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Flights to Riyadh

The heart of Saudi Arabia

Cheapest return flights

$1494

Flight time from London

6 hrs and 30 mins

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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.

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. Book your flight to Riyadh today.

Cheapest return flights to Riyadh from New York

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Riyadh flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Riyadh?

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

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Riyadh?

Flights are often cheaper between London and Riyadh from November to June, when the hot, dry climate is slightly cooler. To find the cheapest flights to Riyadh, use our low fare finder.

Is Riyadh cheap to visit?

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.

Is it easy to get around Riyadh?

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.

Why visit Riyadh?

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.

Why fly British Airways to Riyadh?

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.

Economy class flights to Riyadh

From $1494return

from Houston, January 2025

Our long-haul economy cabins are great value if you’re looking for cheap flights. If you are only bringing hand luggage, consider booking basic economy. For an extra fee you can pre-book your seats in advance, alternatively select your seats for free 24 hours in advance when online check-in opens.

January

$1494

return, from Houston

$1494

February

$1494

return, from Houston

$1494

November

$1494

return, from Houston

$1494

Premium economy flights to Riyadh

From $2292return

from Washington Dc, January 2025

Our premium economy seats are wider and provide you with more legroom. The premium economy cabin offers greater privacy than standard economy. You’ll be provided with an amenity kit with a toothbrush, toothpaste, flight socks and eye mask.

January

$2292

return, from Washington Dc

$2292

February

$2292

return, from Washington Dc

$2292

November

$2292

return, from Washington Dc

$2292

Business class flights to Riyadh

From $3275return

from New York, June 2024

Our business cabin has fully flat beds for total comfort, a premium menu and priority boarding. Enjoy bedding supplied by the White Company and noise-cancelling headphones. Business class passengers also have lounge access at the airport.

June

$3275

return, from New York

$3275

April

$3275

return, from New York

$3275

May

$3275

return, from New York

$3275

First class flights to Riyadh

From $6285return

from San Francisco, June 2024

For the finest way to travel, book a first class ticket. You’ll have Group 1 priority boarding, meaning you can quickly settle in to your private suite. Enjoy its elegant surroundings, fully flat bed, delicious gastronomic menu and loungewear, amenity bag and slippers designed by Temperley London.

June

$6285

return, from San Francisco

$6285

April

$6287

return, from Houston

$6287

May

$6287

return, from Boston

$6287

Riyadh travel essentials

Flight time

6 hrs 30 mins

Time zone

GMT+3

Currency

Saudi riyal

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