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Flights to Jeddah

Touch down in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city, and you’re greeted by thousands of years of history. Ancient castles, time-stamped mosques and busy souks unfurl across the urban landscape. In Jeddah’s old town and cultural centre, Al Balad, you can try authentic local dishes and experience the traditional Arab way of life.

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Discover history and culture by the sea

Fly to Jeddah with British Airways and you’re perfectly positioned to enjoy the Middle East’s year-round sunshine. 

The city’s western edge is fringed by the Red Sea, offering golden sandy beaches for lazy days swimming, picnicking and trying out water sports, plus boat trips to spot the coral reefs. Diving is popular here, so bring your swimsuit for an underwater adventure.

The hours will fly by at the Corniche too, where Jeddah’s famous floating mosque and the world’s tallest fountain – with its jets stretching 260 metres into the sky – can both be found. Don’t miss the galleries and museums either, which showcase some of the best Saudi artists and historic sights. 

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Flight time

6 hours 15 minutes

Time zone

GMT +2

Currency

Saudi Riyal

Jeddah flight FAQs

A flight from London Heathrow to King Abdulaziz International Airport takes approximately six hours and 15 minutes.

Saudi Arabia’s climate is hot all year round, but the winter months are usually cooler. This means more visitors and higher prices – so you might find it cheaper to fly to Jeddah outside of this period. If you're on a budget, it’s also best to avoid Hajj, an annual religious festival attended by millions of people from across the globe. The dates change each year, so use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest month to fly to Jeddah. 

You’ll find plenty of accommodation options at different price points in Jeddah, and staying in the city can be cheaper than staying in one of the smaller towns nearby as there’s more availability. Head to the souks to bargain for souvenirs at pocket-friendly prices.  

Jeddah’s airport is around 11 miles north of the city centre. It’s easy to hop in one of the taxis waiting outside to get to your hotel, and cabs are the best way to get around Jeddah during your stay. 

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to get out of the city and see more of what Saudi Arabia has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Jeddah seamlessly blends the old and new. To learn more about the city’s history and culture, pay a visit to the Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum of Jeddah or Mecca Gate, considered the gateway to one of the most important holy sites in the world. For something a little more modern, the sprawling shopping malls have something for everyone, while the Corniche lines up glamorous hotels, restaurants and bars. You can make the most of being surrounded by desert too, with plenty of adventure tours showing off the never-ending miles of sand dunes.

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.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders may require a visa to visit Jeddah, depending on how long they stay. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to on our visa information page.

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.

Our cabins

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

Economy

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

World Traveller

Premium economy

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

World Traveller Plus

Business

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.

Club World

First

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

First

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