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Getting there & away




The Saptco Bus Station (834 2545; 11th St) is approximately 700m north of the city centre. Intercity services include Al-Hofuf (SR20, two hours, nine daily), Riyadh (SR60, 4½ to 5¼ hours, 14 daily), and Jeddah (SR200, 16 hours, three daily) via Taif (SR170, 12 hours) and Sakaka (SR185, 13 hours, four daily).


The train station (871 5071; end of Fatima Az-Zahra St; 24hr) to the southeast of the city centre has trains to Riyadh (VIP/1st/2nd class SR130/75/60, four to 4½ hours, four daily), and Al-Hofuf (VIP/1st/2nd SR40/25/20, 1½ hours, daily).

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King Fahd International Airport, lies about 42km west of the city centre. Saudia(894 3333; Gulf Centre, Prince Turki St, Khobar) has flights leaving once daily to Abha (SR390), Hail (SR320), Najran (SR390) and Taif (SR360), three times daily to Jeddah (SR390) and eight times daily to Riyadh (SR150).

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