Train Services and traveling Railway in Saudi Arabia


The Train Railway service in Saudi Arabia is the most comfortable service for moving from one city to another city with the short period. As the Railways provide extremely comfortable features in trains are a separate compartment for families and ladies, Airconditioning, Place for Prayer, Comfortable Seats, Free access to Wi-Fi and Railway Train internal design similar to air flights.
Saudi Train Services and Travel info
Saudi Train Services and Travel info

Better for Long Journey

Train Service is better for the long journey because the position of Saudi Arabia in road accidents is one in top positions. By sharing taxi, you can travel from Riyadh to Dammam, in the charges of the taxi will more than SAR 100. Unluckily the in Saudi Arabia the Railway are still in development, some of the big projects are still waiting to finish as soon as possible. For the current situation, Saudi Railways have only train service are:
  • Direct Dammam to Riyadh
  • Riyadh to Dammam
  • From Dammam to Riyadh City Via Hufof station and Abqiq railway stations.
  • From Riyadh to Dammam City Via Abqiq station and Hufof train station or Stops.

Traveling from Riyadh to Dammam

During the traveling from Riyadh to Dammam and Dammam to Riyadh, the train will stay on two more other stations Huff and Abqiq and time of the stay will for five to fifteen minutes.

Limit of speed up to 150 km per hour and the train will not extend beyond this speed. You may be wrong to assume that trains are faster from your vehicle.

By this speed, the train will be traveling from Riyadh to Dammam and Dammam to Riyadh about total 500 Km of the journey in 4 hours. In the coming days, they are going to increase the limit of Speed.

Increased the Speed Limit

According to Saudi newspaper, the speed of trains increased on 1st June 2016, and after increasing the speed limit then you can reach to your destination from Riyadh to Dammam in just three hours forty Min.

How to Book a Train Ticket

You need to visit before one day of travel railway station for your ticket booking sand sometime you will get the ticket on the day of departure before a few hours.

Book Online a Ticket

Open the online Saudi official website to book an online ticket in Saudi Arabia by using the below procedure for your guidance

Choose Pay Online option

When you want to book an online ticket the select, the option of Pay Online option and they will give you three days of time to pay online procedure by a lot Bill Ref. Number.

Procedure of Online payment

You can use your ATM or Internet Banking to for your ticket by entering bill reference number in SADAD section of a bank account.

Require documents for Travelling In KSA

The following document should be available it the time of traveling Saudi Arabia.
Your Original Iqama or Passport otherwise you are unable to travel in railways trains.

Future Projects of Railway In KSA

  • Jeddah to Riyadh, Riyadh to Jeddah
  • Jubail to Dammam, Dammam to Jubail
  • Makkah to Madina train service Via Jeddah station and Kaec railway stations
  • Madina to Makkah train via Kaec station and Jeddah railway stations.

Haramain Railway Station

Harman Train station will open end of this year 2017. The train project will see on the two- way trips cars on 35 passengers and will take half an hour between Makkah to Madina. Refer to the High-Speed Haramain Train Makkah and Madina via Jeddah.

Time of Journey

  • The time of Journey will not be same, as per below
  • Makkah to Jeddah: 21 Minutes
  • Jeddah to King Abdulaziz Airport: 14 minutes
  • King Abdulaziz Airport to Rabigh: 36 minutes
  • Rabigh to Madinah: 61 minutes

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