Flights from London to Riyadh

London to Riyadh

  • £354 was the cheapest return price from London to Riyadh last month
  • The average flight time from London to Riyadh is 5h 45min
  • 2 airlines fly direct from London to Riyadh
  • There are 14 flights a week from London to Riyadh
  • London to Riyadh is 3,056 miles
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Riyadh last month was British Airways

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This information is correct as of August 2016

Airlines that fly from London to Riyadh

British Airways and Saudia both fly direct to Riyadh from London Heathrow. At the time of writing there are no direct flights from London's other airports.

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

Saudia flights depart from terminal 4. You can make the most of your duty free allowance in designer shops such as Burberry, Gucci and Hugo Boss or simply relax over a meal at Cafe Rouge, Carluccio's, or Bridge Bar. Terminal 4 has a Plaza Premium Lounge which you can book into in advance or on the day.

British Airways fly from terminal 5. Shops include British favourites like Harrods, Cath Kidston and Paul Smith. Hungry travellers can enjoy some posh nosh at Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food, some champagne and oysters at the Seafood Bar, or a 'grab and go' sandwich from M&S Simply Food. Terminal 5 has an Aspire Lounge & Spa.

Free Wi-Fi is available in both terminals.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Riyadh Airport is about 22 miles from the city: about half an hour by car. British Airways usually land at Terminal 1, while Saudia land at terminal 2.

· There's a taxi rank outside the airport. Expect to pay SAR 70-90* for a metered cab.

· Car hire at Riyadh Airport is available from Avis/Hala Co, Budget/International Company, Theib Co, HANCO, Almuftah Co, Bin Hadi Co, Alafdhal Co and Abu Dhiab. Note that women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.

Practical Information

You need a Saudi Arabian visa to visit Riyadh. Your passport should be valid for at least six months after you enter the country. If you have an Israeli stamp on your passport or were born in Israel you might be refused entry. Female travellers arriving in Saudi Arabia need to be met by a male sponsor on arrival. We recommend arriving at Heathrow at least 2.5 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.

What to expect in Riyadh

Riyadh is two hours ahead of London. The currency is the Saudi riyal. Saudi Arabia is a strict Muslim country. All women need to wear loose, conservative clothing as well as a headscarf and full-length cloak. Men also need to dress conservatively: don't pack your shorts. Be especially careful if you visit during Ramadan: you can't eat or drink during daylight hours. We recommend reading the UK government's travel advice to familiarise yourself with the local laws.

Riyadh is a very hot city. Temperatures regularly soar above 43°C during July and August, and temperatures often reach the low twenties during December and January. Although Saudi Arabia is a very rich country, prices in Riyadh are fairly low. You can enjoy dinner for two for about £20* and a bottle of water is about 20p.

*Prices subject to change

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