|Airport of arrival:||King Abdulaziz International Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Jeddah:||3 hours 50 minutes|
Jeddah is Saudi Arabia 's second largest city after its capital, Riyadh. Located on the coast of the Red Sea, Jeddah has long been the only city in the country that opened to the world. The economic income of the city is trade and tourism. The port where pilgrims arriving by sea entered Saudi Arabia is located in Jeddah. In addition, the city, where pilgrims arriving by air, is guided and developed in terms of tourism. Throughout its history, it has been an important port city under the protection of Islamic Empires. Jeddah is a city where millions of tourists come every year and you can easily find flight tickets to Jeddah at affordable prices throughout the year.
Jeddah is a city that welcomes tourists throughout the year and there are many direct flights to Jeddah departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is connected through various domestic flights to different cities within Turkey and different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance plan a holiday and find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport.
You can book your ticket in advance in order to benefit from seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.
About the Airport
Pegasus Airlines offers frequent flights to King Abdulaziz International Airport, built in the name of King Abdulaziz Al Saud. The airport is located 19km north of Jeddah city center.
King Abdulaziz International Airport
Completed in 1981, the airport is the busiest and third largest airport in Saudi Arabia. There are three terminals at the airport. Of these, the Pilgrimage terminal is specially designed for pilgrims and can accommodate up to 80,000 passengers at the same time. One of the other terminals is used for domestic and the other for international lines. The airport is very modern and has facilities to meet the needs of passengers.
Transport from King Abdulaziz International Airport to the City Center
You can go to the city center from the airport by taxi, shuttle service or rental car.
You can find taxis as the most used public transport in Saudi Arabia every hour of the day. You can get to Jeddah city center from the airport by taxi in about 1 hour. Official taxis cost 10 rial opening fee and 10 rial per kilometer. There are pirate taxis as well as official taxis and you may need to negotiate before you go for the fare.
You can use the shuttle service from the airport to the hotel, if any.
If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.
There is no developed public transport network in Saudi Arabia. Transportation is usually provided by private taxis. There are buses used by local people in Jeddah but it is not recommended for tourists because it does not have a certain route and time.
The taxi costs 10 rial opening fee and 10 rial per kilometer. There are pirate taxis as well as official taxis. Depending on your destination, you can negotiate with pirate taxi drivers.
The most used vehicles in the city are private vehicles. You can use Pegasus Airlines' car rental service to reserve your car before going to Jeddah.
Jeddah has all kinds of quality hotel and accommodation options. Compared to other cities in Saudi Arabia, accommodation fees are quite reasonable. The most preferred and ideal place for accommodation is on Falastin Street and the northern part of the street.
With Pegasus Airlines you can browse the available accommodation options and book your hotel in Jeddah at affordable prices months in advance.
In Jeddah, which is visited by millions of tourists, the flavors of Arab cuisine are at the forefront. There are also many restaurants where you can find flavors of world cuisine. Nejdi kabsa, yemeni mandi, brost, falafel, magliya and şavurma are the famous local foods that we recommend you to try in the restaurants that offer tastes suitable for every palate.
You can have a look at What to Eat in Jeddah page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.
We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Jeddah more enjoyable and comfortable:
In order to go to Jeddah, you need a Saudi Arabia visa. Israeli passports or passports with entry or exit stamps in Israel are not subject to visa processing. Single women under the age of 35 are not granted visas unless invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or accompanied by blood relatives. It is recommended that visa procedures start at least 30 days in advance due to the intensity that may occur due to pilgrimage and umrah visits.
There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Jeddah.
- Mecca, Saudi Arabia (64 km)
- Ta'if, Saudi Arabia (136 km)
- Al Bahah, Saudi Arabia (286 km)
- Port Sudan, Sudan (296 km)
Jeddah, which has a harsh desert climate, is located on the Red Sea coast and has a relatively humid and mild weather compared to other Saudi Arabia cities. The average temperature in the summer months is 38-40 degrees, while the average temperature in winter is 20-25 degrees.
- Country Code: +966
- Jeddah Area Code: 012
- Airport Contact: +966 9200 11233
- Emergency Line: 112
- Airport Shuttle Service: +966 9200 11233
Places to see
Jeddah is a highly developed city amidst the harsh desert climate. Located on the shores of the Red Sea, the city has buildings dazzling with its architecture, neighborhoods where you can see the life of old Saudi Arabia and tourism villages specially designed for tourists. The old town of Al-Balad, King Fahd Fountain, the National Commercial Bank building (Al Ahli Bank), Burj Al-Mamlakah Tower of Jeddah and Mecca Gate are the places we recommend to see.
To learn more about Jeddah, you can have a look at Jeddah Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.