Getting to AlUla by air or by car is easy, and once you’ve arrived, you have several options for getting around. Visitor information centres and tour companies are also available to assist you on your trip, ensuring a welcoming and accessible experience.
Tourist visas are currently suspended to the Kingdom due to COVID-19.
Once the Kingdom reopens, a tourist eVisa will be available country-wide for travellers 18 and older from 49 eligible countries. It is a simple application online that takes 24 hours to process. The eVisa will be a one-year, multiple-entry visa, allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country.
Saudia Airlines flies into and out of AlUla’s Prince Abdul Majeed Bin Abdulaziz Domestic Airport (ULH). The newly renovated airport is a beautiful and welcoming entrance into AlUla, located just 35 km (a 30-minute drive) from the city centre.
AlUla is served by four flights a week from Riyadh on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flights return to Riyadh on the same day.
Flights from Jeddah are yet to resume and will be announced in due time.
More frequent flights and those from other destinations, including Dubai, are planned for the near future.
Car rental is cost-effective and readily available in Saudi Arabia. Affordable fuel prices and well-maintained roads and highways that connect the major cities in Saudi Arabia make driving to AlUla an enjoyable experience.
International drivers should carry a valid driving licence from their country of residence; an international driving licence is also highly recommended.
AlUla is a three-hour drive from both Medina to the south and Tabuk to the north by car. Both cities have several rental-car companies to choose from. If you are looking for an adventure and have more time to explore, longer road trips from Jeddah and Riyadh are a great way to explore some of Saudi Arabia’s other destinations on the way to AlUla.
There are a few options for travelling around AlUla during your stay.
You can rent a car, with a driver or without, from the following companies:
Daleel AlUla: +966 0553338228
Al Wefaq Company: +966 0559502782
Popular ride-share services are also available, including Careem and the Uber apps.
Information desks are located at the airport, Shaden Resort, Sahari Resort and the Dadan visitor centre. During the annual Winter at Tantora event, you’ll also find them at Winter Park and Wadi Al Qura (Old Town).