Saudi Railways…

There are three rail routes in
Saudi Arabia, run by two completely different state-owned organisations, Saudi Railways
Organisation (SRO,
www.saudirailways.org) and Saudi Arabia Railways (SA,
www.sar.com.sa).

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Riyadh – Dammam (run by SRO)

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Riyadh – Qassim – Hail -Jauf (run by SAR)

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Mecca – Jeddah – Medina (run by SRO)


Practice
operator:

Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) –
Riyadh-Hail-Jauf
www.sar.com.sa.

Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) Riyadh-Dammam
www.saudirailways.org

 

Time zone:

GMT+Three all 12 months

Dialling code:

 

+966

Forex:

£1 = approx 4.9 Saudi Riyals. 
$1 = approx 3.7 Saudi Riyals.    
Forex
converter

Vacationer
data:

See UK International Workplace journey
recommendation at

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/saudi-arabia

Visas:

UK
& most different nationals want a visa to go to Saudi Arabia.

Web page final
up to date:

7 January 2021


This route is run by Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO), see
www.saudirailways.org
(click on the globe icon prime left for English).  Riyadh to Dammam is 449 km, the road opened in 1981.  Dammam is near
Bahrain.

 Riyadh
► Dammam

Days of working: 

each day

each day

each day

each day

each day

Thur, Sat

each day

 Dammam

07:59

11:18

13:25

15:31

17:38

19:47

21:00

 Riyadh SRO station

11:35

15:45

17:01

19:07

21:14

23:05

00:36

 Dammam
► Riyadh

Days of working: 

each day

each day

Thur, Sat

each day

each day

each day

each day

 Dammam

03:45

08:05

11:43

13:35

15:42

17:48

19:55

 Riyadh SRO station

07:22

11:42

15:03

17:12

19:19

21:25

23:32

Riyadh SRO station is near the
metropolis centre.

How a lot does it value?

One-way fare

Top notch

Second class

Riyadh – Dammam

136.50 riyals

78.75 riyals

The Riyadh-Dammam trains are 5-car
air-conditioned units with an influence automobile at one finish and driving cab on the different. 
Constructed by Spanish producer CAF, these trains date from 2011-12.  The
trains have Premium (1st) class and Normal (2nd) class, a restaurant counter and
even a prayer space.

Extra
data…

If
anybody has any extra data. photographs or journey studies that may be helpful for
this web page, please
e-mail me!


  • This route is operated by Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR,
    www.sar.com.sa. 
    SAR have a great web site with English model, clear schedules, costs and on-line reserving. 

  • Costs are cheaper when you e-book
    forward on-line in comparison with shopping for on the station on the day, however one report
    suggests the positioning might reject your non-Saudi bank card.  Give it a try to
    let me know the way it goes!

  • There are one or two daytime trains in
    every route day by day working at as much as 200km/h, plus an in a single day sleeper with 4-berth non-public
    compartments that are offered by the compartment for single, double, triple or
    quadruple occupancy.

  • The trains go away from Riyadh KKIA
    station, which is about 35km out of city, subsequent to the airport.  There may be
    airport-style safety earlier than you board, and you’ll be able to examine in your
    bigger baggage if you’d like.  Do not forget a fleece or jumper, the air-con is
    fierce!

  • Enterprise class will get you entry to
    a enterprise class lounge on the station earlier than you board and a easy meal is
    served on the practice.

  • If
    anybody has any extra photographs or journey studies that may be helpful for
    this web page, please
    e-mail me!

Riyadh to Hail train at Riyadh KKIA station

The practice to Hail at
Riyadh KKIA station.  These photographs by courtesy of
Timon91 on Flikr

 

  • The brand new Haramain high-speed railway
    linking Medina, Jeddah & Mecca opened in October 2018.  It is
    operated by 300km/h trains constructed by Spanish agency Talgo and run by Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO).

  • You possibly can examine practice instances and
    (in concept) purchase tickets at www.hhr.sa
    – for English click on the globe brand prime left then choose English from
    the drop-down menu.  Nonetheless, studies recommend it requires a Saudi telephone
    quantity and solely accepts Saudi cost playing cards.

  • Jeddha to Mecca is 78 km, Mecca to Medina is 450 km. 
    To this point, trains on this route have proved each busy (80%+ load components) and
    punctual (93% on time).

  • There are 4 trains every
    manner on Saturdays & Sundays, two every manner on Thursdays & Fridays, no trains on
    Mon-Wed.  Nonetheless, service is step by step ramping as much as 7 days every week.

  • Observe that non-Muslims aren’t allowed in Mecca,
    nor the a part of Medina across the prophet’s home (however the remainder of Medina is
    apparently accessible).  You
    ought to count on tight airline-style safety earlier than boarding these trains,
    together with banning sharp objects resembling scissors in your baggage.

  • At Mecca station you should purchase a
    ticket for a coach switch from the station to the Grand Mosque, taking 15
    minutes.  Though it is solely 15-20 minutes to stroll, it may be sizzling.

  • If
    anybody has any extra data. photographs or journey studies that may be helpful for
    this web page, please
    e-mail me!

Train to Mecca at Jeddah Airport

The high-speed Talgo practice to Mecca at Jeddah
Airport…  Courtesy of
www.wittli.de.

Train at Medina station

The high-speed Talgo trains at
Medina statiin…  Courtesy of
www.wittli.de.



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