Flights to Riyadh

Discover Riyadh, a shining metropolis amid Saudi Arabia’s desert landscape, where sacred traditions meet modern living. This prosperous capital is a city of contrasts with a distinct culture and rich history to explore.

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The heart of Saudi Arabia

Fly from London to Riyadh with British Airways to discover this Arabian Kingdom for yourself. 

Riyadh is a busy financial and business hub that’s also rich in fine dining and luxury shopping options. Find all of that and more at the Kingdom Centre, a 300-metre-tall shimmering landmark home to fashion boutiques, hotels and restaurants. The panoramic views from its famous Sky Bridge are worthy of a visit alone.

For shopping with a more traditional feel, make your way to the south of the city to the Souk Al-Zal, which dates back to 1901. Here you can sharpen your bargaining skills as you browse antiques, home furnishings, oud, incense and more. Riyadh’s National Museum, or the King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre as it’s also known, is a must-visit spot for learning more about Saudi Arabia’s ancient civilisations and Islamic history.

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Flight time

6 hours 30 mins

Time zone

GMT + 3


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Riyadh flight FAQs

Flights from London Heathrow to Riyadh King Khalid International Airport take around six hours and 30 minutes.

Flights are often cheaper between London and Riyadh from November to June, when the hot, dry climate is slightly cooler. 

With its international five-star hotels and restaurants with celebrity chefs at the helm, this wealthy city caters well to visitors with plenty of cash to spend. However, you don’t have to go far from the central Olaya district to discover something for every budget. There's a flourishing street food scene with great options at every turn. Head to the popular Tahlia Street area where you’ll find both authentic local delicacies and international restaurants that please all budgets and palates.

In the evening, you can keep your entertainment costs low by visiting the well-kept King Abdullah Park. For a small entrance fee, there are fountains, light shows and often live musical performances to enjoy.

The easiest way to get to and from Riyadh’s airport is by taxi or private car, as there’s no public transport system. There are plenty of taxis available at the airport, but you can pre-book a car if you prefer. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the city centre, or you can check if your hotel offers an airport shuttle service.

Once you’re in Riyadh’s city centre, travelling by taxi is the most popular option.

While the city’s bright lights and luxury hotels draw you in, it’s the history of the region that really captivates visitors. Make your way to the mud and brick city of At-Turaif for a glimpse at a more traditional way of life. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in the 15th century and its homes, palaces and citadel formed the first capital of the Saudi Dynasty.

Despite Riyadh being surrounded by desert terrain, there are pockets of lush greenery for a welcome escape from the heat. Salam Park in the south of Riyadh is perfect for seeking shade under its trees and promenading around the lake. On a larger scale is King Salman Park, a huge project that’s creating an oasis of over 4000 acres of parkland dedicated to leisure, the arts and entertainment.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

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All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.


Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

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Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus


Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

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Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.


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