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Car Hire Jeddah Airport (King Abdulaziz ) Mini Guide

The car rental desks are discovered with ease and the paperwork is usually completed quickly before you set off for your destination. The official name of the airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is "King Abdulaziz International Airport" (IATA: JED). It is named after King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia.     Drive down to the Corniche and spend some time amongst the locals who use this 22 mile stretch of promenade in the evenings to enjoy the cooling breeze off the sea.

Hiring a car from King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, can offer flexibility and convenience for exploring the city and its surrounding areas. Here's what you need to know:

What You Need to Know:

  1. Driving License: You must have a valid Saudi driving license or an international driving permit (IDP) to drive in Saudi Arabia. Check the specific requirements with the car rental agency. You will find these detailed under `Important Information for the hire car of your choice, including details about excess, insurance coverage and options to upgrade along with deposit and payment card information. Breakdown Assistance is automatically included.

  2. Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with local traffic regulations, including speed limits, seat belt usage, and mobile phone restrictions while driving. Saudi Arabia has strict traffic laws, and violations can result in fines.

  3. Navigation: Use navigation apps or GPS devices to navigate the city, as road signage can be primarily in Arabic. Most rental cars come equipped with GPS or offer smartphone connectivity.

  4. Traffic Congestion: Jeddah experiences heavy traffic congestion, especially during peak hours. Plan your journeys accordingly to avoid rush hour.

  5. Roundabouts: Be cautious at roundabouts, as traffic can be hectic. In Saudi Arabia, drivers often use their car horns to communicate with other drivers.

Distances and Attractions:

  • Jeddah has several attractions worth visiting, including the historic district of Al-Balad, the Jeddah Corniche, the King Fahd Fountain, and the Jeddah Waterfront Development, among others.

  • Distances within the city can vary, but most attractions are within a reasonable driving distance from the airport.

Main Routes:

  • King Abdulaziz International Airport is connected to various parts of Jeddah via the Airport Road (Sari Street or Al-Madinah Road). This road provides access to the city center and major commercial districts.

  • Major routes within the city include King Fahd Road, Palestine Street, and Prince Sultan Street. These roads connect different parts of Jeddah and lead to various attractions.

Type of Car to Hire:

  • The type of car you should hire depends on your needs and preferences. For urban driving in Jeddah, a compact or midsize sedan may be sufficient. If you plan to explore more remote or rugged areas, consider renting an SUV with 4-wheel drive capabilities.


  • Driving in Jeddah is generally safe, but it's essential to drive cautiously and adhere to local traffic rules. Saudi Arabia has strict laws and penalties for traffic violations.

  • Be aware of cultural norms and etiquette while driving. For example, it's common for drivers to use their car horns as a form of communication, and you should yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.

  • Be cautious when approaching roundabouts and merging onto highways, as traffic can be assertive.

  • Familiarize yourself with local customs and practices to ensure a respectful and safe driving experience.

Renting a car from Jeddah Airport can enhance your ability to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. Just be sure to be prepared, follow local traffic rules, and exercise caution while driving in Jeddah.

Current Rental Rates at Jeddah Airport

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.07 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 217.55 EUR from 20/05/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.29 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 345.08 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Jeddah Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Explore Historic Jeddah: Navigate through the streets of Old Jeddah (Al-Balad) to discover ancient buildings, bustling souks, and unique art galleries.
  • Red Sea Adventure: Drive along the Jeddah Corniche to enjoy stunning views of the Red Sea, beautiful beaches, and waterfront restaurants.
  • Spiritual Journey: Take a road trip to Mecca and Medina, visiting religious landmarks such as the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque.
  • Mountain Escapes: Drive to Taif, known as the “City of Roses,” to enjoy cooler temperatures, scenic mountain landscapes, and beautiful rose gardens.
  • Coastal Road Trips: Utilize your hire car to explore the coastal region, visiting lesser-known towns and beaches along the Red Sea for snorkeling and relaxation.


Jeddah Airport - Popular Destinations

  • eddah city center: About 20 km
  • Mecca: Approximately 85 km
  • Medina: About 400 km
  • Taif: Approximately 170 km
  • Al Lith: About 220 km
  • Rabigh: Approximately 160 km
  • Thuwal: About 80 km

Best car rental companies in Jeddah Airport

No.1: AVIS,
based on 67 reviews
21 min (average wait time)
based on 23 reviews
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23 min (average wait time)

Jeddah Airport car hire information

  • 7.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis Europe Franchise
  • € 217.49
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 31.07
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 2
    Most Popular Type:
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 2
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Jeddah Airport

January€ 42
February€ 41
March€ 37
April€ 47
May€ 38
June€ 46
July€ 37
August€ 37
September€ 41
October€ 37
November€ 37
December€ 39
January€ 36
February€ 35
March€ 35
April€ 35
May€ 35
June€ 39
July€ 35
August€ 35
September€ 34
October€ 35
November€ 36
December€ 37
January€ 56
February€ 53
March€ 48
April€ 48
May€ 48
June€ 45
July€ 166
August€ 190
September€ 49
October€ 48
November€ 48
December€ 55
January€ 59
February€ 57
March€ 55
April€ 88
May€ 74
June€ 67
July€ 56
August€ 52
September€ 52
October€ 49
November€ 50
December€ 59
April€ 168
January€ 32
February€ 31
March€ 31
April€ 30
May€ 24
June€ 27
July€ 29
August€ 29
September€ 26
October€ 29
November€ 30
December€ 32
January€ 161
February€ 160
March€ 160
April€ 93
July€ 97
August€ 99
September€ 106
October€ 91
November€ 93
December€ 165
April€ 74
May€ 49

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