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Airport of arrival: Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Medina: 3 hours 20 minutes

Medina is the fourth most populous city in Saudi Arabia and is located in the western part of the country. Besides Mecca, Medina is the most prominent Islamic city in the world with many significant Islamic landmarks including the tomb of Prophet Muhammad. We have cheap flight tickets to the holy city Medina with frequent direct flights departing from İstanbul.

We offer amazing direct flight deals to Medina departing from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is also possible for you to enjoy our advanced flight network to find connecting flights to Medina through İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport departing from various cities across the globe. All you have to do is to search flights to find the best-priced flight ticket out there to Medina.

About Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport 

We offer amazing flight deals to Medina arriving at Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport. The airport is located 21 kilometers away from Medina and 17 kilometers from the holy Al-Haram area.

Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED) is the fourth busiest airport in Saudi Arabia with almost up to 10 million passengers in 2019 and has been in operation for commercial flights since 1950. There are many top-notch shops, restaurants, and cafés at the airport as well as facilities for banking, medical, religious, communication, and special assistance services.

Transport from Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport to City Center

You can get to Medina city center from Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport with shuttle bus, taxi, and car.

Shuttle buses are available every 30 minutes during the day and cost 10 SAR. The trip to the city center approximately takes 40 minutes.

There are also many taxis available in the airport 24/7 with fixed rates to various parts of the city.

You can also enjoy the city with a rental car. Our car rental service has great offers for you in here.

Public Transport

Medina does not have an underground metro system and you can use public buses and taxis to get around in the city.

Public buses are available during the day with frequent depart schedules. They cost 3 SAR for a single ticket and you can pay the fare to the driver.

Taxis are the most popular mode of transportation in the city for tourists. Taxis cost 7.50 SAR per kilometer with an initial fee of 10 SAR.

Medina attracts millions of international visitors every year and offers a variety of accommodation options to its visitors.

Most hotels in Medina are located around the holy Al-Haram site that is sacred in Islamic belief. If you are in Medina for the pilgrimage duty, it is recommended for you to stay in these hotels due to their proximity. If you are in Medina for business-related purposes or any other, you can stay in hotels located in Al Aridh neighborhood since you will be closer to the airport and other attractions of the city.

We would love to help you organize your trip to Medina and you can book a hotel easily through our website.

Medina is a great destination to eat if you have a soft spot for Arabian cuisine. There are many great local restaurants and street food vendors in the city that serve authentic Arabian recipes as well as many international restaurants from various world kitchens. In Medina, you should definitely try “Kapsa”, “Shawarma”, and “Mutabbaq”.

If you would like to know more about the amazing Medina cuisine, you should have a look at our Medina Travel Guide.


We have listed some side notes about Medina for you right below.

About Visa

Saudi Arabia has an e-Visa system that enables visitors from many nationalities to get their entry permit online. You can click here to check if your nationality is eligible for the Saudi e-Visa. If it is not, you can click here to check varying visa requirements regarding your nationality and length of stay.

Neighboring Cities

In addition to what Medina has to offer, you can travel these closely located cities to keep on discovering.

  • Badr (156 km)
  • Ar Rayis (196 km)
  • Yanbu (219 km)
  • Umluj (340 km)


Medina has a hot desert climate with extremely hot and dry summers and mild winters. The hottest month is August and the coldest month is January. It is recommended for you to visit Medina during transitional seasons to explore the city in more welcoming and pleasant temperatures.

Essential Numbers

Country Code: +966

City Code: 14

Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport Number: +966 14 813 9999

Ambulance: 997

Police: 999

There are few cities in the world like Medina. The city is one of the sacred cities in Islam along with Mecca and is home to many prominent Islamic sites such as Al Masjid an Nabawi, Al-Baqi, Mount Uhud, and Quba Mosque.

You can visit our comprehensive Medina Travel Guide to learn more about Medina and its must-see attractions.



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