Getting there & away
Abha’s main Saptco Bus Station (226 3929; King Khaled St) lies diagonally opposite the Great Mosque. There are departures to Jeddah (SR100, nine hours, every 90 minutes), Taif (SR100, eight hours, three daily) and Jizan (SR35, four hours, three daily). For Riyadh, take the free bus to Khamis Mushayt (45 minutes, every 10 minutes) and change. From Khamis Mushayt, it costs SR135 to Riyadh and takes 12 hours. For Najran (SR45, 3½ to four hours, four daily), you’ll also need to go to Khamis Mushayt.
Saudia (223 7777; King Khaled St; 9am-6pm Sat-Thu) has several daily departures to Jeddah (SR190), Riyadh (SR280) and Dammam (SR390), with less frequent departures for Medina (SR310) and Taif (SR140).