or in the direction of Mecca.
Things to do at JED
If you’ve got time to spare at King Abdulaziz Airport, both the North and South terminals are excellent places to shop and pick up some souvenirs. If perusing the duty-free shopping areas isn’t enough, it’s only a short ride from King Abdulaziz Airport to all the many shopping malls and stores around the city. You can also fast-track to the city center on the Haramain High-Speed Railway, with a station soon to open at Jeddah Airport.
Jeddah Airport restaurants
If you’re looking for a quick preflight snack or meal, there are plenty of various cafes and food outlets in both the North and South terminals. If you’re on a layover or have just arrived, you can also reach some of Jeddah’s best food and dining after a short ride from the airport. In addition, Jeddah Airport commonly distributes free meals and water to all pilgrims passing through the airport for religious festivals, whether Hajj, Ramadan, or Umrah.
Places of interest near JED Airport
Jeddah Airport is most commonly used for pilgrims in religious festivals, as it is so close to the holy city of Mecca and the major city of Jeddah. There are also plenty of other sights to visit near King Abdulaziz Airport. The Haramain High-Speed Railway, with a station soon to be opened at King Abdulaziz Airport, allows you to connect directly to Mecca and Medina, with Uber there to transfer you at either end.
- Fakieh Aquarium
- Floating Mosque
- Mall of Arabia
- Red Sea Mall
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